Zhiming Zhang, Ph.D.

Zhiming Zhang, Ph.D.

Zhiming Zhang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Zhiming Zhang, Ph.D.
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Contact Info
Rowan Hall 231


Postdoctoral Fellow, Stevens Institute of Technology
Ph.D., Florida State University
M.E., Florida State University
M.S., China University of Mining and Technology-Beijing, China
B.S., China University of Mining and Technology-Beijing, China

Impactful Research Areas:
    Green Construction

Research Expertise:
Sustainable Water and Wastewater Treatment; Soil and Groundwater Remediation; Green Technology Development; Environmental Biotechnology; Environmental Sustainability; Soil and Water Chemistry; Resource Recovery

Dr. Zhang’s research focuses on environmental remediation through sustainable approaches. Water/wastewater treatment and soil remediation towards a circular economy model have been explored. Both biological and physico-chemical methods have been applied to the removal of legacy and emerging contaminants (e.g., selenium, PFAS, nutrients, and metals) as well as the recovery of valuable resources (e.g., SeNPs). Dr. Zhang is currently working on developing green technologies for watershed restoration and for the removal of PFAS species from water and soil matrices.

Professional Memberships:
Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP)
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Recent Publications:
Zhang, Z., Sarkar, D., Levy, F., Datta, R. (2023). Chemically catalyzed phytoextraction for sustainable cleanup of soil lead contamination in a community garden in Jersey City, New Jersey. Sustainability, 15, 7492.     

Abou Khalil, C., Kewalramani, J., Zhang, Z., Sarkar, D., Abrams, S., Boufadel, M. (2023). Effect of clay content on the mobilization efficiency of per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from soils by electrokinetics and hydraulic flushing. Environmental Pollution, 322, 121160.                                                                                          

Zhang, Z., Sarkar, D., Biswas, J., Datta, R. (2022). Biodegradation of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS): A review. Bioresource Technology, 344, 126223.                                                                                      

Zhang, Z., Asefaw, B., Xiong, Y., Chen, H., Tang, Y. (2022). Evidence and mechanisms of selenate reduction to extracellular elemental selenium nanoparticles on the biocathode. Environmental Science & Technology, 56, 16259-16270.                                                                                                                                              

Zhang, Z., Sarkar, D., Li, L., Datta, R. (2022). Contaminant removal and resource recovery in bioelectrochemical wastewater treatment. Current Pollution Reports, 8, 159-176.