Peer-reviewed journal articles (Google Scholar Profile)


  1. Cheng, P., W. Zhang, X. Zhao, B. Yang, and Y. Gao. 202_. Nano-goethite-mediated transformation of anthracene derivatives under low moisture conditions. Environmental Science: Nano, 9, 289-301. DOI: 10.1039/D1EN00570G.
  2. Wang, W., G. Rhodes, W. Zhang, X. Yu, B.J. Teppen, and H. Li. 2022. Implication of cation-bridging interaction contribution to sorption of perfluoroalkyl carboxylic acids by soils. Chemosphere, 290, 133224. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2021.133224.
  3. Gao, F., Y. Shen, J.B. Sallach, H. Li, W. Zhang, Y.  Li, and C. Liu. 2022. Predicting crop root concentration factors of organic contaminants with machine learning models. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 424, 127437. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2021.127437.
  4. He, J., L. Zhang, S.Y. He, E.T. Ryser, H. Li, and W. Zhang. 2022. Stomata facilitate foliar sorption of silver nanoparticles by Arabidopsis thaliana. Environmental Pollution, 292, 118448. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2021.118448.


  1. Pachepsky, Y., R. Anderson, T. Harter, D. Jacques, R. Jamieson, J. Jeong, H. Kim, K. Lamorski, G. Martinez, Y. Ouyang, S. Shukla, Y. Wan, W. Zheng, and W. Zhang. 2021. Fate and transport in environmental quality. Journal of Environmental Quality, 50(6), 1282-1289. DOI: 10.1002/jeq2.20300.
  2. Wu, J., N. Xu, Y. Wang, W. Zhang, A.G.L. Borthwick, and J. Ni. 2021. Global syndromes induced by changes in solutes of the world’s large rivers. Nature Communications, 12, 5940. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-26231-w.
  3. Gong, W., W. Zhang, M. Jiang, S. Li, G. Liang, Q. Bu, L. Xu, H. Zhu, and A. Lu. 2021. Species-dependent response of food crops to polystyrene nanoplastics and microplastics. Science of the Total Environment, 796, 148750. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.148750.
  4. Shen, Y., J.A. Hamm, F. Gao, E.T. Ryser, and W.  Zhang. 2021. Assessing consumer buy and pay preferences for labeled food products with statistical and machine learning methods. Journal of Food Protection, 84(9), 1560–1566. DOI: 10.4315/JFP-20-486.
  5. Shen, Y., E.T. Ryser, H. Li, and W.  Zhang. 2021. Bacterial community assembly and antibiotic resistance genes in the lettuce-soil system upon antibiotic exposure. Science of the Total Environment, 778, 146255. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.146255.
  6. Rhodes, G., Y.-H. Chuang, R. Hammerschmidt, W. Zhang, S.A. Boyd, and H. Li. 2021. Uptake of cephalexin by lettuce, celery, and radish from water. Chemosphere, 263, 127916. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.127916.
  7. Shen, Y., H. Li, E.T. Ryser, and W. Zhang. 2021. Comparing root concentration factors of antibiotics for lettuce (Lactuca sativa) measured in rhizosphere and bulk soils. Chemosphere, 262, 127677. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.127677.


