Jianfeng Lu

Jianfeng Lu
  • Associate Professor of Mathematics
  • Associate Professor of Chemistry (Secondary)
  • Associate Professor of Physics (Secondary)
External address: 242 Physics Bldg, 120 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: Mathematics Department, Duke University, Box 90320, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 660-2875

Research Areas and Keywords

electronic structure models, calculus of variations, semiclassical analysis
Computational Mathematics
electronic structure models, multiscale modeling and simulations, numerical analysis, rare events simulation, computational physics, time-frequency analysis, fast algorithms, stochastic numerical methods, kinetic equations, nonlinear Schrodinger equations, quantum chemistry, computational statistical mechanics, optimization, high frequency wave propagation
Mathematical Physics
electronic structure models, quantum chemistry, kinetic theory, quantum information
PDE & Dynamical Systems
multiscale modeling and simulations, numerical analysis, calculus of variations, kinetic equations, Schroedinger equations
Physical Modeling
electronic structure models, multiscale modeling and simulations, rare events simulation, computational physics, kinetic equations, nonlinear Schroedinger equations, quantum chemistry, computational statistical mechanics
rare events simulation, computational statistical mechanics, stochastic numerical methods
Signals, Images & Data
time-frequency analysis, fast algorithms, optimization, applied harmonic analysis

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

E, W, and Lu, J. "Stability and the continuum limit of the spin-polarized Thomas-Fermi-Dirac-von Weizsäcker model." Journal of Mathematical Physics 53.11 (November 2012): 115615-115615. Full Text Open Access Copy

Lin, L, Lu, J, Ying, L, and E, W. "Optimized local basis set for Kohn–Sham density functional theory." Journal of Computational Physics 231.13 (May 2012): 4515-4529. Full Text

Lu, J, and Yang, X. "Convergence of frozen Gaussian approximation for high-frequency wave propagation." Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics 65.6 (2012): 759-789. Full Text Open Access Copy

E, W, and Lu, J. "The Kohn-Sham equation for deformed crystals." Memoirs of the American Mathematical Society 221.1040 (2012): 1-1. Full Text

Schütte, C, Noé, F, Lu, J, Sarich, M, and Vanden-Eijnden, E. "Markov state models based on milestoning." The Journal of Chemical Physics 134.20 (May 28, 2011): 204105-204105. Full Text

Lin, L, Lu, J, and Ying, L. "Fast construction of hierarchical matrix representation from matrix–vector multiplication." Journal of Computational Physics 230.10 (May 2011): 4071-4087. Full Text Open Access Copy

Daubechies, I, Lu, J, and Wu, H-T. "Synchrosqueezed wavelet transforms: An empirical mode decomposition-like tool." Applied and Computational Harmonic Analysis 30.2 (March 2011): 243-261. Full Text

Lin, L, Yang, C, Meza, JC, Lu, J, Ying, L, and E, W. "SelInv---An Algorithm for Selected Inversion of a Sparse Symmetric Matrix." ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software 37.4 (February 1, 2011): 1-19. Full Text