Jianfeng Lu

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Office Location: 
242 Physics Bldg, 120 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Front Office Address: 
Mathematics Department, Duke University, Box 90320, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: 
(919) 660-2875

Overview

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.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Princeton University 2009

CAREER: Research and training in advanced computational methods for quantum and statistical mechanics awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2020

Collaborative Research: SI2-SSI: ELSI-Infrastructure for Scalable Electronic Structure Theory awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2019

Mathematical Problems for Electronic Structure Models awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2013 to 2016

Li, L, Liu, J-G, and Lu, J. "Fractional Stochastic Differential Equations Satisfying Fluctuation-Dissipation Theorem." Journal of Statistical Physics 169.2 (October 2017): 316-339. Full Text Open Access Copy

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, and Blum, V. "ELSI: A unified software interface for Kohn–Sham electronic structure solvers." Computer Physics Communications (September 2017). Full Text Open Access Copy

Lu, J, and Steinerberger, S. "A variation on the Donsker-Varadhan inequality for the principal eigenvalue." Proceedings. Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences 473.2204 (August 23, 2017): 20160877-. Full Text Open Access Copy

Gao, Y, Liu, J-G, and Lu, J. "Continuum Limit of a Mesoscopic Model with Elasticity of Step Motion on Vicinal Surfaces." Journal of Nonlinear Science 27.3 (June 2017): 873-926. Full Text Open Access Copy

Li, C, Lu, J, and Yang, W. "On extending Kohn-Sham density functionals to systems with fractional number of electrons." The Journal of chemical physics 146.21 (June 2017): 214109-. Full Text

Lu, J, and Thicke, K. "Orbital minimization method with ℓ 1 regularization." Journal of Computational Physics 336 (May 2017): 87-103. Full Text Open Access Copy

Niu, X, Luo, T, Lu, J, and Xiang, Y. "Dislocation climb models from atomistic scheme to dislocation dynamics." Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 99 (February 2017): 242-258. Full Text Open Access Copy

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