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 2018):**

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

- MATH 790-90.05,
*MINICOURSE IN ADVANCED TOPICS*Synopsis- Gross Hall 318, TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 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

**Current Ph.D. Students**- Kyle S. Thicke
- Chao Xu

**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**- Cao, Y; Lu, J,
*Stochastic dynamical low-rank approximation method*, Journal of Computational Physics, vol. 372 (November, 2018), pp. 564-586 [doi] [abs] - Huang, Y; Lu, J; Ming, P,
*A Concurrent Global–Local Numerical Method for Multiscale PDEs*, Journal of Scientific Computing, vol. 76 no. 2 (August, 2018), pp. 1188-1215 [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] - Cai, Z; Lu, J,
*A Quantum Kinetic Monte Carlo Method for Quantum Many-Body Spin Dynamics*, Siam Journal on Scientific Computing, vol. 40 no. 3 (January, 2018), pp. B706-B722 [doi] - Yu, VW-Z; Corsetti, F; García, A; Huhn, WP; Jacquelin, M; Jia, W; Lange, B; Lin, L; Lu, J; Mi, W; Seifitokaldani, A; Vázquez-Mayagoitia, Á; Yang, C; Yang, H; Blum, V,
*ELSI: A unified software interface for Kohn–Sham electronic structure solvers*, Computer Physics Communications, vol. 222 (January, 2018), pp. 267-285 [doi]

- Cao, Y; Lu, J,

**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.