  1. Liu, Z., X. Wu, W. Liu, R. Bian, T. Ge, W. Zhang, J. Zheng, M. Drosos, X. Liu, X.-H. Zhang, K. Cheng, L.-Q. Li, and G. Pan. 2020. Greater microbial carbon use efficiency and carbon sequestration in soils: amendment of biochar versus crop straws. Global Change Biology Bioenergy, 12(12), 1092-1103. DOI: 10.1111/gcbb.12763.
  2. Jeon, S., C.S. Krasnow, G.D. Bhalsod, B.R. Harlan, M.K. Hausbeck, S.I. Safferman, and W.  Zhang. 2020. Control of Phytophthora capsici diseases in greenhouse squash by fast-flow filtration. Acta Horticulturae, 1296, 247-256. DOI: DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2020.1296.32.
  3. He, J., Y. Li, H. Qi, H. Li, and W. Zhang. 2020. Biochar amendment changed soil-bound fractions of silver nanoparticles and ions but not their uptake by radish at an environmentally-relevant concentration. Biochar, 2, 307–317. DOI: 10.1007/s42773-020-00061-3.
  4. Li, H., H. Ji., R. Zhang, W. Zhang, B. Pan, W. Liu, and W. Sun. 2020. Hydrogen bonding rather than cation bridging promotes graphene oxide attachment to lipid membranes in the presence of heavy metals. Environmental Science: Nano, 7, 2240–2251. DOI: 10.1039/D0EN00366B.
  5. Hu, X., X. Sheng, W. Zhang, Z. Lin, and Y. Gao. 2020. Nonmonotonic effect of montmorillonites on the horizontal transfer of antibiotic resistance genes to bacteria. Environmental Science & Technology Letters, 7(6), 421–427. DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.0c00311.
  6. Li, Y., J. He, H. Qi, H. Li, S.A. Boyd, and W. Zhang. 2020. Impact of biochar amendment on the uptake and fate of pharmaceuticals in soil-radish systems. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 398, 122852. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.122852.
  7. Yi, Q., B. Liang, Q. Nan, H. Wang, W. Zhang, and W. Wu. 2020. Temporal physicochemical changes and transformation of biochar in a rice paddy: Insights from a 9-year field experiment. Science of the Total Environment, 721, 137670. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.137670.
  8. Zhao, R., G. Chen, L. Liu, W. Zhang, Y. Sun, B. Li, and G. Wang. 2020. Bacterial foraging facilitates aggregation of Chlamydomonas microsphaera in an organic carbon source-limited aquatic environment. Environmental Pollution, 259, 113924. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2020.113924.
  9. Ma, Z., J. Liu, H. Li, W. Zhang, M.A. Williams, Y. Gao, F.O. Gudda, C. Lu, B. Yang, and M.G. Waigi. 2020. A fast and easily parallelizable biosensor method for measuring extractable tetracyclines in soils. Environmental Science & Technology, 54(2), 758-767. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.9b04051.
  10. Jiang, M., W. Zhang, T. Zhang, G. Liang, B. Hu, P. Han, and W. Gong. 2020. Assessing transfer of pesticide residues from chrysanthemum flowers into tea solution and associated health risks. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 187, 109859. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2019.109859.
  11. Gong, W., M. Jiang, T. Zhang, W. Zhang, G. Liang, B. Li, B. Hu, and P. Han. 2020. Uptake and dissipation of metalaxyl-M, fludioxonil, cyantraniliprole and thiamethoxam in greenhouse chrysanthemum. Environmental Pollution, 257, 113499. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2019.113499.


