Anton Van der Ven

  • Program Years: 1996-2000
  • Academic Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Field of Study: Materials Science
  • Academic Advisor: Gerbrand Ceder
  • Practicum(s):
    Sandia National Laboratories, California (1998)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Materials Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000
    M.S. Engineering, Katholieke, Belgium, 1994

Current Status

  • Status: Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science, University of Michigan
  • Research Area: First Principles Modeling of Thermodynamic and Kinetic Properties of Solids


A. Van der Ven, G. Ceder, "First principles calculation of the interdiffusion coefficient in binary alloys", Physical Review Letters, 94, 045901 (2005).

A. Van der Ven, G. Ceder, "Ordering in Lix(Ni0.5Mn0.5)O2 and its relation to charge capacity and electrochemical behavior in rechargeable lithium batteries", Electrochemistry Communications, 6(10), 1045 (2004).

H.R. Tang, A. Van der Ven, B.L. Trout, "Phase diagram of oxygen adsorbed on platinum (111) by first principles investigation", Physical Review B, 70, 045420 (2004).

A. Van der Ven, G. Ceder, "The thermodynamics of decohesion", Acta Materialia, 52(5), 1223 (2004).

A. Van der Ven, G. Ceder, "Impurity induced van der Waals transition during decohesion", Physical Review B, Rapid Communications, 67, 060101 (2003).

A. Van der Ven, G. Ceder, M. Asta, P.D. Tepesch, "First principles theory of ionic diffusion with non-dilute carriers", Physical Review B, 64, 184307, (2001).


Department of Materials Science (MIT) fellowship (1995-1996)
DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (1996-2001).
Materials Research Society, Graduate Student Award (Gold Medal) (1998).