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.

Office Location: | 242 Physics |

Office Phone: | (919) 660-2875 |

Email Address: | |

Web Page: | http://www.math.duke.edu/~jianfeng/ |

**Teaching (Fall 2016):**

- MATH 790-90.04,
*MINICOURSE IN ADVANCED TOPICS*Synopsis- Physics 227, MWF 10:20 AM-11:10 AM

**Office Hours:**- By email appointments

**Education:**Ph.D. Princeton University 2009 BS Peking University 2005

**Specialties:**- Applied Math

**Research Interests:**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

**Current Ph.D. Students**

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

**Undergraduate Research Supervised**- Jeremy Tay (September, 2015 - December, 2015)
- Fuchsia Chen (January, 2015 - September, 2015)
- Leslie Lei (May, 2013 - May, 2014)

**Recent Publications**- Yu, TQ; Lu, J; Abrams, CF; Vanden-Eijnden, E,
*Multiscale implementation of infinite-swap replica exchange molecular dynamics.*, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA, vol. 113 no. 42 (October, 2016), pp. 11744-11749 [abs] - Lu, J; Zhou, Z,
*Improved sampling and validation of frozen Gaussian approximation with surface hopping algorithm for nonadiabatic dynamics.*, Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 145 no. 12 (September, 2016), pp. 124109 [doi] [abs] - Li, X; Lu, J,
*Traction boundary conditions for molecular static simulations*, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, vol. 308 (August, 2016), pp. 310-329 [doi] - Lin, L; Lu, J,
*Decay estimates of discretized Greenâ€™s functions for SchrĂ¶dinger type operators*, Science China Mathematics, vol. 59 no. 8 (August, 2016), pp. 1561-1578 [doi] - Lai, R; Lu, J,
*Localized density matrix minimization and linear-scaling algorithms*, Journal of Computational Physics, vol. 315 (June, 2016), pp. 194-210 [doi]

- Yu, TQ; Lu, J; Abrams, CF; Vanden-Eijnden, E,