Jianfeng Lu, Associate Professor of Mathematics and Chemistry and Physics  

Jianfeng Lu

Office Location: 242 Physics Bldg, 120 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 660-2875
Email Address: jianfeng@math.duke.edu
Web Page: http://www.math.duke.edu/~jianfeng/

Specialties:
Applied Math

Education:
Ph.D., Princeton University, 2009
BS, Peking University, 2005

Research Description: Mathematical analysis and algorithm development for problems from
computational physics, theoretical chemistry, materials science and others.

More specifically:
Electronic structure and many body problems;
Multiscale modeling and analysis; and
Rare events and sampling techniques.

Areas of Interest:
Applied Mathematics
Partial Differential Equations
Probability
Numerical Analysis
Scientific Computing

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Huang, Y; Lu, J; Ming, P, A Concurrent Global–Local Numerical Method for Multiscale PDEs, Journal of Scientific Computing (February, 2018), pp. 1-28 [doi]  [abs].
  2. Lu, J; Zhou, Z, Accelerated sampling by infinite swapping of path integral molecular dynamics with surface hopping., Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 148 no. 6 (February, 2018), pp. 064110 [doi]  [abs].
  3. Dai, S; Li, B; Lu, J, Convergence of Phase-Field Free Energy and Boundary Force for Molecular Solvation, Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis, vol. 227 no. 1 (January, 2018), pp. 105-147 [doi] .
  4. Lu, J; Thicke, K, Cubic scaling algorithms for RPA correlation using interpolative separable density fitting, Journal of Computational Physics, vol. 351 (December, 2017), pp. 187-202 [doi] .
  5. Cao, Y; Lu, J, Lindblad equation and its semiclassical limit of the Anderson-Holstein model, Journal of Mathematical Physics, vol. 58 no. 12 (December, 2017) [doi]  [abs].

Curriculum Vitae

Highlight:
Jianfeng Lu is an applied mathematician interested in mathematical analysis and algorithm development for problems from computational physics, theoretical chemistry, materials science and other related fields.

More specifically, his current research focuses include:
Electronic structure and many body problems; quantum molecular dynamics; multiscale modeling and analysis; rare events and sampling techniques.

Current Ph.D. Students  

  • Kyle S. Thicke  
  • Chao Xu  
Postdocs Mentored

  • Haizhao Yang (July, 2015 - present)  
  • Zhennan Zhou (August, 2014 - present)