**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)

- 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] . - 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]. - 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]. - 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]. - 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].

**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)