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/

Applied Math

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
Numerical Analysis
Scientific Computing

Teaching (Fall 2017):

  • Math 356.02, Elem differential equat Synopsis
    Gross hall 318, MW 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
  • Math 631.01, Real analysis Synopsis
    Gross hall 304b, MW 10:05 AM-11:20 AM

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Li, L; Liu, J-G; Lu, J, Fractional Stochastic Differential Equations Satisfying Fluctuation-Dissipation Theorem, Journal of Statistical Physics, vol. 169 no. 2 (October, 2017), pp. 316-339 [doi]  [abs].
  2. Yu, VW-Z; Corsetti, F; García, A; Huhn, WP; Jacquelin, M; Jia, W; Lange, B; Lin, L; Lu, J; Mi, W; Seifitokaldani, A; Vázquez-Mayagoitia, Á; Yang, C; Yang, H; Blum, V, ELSI: A unified software interface for Kohn–Sham electronic structure solvers, Computer Physics Communications (September, 2017) [doi] .
  3. Lu, J; Thicke, K, Cubic scaling algorithms for RPA correlation using interpolative separable density fitting, Journal of Computational Physics (September, 2017) [doi] .
  4. Lu, J; Steinerberger, S, A variation on the Donsker-Varadhan inequality for the principal eigenvalue., Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, vol. 473 no. 2204 (August, 2017), pp. 20160877 [doi]  [abs].
  5. Lu, J; Yang, H, A cubic scaling algorithm for excited states calculations in particle–particle random phase approximation, Journal of Computational Physics, vol. 340 (July, 2017), pp. 297-308 [doi] .

Curriculum Vitae

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)