**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 2020):**

- Math 690-70.01,
*Topics in applied math*Synopsis- Physics 119, WF 10:05 AM-11:20 AM

**Recent Publications**
(More Publications)

- Lu, J; Sachs, M; Steinerberger, S,
*Quadrature Points via Heat Kernel Repulsion*, Constructive Approximation, vol. 51 no. 1 (February, 2020), pp. 27-48 [doi] [abs]. - Chen, H; Li, Q; Lu, J,
*A numerical method for coupling the BGK model and Euler equations through the linearized Knudsen layer*, Journal of Computational Physics, vol. 398 (December, 2019) [doi] [abs]. - Lu, J; Sogge, CD; Steinerberger, S,
*Approximating pointwise products of Laplacian eigenfunctions*, Journal of Functional Analysis, vol. 277 no. 9 (November, 2019), pp. 3271-3282 [doi] [abs]. - Cao, Y; Lu, J; Lu, Y,
*Exponential Decay of Rényi Divergence Under Fokker–Planck Equations*, Journal of Statistical Physics, vol. 176 no. 5 (September, 2019), pp. 1172-1184 [doi] [abs]. - Wang, Z; Li, Y; Lu, J,
*Coordinate Descent Full Configuration Interaction.*, Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, vol. 15 no. 6 (June, 2019), pp. 3558-3569 [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 Thicke
- Chao Xu

**Postdocs Mentored**- Haizhao Yang (July, 2015 - present)
- Zhennan Zhou (August, 2014 - present)