Feb. 2020: Dr. Zhang’s research group was awarded two grants from the U.S. Department of Interior.

Jul. 2020: Fangzhou Liu, published his first article on microwave assisted membrane filtration technology!

Mar. 2021: Dr. Zhang was invited to give a talk on his project at NJIT related to the proposed air-flotation boat on the 2021 Virtual HAB Summit

​​​Mar. 2019: Congratulations to Leqi  for winning the Third Place in AWWA NJ 84rd Annual Conference!

Jun. 2021: Professor Wen Zhang was invited to report for RCR seminar about seeking sustainable pathways for spend lithium-ion batteries.

Jan. 2020: "Traditional Knowledge Important for Survival ", Dr. Wen Zhang hosted a climate change workshop successfully.

Jun. 2021: Conductive Fe3O4/PANI@PTFE Membrane for High Thermal Efficiency in Interfacial Induction Heating Membrane Distillation.

Aug. 2020: Congratulations! Dr. Wen Zhang  recently received an NSF Grant (award ID: 2025374)!

Feb. 2021: Fangzhou Liu attended the 2021 New Jersey Site Remediation Virtual Conference and won the Student Poster Competition

Jul. 2021: Dr. Zhang’s group members participated the first 2021 virtual CAPEES e-poster competition on July 17, 2021. Dr. Weihua Qing won the best poster award. 

​​​May. 2019: Congratulations to Xiaonan and Leqi  for winning the Second Place and the First Place in the Student Research Poster Competition of the NJWEA 104th Conference, respectively!

Jul. 2021: Congratulations! Jeffrey Luk won the Dr. James F. Stevenson Innovation Award: Honorable Mention – Environment and Sustainability.

​​​Mar. 2019: Congratulations to Wanyi  for successfully defending her dissertation!

Apr. 2020: Congratulations to Fangzhou Liu for successfully defending his master’s thesis!

Aug. 2021: Environmental Engineering Doctoral Student Fangzhou Liu Receives $55,000 NSF INTERN Grant.

10. 2018    2nd Workshop on Emerging Contaminants and Water Treatment Technologies                      at the Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) in Totowa, New Jersey 

07. 2018    Microwave-enhanced membrane filtration technology for water treatment

Nov. 2019: Four group members attended the 2019 Eastern Analytical Symposium. 

Jul. 2020: Congratulations! Prof. Wen Zhang’s team received their third granted US patent !

Aug. 2020: Four students from Dr. Zhang's group working on  NJWRRI project  of assessing the spent lithium-ion batteries on surface water, soil, and landfill leachate quality.

Jun. 2019: Two Teams attend the 2019 EPA’s National Student Design Competition! 

Apr. 2020: Congratulations to Leqi Lin for successfully defending her master’s thesis!

Mar. 2020: Congratulations to Jianan Gao, Shan Xue, and Xiaonan Shi on the well-deserved awards!


07. 2018    Environmental Engineering Doctoral Student Likun Hua Receives $31,000 NSF                        INTERN Grant

Jun. 2021: Photocatalytically Reductive Defluorination of Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) using Pt/La2Ti2O7 Nanoplates: Experimental and DFT Assessment.

Sep. 2020: Congratulations! Dr.  Zhang's  research group received two  EPA Phase I Awards.

Feb. 2021: Probing Surface Electrochemical Activity of Nanomaterials using a Hybrid Atomic Force Microscope-Scanning Electrochemical Microscope (AFM-SECM).

05. 2018    Wanyi Fu Awarded CEE Doctoral Excellence Award

Jul. 2020: Dr. Weihua Qing published a historical perspective article on functional catalytic membrane development!

Sep. 2021: A visiting Ph.D. student, Xiaoyu Wang published a paper in ACS ES&T Engineering, and reported a electromagnetic catalysis system.

Sep. 2020: Congratulations! Dr. Wen Zhang  recently received an NSF Grant (award ID: 2016472)!



Nov. 2020: An experimental case study on forum-based online teaching to improve student’s engagement and motivation in higher education.

Feb. 2021: Probing Internal Pressures and Long-term Stability of Nanobubbles in Water.

Nov. 2019: Congratulations to  Leqi  for winning the Second Place in 2019 NJIT-GSA.

Jul. 2021: Conversion of Spiky Sweetgum tree (Liquidambar styraciflua) Seeds as into Bio-adsorbent: Static and Dynamic Adsorption Assessment.

