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S. Gao, Z. Li, S. Van Petegem, J. Ge, G. Sneha, J. V. Vas, V. Luzin, Z. Hu, H. L. Seet, D. F. Sanchez, H. Van Swygenhoven, H. Gao, M. Seita; Additive manufacturing of alloys with programmable microstructure and properties, Nature Communications, (Accepted).

P.-J. Chiang, K. P. Davidson, J. M. Wheeler, A. Ong, K. Erickson, M. SeitaSite-specific alloying through binder jet 3D printing, Materials & Design, (Accepted).

S. Tekumalla, M. Seita, S. ZaeffererDelineating dislocation structures and residual stresses in additively manufactured alloys, Acta Materialia, (Accepted).

R. Liu, N. Ivanovich, C. Zhu, Y. P. Yeo, X. Wang, M. Seita, F. M. LauroInfluence of grain size and crystallographic orientation on microbially influenced corrosion of low-carbon steel in artificial seawater, Materials & Design, 234, 112353.

M. Seita, T. P. Le, C. Zhu; Optical Orientation Mapping of Additively Manufactured Alloys Using Directional Reflectance Microscopy, Microscopy and Microanalysis, 29, Supplement_1, 1411.


C. J. Todaro, M. Rashidi, R. L. Liu, S. Gao, T. P. Le, J. E. Fronda, J. Setyadji, Y. T. Tang, M. Seita; Laser powder bed fusion of high-strength and corrosion-resistant Inconel alloy 725, Materials Characterization, 112454.

M. J. Demkowicz, M. Liu, I. D. McCue, M. Seita, J. Stuckner, K. Xie; Quantitative image integration in metals research, MRS Communications (2022).

T. P. Le, X. Wang, M. Seita; An optical-based method to estimate the oxygen content in recycled metal powders for additive manufacturing, Additive Manufacturing, 59, 103127.

S. Tekumalla, C. J. Eng, A. T. Sui Wei, K. Manickavasagam, M. Seita; Towards 3-D texture control in a beta-titanium alloy via laser powder bed fusionAdditive Manufacturing, 59, 103111.

X. Wang, S. Yang, M. Seita;  Combining polarized light microscopy with machine learning to map crystallographic textures on cubic metals, Materials Characterization, 190, 112082.

C. Zhu, M. Seita;  A physics-based model for crystal orientation indexing by directional reflectance microscopy, Acta Materialia, 231, 117863.

V. H. Y. Chou, W. C. Liu, M. Wittwer, H. Le Ferrand, M. Seita;  High-throughput microstructure and composition characterisation of microplatelet reinforced composites using directional reflectance microscopy, Acta Materialia, 229, 117798.

K. Sofinowski, M. Wittwer, M. Seita;  Encoding Data into Metals Using Additive Manufacturing, Additive Manufacturing, 52, 102683.

M. Wittwer, M. Seita;  A Machine Learning Approach to Map Crystal Orientation by Optical Microscopy, npj Computational Materials, 1, 8:8.

Q. Lu, M. Grasso, T-P. Le, M. Seita;  Predicting build density in L-PBF through in-situ analysis of surface topography using powder bed scanner technology, Additive Manufacturing, 51, 102626.

S. Tekumalla, R. Tosi, X. Tan, M. Seita;  Directed energy deposition and characterization of high-speed steels with high vanadium content, Additive Manufacturing Letters, 2, 100029.

M. Seita, S. Gao;  Broadening the design space of engineering materials through additive grain boundary engineering, Journal of Materials Science, Invited Viewpoint.


S. Gao, R. Liu, R. Huang, X. Song, M. Seita;  A hybrid directed energy deposition process to manipulate microstructure and properties of austenitic stainless steel, Materials & Design, 213, 110360.

S. Tekumalla, B. Selvarajou, S. Raman, S. Gao, M. Seita;  The role of the solidification structure on the orientation-dependent deformation of selective laser melted stainless steel 316L, Materials Science and Engineering: A, 883, 142493.