  1. Broadwater, D., M. Bates, M. Jayaram, M. Young, J. He, A.L. Raithel, T.W. Hamann, W. Zhang, B. Borhan, R.R. Lunt, and S.Y. Lunt. 2019. Modulating cellular cytotoxicity and phototoxicity of fluorescent organic salts through counterion pairing. Scientific Reports, 9, 15288. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-51593-z.
  2. Jeon, S., C.S. Krasnow, G.D. Bhalsod, B.R. Harlan, M.K. Hausbeck, S.I. Safferman, and W. Zhang. 2019. Rapid sand filtration of recycled irrigation water controlled Pythium root rot of poinsettia in greenhouse. HortTechnology, 29(5), 578–589. DOI: 10.21273/HORTTECH04226-18.
  3. He, J., Y. Zhang, Y. Guo, G. Rhodes, J. Yeom, H. Li, and W. Zhang. 2019. Photocatalytic degradation of cephalexin by ZnO nanowires under simulated sunlight: Kinetics, influencing factors, and mechanisms. Environment International, 132, 105105. DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2019.105105.
  4. Shen, Y., R.D. Stedtfeld, X. Guo, G.D. Bhalsod, S. Jeon, J.M. Tiedje, H. Li, and W. Zhang. 2019. Pharmaceutical exposure changed antibiotic resistance genes and bacterial communities in soil-surface- and overhead-irrigated greenhouse lettuce. Environment International, 131, 105031. DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2019.105031.
  5. Chuang, Y.-H., C.-H. Liu, J.B. Sallach, R. Hammerschmidt, W. Zhang, S.A. Boyd, and H. Li. 2019. Mechanistic study on uptake and transport of pharmaceuticals in lettuce from water. Environment International, 131, 104976. DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2019.104976.
  6. He, J., D. Wang, W. Zhang, and D. Zhou. 2019. Deposition and release of carboxylated graphene in saturated porous media: Effect of transient solution chemistry. Chemosphere, 235, 643-650. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.06.187.
  7. Wang, D., N.B. Saleh, W. Sun, C.M. Park, C. Shen, N. Aich, W.J.G.M. Peijnenburg, W. Zhang, Y. Jin, and C. Su. 2019. Next-generation multifunctional carbon-metal nanohybrids for energy and environmental applications. Environmental Science & Technology, 53(13), 7265-7287. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.9b01453.
  8. Wang, Y., W. Zhang, J. Shang, C. Shen, and S.D. Joseph. 2019. Chemical aging changed aggregation kinetics and transport of biochar colloids. Environmental Science & Technology, 53(14), 8136-8146. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.9b00583.
  9. Wang, J., E.S. Odinga, W. Zhang, X. Zhou, B. Yang, M.G. Waigi, and Y. Gao. 2019. Polyaromatic hydrocarbons in biochars and human health risks of food crops grown in biochar-amended soils: A synthesis study. Environment International, 130, 104899. DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2019.06.009.
  10. Liu, C.-H., Y.-H. Chuang, H. Li, S.A. Boyd, B.J. Teppen, J.M. Gonzalez, C.T. Johnston, J. Lehmann, and W. Zhang. 2019. Long-term sorption of lincomycin to biochars: The intertwined roles of pore diffusion and dissolved organic carbon. Water Research, 161, 108-118. DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2019.06.006.
  11. Hu, X., B. Yang, W. Zhang, Q. Chao, X. Sheng, P. Oleszczuk, and Y. Gao. 2019. Plasmid binding to metal oxide nanoparticles inhibited lateral transfer of antibiotic resistance genes. Environmental Science: Nano, 6, 1310-1322. DOI: 10.1039/c8en01447g.
  12. Hu, X., F. Kang, B. Yang, W. Zhang, C. Qin, and Y. Gao. 2019. Extracellular polymeric substances acting as a permeable barrier hinder the lateral transfer of antibiotic resistance genes. Frontiers in Microbiology, 10, 736. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.00736.
  13. Chen, Z., W. Zhang, L. Yang, R.D. Stedtfeld, A. Peng, C. Gu, S.A. Boyd, and H. Li. 2019. Antibiotic resistance genes and bacterial communities in cornfield and pasture soils receiving swine and dairy manures. Environmental Pollution, 248, 947-957. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2019.02.093.
  14. Zhu, X., C. Shen, G. Chen, W. Zhang, B. Li, and G. Wang. 2019. Advancement in research on bacterial chemotaxis in soil. Acta Pedologica Sinica, 56(2), 259-275. DOI:10.11766/trxb201807210385 (in Chinese).
  15. Qin, C., B. Yang, W. Zhang, W. Ling, C. Liu, J. Liu, X. Li, and Y. Gao. 2019. Organochlorinated pesticides expedite the enzymatic degradation of DNA. Communications Biology, 2(1), 81. DOI: 10.1038/s42003-019-0326-5.
  16. Wang, J., X. Liu, G. Liu, Z. Zhang, H. Wu, B. Cui, J. Bai, and W. Zhang. 2019. Size effect of polystyrene microplastics on sorption of phenanthrene and nitrobenzene. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 173, 331-338. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2019.02.037.
  17. L., Y., J.B. Sallach, W. Zhang, S.A. Boyd, and H. Li. 2019. Insight into the distribution of pharmaceuticals in soil-water-plant systems. Water Research, 152, 38-46. DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2018.12.039.
  18. Wang, H., W. Zhang, S. Zeng, C. Shen, C. Jin, and Y. Huang. 2019. Interactions between nanoparticles and fractal surfaces. Water Research, 151, 296-309. DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2018.12.029.
  19. Liu, C.-H., W. Chu, H. Li, S.A. Boyd, B.J. Teppen, J. Mao, J. Lehmann, and W. Zhang. 2019. Quantification and characterization of dissolved organic carbon from biochars. Geoderma, 335, 161-169. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2018.08.019. 
  20. Luo, Z., J. Niu, L. Zhang, X. Chen, W. Zhang, B. Xie, J. Du, Z. Zhu, S. Wu, and X. Li. 2019. Roots-enhanced preferential flows in deciduous and coniferous forest soils revealed by dual-tracer experiments. Journal of Environmental Quality. 48(1), 136-146. DOI: 10.2134/jeq2018.03.0091.


