Chuan Li

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Associate Professor

Office: UNA 118
Phone: 610-436-1081
Fax: 610-738-0578


Webpage: CLi


  • B.S. University of Science and Technology of China
  • M.S. Ohio University
  • Ph.D. University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Research Interests

  • mathematical biology
  • matched interface and boundary (MIB) methods for solving 3D interface problems with complex geometries,
  • scientific (parallel) computing schemes development for solving partial differential equations (PDEs)

Professional Experience

  • Fall 2020 - present: Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, West Chester, PA 19383
  • 2015 - Fall 2020: Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, West Chester, PA 19383
  • 2014-2015: Post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Mathematics, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487.
  • 2011-2014: Research Associate in Computational Biophysics and Bioinformatics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Clemson University, SC 29634

Selected Publications

  • Chuan Li, Marharyta Petukh, Lin Li, and Emil Alexov, Continuous development of schemes for parallel computing of the electrostatics in biological systems: Implementation in DelPhi. Journal of computational chemistry 34, no. 22 (2013): 1949-1960.
  • Chuan Li, Lin Li, Marharyta Petukh, and Emil Alexov, Progress in developing Poisson-Boltzmann equation solvers. Molecular based mathematical biology 1 (2013): 42-62.
  • Chuan Li, Lin Li, Jie Zhang, and Emil Alexov, Highly efficient and exact method for parallelization of gridā€based algorithms and its implementation in DelPhi. Journal of computational chemistry 33, no. 24 (2012): 1960-1966.
  • Chuan Li, Vasilios Alexiades, and Jack W. Buchanan, Robustness of Action Potentials in Cardiac Myocytes. Proceedings of Dynamic Systems and Applications 6 (2012): 241-247.
  • Chuan Li and Vasilios Alexiades, Comparison of time stepping schemes on the cable equation. Electronic J of Differential Equations 19 (2010): 189-196.

Selected Talks

  • Parabolic Interface Problems and Their Applications in Computational Biophysics, joint math colloquium at Millersville University and Franklin & Marshall College, Millersville University, Oct 01, 2015.
  • Continuous development of a matched Alternative Direction Implicit (ADI) method for solving parabolic interface problems, SIAM-SEAS 2015, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Mar 20-22, 2015.
  • Parallel computing of calculating electrostatic potential and energies for large macromolecules and complexes, SEARCDE 2013, University of Tennessee, Sep 21-22, 2013.
  • Revealing the role of electrostatics in guiding long-range electron carriers, 246th ACS National Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana, Sep 8-12, 2013.
  • Parallelized DelPhi: A multi-processor Poisson- Boltzmann solver to calculate electrostatic energies of biological macromolecules, 244th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, Philadelphia PA, Aug 19-23, 2012.