My interests include structural characterization and quantification of structure-property relationships across multiple length scales; statistical analysis of defects and their interactions in polycrystalline materials; and in developing inverse design principles for optimizing performance in structural and functional materials.

Works (24)

2020 journal article

A phase-field approach for modeling equilibrium solute segregation at the interphase boundary in binary alloys

Computational Materials Science, 175, 109533.

By: S. Kadambi, F. Abdeljawad & S. Patala

Source: ORCID
Added: March 7, 2020

2020 journal article

Application of Monte Carlo techniques to grain boundary structure optimization in silicon and silicon-carbide

Computational Materials Science, 182, 109771.

By: M. Guziewski, A. Banadaki, S. Patala & S. Coleman

Source: ORCID
Added: May 11, 2020

2020 journal article

Interphase boundary segregation and precipitate coarsening resistance in ternary alloys: An analytic phase-field model describing chemical effects

Acta Materialia, 7.

By: S. Kadambi, F. Abdeljawad & S. Patala

Source: ORCID
Added: July 4, 2020

2020 journal article

Vacancy diffusion in multi-principal element alloys: The role of chemical disorder in the ordered lattice

Acta Materialia, 196, 144–153.

By: S. Thomas & S. Patala

Source: ORCID
Added: June 24, 2020

2019 journal article

Short-range order structure motifs learned from an atomistic model of a Zr50Cu45Al5 metallic glass

ACTA MATERIALIA, 175, 35–45.

By: J. Maldonis, A. Banadaki, S. Patala & P. Voyles

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 26, 2019

2019 journal article

Understanding grain boundaries - The role of crystallography, structural descriptors and machine learning

COMPUTATIONAL MATERIALS SCIENCE, 162, 281–294.

By: S. Patala

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: April 29, 2019

2018 journal article

An efficient Monte Carlo algorithm for determining the minimum energy structures of metallic grain boundaries

Computational Materials Science, 155, 466–475.

By: A. Banadaki, M. Tschopp & S. Patala

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: November 12, 2018

2017 journal article

A three-dimensional polyhedral unit model for grain boundary structure in fcc metals

Npj Computational Materials, 3(1).

By: A. Banadaki & S. Patala

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Approximating coincidence - turning a new page for bicrystallography

Acta Crystallographica A-Foundation and Advances, 73, 85–86.

By: S. Patala

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Mapping 180 degrees polar domains using electron backscatter diffraction and dynamical scattering simulations

Ultramicroscopy, 173, 47–51.

By: M. Burch, C. Fancher, S. Patala, M. Graef & E. Dickey

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Thermodynamic stabilization of precipitates through interface segregation: Chemical effects

Physical Review Materials, 1(4).

By: S. Kadambi & S. Patala

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

A high-throughput technique for determining grain boundary character non-destructively in microstructures with through-thickness grains

Npj Computational Materials, 2(1).

By: M. Seita, M. Volpi, S. Patala, I. McCue, C. Schuh, M. Diamanti, J. Erlebacher, M. Demkowicz

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: January 31, 2020

2016 journal article

A simple faceting model for the interfacial and cleavage energies of Sigma 3 grain boundaries in the complete boundary plane orientation space

Computational Materials Science, 112, 147–160.

By: A. Banadaki & S. Patala

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Imaging 180° Polarization Reversal in Ferroelectric Oxides with Electron Backscatter Diffraction

Microscopy and Microanalysis, 22(S3), 1822–1823.

By: M. Burch, C. Fancher, S. Patala & E. Dickey

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: January 31, 2020

2015 journal article

An efficient algorithm for computing the primitive bases of a general lattice plane

J Appl Cryst, 48(2), 585–588.

By: A. Banadaki & S. Patala

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Grain boundary plane orientation fundamental zones and structure-property relationships

Scientific Reports, 5.

By: E. Homer, S. Patala & J. Priedeman

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

Elastic Strain Energy Effects in Faceted Decahedral Nanoparticles

Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 117(3), 1485–1494.

By: S. Patala, L. Marks & M. Cruz

Source: ORCID
Added: January 15, 2020

2013 journal article

Representation of single-axis grain boundary functions

Acta Materialia, 61(8), 3068–3081.

By: S. Patala & C. Schuh

Source: ORCID
Added: January 15, 2020

2013 journal article

Symmetries in the representation of grain boundary-plane distributions

Philosophical Magazine, 93(5), 524–573.

By: S. Patala & C. Schuh

Source: ORCID
Added: January 15, 2020

2013 journal article

Thermodynamic Analysis of Multiply Twinned Particles: Surface Stress Effects

J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 4(18), 3089–3094.

By: S. Patala, L. Marks & M. Cruz

Source: ORCID
Added: January 15, 2020

2012 journal article

Improved representations of misorientation information for grain boundary science and engineering

Progress in Materials Science, 57(8), 1383–1425.

By: S. Patala, J. Mason & C. Schuh

Source: ORCID
Added: January 15, 2020

2011 journal article

A continuous and one-to-one coloring scheme for misorientations

Acta Materialia, 59(2), 554–562.

By: S. Patala & C. Schuh

Source: ORCID
Added: January 15, 2020

2011 journal article

The topology of homophase misorientation spaces

Philosophical Magazine, 91(10), 1489–1508.

By: S. Patala & C. Schuh

Source: ORCID
Added: January 15, 2020

2010 journal article

Topology of Homophase Grain Boundaries in Two-Dimensional Crystals: The Role of Grain Exchange Symmetry

Cmc-Computers Materials & Continua, 17(1), 1–17.

By: S. Patala & C. Schuh

Source: ORCID
Added: January 15, 2020

Employment

North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC, US

Education

2005 - 2011

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA, US
PhD Materials Science and Engineering

2001 - 2005

Indian Institute of Technology Madras Chennai, Tamil Nadu, IN
Bachelor of Technology Materials and Metallurgical Engineering