Kevin Chu

  • Program Years: 2002-2005
  • Academic Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Field of Study: Applied Mathematics
  • Academic Advisor: Martin Bazant
  • Practicum(s):
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (2004)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Applied Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005
    M.S. Scientific Computing and Computational Mathematics, Stanford University, 1999
    B.S. Chemistry, Stanford University, 1998

Current Status

  • Status: Consultant / Researcher / CEO at Velexi Corporation
  • Research Area: applied math & science, data science/machine learning/artificial intelligence, CS&E, STEM education


K. T. Chu, Boosting the Accuracy of Finite Difference Schemes via Optimal Time Step Selection and Non-Iterative Defect Correction, submitted (2009).

Z. Chen, K. T. Chu, D. J. Srolovitz, J. M. Rickman, M. P. Haataja,
Dislocation Climb-Strengthening in Systems with Immobile Obstacles: A 3D Level-Set Simulation Study, Phys. Rev. B., 81, 054104 (2010).

K. T. Chu and J. V. Lambers, Using Optimal Time Step Selection to Boost the Accuracy of FD Schemes for Variable Coefficient PDEs, Proceedings of the World Congress on Engineering (2009).

K. T. Chu, A Simple Direct Matrix Approach for Computing Jacobians of Discretized Nonlinear Integro-differential equations, J. Comput. Phys., 228, 5526-5538 (2009).

K. T. Chu and M. Z. Bazant, Surface Conservation Laws at Microscopically Diffuse Interfaces, J. Colloid and Interface Sci., 315, 319-329 (2007).

Y. Jung, K. T. Chu and S. Torquato, A Variational Level Set Approach for Surface Area Minimization of Triply Periodic Surfaces, J. Comp. Phys. 223, 711-730 (2007).

K. T. Chu and M. Z. Bazant, Nonlinear electrochemical relaxation around conductors, Phys. Rev. E., 74, 011501 (2006).

M. Z. Bazant, K. T. Chu, and B. J. Bayly, Current-voltage relations for electrochemical thin films. SIAM J. Appl. Math., 65, 1463-1484 (2005).

K. T. Chu and M. Z. Bazant, Electrochemical thin films at and above the classical limiting current. SIAM J. Appl. Math., 65, 1485-1505 (2005).

K. Weidemaier, H. L. Tavernier, K. T. Chu, and M. D. Fayer. Photoinduced electron transfer between donors and acceptors on micelle surfaces. Chemical Physics Letters. 276 (1997) 309-315.


Visiting Scientist appointment at the Institute of High-Performance Computing in Singapore (2009)

Howes Scholar (2006)

Elected to Sigma Xi Research Society as Full Member (2005)