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 2018):
 MATH 69070.01, TOPICS IN APPLIED MATH
Synopsis
 Physics 235, TuTh 10:05 AM11:20 AM
 MATH 79090.05, MINICOURSE IN ADVANCED TOPICS
Synopsis
 Gross Hall 318, TuTh 01:25 PM02:40 PM
 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)
 Cao, Y; Lu, J, Stochastic dynamical lowrank approximation method,
Journal of Computational Physics, vol. 372
(November, 2018),
pp. 564586 [doi] [abs]
 Li, X; Liu, J; Lu, J; Zhou, X, Moderate deviation for random elliptic PDE with small noise,
The Annals of Applied Probability, vol. 28 no. 5
(October, 2018),
pp. 27812813 [doi] [abs]
 Huang, Y; Lu, J; Ming, P, A Concurrent Globalâ€“Local Numerical Method for Multiscale PDEs,
Journal of Scientific Computing, vol. 76 no. 2
(August, 2018),
pp. 11881215 [doi] [abs]
 You, Z; Li, L; Lu, J; Ge, H, Integrated tempering enhanced sampling method as the infinite switching limit of simulated tempering.,
The Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 149 no. 8
(August, 2018),
pp. 084114 [doi] [abs]
 Lu, J; Zhou, Z, Accelerated sampling by infinite swapping of path integral molecular dynamics with surface hopping.,
The Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 148 no. 6
(February, 2018),
pp. 064110 [doi] [abs]
 Recent Grant Support
 CAREER: Research and training in advanced computational methods for quantum and statistical mechanics, National Science Foundation, DMS1454939, 2015/092020/08.