Y. C. Yeoh, G. Macchi, B. Gaskey, E. Jain, S. Raman, G. Tay, D. Verdi, A. Patran, A. M. Grande, M. Seita;  Multiscale microstructural heterogeneity and mechanical property scatter in Inconel 718 produced by directed energy deposition, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 887, 161426.

M. Wittwer, B. Gaskey, M. Seita;  An Automated and Unbiased Grain Segmentation Method Based on Directional Reflectance Microscopy, Materials Characterization, 174, 110978.

T. P. Le, X. G. Wang, K. Davidson, J. E. Fronda, M. Seita;  Experimental analysis of powder layer quality as a function of feedstock and recoating strategies, Additive Manufacturing, 39, 101890.

K. A. Sofinowski, S. Raman, X. G. Wang, B. Gaskey, M. Seita;  Layer-wise engineering of grain orientation (LEGO) in selective laser melted stainless steel 316L, Additive Manufacturing, 38, 101809.


M. Seita, M. Wittwer, X. Wang;  Optical Metallography of Fusion-Based Additively Manufactured Metals, Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering.

S. Gao, H. Zhiheng, M. Duchamp, P. S. S. Rama Krishnan, S. Tekumalla, S. Xu, M. Seita;  Recrystallization-based grain boundary engineering of 316L stainless steel produced via selective laser melting, Acta Materialia, 200, 366–377.

T. Zheng, X. Wang, E. Jain, D. Kramer, R. Mӧnig, M. Seita, S. T. Boles;  Granular Phase Transformation of Polycrystalline Aluminum during Electrochemical Lithiation, Scripta Materialia, 188, 164–168.

V. K. Murugan, H. Mohanaram, M. Budanovic, A. Latchou, R. D. Webster, A. G. T. Miserez, M. Seita;  Accelerated corrosion of marine-grade steel by a redox-active, cysteine-rich barnacle cement protein, npj Materials Degradation, 4, 20.

B. Gaskey, L. Hendl, X. Wang, M. Seita;  Optical Characterization of Grain Orientation in Crystalline Materials, Acta Materialia, 194, 558–564.

X. Wang, S. Gao, E. Jain, B. Gaskey, M. Seita;  Measuring crystal orientation from etched surfaces via directional reflectance microscopy, Journal of Materials Science, 55, 11669–11678.


B. Nagarajan, Z. Hu, S. Gao, X. Song, R. Huang, M. Seita, J. Wei;  Effect of In-Situ Laser Remelting on the Microstructure of SS316L Fabricated by Micro Selective Laser Melting, INCASE.

N. Maharjan, V. K. Murugan, W. Zhou, M. Seita;  Corrosion behavior of laser-hardened 50CrMo4 (AISI 4150) steel: A depth-wise analysis, Applied Surface Science, 494, 941–951.

S. Zhou, M. Seita;  Large-area surface topography analysis of additively manufactured metallic materials using directional reflectance microscopy, Materials Science and Engineering: A, 760, 489–497.

M. Liu, M. Seita, T. Duong, C. H. Kuo, M. J. Demkowicz;  Preferential corrosion of coherent twin boundaries in pure nickel under cathodic charging, Physical Review Materials, 3, 063606, doi:10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.3.063606


Le T. P., M. Seita;  A high-resolution and large field-of-view scanner for in-line characterization of powder bed defects during additive manufacturing, Materials & Design, 164, 107562.


M. Seita, J. P. Hanson, S. Gradečak, M. J. Demkowicz;  Probabilistic failure criteria for individual microstructural elements: an application to hydrogen-assisted crack initiation in alloy 725, Journal of Materials Science, 52, 2763–2779.

H. Ma, F. Lamattina, I. Shorubalko, R. Spolenak, M. Seita; Engineering the grain boundary network of thin films via ion-beam irradiation: Towards improved electromigration resistanceActa Materialia, 123, 272–284.

