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Chaoyu Quan
Research Associate
Research interest: Scientific computing; Numerical Analysis

Working Experience

2018.12  –  now 

Research Associate, SUSTech International Center for Mathematics, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China.

2017.11  –  2018.11 

PostDoc, Institut des Sciences du Calcul et des Données, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6), Sorbonne Université, Paris, France.


2014.10 – 2017.10

PhD in Mathematics, Laboratoire Jacques–Louis Lions, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France, supervised by Prof. Yvon Maday and Prof. Benjamin Stamm.

2013.09 – 2014.09

MS in Applied Mathematics, Université Paris Dauphine (Paris 9), France.

2009.09 – 2013.07

BS in Computational Mathematics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China.

Grants & Awards

2021 – 2022

Stable Support Plan Program of Shenzhen Natural Science Fund, General Program (RMB 500,000), 20200925160747003.

2020 – 2022

Guangdong Basic and Applied Basic Research Foundation, General Program (RMB 100,000), 2020A1515010336.

2020 – 2022

NSFC Grant, National Science Foundation for Young Scientists of China (RMB 250,000), No. 11901281.

2019 – 2024

Overseas High-Caliber Personnel in Shenzhen, Level C.


Journal Articles

[13] D. Li, C. Quan, and T. Tang, Stability and convergence analysis for the implicit-explicit method to the Cahn-Hilliard equation, accepted by Mathematics of Computation, 2021.

[12] D. Li, C. Quan, and W. Yang, The BDF3/EP3 scheme for MBE with no slope selection is stable, accepted by Journal of Scientific Computing, 2021.

[11] D. Li, C. Quan, T. Tang, and W. Yang, On symmetry breaking of Allen-Cahn, accepted by  CSIAM Transactions on Applied Mathematics, 2021.

[10] X. Cheng, D. Li, C. Quan, and W. Yang, On a parabolic sine-Gordon model, Numerical Mathematics: Theory, Methods and Applications, Vol. 14, No. 4, pp. 1068-1084, 2021.

[9] C. Quan, T. Tang, and J. Yang, How to define dissipation-preserving energy for time-fractional phase-field equations CSIAM Transactions on Applied Mathematics, 1 (3), 478-490, 2020.

[8] R. Boto, F. Peccati, R. Laplaza, C. Quan, A. Carbone, J.-P. Piquemal, Y. Maday, and J. Contreras-García, NCIPLOT4: Fast, robust and quantitative analysis of noncovalent interactionsJournal of Chemical Theory and Computation, 16 (7), 4150–4158, 2020.

[7] R. Boto, F. Peccati, R. Laplaza, C. Quan, A. Carbone, J.-P. Piquemal, Y. Maday, and J. Contreras-García, NCIPLOT and the analysis of noncovalent interactions using the reduced density gradientWIREs Computational Molecular Science, E1497, 2020.

[6] X. Duan, C. Quan, B. Stamm, A boundary-partition-based diagram of d-dimensional balls: Definition, properties and applicationsAdvances in Computational Mathematics 46 (44), 2020

[5] C. Quan, B. Stamm, Y. Maday, A domain decomposition method for the Poisson–Boltzmann solvation modelsSIAM Journal on Scientific Computing 41 (2), B320-B350, 2019.

[4] E.B. Lindgren, C. Quan, B. Stamm, Theoretical analysis of screened many-body electrostatic interactions between charged polarizable particlesJournal of Chemical Physics 150, 044901, 2019.

[3] C. Quan, B. Stamm, Y. Maday, A domain decomposition method for the polarizable continuum model based on the solvent excluded surfaceMathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences 28 (07), 1233-1266, 2018.

[2] C. Quan, B. Stamm, Meshing molecular surfaces based on analytical implicit representationJournal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling 71, 200-210, 2017.

[1] C. Quan, B. Stamm, Mathematical analysis and calculation of molecular surfacesJournal of Computational Physics 322, 760-782, 2016.


[1] Chaoyu Quan, Tao Tang, and Jiang Yang, Numerical energy dissipation for time-fractional phase-field equations, arXiv:2009.06178, 2020

[2] D. Li, C. Quan, T. Tang, and W. Yang, Sharp convergence to steady states of Allen-Cahn, arXiv:2106.08534, 2021.

[3] X. Cheng, D. Li, C. Quan, and W. Yang, On a sinc-type MBE model, arXiv:2106.16193, 2021.

[4] D. Li, C. Quan, and T. Tang, Energy dissipation of Strang splitting for Allen-Cahn, arXiv:2108.05214, 2021.

[5] D. Li, C. Quan, The operator-splitting method for Cahn-Hilliard is stable, arXiv:2107.01418, 2021.

[6] D. Li, C. Quan, On the energy stability of Strang-splitting for Cahn-Hilliard, arXiv:2107.05349, 2021.

[7] D. Li, C. Quan, Negative time splitting is stable, arXiv:2107.07332, 2021.

[8] C. Quan, B. Wang, Energy stable L2 schemes for time-fractional phase-field equations, arXiv:2108.08437, 2021.

[9] D. Li, C. Quan, Energy stability of Strang splitting for vector-valued and matrix-valued Allen-Cahn equations, arXiv:2108.11254, 2021.


Nov. 2019    Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China.

Sep. 2019    CSIAM Annual Meeting 2019, Foshan, Guangdong, China.

Aug. 2019    Tianyuan Mathematical Center in Northeast China, Changchun, Jilin, China.

Aug. 2019    Qufu Normal University, Qufu, Shandong, China.

June 2019    CCES, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany.

June 2019    The Mathematics of Finite Elements and Applications, Brunel University, London, UK.

June 2019    Workshop on Recent Developments in Numerical Methods for Differential Equations, SUSTech, Shenzhen, China.

Apr. 2019    CUHK–SUSTech Joint Workshop, SUSTech, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China.

Mar. 2019    Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei, China.

Sep. 2018    German-French Conference on Mathematics in Computational Chemistry, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany.

Feb. 2018    Invited visit for two weeks at Gaussian Inc, Wallingford, USA.

Jan. 2017    Young Researchers Workshop on Mathematical Methods in Quantum Chemistry, Paris, France.

Mar. 2016    CCES, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany.

Dec. 2015    La Matinée des Jeunes Chercheurs, Institut du Calcul et de la Simulation, Paris, France.

Oct. 2015    Workshop on Coupling Atomistic with Continuum Models, Laboratoire Jacques–Louis Lions, Paris, France.


Fortran, Matlab, Mathematica, R