“For seminal contributions to the emerging field of computationally guided materials exploiting high-throughput computation and promoting the development of open databases to enable widespread use."
is the Chancellor’s Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and a faculty scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He received an engineering degree from the University of Leuven, and a PhD degree in Materials Science from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1991.
His research interests focus on materials design through first-principles computations and experiments. He has developed methods for high-throughput computation, and integrates data mining and statistical learning in materials science. Current interests include materials design in energy storage, and learning how materials nucleate and form.
Ceder has published over 375 scientific papers, and holds several U.S. patents. He is a Fellow of the Materials Research Society and a member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has received the TMS Cohen Award, the MRS Gold Medal, the Battery Research Award from The Electrochemical Society, the Career Award from the National Science Foundation, and the Robert Lansing Hardy Award from The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, as well as several teaching awards. Ceder is a co-founder of Computational Modeling Consultants, Pellion Technologies, and The Materials Project.
In this MRS TV interview
, Gerbrand Ceder discusses the Materials Theory Award and his work with computationally-guided materials.