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Anton Van der Ven

Anton Van der Ven

Professor
Materials

Affiliation: 
Materials

Contact

(805) 893.7920
1361A Engineering II

University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Honors

NSF Early Career Development Award; Holt Award for Excellence in Teachingl College of Engineering 1938E Award

Research

Inorganic Materials, Structural Materials
Van der Ven's research seeks to develop first-principles descriptions of non-equilibrium processes in the solid state with a particular goal of generating an understanding of the mechanisms of phase transformations that couple diffusion and structural changes. His group develops and applies first-principles statistical mechanics methods to predict equilibrium and non-equilibrium materials properties. They study a wide range of materials classes, including transition metal oxides and sulfides for energy storage and conversion devices, metallic alloys for aerospace and automotive applications and oxides and hydrides of importance in corrosion processes in nuclear applications.
Education

PhD Materials, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Burgerlijk Ingenieur in Metallurgy and Applied Materials Science, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven