Chun Liu

Professor of Mathematics

Ph.D. Mathematics

Courant Institute, New York University

Contact Information

Department of Mathematics
The Penn State University
University Park, PA 16802
Tel: 814-8653611


I am teaching a special topic course "Energeetic Variational Approaches in Complex Fluids" during the fall 2014. The class meets every Tuesday and Thurday at 4:30p -- 5:40p in Room 104 Osmond Lab.


My current research interests center around partial differential equations, calculus of variations and their applications in complex fluids.

During the summer of 2013, we organized a program for undergraduate students REU 2013.

  • Energetic Variational Approaches
  • Biology and Physiology
  • Liquid Crystals
  • Mixtures and Interfaces, Grain Growth, Evolution of Surfaces
  • Viscoelastic Fluids and Polymeric Materials

  • Here are some of my publications and a brief cv.
    A patial list of my publications and their BIBTEX entries in MathSciNet.


  • Mathematical Biology Seminar
  • Applied and Computational Mathematics Seminar Series
  • Complex Fluids Seminar
  • Mathematics Colloquium
  • Seminars in College of Sciences

  • Conferences and Workshops

  • The Mathematics of Liquid Crystals, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Oxford University, Oxford, England, 7 January - 5 July 2013.

  • 21st Annual Workshop in Differential Equations, National Central University, Chung-Li, Taiwan, January 18-19, 2013.

  • International Conference on Analysis, Modeling and Computations of Complex Fluids, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, June 10-14, 2013.

  • Ion Channels for the 21st Century - Revisiting the Foundation of Neuronal Dynamics, Penn State University, State College, PA, July 29, 2013.

  • Fifth Montreal Problem Solving Workshop,A CRM-Mprime Event, Montreal, Canada, August 19 - 23, 2013.

  • Conference on Recent trends in classical and complex fluids, University of Sussex, Falmer (UK), September 5-7, 2013.

  • Materials for a Sustainable Energy Future, Workshop I: Solar Cells, IPAM, UCLA, Los Angles, CA, September 23 - 27, 2013

  • Past Conferences