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 (27)

2022 article

Implications of gnomonic distortion on electron backscatter diffraction and transmission Kikuchi diffraction

Fancher, C. M., Burch, M. J., Patala, S., & Dickey, E. C. (2022, January 4). JOURNAL OF MICROSCOPY, Vol. 1.

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

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: January 10, 2022

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, 197, 283–299.

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

Source: ORCID
Added: July 4, 2020

2020 article

Quantum Materials for Energy-Efficient Computing

JOM.

By: S. Chowdhury, H. Zhuang, S. Coleman, S. Patala & J. Bair

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 31, 2020

2020 article

Quantum Materials for Energy-Efficient Computing (vol 72, pg 3147, 2020)

JOM.

By: S. Chowdhury, H. Zhuang, S. Coleman, S. Patala & J. Bair

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: November 2, 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