  1. Shang, J., Q. Zhu, and W. Zhang. 2018. Advancing soil physics for securing food, water, soil and ecosystem services. Vadose Zone Journal. 17: 180207. DOI:10.2136/vzj2018.11.0207.
  2. Zhang, Y., S.A. Boyd, B.J. Teppen, J.M. Tiedje, W. Zhang, D. Zhu, and H. Li. 2018. Bioavailability of tetracycline to antibiotic resistant Escherichia coli in water-clay systems. Environmental Pollution. 243, 1078-1086. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2018.09.059.
  3. Chuang, Y.-H., C.-H. Liu, R. Hammerschmidt, W. Zhang, S.A. Boyd, and H. Li. 2018. Metabolic demethylation and oxidation of caffeine during uptake by lettuce. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 66(30), 7907–7915. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.8b02235.
  4. Li, Y., Y.-H. Chuang, J.B. Sallach, W. Zhang, S.A. Boyd, and H. Li. 2018. Potential metabolism of pharmaceuticals in radish: Comparison of in vivo and in vitro exposure. Environmental Pollution, 242, 962-969. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2018.07.060.
  5. Zhou, S., W. Zheng, T. Chu, H. Yu, S. Li, W. Zhang, and W.J. Gui. 2018. Transcriptomic analysis of zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos to assess integrated biotoxicity of Xitiaoxi River waters. Environmental Pollution, 242, 42-53. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2018.06.060.
  6. Wei, J., W. Zhang, W. Pan, C. Li, and W. Sun. 2018. Experimental and theoretical investigations on Se(IV) and Se(VI) adsorption to UiO-66-based metal-organic frameworks. Environmental Science: Nano, 5, 1441-1453. DOI: 10.1039/C8EN00180D. 
  7. Chen, G., H. Liu, W. Zhang, B. Li, L. Liu, and G. Wang. 2018. Roxarsone exposure jeopardizes nitrogen removal and regulates bacterial community in biological sequential batch reactors. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 159, 232–239. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2018.05.012. 
  8. Qin, C., W. Zhang, B. Yang, X. Chen, K. Xia, and Y. Gao. 2018. DNA facilitates sorption of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons on montmorillonites. Environmental Science & Technology, 52(5), 2694–2703. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b05174.
  9. Bhalsod, G.D., Y.-H. Chuang, S. Jeon, W.J. Gui, Hui Li, E.T. Ryser, A.K. Guber, and W. Zhang. 2018. Uptake and accumulation of pharmaceuticals in overhead- and surface-irrigated greenhouse lettuce. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 66(4), 822–830. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.7b04355.
  10. Wu, P., P.-X. Cui, G.-D. Fang, Y. Wang, S.-Q. Wang, D.-M. Zhou, W. Zhang, and Y.-J. Wang. 2018. Biochar decreased the bioavailability of Zn to rice and wheat grains: Insights from microscopic to macroscopic scales. Science of the Total Environment, 621, 160–167. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.11.236.
  11. Li, S., W. Shi, W. Liu, H. Li, W. Zhang, J. Hu, Y. Ke, W. Sun, and J. Ni. 2018. A duodecennial national synthesis of antibiotics in China’s major rivers and seas (2005–2016). Science of the Total Environment, 615, 906-917. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.09.328.


  1. Sun, W., M. Li, W. Zhang, J. Wei, B. Chen, and C. Wang. 2017. Sediments inhibit adsorption of 17β-estradiol and 17α-ethinylestradiol to carbon nanotubes and graphene oxide. Environmental Science: Nano, 4, 1900-1910. DOI: 10.1039/C7EN00416H.
  2. Qin, C., F. Kang, W. Zhang, W. Shou, and Y. Gao. 2017. Environmentally-relevant concentrations of Al(III) and Fe(III) cations induce aggregation of free DNA by complexation with phosphate group. Water Research, 123, 58-66. DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2017.06.043.
  3. Chen, Z., W. Zhang, G. Wang, Y. Zhang, Y. Gao, S.A. Boyd, B.J. Teppen, J.M. Tiedje, D. Zhu, and H. Li. 2017. Bioavailability of soil-sorbed tetracycline to Escherichia coli under unsaturated conditions. Environmental Science & Technology, 51(11), 6165-6173. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b00590.
  4. Gao, Y., X. Hu, Z. Zhou, W. Zhang, Y. Wang, and B. Sun. 2017. Phytoavailability and mechanism of bound PAH residues in filed contaminated soils. Environmental Pollution, 222, 465-476. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2016.11.076.
  5. Wang, B., W. Zhang, H. Li, H. Fu, X. Qu, and D. Zhu. 2017. Micropore clogging by leachable pyrogenic organic carbon: A new perspective on sorption irreversibility and kinetics of hydrophobic organic contaminants to black carbon. Environmental Pollution, 220, 1349–1358. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2016.10.100.


