Chair Professor, Interim Division Head Zhi-Min Zhang

Applied and Computational Mathematics

Office Location
Room A208

Ph.D. University of Maryland at College Park, 1991.

Professional Employment

Zhimin Zhang received his B.S. (1982) and M.S. (1985) from University of Science and Technology of China, and his Ph.D. from University of Maryland at College Park (1991). He was appointed Visiting Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor (Tenure-track) in the Department of Mathematics at Texas Tech University in 1991 and 1993, respectively, and promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 1997. He joined Wayne State University (WSU) as an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics in 1999 and was promoted to a full Professor in 2002. He was a Visiting Professor at Cornell University (2002) and Penn State University (2004). He is a Charles H. Gershenson Distinguished Faculty Fellow of WSU (2014). He joined Beijing Computational Science Research Center (CSRC) in 2012. He is serving on editorial boards of six professional journals including “Mathematics of Computation” and “Journal of Scientific Computing”.

Research Interests

Numerical PDEs, finite element methods, spectral methods, finite volume methods.


Changjiang Scholar Chair Professor, Sun Yat-sen University (2010)

Charles H. Gershenson Distinguished Faculty Fellow, WSU (2014).

Representative Publications
1.  Waixiang Cao, Zhimin Zhang, and Qingsong Zou. Superconvergence of Discontinuous Galerkin method for linear hyperbolic equations, SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis 52-5 (2014), 2555-2573.
2.  Zhimin Zhang, Superconvergence points of polynomial spectral interpolation. ,SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis 50-6 (2012), 2966-2985.
3.  Runchang Lin and Zhimin Zhang, Natural superconvergent points in 3Dfinite elements, SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis 46-3 (2008), 1281-1297.
4.  Zhimin Zhang and Ahmed A. Naga, A new finite element gradient recovery method: Superconvergence property, SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing 26-4 (2005), 1192-1213.
5.  Zhimin Zhang, Finite element superconvergence on Shishkin mesh for 2-D convection-diffusion problems, Mathematics of Computation 72 (2003), 1147-1177.
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