- Associate Professor of Mathematics
- Associate Professor of Chemistry (Secondary)
- Associate Professor of Physics (Secondary)
Research Areas and Keywords
PDE & Dynamical Systems
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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.
Quantum Computing in Chemical and Material Sciences awarded by Department of Energy (Co-Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2021
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
Delgadillo, R, Lu, J, and Yang, X. "Frozen Gaussian approximation for high frequency wave propagation in periodic media." Asymptotic Analysis 110.3-4 (November 19, 2018): 113-135. Full Text
Chen, H, Lu, J, and Ortner, C. "Thermodynamic Limit of Crystal Defects with Finite Temperature Tight Binding." Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis 230.2 (November 2018): 701-733. Full Text Open Access Copy
Cao, Y, and Lu, J. "Stochastic dynamical low-rank approximation method." Journal of Computational Physics 372 (November 2018): 564-586. Full Text
Li, X, Liu, J, Lu, J, and Zhou, X. "Moderate deviation for random elliptic PDE with small noise." The Annals of Applied Probability 28.5 (October 2018): 2781-2813. Full Text Open Access Copy
You, Z, Li, L, Lu, J, and Ge, H. "Integrated tempering enhanced sampling method as the infinite switching limit of simulated tempering." The Journal of Chemical Physics 149.8 (August 2018): 084114-null. Full Text
Barthel, T, and Lu, J. "Fundamental Limitations for Measurements in Quantum Many-Body Systems." Physical Review Letters 121.8 (August 2018): 080406-null. Full Text
Huang, Y, Lu, J, and Ming, P. "A Concurrent Global–Local Numerical Method for Multiscale PDEs." Journal of Scientific Computing 76.2 (August 2018): 1188-1215. Full Text
Lin, L, Lu, J, and Vanden-Eijnden, E. "A Mathematical Theory of Optimal Milestoning (with a Detour via Exact Milestoning)." Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics 71.6 (June 2018): 1149-1177. Full Text Open Access Copy
Gauckler, L, Lu, J, Marzuola, JL, Rousset, F, and Schratz, K. "Trigonometric integrators for quasilinear wave equations." Mathematics of Computation 88.316 (May 4, 2018): 717-749. Full Text
Lu, J, and Zhou, Z. "Accelerated sampling by infinite swapping of path integral molecular dynamics with surface hopping." The Journal of Chemical Physics 148.6 (February 2018): 064110-null. Full Text Open Access Copy
Yu, V, Huhn, W, Lin, L, Lu, J, Vazquez-Mayagoitia, A, Yang, C, and Blum, V. "ELSI: A unified software interface for Kohn-Sham electronic structure solvers." 255th National Meeting and Exposition of the American-Chemical-Society (ACS) - Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water. March 18, 2018 - March 22, 2018. New Orleans, LA.: AMER CHEMICAL SOC, March 18, 2018.
Xian, Y, Thompson, A, Qiu, Q, Nolte, L, Nowacek, D, Lu, J, Calderbank, R, and IEEE, . "CLASSIFICATION OF WHALE VOCALIZATIONS USING THE WEYL TRANSFORM." 2015.
The 2017 IMA Prize in Mathematics and its Applications has been awarded to Jianfeng Lu, an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics at Duke University, with secondary appointments in the Departments of Chemistry and Physics. Lu received... read more »
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