Oct. 2020: UV-induced aggregation of polystyrene nanoplastics.

Aug. 2021: Dr. Wen Zhang’s team membersjoined the ACS Fall 2021 in Atlanta and presented their research.  

May. 2020: Congratulations! Xiaonan Shi received the 2020 John J. Lagrosa Award from NJWEA!

Feb. 2019: A news about our MW-enhanced membrane filtration system is published in PR Newswire. Please check it out!


Feb. 2019: Congratulations on Dr. Wen Zhang for being recommended to receive an Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) competitive Grants Program Awards($469,999)! 

 Wen's Research Group​

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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Jun. 2020: Congratulations! Dr. Wanyi Fu receives the Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad Award of China’s goverment!

Sep. 2020: Adsorption of water pollutants on microplastics slows down their photodegradation.

May. 2019: Microwave-enhanced Membrane Filtration for PFOA Degradation.

Jul. 2020: Dr. Zhang’s research group was recently awarded four research grants from the The United States Geological Survey (USGS) via The New Jersey Water Resources Research Institute (NJWRRI)!

Jul. 2020: Congratulations! Environmental Engineering Doctoral Student Xiaonan Shi and Qingquan Ma  Received $55,000NSF INTERN Grant!

Feb. 2021: Fangzhou Liu received the Modern-day Techonology Leader Award at the 2021 BEYA STEM Global Competitiveness Conference.

04. 2018    Leidy Manzueta Received Techquest Third Place Award

Jan.2020: Dr. Zhang received appointment as associate editor for Journal of Environmental and Chemical Engineering. 

Sep. 2021: Effect of Single Atom Platinum (Pt) Doping and Facet Dependent on the Electronic Structure and Light Absorption of Lanthanum Titanium Oxide (La2Ti2O7): A Density Functional Theory Study.

Feb. 2021: CEE PhD student, Xiaonan Shi, received the 2020 Graduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry (ENVR) Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS)

Dec. 2019: Three group members' (Xiaonan Shi, Qingquan Ma, Leqi Lin) proposals are funded by  NJWRRI with $5000, respectively. 

Jan. 2021: Experimental and Computational Assessment of 1,4-Dioxane Degradation in a Photo-Fenton Reactive Ceramic Membrane Filtration Process.

Aug. 2021: Dr. Wen Zhang’s team members joined the NAMS in Colorado and presented their research.  

Jun. 2021: The New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Northeast Recycling Council (NERC), and Northeast Waste Management Officials Association (NEWMOA) have joined together to organize the Lithium Battery Recycling webinar

Aug. 2021: Dr. Wen Zhang’s team member joined the AWWA NJ in Atlantic City and presented his research.  

Jun. 2021: Professor Wen Zhang was invited to report for RCR seminar about seeking sustainable pathways for spend lithium-ion batteries.

Explore the Nano World 

Jul. 2020: Dr. Zhang’s research group received the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)’s People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Program Phase 2 Award!

Aug. 2021: Dr. Wen Zhang’s team members joined the ACS Fall 2021 in Atlanta and presented their research.  

Aug. 2021: Environmental Engineering Doctoral Student Jianan Gao Receives $55,000 NSF INTERN Grant.

May. 2021: Fangzhou Liu received 2021 John J. LaGrosa Award from the New Jersey Water Environment Association

Jan. 2021: Recovery of Lithium and Cobalt from Spent Lithium Ion Batteries Using Organic Aqua Regia (OAR): Assessment of Leaching Kinetics and Global Warming Potentials.

08. 2018    Nanobubbles: A Sustainable Solution for Water Treatment and Agricultural                              Applications

05. 2018    Wanyi Fu Wins the Student Award from the NJ Water Environment Association


Mar. 2020: Dr. Wen Zhang's second US patent was granted: Microwave-assisted Reactive and Antifouling Membrane Filtration.

Jul. 2021: Dr. Zhang’s group membersparticipated the first 2021 virtual CAPEES e-poster competition on July 17, 2021.Dr. Weihua Qingwon the best poster award. 

03. 2018    Likun and Xiaonan attended the AWWA NJ 83rd Annual Conference and won                            the First and Second Place in the competition, respectively

Jan. 2021: Dr. Zhang’s  group is awarded $500,000 from NJDEP to work in partnerships with MERI and BRISEA Inc. to design and launch a mobile floating platform to mechanically remove and mitigate harmful algal blooms (HABs) at Branch Brook Lake and Deal Lake.