  1. Jeon, S., C.S. Krasnow, C.K. Kirby, L.L. Granke, M.K. Hausbeck, and W. Zhang. 2016. Transport and retention of Phytophthora capsici zoospores in saturated porous media. Environmental Science & Technology, 50(17), 9270–9278. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b01784.
  2. Song, Y., Y. Li, W. Zhang, F. Wang, Y. Bian, L.A. Boughner, and X. Jiang. 2016. Novel biochar-plant tandem approach for remediating hexachlorobenzene contaminated soils: Proof-of-concept and new insight into the rhizosphere. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 64(27), 5464–5471. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.6b01035.
  3. Gui, W., C. Tian, Q. Sun, S. Li, W. Zhang, J. Tang, and G. Zhu. 2016. Simultaneous determination of organotin pesticides by HPLC-ICP-MS and their sorption, desorption, and transformation in freshwater sediments. Water Research, 95, 185–194. DOI:10.1016/j.watres.2016.02.056.
  4. Gong, W., X. Liu, S. Xia, B. Liang, and W. Zhang. 2016. Abiotic reduction of trifluralin and pendimethalin by sulfides in black-carbon-amended coastal sediments. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 310, 125-134. DOI:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2016.02.022.
  5. Liu, C.-H., Y.-H. Chuang, H. Li, B.J. Teppen, S.A. Boyd, J.M. Gonzalez, C.T. Johnston, J. Lehmann, and W. Zhang. 2016. Sorption of lincomycin by manure-derived biochars from water. Journal of Environmental Quality, 45(2), 519-527. DOI: 10.2134/jeq2015.06.0320.
  6. Stoof, C.R., A.I. Gevaert, C. Baver, B. Hassanpour, V.L. Morales, W. Zhang, D. Martin, S.K. Giri, and T.S. Steenhuis. 2016. Can pore-clogging by ash explain post-fire runoff? International Journal of Wildland Fire, 25(3), 294-305. DOI: 10.1071/WF15037.


  1. Liu, C.-H., Y.-H. Chuang, T.-Y. Chen, Y. Tian, H. Li, M.-K. Wang, and W. Zhang. 2015. Mechanism of arsenic adsorption on magnetite nanoparticles from water: Thermodynamic and spectroscopic studies. Environmental Science & Technology, 49(13), 7726–7734. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b00381.
  2. Chuang, Y.-H., Y. Zhang, W. Zhang, S.A. Boyd, and H. Li. 2015. Comparison of accelerated solvent extraction and QuEChERS methods for determination of pharmaceuticals in vegetables. Journal of Chromatography A, 1404, 1-9. DOI:10.1016/j.chroma.2015.05.022.
  3. Tian, Y., C.-H. Liu, A.J.M. Smucker, H. Li, and W. Zhang. 2015. Plant root exudates decrease mobility of smectite colloids in porous media in contrast to humic acid. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 79(2), 467-475. DOI:10.2136/sssaj2014.10.0412. 
  4. Morales, V.L., F.J. Pérez-Reche, S.M. Hapca, K.L. Hanley, J. Lehmann, and W. Zhang. 2015. Reverse engineering of biochar. Bioresource Technology,  183, 163-174. DOI:10.1016/j.biortech.2015.02.043.


  1. Wang, D., C. Su, W. Zhang, X. Hao, L. Cang, Y. Wang, and D. Zhou. 2014. Laboratory assessment of the mobility of water-dispersed engineered nanoparticles in a red soil (Ultisol). Journal of Hydrology, 519, 1677-1687. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.09.053.
  2. Kavdir, Y., W. Zhang, B. Basso, and A.J.M. Smucker. 2014. Development of a new long-term draught resilient soil water retention technology. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, 69(5), 154A-160A. DOI: 10.2489/jswc.69.5.154A.
  3. Sang, W., C.R. Stoof, W. Zhang, V.L. Morales, B. Gao, R.W. Kay, L. Liu, Y. Zhang, and T.S. Steenhuis. 2014. Effect of hydrofracking fluid on colloid transport in the unsaturated zone. Environmental Science & Technology, 48(14), 8266–8274. DOI: 10.1021/es501441e. 
  4. Wang, D., L. Ge, J. He, W. Zhang, D.P. Jaisi, and D.-M. Zhou. 2014. Hyperexponential and nonmonotonic retention of polyvinylpyrrolidone-coated silver nanoparticles in an Ultisol. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 164, 35-48. DOI: 10.1016/j.jconhyd.2014.05.007. 


