Jianfeng Lu, Associate Professor of Mathematics and Chemistry and Physics
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:
Teaching (Fall 2017):
 MATH 356.02, ELEM DIFFERENTIAL EQUAT
Synopsis
 Soc/Psych 130, MW 01:25 PM02:40 PM
 MATH 631.01, REAL ANALYSIS
Synopsis
 Allen 103, MW 10:05 AM11:20 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
 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)
 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. 297308 [doi]
 Gao, Y; Liu, JG; Lu, J, Continuum Limit of a Mesoscopic Model with Elasticity of Step Motion on Vicinal Surfaces,
Journal of Nonlinear Science, vol. 27 no. 3
(June, 2017),
pp. 873926 [doi]
 Li, C; Lu, J; Yang, W, On extending KohnSham density functionals to systems with fractional number of electrons.,
Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 146 no. 21
(June, 2017),
pp. 214109 [doi] [abs]
 Lu, J; Thicke, K, Orbital minimization method with ℓ 1 regularization,
Journal of Computational Physics, vol. 336
(May, 2017),
pp. 87103 [doi]
 Lu, J; Zhou, Z, Path integral molecular dynamics with surface hopping for thermal equilibrium sampling of nonadiabatic systems.,
Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 146 no. 15
(April, 2017),
pp. 154110 [doi] [abs]