M. Seita, M. M. Nimerfroh, M. J. Demkowicz; Acquisition of partial grain orientation information using optical microscopy,  Acta Materialia, 123, 70–81.


M. Seita, M. Volpi, S. Patala, I. McCue, C. A. Schuh, M. V. Diamanti, J. Erlebacher, M. J. Demkowicz;  A high-throughput technique for determining grain boundary character non-destructively, npj Computational Materials, 2, 16016.


M. Seita, J. P. Hanson, S. Gradečak, M. J. Demkowicz; The dual role of coherent twin boundaries in hydrogen embrittlement, Nature Communications, 6, 6164.


M. Seita, A. S. Sologubenko, F. Fortuna, M. J. Suess, R. Spolenak; On the peculiar deformation mechanism of ion-induced texture rotation in thin films, Acta Materialia, 64, 297–306.


M. Seita, R. Schäublin, M. Döbeli, R. Spolenak;  Selective ion induced grain growth: thermal spike modeling and its experimental validation, Acta Materialia, 61, 6171–6177.

A. Röthlisberger, M. Seita, A. Reiser, E. Shawat, R. Spolenak, G. D. Nessim;  Investigating the mechanism of collective bidirectional growth of carbon nanofiber carpets on metallic substrates, Carbon, 63, 498–507.

A. Furrer, M. Seita, R. Spolenak;  The effects of defects in purple AuAl2 thin films, Acta Materialia, 61, 2874–2883, doi:10.1016/j.actamat.2013.01.029


M. Seita, A. Reiser, R. Spolenak;  Ion-induced grain growth and texturing in refractory thin films, Applied Physics Letters, 101, 251905.


M. Seita, D. Muff, R. Spolenak;  Multi-directional self-ion irradiation of thin gold films: A new strategy for achieving full texture controlActa Materialia, 5351–5357.

G. D. Nessim, M. Seita, D. L. Plata, K. P. O’Brien, A. J. Hart, E. R. Meshot, C. M. Reddy, P. M. Gschwend, C. V. Thompson;  Precursor gas chemistry determines the crystallinity of carbon nanotubes synthesized at low temperature, Carbon, 49, 804–810.


M. Seita, C. M. Pecnik, S. Frank, R. Spolenak;  Direct evidence for stress-induced texture evolution and grain growth of silver thin films upon thermal treatment and self-ion bombardment, Acta Materialia, 58, 6513–6525.

G. D. Nessim, M. Seita, K. P. O’Brien, S. A. Speakman;   Dual formation of carpets of large carbon nanofibers and thin crystalline carbon nanotubes from the same catalyst-underlayer system, Carbon, 48, 4519–4526.

G. D. Nessim, D. Acquaviva, M. Seita, K. P. O’Brien, C. V. Thompson;  The critical role of the underlayer material and thickness in growing vertically aligned carbon nanotubes and nanofibers on metallic substrates by chemical vapor deposition, Advanced Functional Materials, 20, 1306–1312.


G. D. Nessim, M. Seita, K. P. O’Brien, A. J. Hart, R. K. Bonaparte, R. R. Mitchell, C. V. Thompson;  Low temperature synthesis of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes with electrical contact to metallic substrates enabled by thermal decomposition of the carbon feedstock, Nano Letters, 9, 10, 3398–3405.

M. Dietiker, S. Olliges, M. Schinhammer, M. Seita, R. Spolenak;  Texture evolution and mechanical properties of ion-irradiated Au thin films, Acta Materialia, 57, 4009–402.


G. D. Nessim, A. J. Hart, J. S. Kim, D. Acquaviva, J. H. Oh, C. D. Morgan, M. Seita, J. S. Leib, C. V. Thompson; Tuning of vertically-aligned carbon nanotube diameter and areal density through catalyst pre-treatment, Nano Letters, 8, 11,  3587–3593.