Yueheng Lan
  PhD in Physics

  Assistant Professor
  Department of Physics,
  Tsinghua University
  Email:lanyh [snail]


 Research Interests

  • Signal transduction, graph theoretic analysis and evolution analysis of cell reaction networks, cell migration, systems biology.
  • Pattern formation, coherent structures and spatiotemporal chaos in fluids and complex systems.
  • Non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, stochastic processes, field theory, nonlinear and complex dynamics, semiclassical calculations.
  • Exact solutions, renormalization group approach to nonlinear differential equations and complex systems.
  • Algorithms, computer simulations and computational biology and physics.

 Selected Publications

  • Unstable recurrent patterns in Kuramoto-Sivashinsky dynamics, Y. Lan and P. Cvitanovi\'{c}, accepted for publication(2008).
  • The Stochastic Dynamics of Filopodial Growth, Y. Lan and G. A. Papoian, Biophys. J. 94, 3839(2008).
  • Stochastic resonant signaling in enzyme cascades, Y. Lan and G. Papoian, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 228301(2007). Selected to
    The Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research.
  • Variational method for finding periodic orbits in a general flow, Y. Lan and P.Cvitanovi\'{c}, Phys. Rev. E 69, 016217(2004) [nlin.CD/0308008].
  • Analyzing intramolecular dynamics by fast Lyapunov indicators, E. Shchekinova, C. Chandre, Y. Lan and T. Uzer, J. Chem. Phys. 121, 3471(2004).


  • Travel allowance to IMA Workshop: Stochastic Models for Intracellular Reaction Networks, Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications (Minnesota), 2008.
  • National Science Foundation Grant (NSF) 0715225, participation in writing the proposal, 2007.
  • Travel Grants for Dynamics Days in 2004 and 2007, Dynamical Systems Organization.
  • Miller's Scholarship, University of Missouri, 2006.
  • Gilbert Amelio Fellowship, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004.
  • Honorable Mention in the International Mathematical Contest in Modeling, Beijing University, 1996.
  • Second Prize in Challenge Cup Science Competition, Beijing University, 1996
  • Huikai Scholarship, Beijing University, 1994.

 Industry Experiences:

  • Research Associate, Oct, 1995 - Oct, 1996, Optical Institute of China Daheng Corporation, Beijing, China
    • Project: Computer simulation of optical diagnosis of the offset and coplanarity of chip leads.

Author: Yuheng Lan