Tianshi Lu, Associate Professor

Numerical Analysis, PhD; Stoney Brook Univeristy, 2005





Kansas NSF EPSCoR First Award (2010-2011)


PhD. Student


  • Rinker, Patrick  “Pellet Ablation in Tokamak Reactors” PhD thesis, July 2015
  • Sirvan Rahmati (Current)


Fields of Interest

High performance computing, MHD, free surface/multiphase CFD, with applications in bubbly flows, phase transitions, interfacial instability, shock waves and plasma/tokamak physics.
Efficient numerical schemes for hyperbolic systems and electromagnetic waves, front tracking Quantum computing, adiabatic rapid passage.


Selected Publications

  • P. Parks, T.Lu, R. Samulyak, Charging and ExB Rotation of Ablation clouds Surrounding Refueling Pellets in Hot Fusion Plasmas, Physics of Plasmas 16, 060705 (2009)
  • T.Lu, J. Du, R. Samulyak. A Numerical Algorithm for Magnetohydrodynamics of Ablated Materials. J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 8, 3674-3685 (2008)
  • T. Lu, Z.L. Xu, J. Glimm, R. Samulyak, X.M. Ji. Dynamic Phase Boundaries for compressible Fluids. SIAM J. Sci. Comput. 30, 895-915 (2008).
  • R. Samulyak, T. Lu, P. Parks, J. Glimm, X. Li. Simulation of Pellet Ablation for Tokamak Fueling with ITAPS Front Tracking . Journal of Physics: Conf. Series 125, 012081 (2008).
  • T. Jeffres, K. Kirsten, T. Lu, Zeta Function on Surfaces of Revolution, J. Phys. A: Math. THeor., 45, 345201 (2012).
  • T. Lu, Population Inversion by Chirped Pulsee, Phys, Rev. A, 84, 033411 (2011).
  • T. Lu, T. Jeffres, K. Kirsten, Zeta function of self-adjoint operators on surfaces of revolution, J. Phys. A: Math. Theor., 48, 145204 (2015).
  • T. Lu, Wave propagation in bubbly fluids and caviation mitigation, Wave Propagation, Ed. Gomes Mateus, Academy Publish, 309-332 (2014).
  • Y. Kostogorova-Beller, T. Lu, Numerical Modeling of Experimentally Obtained Lightning Arc Root Damage in Metal Sheets, Int'l J. Eng. Prac. Res., 2, 139-147 (2013).