Jianfeng Lu

Assistant Professor

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


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

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

Diffusion approximations of linear transport equations: Asymptotics and numerics
J. Comput. Phys. (2015)

Compression of the electron repulsion integral tensor in tensor hypercontraction format with cubic scaling cost
J. Comput. Phys. (2015)

Numerical scheme for a spatially inhomogeneous matrix-valued quantum Boltzmann equation
J. Comput. Phys. (2015)

Orbital-free density functional theory of out-of-plane charge screening in graphene
J. Nonlinear Sci. (2015)

Analysis of the divide-and-conquer method for electronic structure calculations
Math. Comp. (2015)

Gentlest ascent dynamics for calculating first excited state and exploring energy landscape of Kohn-Sham density functionals
J. Chem. Phys. (2015)

Frozen Gaussian approximation for high frequency wave propagation in periodic media

Sparsifying preconditioner for soliton calculations

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