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


Teaching Training 2014-2015

With the help of Sara Jamshidi, I am also coordinating a departmental teaching training program for all instructors and TAs .


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.


  • CCMA Luncheon Seminar
  • Applied and Computational Mathematics Seminar Series
  • Complex Fluids Seminar
  • Mathematics Colloquium

  • Conferences and Workshops

  • Workshop on Mathematical Models of Electrolytes with Application to Molecular Biology, TIMS, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, December 25 -- 27, 2013.

  • Workshop on Energetic Variational Methods with Applications to Molecular Biology, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, January 2 -- 5, 2014.

  • 2014 NCTS Short Course in Mathematical Biology, National Center for Theoretical Sci- ences (NCTS), National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, January 9 -- 10, 2014.

  • IAS Program: Frontiers of Soft Matter Physics: from Non- equilibrium Dynamics to Active Matter, International Conference, IAS, HKUST, Hong Kong, January 13 -- 17, 2014.

  • 2014 International Conference on Modeling of Complex Biological Systems, Chern Institute of Mathematics, Nankai University, Tianjin, China, May 26 -- 29, 2014.

  • Second Annual Meeting of Taiwan Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Dong Hwa University, Hua Lien, Taiwan June 2014.

  • Mathematics in Action: Modeling and analysis in molecular biology and electrophysiology, Suzhou University, China, June 2 -- 5, 2014.

  • International Conference on the Mathematical Theory of Liquid Crystals and Related Topics, NYU-ECNU Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU Shanghai, Shanghai, China, June 15 -- 19, 2015.

  • Workshop on Transport of Ionic Particles in Biological Environments, Fields Institute, University of Toronto, Canada, July 28- Aug 1, 2014

  • Modeling, analysis and computing in nonlinear PDEs, Chateau Liblice, Czech Republic, September 21 -- 26, 2014.

  • IUPAP Conference on Computational Physics, CCP2014, Boston, Massachusetts, August 11 -- 14, 2014.

  • Summer schools on MATHEMATICAL THEORY IN FLUID MECHANICS, Kacov, Czech Republic, May 2015.

  • International Conference on Applied Mathematics, In Honor of Professor Roderick S.C. Wong's 70th Birthday, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, December 2014.

  • IAS Focused Program on Multiscale Modeling and Simulation of Defect Problems in Materials Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, 15 -- 19 December 2014.

  • Analysis and its applications in Biology and Physiology, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, December 26-31, 2014.

  • SIAM Sponsored Workshop on Dimension Reduction: Mathematical Methods and Applications, March 21-25, 2015, Penn State University.

  • the 14th School Mathematical Theory in Fluid Mechanics, K├ícov, May 22 - 29, 2015.

  • Past Conferences