**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

**Recent Publications**
(More Publications)

- Liu, JG; Lu, J; Margetis, D; Marzuola, JL,
*Asymmetry in crystal facet dynamics of homoepitaxy by a continuum model*, Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, vol. 393 (June, 2019), pp. 54-67 [doi] [abs]. - Wang, Z; Li, Y; Lu, J,
*Coordinate Descent Full Configuration Interaction.*, Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation (May, 2019) [doi] [abs]. - Cao, Y; Lu, J; Lu, Y,
*Gradient flow structure and exponential decay of the sandwiched Rényi divergence for primitive Lindblad equations with GNS-detailed balance*, Journal of Mathematical Physics, vol. 60 no. 5 (May, 2019), pp. 052202-052202, AIP Publishing [doi] [abs]. - 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]. - 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] .

**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)