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 Bldg, 120 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708 |

Office Phone: | (919) 660-2875 |

Email Address: | |

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

**Teaching (Fall 2017):**

- MATH 356.02,
*ELEM DIFFERENTIAL EQUAT*Synopsis- Soc/Psych 130, MW 01:25 PM-02:40 PM

- MATH 631.01,
*REAL ANALYSIS*Synopsis- Allen 103, MW 10:05 AM-11:20 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**- Lu, J; Thicke, K,
*Orbital minimization method with ℓ 1 regularization*, Journal of Computational Physics, vol. 336 (May, 2017), pp. 87-103 [doi] - Lu, J; Yang, H,
*A cubic scaling algorithm for excited states calculations in particle-particle random phase approximation*, Journal of Computational Physics (March, 2017) [doi] - Watson, AB; Lu, J; Weinstein, MI,
*Wavepackets in inhomogeneous periodic media: Effective particle-field dynamics and Berry curvature*, Journal of Mathematical Physics, vol. 58 no. 2 (February, 2017), pp. 021503-021503 [doi] - Niu, X; Luo, T; Lu, J; Xiang, Y,
*Dislocation climb models from atomistic scheme to dislocation dynamics*, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, vol. 99 (February, 2017), pp. 242-258 [doi] - Lu, J; Yang, H,
*Preconditioning Orbital Minimization Method for Planewave Discretization*, Multiscale Modeling & Simulation, vol. 15 no. 1 (January, 2017), pp. 254-273 [doi]

- Lu, J; Thicke, K,