Associate Professor

Anton Van der Ven


Anton Van der Ven is interested in understanding and predicting equilibrium and non-equilibrium materials properties from first-principles. He combines electronic structure methods (density functional theory) with techniques from statistical mechanics to calculate thermodynamic and kinetic properties of new materials, including oxides and structures of assembled nano-particles for battery and fuel cell components, metallic alloys, alloy surfaces for catalysis and organic electronic materials.


Anton Van der Ven is associate professor in the Materials Department at UCSB. He joined the University of Michigan as an assistant professor in 2005, following a post doc at MIT. Van der Ven joined the Materials Department at UCSB in the summer of 2013.


BS: Metallurgy and Applied Materials Science, University of Louvain
PhD: Materials Science, MIT

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