  1. Sang, W., V.L. Morales, W. Zhang, C.R. Stoof, B. Gao, A.L. Schatz, Y. Zhang, and T.S. Steenhuis. 2013. Quantification of colloid retention and release by straining and energy minima in variably saturated porous media. Environ. Sci. Technol., 47(15), 8256-8264. DOI: 10.1021/es400288c.
  2. Bouchard, D., W. Zhang, and X. Chang. 2013. A rapid screening technique for estimating nanoparticle transport in porous media. Water Res., 47(12), 4086-4094. DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2012.10.026.
  3. Wang, D., W. Zhang, and D.-M. Zhou. 2013. Antagonistic effects of humic acid and iron oxyhydroxide grain-coating on biochar nanoparticle transport in saturated sand. Environ. Sci. Technol., 47(10), 5154-5161. DOI: 10.1021/es305337r.
  4. Bradford, S.A., V.L. Morales, W. Zhang, R.W. Harvey, A.I. Packman, A. Mohanram, and C. Welty. 2013. Transport and fate of microbial pathogens in agricultural settings. Crit. Rev. Environ. Sci. Technol., 43(8), 775-893. DOI:10.1080/10643389.2012.710449.
  5. Morales, V.L., J.-Y. Parlange, M. Wu, F.J. Perez-Reche, W. Zhang, W. Sang, and T.S. Steenhuis. 2013. Surfactant-mediated control of colloid pattern assembly and attachment strength in evaporating droplets. Langmuir, 29(6), 1831-1840. DOI: 10.1021/la304685b.
  6. Zhang, W., U. Rattanaudompol, H. Li, and D. Bouchard. 2013. Effects of humic and fulvic acids on aggregation of aqu/nC60 nanoparticles. Water Res., 47(5), 1793-1802. DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2012.12.037.
  7. Wang, D., W. Zhang, X. Hao, and D.-M. Zhou. 2013. Transport of biochar particles in saturated granular media: Effects of pyrolysis temperature and particle size. Environ. Sci. Technol., 47(2), 821-828. DOI: 10.1021/es303794d.


  1. Bouchard, D., W. Zhang, T. Powell, and U. Rattanaudompol. 2012. Aggregation kinetics and transport of single-walled carbon nanotubes at low surfactant concentrations. Environ. Sci. Technol., 46(8), 4458-4465. DOI:  10.1021/es204618v.
  2. Zhang, W., C. Isaacson, U. Rattanaudompol, T. Powell, and D. Bouchard. 2012. Fullerene nanoparticles exhibit greater retention in freshwater sediment than in model porous media. Water Res., 46(9), 2992-3004. DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2012.02.049.
  3. Zevi, Y., B. Gao, W. Zhang, V.L. Morales, M.E. Cakmak, E.A. Medrano, W. Sang, and T.S. Steenhuis. 2012. Colloid retention at the meniscus-wall contact line in an open microchannel. Water Res., 46(2), 295−306. DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2011.09.046.


  1. Isaacson, C., W. Zhang, T. Powell, X. Ma, and D. Bouchard. 2011. Temporal changes in aqu/C60 physical-chemical, deposition, and transport characteristics in aqueous systems. Environ. Sci. Technol., 45 (12), 5170–5177. DOI: 10.1021/es1041145.
  2. Morales, V.L., W. Zhang, B. Gao, L.W. Lion, J.J. Bisogni Jr., B.A. McDonough, and T.S. Steenhuis. 2011. Impact of dissolved organic matter on colloid transport in the vadose zone: Deterministic approximation of transport deposition coefficients from polymeric coating characteristics. Water Res., 45(4): 1691-1071. DOI:10.1016/j.watres.2010.10.030.
  3. Faulkner, J.W., W. Zhang, L.D. Geohring, and T.S. Steenhuis. 2011. Nutrient transport within three vegetative treatment areas receiving silage bunker runoff. J. Environ. Manage., 92(3): 587-595. doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2010.09.020.
  4. Faulkner, J.W., W. Zhang, L.D. Geohring, and T.S. Steenhuis. 2011. Tracer movement through paired vegetative treatment areas receiving silage bunker runoff. J. Soil Water Conserv., 66(1): 18-28. DOI: 10.2489/jswc.66.1.18.


