Explore the Nano World 

Wen Zhang

Principal Investigator
Associate Professor

Phone: (973) 596-5520 
Fax: (973) 596-5790
Email: wen.zhang@njit.edu

Office Location: Colton Hall 211

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Jul. 2022: Dr. Zhang’ group successfully co-organized and participated the CAPEES Workshop and Banquet events at AEESP in June 2022.

Lithium Battery Recycling
June 14, 1:00 – 2:30 PM Eastern

The New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Northeast Recycling Council (NERC), and Northeast Waste Management Officials Association (NEWMOA) have joined together to organize this webinar. The presentations will provide an in- depth examination of multiple aspects of spent lithium-ion batteries (LIBs), including innovations that reduce the environmental impacts of operations in recycling, reuse, and recovery of valuable materials.

The presenters include:
Dr. Yan Wang, William Smith Foundation Dean’s Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, on “The Challenges and Opportunities of Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling”

Dr. Chao Yan, CEO, Princeton NuEnergy Inc. on “Innovations in Lithium-ion Battery Recycling: Fewer Emissions, Less Energy Use, and Lower Cost”
Dr. Wen Zhang, Associate Professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology on “Extraction of Lithium and Cobalt from Spent LIBs and Waste Prevention”


​This webinar attracted over a thousand registrants and over 150 people who participated the webinar. The participants come from academia, industries, governments and non-government organizations.  

The webinar content could be accessed via the recording link below: https://nerc.org/documents/NERC-NEWMOA%20webinars/Lithium%20Battery%20Recycling%20webinar%20recording.mp4

 Wen's Research Group​

Jul. 2022: Dr. Zhang’ group member, Shan Xue, delivered a poster at Gordon Research Conference on Nanoscale Science and Engineering for Agriculture and Food Systems.