Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology is an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal covering fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine.

John Wen

Editorial Board Member of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo, Canada

Research Areas

Energy, Nanotechnology, Emerging Energy Research, Nanotubes, Nanowires, Nanoparticles, Combustion, Emission, Nanothermite, Multi-Scale Modeling


2005Ph.DUniversity of Toronto
2002MAScUniversity of Toronto


presentDirector of LEER (Laboratory for Emerging Energy Research) at the University of Waterloo
2008Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Toronto

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums/Journals/Books

[1]  Moore, J.J, Lian, K.K. and Wen J.Z., Single walled carbon nanotube electrophoretic deposition processing for supercapacitor electrodes, submitted, March 2011.
[2]  Visakhamoorthy, S., Tzanetakis, T., Haggith, D., Sobiesiak, A. and Wen J.Z., Numerical study of a HCCI engine fuelled with biogas, submitted, March 2011.
[3]  Mitrasinovic, A., Pershin, L., Wen, J.Z. and Mostaghimi, J., Recovery of the Cu from e-waste using low power plasma method, accepted, June 2011, JOM.
[4]  Nguyen, N.H., Hu, A., Persic, J. and Wen J.Z. (2011) Molecular dynamics simulation of energetic aluminum/palladium core-shell nanoparticles, Chemical Physics Letters 503: 112-117.
[5]  Wang, J., Hu, A., Persic, J., Wen, J.Z. and Zhou, Y.N. (2011) Thermal stability and reaction properties of passivated nano-thermite, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids 72: 620-625.
[6]  Nguyen, N.H. and Wen, J.Z. (2011) Theoretical investigations on diffusion induced thermite reactions of core-shell aluminum/palladium nanoparticles, The Open Surface Science Journal 3: 82-90 (invited article).
[7]  Zhang, X., Oakes, K.D., Luong, D., Wen, J.Z., Metcalfe, C.D., Pawliszyn, J. and Servos, M.R. (2010) Time-resolved solid-phase microextraction: measurement of real-time concentrations with a dynamic system, Analytical Chemistry 82: 9492-9499.
[8]  Nguyen, N.H. Richter, H. and Wen, J.Z. (2011) Molecular dynamics simulation of iron nanoparticle sintering during flame synthesis, Journal of Nanoparticle Research 13:803-815.
[9]  Zhang, X-Y, Hu, A., Wen J.Z., Zhang, T., Xue, X-J, Zhou Y.N. and Duley, W.W. (2010) Numerical analysis of deep sub-wavelength integrated plasmonic devices based on semiconductor-insulator-metal strip waveguides, Optics Express 18: 18945-18959.
[10]  Zhang, X-Y, Hu, A., Zhang, T., Xue, X-J, Wen, J.Z., and Duley, W.W. (2010) "Subwavelength Plasmonic Waveguides Based on ZnO Nanowires and Nanotubes: A Theoretical Study of Thermo-Optical Properties", Applied Physics Letters 96: 043109.
[11]  E De Jong, R.R. Lapierre and J.Z. Wen (2010) "Detailed Modeling of the Epitaxial Growth of GaAs Nanowires", Nanotechnology 21: 045602.
[12]  J.Z. Wen, M. Celnik, H, Richter, M. Treska, J.B. Vander Sande and M. Kraft (2008) "Modelling Study of Single Walled Carbon Nanotube Formation in a Premixed Flame", Journal of Materials Chemistry 18: 1582-1591.
[13]  J.Z. Wen, H. Richter, W.H. Green, J.B. Howard, M. Treska, P.M. Jardim and J.B. Vander Sande (2008) "Experimental Study of Catalyst Nanoparticle and Single Walled Carbon Nanotube Formation in a Controlled Premixed Combustion", Journal of Materials Chemistry 18: 1561-1569.
[14]  M. Celnik, R. West, N. Morgan, M. Kraft, A. Moisala, J.Z. Wen, W.H. Green and H. Richter (2008) "Modelling Gas-Phase Synthesis of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes on Iron Catalyst Particles", Carbon 46: 422-433.
[15]  H. Richter, J.B. Howard, M. Treska, J.Z. Wen, S.B. Thomasson, A.A. Reading, P.M. Jardim and J.B. Vander Sande (2008) "Large Scale Combustion Synthesis of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes", J. Nanoscience Nanotechnol 8: 6065-6074.
[16]  J.Z. Wen, C.F. Goldsmith, R.W. Ashcraft and W.H. Green (2007) "Detailed Kinetic Modeling of Iron Nanoparticle Synthesis from the Decomposition of Fe(CO)5", J. Phys. Chem. C (Nanomaterials and Interfaces) 111 (15): 5677-5688.
[17]  J.Z. Wen, M.J. Thomson and M.F. Lightstone (2006) "Numerical Study of the Carbonaceous Nanoparticle Formation behind Shock Waves", Combustion Theory and Modeling 10 (2): 257-272.
[18]  J.Z. Wen, M.J. Thomson and M.F. Lightstone (2006) "Detailed Kinetic Modeling of Carbonaceous Nanoparticle Inception and Surface Growth during the Pyrolysis of C6H6 behind Shock Waves", Energy and Fuels 20 (2): 547-559.
[19]  J.Z. Wen, M.J. Thomson, M.F. Lightstone, S.H. Park and S.N. Rogak (2006) "An Improved Moving Sectional Aerosol Model of Soot Formation in a Plug Flow Reactor", Combustion Science and Technology 178 (5): 921-951.
[20]  S.H. Park, S.N. Rogak, W.K. Bushe, J.Z. Wen and M.J. Thomson (2005) "An Aerosol Model to Predict Size and Structure of Soot Particles", Combustion Theory and Modeling 9 (3): 499-513.
[21]  J.Z. Wen, M.J. Thomson, S.H. Park, S.N. Rogak and M.F. Lightstone (2005) "Study of Soot Growth in a Plug Flow Reactor Using a Moving Sectional Model", Pro. Combust. Inst. 30: 1477-1484.
[22]  G. Ma, J.Z. Wen, M.F. Lightstone and M.J. Thomson (2005) "Optimization of Soot Modeling in Turbulent Non-Premixed Ethylene/Air Jet Flames", Combustion Science and Technology 177 (8): 1567-1602.
[23]  Z. Wen, S. Yun, M. Thomson and M. Lightstone (2003) "Modeling Soot Formation in a Turbulent Kerosene/air Jet Diffusion Flame", Combustion and Flame 135: 323-340.