Xiaofan Li

Overseas Guest Professors:Xiaofan Li

Name:Xiaofan Li
Professor of Applied Mathematics
Director of Graduate Studies in Applied Mathematics
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Educational background:
University of California, Los Angeles
Applied Mathematics, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
1989 – 1993
Work experience:
Professor in Applied Math
Illinois Institute of Technology
2013, 6 to today (2 years)Chicago
research in computational math and applications in materials science, fluid mechanics and biology

Director of Graduate Studies
Illinois Institute of Technology
2005, 8 to today (9 years and 10 months)Dept of Applied Math
Admission of advising of graduate students

Associate Professor of Applied Math
Illinois Institute of Technology
2006, 6 – 2013, 5 (7 years)

Assistant Professor of Applied Math
Illinois Institute of Technology
1999, 8 – 2006, 5 (6 years and 10 months)Chicago
Research fields:
Research Interests

Numerical Methods for Nonlocal PDEs
Computational Fluid Dynamics: particulate flows, rheology of suspensions and emulsions
Computational Materials Science
Numerical Analysis: Boundary Integral Method, Finite Difference Method
Computational Acoustics
Scientific achievements:
Selected Publications

1. Self-similar evolution of a precipitate in inhomogeneous elastic media , with A. Barua, S. Li, and J. S. Lowengrub, Journal of Crystal Growth (2012), 351 62-71.
2. A boundary integral method for computing dynamics of an epitaxial island, with S.. Li, SIAM J. Sci. Comput. (2011) 33(6), 3282--3302.
3. A High-order Boundary Integral Method for Surface Diffusions on Elastically Stressed Axisymmetric Rods, with Q. Nie, J. of Comput. Phys. (2009) 228(12), 4625-4637. Click here for paper.
4. A spectrally accurate boundary integral method for interfacial velocities in two-dimensional Stokes flow, with X. Sun, Commun. Comput. Phys. (2010) 8(4), 933-946.
5. Numerical methods for nonlinear acoustic resonators, with G.Raman, Nonlinear Acoustics: Current Trends, eds. C. Vanhille and C. Campos-Pozuelo, Research Signpost (2011) 21-32 ISBN 978-81-308-0445-3.