Selected Recent Publications and Preprints
 H. Kannan, P. Sun, M. Warren, T. Caglar, P. Yao, B. R. Taylor, K. Sahu, D. Ge, M. Mori, D. Kleinfeld, J. Dong, B. Li, and T. Hwa,
Spatiotemporal development of growth and death zones in expanding bacterial colonies driven by emergent nutrient dynamics,
2023 (submitted)
(preprint at bioRxiv)
 Z. Huang and B. Li, Variational implicit solvation with
Legendretransformed PoissonBoltzmann elecrtrostatics, 2023 (submitted).
 S. Liu, L.T. Cheng, and B. Li, Cell polarity and movement with
reactiondiffusion and moving boundary:
Rigorous modeling and robust simulations, SIAM J. Applied Math, S515S537, 2023.
 S. Liu, Z. Zhang, H.B. Cheng, L.T. Cheng, and B. Li,
Explicitsolute implicitSolvent molecular simulation
with binary levelset, adaptivemobility, and GPU, J. Comput. Phys.,
472, 111673, 2023.
(Preprint)
 B. Li, Z. Zhang, and S. Zhou,
The calculus of boundary variations and the dielectric boundary force in the
PoissonBoltzmann theory for molecular solvation, J. Nonlinear Sci., 31:89, pp. 150, 2021.
(Preprint)
 S. Zhou, Y. Zhang, L.T. Cheng, and B. Li,
Prediction of multiple drywet transition pathways with a mesoscale variational approach,
J. Chem. Phys., 155, 124110, 2021.
(Preprint)
 B. Ciotti and B. Li, Passing from discrete to continuum models of electrostatic energy,
SIAM J. Math. Anal., 53(4), 45684604, 2021.
(Published version  permission and copyright of SIAM.)

C. Fan, B. Li, and M. White, A generalized RayleighPlesset equation for ions with solvent
fluctuations, SIAM J. Applied Math, 81:3, 10981115, 2021.
(Published version  permission and copyright of SIAM.)
 Z. Zhang, C. Ricci, C. Fan, L.T. Cheng, B. Li, and J. A. McCammon,
Coupling Monte Carlo, variational implicit solvation, and
binary levelset for simulations of biomolecular binding,
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 17, 24652478, 2021.
(Preprint)
 S. Zhou, R. G. Weiss, L.T. Cheng, J. Dzubiella, J. A. McCammon*, and B. Li*,
Variational implicitsolvent predictions of the drywet transition pathways for
ligandreceptor binding and unbinding kinetics, Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA,
116:30, 1498914994, 2019. (*: Corresponding authors.)
(Main text.
SI.
A related presentation.)

M. Warren, H. Sun, Y. Yan, J. Cremer, B. Li*, and T. Hwa*,
Spatiotemporal establishment of dense bacterial colonies growing on hard agar,
eLife, 8:e41093, 2019. (*: Corresponding authors.)
(Open access.
A related presentation.)

B. Ciotti and B. Li, Legendre transforms of electrostatic freeenergy functionals,
SIAM J. Applied Math., 78(6), 29732995, 2018.
(Published version  permission and copyright of SIAM.)
 S. Dai, B. Li, and J. Lu,
Convergence of phasefield free energy and boundary force for molecular solvation,
Arch. Rational Mech. Anal., 227(1), 105147, 2018.
(Preprint.
A related presentation.)
