Research Interest & Publications:

Developing advanced stochastic and deterministic numerical methods to understand complex physical phenomena with a special focus on electromagnetic processes arising from complex biological systems, quantum dynamics and transport, and meta-materials and nano-photonics, and scattering in random media.

  • Stochastic computing methods for meta-materials and VLSI interconnect
  • Computational probability and Feynman-Kac representation of PDE solutions and E&M polarizability tensors of nano-particle of complicated shapes
  • Computational biology, solvation, fast algorithms for electrostatics
  • Computational electromagnetics for meta-materials, random scattering, nano-photonic, and plasmonic devices
  • Quantum transport in nano-devices (Wigner transport and Non-equilibrium Green’s function methods)
  • Adaptive wavelet/multiscale methods for numerical combustion and circuit System
  • Monte Carlo and stochastic methods, Spectral methods, integral equation methods, discontinuous Galerkin methods
  • Fast integral solvers for wave scattering in layered media

Book Publication

Computational Methods for Electromagnetic Phenomena – electrostatics in solvation, scattering, and electron transport

  Recent Research Projects:

      • DOE, Numerical Methods of Compuational Electromagnetics in Complex Inhomogenuous Systems, (2005-2013)
      • DMS/NIGMS Math Biology Initiative (NIH), Fast Algorithms of Electrostatic Interactions for Biomolecular Simulations, (2007-2013)
      • ARO, Numerical Methods for Studying Optical Absorption of Random Media and Quantum Dots for Solar Cell Designs (2014-2017)
      • NSF, High Order and Efficient Numerical Methods for Simulating Electromagnetic Phenomena, (2016-2019)
      • ARO, Efficient Numerical Methods for Stochastical Modeling for Optical Absorption in Solar Cells (2017-2020)
      • NSF, Path Integral Monte Carlo Methods for Computing Polarizability Tensors of Nano-materials and Electrical Impedance Tomography, (2017-2020)


      • Brown University, 1989, Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics
      • University of Science and Technology, China, 1985, M.S. in Applied Mathematics
      • University of Science and Technology, China, 1982, B.S. in Mathematics

Professional Experience:

  • Southern Methodist University, 8/2017-present                                               Clements Chair of Applied Mathematics, Department of Mathematics
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 8/1989 – 7/2017
    • Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, 8/89-7/94
    • Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, 7/94-7/99
    • Professor, Department of Mathematics, 7/99-7/2017
  • University of California at Santa Barbara, 1/95-9/96
    • Assistant Professor V (off-scale), Department of Mathematics, 1/95-5/96
    • Associate Professor II (off-scale), Department of Mathematics, 5/96-9/96

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