  1. Zhang, W., J. Niu, V.L. Morales, X. Chen, A.G. Hay, J. Lehmann, and T.S. Steenhuis. 2010. Transport and retention of biochar particles in porous media: Effect of pH, ionic strength, and particle size. Ecohydrology 3(4): 497−508. DOI: 10.1002/eco.160.
  2. Zhang, W., V.L. Morales, M.E. Cakmak, A.E. Salvucci, L.D. Geohring, A.G. Hay, J.-Y. Parlange, and T.S. Steenhuis. 2010. Colloid transport and retention in unsaturated porous media: Effect of colloid input concentration. Environ. Sci. Technol. 44(13): 4965-4972. DOI: 10.1021/es100272f.
  3. Faulkner, J.W., Z.M. Easton, W. Zhang, L.D. Geohring, and T.S. Steenhuis. 2010. Design and risk assessment tool for vegetative treatment areas receiving agricultural wastewater: Preliminary results. J. Environ. Manage. 91(8): 1794-1801. DOI:10.1016/j.jenvman.2010.03.019.
  4. Zhang, W., J.W. Faulkner, S.K. Giri, L.D. Geohring, and T.S. Steenhuis. 2010. Effect of soil reduction on phosphorus sorption of an organic-rich silt loam. Soil Sci. Soc. AM. J. 74(1): 240-249. DOI:10.2136/sssaj2009.0123.


  1. Zhang, W., J.W. Faulkner, S.K. Giri, L.D. Geohring, and T.S. Steenhuis. 2009. Evaluation of two Langmuir models for phosphorus sorption of phosphorus-enriched soils in New York for environmental applications. Soil Sci. 174(10): 523 – 530.
  2. Zevi, Y., A. Dathe, B. Gao, W. Zhang, B.K. Brian, and T.S. Steenhuis. 2009. Transport and retention of colloidal particles in partially saturated porous media: effect of ionic strength. Water Resour. Res. 45, W12403, DOI:10.1029/2008WR007322.
  3. Salvucci, A.E., W. Zhang, V.L. Morales, M.E. Cakmak, A.G. Hay, and T.S. Steenhuis. 2009. The impact of biofilm-forming potential and tafi production on transport of environmental Salmonella through unsaturated porous media. Biologia. 64(3): 460-464.
  4. Zhang, W., G.O. Brown, and D.E. Storm. 2008. Enhancement of heavy metals retention in sandy soils by amending with fly ash. Trans. ASABE. 51(4): 1247-1254.
  5. Zhang, W., G.O. Brown, D.E. Storm, and H. Zhang. 2008. Fly-ash-amended sand as filter media in bioretention cells to improve phosphorus removal. Water Environ. Res. 80: 507-516.
  6. Wang, C., W. Zhang, Z. Ye, and Y. Feng. 2003. Determination of trace water in ethylene or propylene by fused silica capillary and Karl·Fischer coulometric method. Petrochemical technology. 32(4): 333-336 (in Chinese).
  7. Gao, S., W. Zhang, D. Kong, A. Zhang, and L. Wang. 2001. Effects of β-CD on the sorption behavior of 4-chloro-2-benzothiazolamine on soil. Journal of Nanjing University (Natural science). 37(6): 697- 700 (in Chinese).

Book Chapters

  1. Steenhuis, T.S., V.L. Morales, M.E. Cakmak, A.E. Salvucci, and W. Zhang. 2011. Biocolloids — Transport and retention in soils. In Encyclopedia of Agrophysics. Eds. J. Glinski, J. Horabik, and J. Lipiec. Springer, New York.


  1. Wang, C., W. Zhang, and Z. Ye. 2003. GB/T 3727-2003 Ethylene or propylene for industrial use — Determination of trace water. National Standard of People’s Republic of China (in Chinese).

Non-refereed Publications

  1. Hausbeck, M.K. and W. Zhang. 2016. Prevent the spread of disease in irrigation water. Greenhouse Grower, March Issue, 68-70.2.
  2. Zhang, W. and N.-B. Chang. 2013. Impact of climate change on physical and biogeochemical processes in the hydrologic cycle: Challenges and perspectives. British Journal of Environment & Climate Change, 3(1), 1-8. DOI: 10.9734/BJECC/2013/6715. (Editorial).