Wen has been serving as the treasurer for CAPEES since 2017 and assisted in membership management and organization’s non-profit status at state/federal levels. Now he is appointed the CAPEES President overseeing and managing the organization with the mission to serve the communities and particularly junior faculty and young researcher career development. Wen Zhang is currently an associate professor of NJIT’s Newark College of Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering with a second appointment in the Department of Chemical and Material Engineering. Wen is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) registered in the States of New Jersey and Delaware. He is an American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) Board Certified Environmental Engineer (BCEE). Dr. Wen Zhang's research focuses on colloidal interfaces and processes that are crucial for environmental and chemical engineering applications. His expertise includes environmental behavior and interfacial processes for nanomaterials, microplastics and soft particles such as microbes and bubbles, reactive membrane filtration systems for desalination and emerging contaminant removal, photocatalysis for pollutant degradation and solar conversion into hydrogen, and microalgal removal and harvesting processing using magnetophoretic separation and membrane filtration processes. His current research also expands from agricultural applications of nanobubbles to lithium recovery from spent lithium ion batteries.