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Jianfeng Lu, Associate Professor of Mathematics and Chemistry and Physics

Jianfeng Lu

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.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  242 Physics Bldg, 120 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-2875
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:  http://www.math.duke.edu/~jianfeng/

Teaching (Fall 2018):

  • MATH 690-70.01, TOPICS IN APPLIED MATH Synopsis
    Physics 235, TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
Office Hours:

By email appointments
Education:

Ph.D.Princeton University2009
BSPeking University2005
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

Curriculum Vitae
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   (More Publications)

  1. Huang, Y; Lu, J; Ming, P, A Concurrent Global–Local Numerical Method for Multiscale PDEs, Journal of Scientific Computing (February, 2018), pp. 1-28 [doi]  [abs]
  2. Lu, J; Zhou, Z, Accelerated sampling by infinite swapping of path integral molecular dynamics with surface hopping., Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 148 no. 6 (February, 2018), pp. 064110 [doi]  [abs]
  3. Dai, S; Li, B; Lu, J, Convergence of Phase-Field Free Energy and Boundary Force for Molecular Solvation, Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis, vol. 227 no. 1 (January, 2018), pp. 105-147 [doi]
  4. Lu, J; Thicke, K, Cubic scaling algorithms for RPA correlation using interpolative separable density fitting, Journal of Computational Physics, vol. 351 (December, 2017), pp. 187-202 [doi]
  5. Cao, Y; Lu, J, Lindblad equation and its semiclassical limit of the Anderson-Holstein model, Journal of Mathematical Physics, vol. 58 no. 12 (December, 2017) [doi]  [abs]
Recent Grant Support

  • CAREER: Research and training in advanced computational methods for quantum and statistical mechanics, National Science Foundation, DMS-1454939, 2015/09-2020/08.      
  • CAREER: Research and training in advanced computational methods for quantum and statistical mechanics, National Science Foundation, DMS-1454939, 2015/09-2020/08.      

 

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