Jianfeng Lu

Assistant Professor

120 Science Drive, Physics Building, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-2875


An isoperimetric problem with Coulomb repulsion and attraction to a background nucleus

Density matrix minimization with ${\ell}_1$ regularization
Communications in Mathematical Sciences (2015)

Emergence of step flow from atomistic scheme of epitaxial growth in 1+1 dimensions
Phys. Rev. E (2015)

Half-space kinetic equations with general boundary conditions

Strang splitting methods for a quasilinear Schrödinger equation: convergence, instability, and dynamics
Communications in Mathematical Sciences (2015)

Gauge-invariant frozen Gaussian approximation method for the Schrodinger equation with periodic potentials

Density matrix minimization with $\ell_1$ regularization
Commun. Math. Sci. (2015)

Traction boundary conditions for molecular static simulations

Crystal image analysis using 2D synchrosqueezed transforms
Multiscale Model. Simul. (2015)

Efficient rare event simulation for failure problems in random media
SIAM J. Sci. Comput. (2015)

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; and machine learning for materials science.

Ph.D. - Princeton University
BS - Peking University
2015 CAREER Award, National Science Foundation
2013 Sloan Research Fellowship, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
2008 Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship, Princeton University