**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 (Fall 2017):**

- Math 356.02,
*Elem differential equat*Synopsis- Gross hall 318, MW 01:25 PM-02:40 PM

- Math 631.01,
*Real analysis*Synopsis- Gross hall 304b, MW 10:05 AM-11:20 AM

**Recent Publications**
(More Publications)

- Li, L; Liu, J-G; Lu, J,
*Fractional Stochastic Differential Equations Satisfying Fluctuation-Dissipation Theorem*, Journal of Statistical Physics, vol. 169 no. 2 (October, 2017), pp. 316-339 [doi] [abs]. - Yu, VW-Z; Corsetti, F; García, A; Huhn, WP; Jacquelin, M; Jia, W; Lange, B; Lin, L; Lu, J; Mi, W; Seifitokaldani, A; Vázquez-Mayagoitia, Á; Yang, C; Yang, H; Blum, V,
*ELSI: A unified software interface for Kohn–Sham electronic structure solvers*, Computer Physics Communications (September, 2017) [doi] . - Lu, J; Thicke, K,
*Cubic scaling algorithms for RPA correlation using interpolative separable density fitting*, Journal of Computational Physics (September, 2017) [doi] . - Lu, J; Steinerberger, S,
*A variation on the Donsker-Varadhan inequality for the principal eigenvalue.*, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, vol. 473 no. 2204 (August, 2017), pp. 20160877 [doi] [abs]. - Lu, J; Yang, H,
*A cubic scaling algorithm for excited states calculations in particle–particle random phase approximation*, Journal of Computational Physics, vol. 340 (July, 2017), pp. 297-308 [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 S. Thicke
- Chao Xu

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