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Dr. Zhenlu Cui

Professor in Mathematics

Office: Science & Technology 405

Phone: (910) 672-1164


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Dr. Zhenlu Cui is a full Professor of Mathematics at Fayetteville State University. He earned his BS in Mathematics Education from Jiangsu Normal Univresity, MS in Mathematics from Xiamen University and Ph. D in Applied Mathematics from Florida State University in 2005. He worked two years at Department of Mathematics of UNC-Chapel Hill before he moved to Fayetteville State University in 2007. He was awarded “Beijing Excellent Young Teacher” in 1994 by Beijing Municipal Commission of Education and Academician at Fayetteville State University in 2013.


1. Mathematical Modeling

2. Advanced Calculus

3. Street-Fighting Mathematics

4. Ordinary Differential Equations I & II

5. Linear Algebra

6. Calculus I, II& III


1. Applied and Computational Mathematics

2. Multiscale Modeling, Analysis and Computation

2. Soft Matters and Biophysical fluid dynamics

3. Approximation Theory and Computer-Aided Design


  • Zhenlu Cui, Jianbing Su and Xiaoming Zeng, Apparent Viscosity of Active Nematics in Poiseuille Flow, J. of Phys: Conf. Series, Vol 640, 01211,  2015.

  • Zhenlu Cui , Xiao-Ming Zeng and Jianbing Su, Steady States of Sheared Active Nematics, Advances in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, Vol. 6, No. 1, 75-86, 2014. 

  • Qing-Bo Cai, Xiao-Ming Zeng and Zhenlu Cui, Approximation Properties of the modification of Kantorovich type q-Szasz operators, Journal of Computational Analysis and Applications, Vol. 15, No. 1, 176-187, 2013.

  • Zhenlu Cui and Xiao-Ming-Zeng, Rheology of Sheared Bacterial Suspensions,  The IMA Volume in Mathematics and Its Applications, Vol 155, 217-224, 2012.

  • Li-Cai Chu, Zhenlu Cui Xiao-Ming Zeng, The Method of Curves and Surfaces Modeling Based on Beta-Binomial Distribution, Journal of Computational Information Systems 8: 1, 1-8, 2012.

  • Zhenlu Cui, Weakly Sheared Active Suspensions: Hydrodynamics, Stability and Rheology, Physical Review E, 83, 031911, 2011.

  • Zhenlu Cui, Qi Wang, Permeation Flows in Cholesteric Liquid Crystal Polymers under Oscillatory Shear, DCDS-B, Vol. 15, No. 1, 45-60, 2011.

  • Zhenlu Cui, Small amplitude oscillatory shear permeation flow of cholesteric liquid crystal polymers, Communications in Mathematical Sciences, Vol. 8, No. 4, 943-963, 2010.

  • Zhenlu Cui, Qi Wang and Jianbing Su, Oscillatory shear rheology of chiral liquid crystal polymers, Proc. of SPIE, Vol. 7493, 74933F1-8, 2009.

  • Xiaofeng Yang, Zhenlu Cui, M. Gregory Forest, Qi Wang & Jie Shen,  Dimensional Robustness and Instability of Sheared, Semi-dilute, Nano-Rod Dispersions, Multiscale Modeling and Simulation, Vol. 7, No. 2, 622-654, 2008.

  • Eric Choate, Zhenlu Cui and M. Gregory Forest , Effects of strong anchoring on the dynamics moduli of heterogeneous nematic polymers, Rheological Acta. 47, 223-236, 2008.

  • Eric Choate, M. Gregory Forest, Zhelu Cui and Lili Ju , Effects of director angle conditions on the dynamic moduli of heterogeneous nematic polymers, Proceedings of the XVth International Congress on Rheology, American Institute of Physics, 481-483, 2008.

  • Zhenlu Cui and Qi Wang, A continuum model for flows cholesteric liquid crystal polymers and permeation flows, J. Non-Newtonian Fluid Mech. 138, 44-61, 2006.

  • Zhenlu Cui, M. Carme Calderer and Qi Wang, Mesoscale structure in flows of weakly sheared cholesteric liquid crystalline polymers, Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems-Series B, 6(2), 291-310, 2006.

  • Zhenlu Cui,M. Gregory Forest and Qi Wang, On weak plane Couette and Poiseuille flows of rigid rod and platelet ensembles, SIAM J. Appl. Math, 66(4), 1227-1260, 2006.

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