Luoding Zhu


LD 270G
(317) 278-9225
Research Areas:
Computational Biofluid Dynamics | Mathematical Biology


Prof. Zhu's research program is in the area of applied computational mathematics with biological applications. He is interested in numerical methods for and computer simulations of fundamental mechanical and/or biological processes which involve incompressible viscous fluids and elastic deformable boundaries. There are two major components of his research program: development of numerical methods for fluid-flexible-structure-interaction problems including extension/improvement of the immersed boundary (IB) method, and applications of these methods to problems in life science/ biomedical engineering.

Currently Prof. Zhu is working on 1) developing a 3D IB method using the lattice Boltzmann approach for turbulent biological flows with application; 2) modeling and simulation of blood flows in arteries with disease such as atherosclerosis.

Research areas

  • Computational Biofluid Dynamics
  • Fluid-Solid Interactions


  • PhD in Applied Math (2001), Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, USA (Advisor: Prof. Charles S. Peskin)
  • MS in Fluid Dynamics (1992), Beijing Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, Beijing, PR China (Advisor: Prof. Jihai Wang)
  • BS in Mechanics (1989), Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, PR China (Advisor: Prof. Benzhao Zhang)


Institute for Mathematical Modeling and Computational Science