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
  • Math 757.01, Linear programming Synopsis
    Gross hall 304b, TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. 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 (January, 2019), pp. 31 pages, IOP PUBLISHING LTD [doi] .
  2. Lu, J; Vanden-Eijnden, E, Methodological and Computational Aspects of Parallel Tempering Methods in the Infinite Swapping Limit, Journal of Statistical Physics (January, 2019) [doi]  [abs].
  3. Delgadillo, R; Lu, J; Yang, X, Frozen Gaussian approximation for high frequency wave propagation in periodic media, Asymptotic Analysis, vol. 110 no. 3-4 (November, 2018), pp. 113-135, IOS Press [doi]  [abs].
  4. Cao, Y; Lu, J, Stochastic dynamical low-rank approximation method, Journal of Computational Physics, vol. 372 (November, 2018), pp. 564-586, Elsevier BV [doi]  [abs].
  5. Chen, H; Lu, J; Ortner, C, Thermodynamic Limit of Crystal Defects with Finite Temperature Tight Binding, Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis, vol. 230 no. 2 (November, 2018), pp. 701-733, Springer Nature America, Inc [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)