Selected Recent Publications
 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, 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.
(Preprint)

C. Fan, B. Li, and M. White, A generalized RayleighPlesset equation for ions with solvent
fluctuations, SIAM J. Applied Math, 81:3, 10981115, 2021.
(Preprint)
 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. Dai, B. Li, and T. Luong,
Minimizers for the CahnHilliard energy functional under strong anchoring conditions,
SIAM J. Applied Math, 80:5, 22992317, 2020.
(Published version  permission and copyright of SIAM.)
 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.)
