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

Teaching (Spring 2019):

  • Math 375.01, Linear programming Synopsis
    Gross hall 304b, TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
  • Math 660.01, Numerical partial diff eqns Synopsis
    Gross hall 304b, TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Lu, J; Vanden-Eijnden, E, Methodological and Computational Aspects of Parallel Tempering Methods in the Infinite Swapping Limit, Journal of Statistical Physics, vol. 174 no. 3 (February, 2019), pp. 715-733 [doi]  [abs].
  2. Li, Y; Lu, J, Bold diagrammatic Monte Carlo in the lens of stochastic iterative methods, Transactions of Mathematics and Its Applications, vol. 3 no. 1 (February, 2019), pp. 1-17, Oxford University Press (OUP) [doi] .
  3. Martinsson, A; Lu, J; Leimkuhler, B; Vanden-Eijnden, E, The simulated tempering method in the infinite switch limit with adaptive weight learning, Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment, vol. 2019 no. 1 (January, 2019), pp. 013207-013207, IOP Publishing [doi]  [abs].
  4. Liu, JG; Lu, J; Margetis, D; Marzuola, JL, Asymmetry in crystal facet dynamics of homoepitaxy by a continuum model, Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena (January, 2019) [doi]  [abs].
  5. Huang, H; Liu, JG; Lu, J, Learning interacting particle systems: Diffusion parameter estimation for aggregation equations, Mathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences, vol. 29 no. 1 (January, 2019), pp. 1-29 [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)