Hengguang Li

Hengguang Li

Professor and Chair



1150 Faculty/Administration Building
Department of Mathematics
Wayne State University



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Hengguang Li

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

  • Numerical Analysis, Partial Differential Equations, and Scientific Computing
  • Theories and Numerical Methods for PDEs, Especially with Singularities
  • Fast Numerical Solvers for Large Systems of Equations
  • Finite Element Methods, Multigrid Methods, and Generalized Finite Element Methods
  • Computations in High-performance Computing Environments


  • Ph.D. in Mathematics, The Pennsylvania State University, 2008
  • Ph.D. Minor in High Performance Computing, The Pennsylvania State University, 2008
  • B.S. in Computational Mathematics, Peking University, 2002

Awards and grants

  • National Science Foundation Research Grants, 2011, 2014, 2018
  • Career Development Chair Award, Wayne State University, 2017
  • IMA General Membership, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, 2016
  • Air Force Faculty Fellowship, United States Air Force, 2015
  • Grants Plus Award, Wayne State University, 2015
  • Third Annual Research Cluster Award, Silicon Mechanics, 2014
  • Fan China Exchange Award, American Mathematical Society, 2013

Currently teaching

  •  MAT 7990 Directed Study

Courses taught

MAT 7999 Master’s Essay Direction
MAT 7990 Directed Study
MAT 7240 Advanced Partial Differential Equations
MAT 7230 Finite Element Methods
MAT 7220 Advanced Numerical Analysis
MAT 5990 Directed Study
MAT 5700 Introduction to Probability Theory
MAT 5100 Numerical Methods I
MAT 5070 Elementary Analysis
MAT 2350 Elementary Differential Equations
MAT 2250 Linear Algebra
MAT 2030 Calculus III
MAT 2020 Calculus II
MAT 2010 Calculus I