Peer-Reviewed Articles by Beam Team Authors


  1. Cousins, D.S., Howell, J., Suzuki, Y., Samaniuk, J.R., Stebner, A.P., Dorgan, J.R. “Infusible Acrylic Thermoplastic Resins: Tailoring of Chemorheological Properties,” 2019, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 10.1002/app.48006.
  2. Hommer, G.M., Park, J.-S., Brunson, Z.D.Dahal, J., Kenesei, P., Mashayekhi, A., Almer, J.D., Vignes, J., Lemmer, S.R., Clausen, B., Brown, D.W., Stebner, A.P. “A Planar Biaxial Experiment Platform for In Situ High-Energy Diffraction Studies,” 2019, Experimental Mechanics10.1007/s11340-019-00509-z .
  3. Tippey, K., Jablonski, P., Dogan, O., Almer, J., Hackenberg, R., Speer, J., Stebner, A., Clarke, K., Clarke, A., Findley, K. “Effects of Alloying and Processing Modifications on Precipitation Behavior and Elevated Temperature Strength in 9% Cr Ferritic/Martensitic Steels,” 2019, Materials Science and Engineering: A, 756:172–183, 10.1016/j.msea.2018.11.133.
  4. Lefky, C.S., Gallmeyer, T.G., Moorthy, S.Stebner, A.P., Hildreth, O.J. “Microstructure and Corrosion Properties of Sensitized Laser Powder Bed Fusion Printed Inconel 718 to Dissolve Support Structures in a Self-Terminating Manner,” 2019, Additive Manufacturing, 27:526–532, 10.1016/j.addma.2019.03.020.
  5. Bucsek, A.N., Casalena, L., Pagan, D.C., Paul, P.P., Chumlyakov, Y., Mills, M.J., Stebner, A.P.Three-Dimensional In Situ Characterization of Phase Transformation Induced Austenite Grain Refinement in Nickel-Titanium,” 2019, Scripta Materialia, 162:361–366, 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2018.11.043.
  6. Jha, R., Diercks, D.R., Chakraborti, N., Stebner, A.P., Ciobanu, C.V. “Interfacial energy of copper clusters in Fe-Si-B-Nb-Cu alloys,” 2019, Scripta Materialia, 162:331–334, 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2018.11.039.
  7. Suzuki, Y., Cousins, D.S., Shinagawa, Y., Bell, R.T., Matsumoto, A., Stebner, A.P.Phase Separation During Bulk Polymerization of Methyl Methacrylate,” 2019, Polymer Journal, 51:423–431, 10.1038/s41428-018-0142-7.
  8. Bucsek, A.N., Pagan, D.C., Casalena, L., Chumlyakov, Y., Mills, M.J., Stebner, A.P.Ferroelastic Twin Reorientation Mechanisms in Shape Memory Alloys Elucidated with 3D X-ray Microscopy,” 2019, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 124:897–928, 10.1016/j.jmps.2018.12.003.
  9. Cousins, D.S., Suzuki, Y., Murray, R.E., Samaniuk, J.R., Stebner, A.P.Recycling Glass Fiber Thermoplastic Composites from Wind Turbine Blades,” 2019, Journal of Cleaner Production, 209:1252–1263, 10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.10.286.
  10. Murray, R.E., Penumadu, D., Cousins, D., Beach, R., Snowberg, D., Berry, D., Suzuki, Y.Stebner, A.P. Manufacturing and Flexural Characterization of Infusion-Reacted Thermoplastic Wind Turbine Blade Subcomponents,” 2019, Applied Composite Materials, 10.1007/s10443-019-9760-2.
  11. Suzuki, Y., Cousins, D.S., Dorgan, J.R., Stebner, A.P., Kappes, B.B.Dual-Energy X-ray Computed Tomography for Void Detection in Fiber-Reinforced Composites,” 2019, Journal of Composite Materials, 10.1177/0021998319827091.
  12. Amin-Ahmadi, B., Noebe, R.D., Stebner, A.P.Crack Propagation Mechanisms of an Aged Nickel-Titanium-Hafnium Shape Memory Alloy,” 2019, Scripta Materialia, 159:85–88, 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2018.09.019. 


  1. Lumbeeck, G., Idrissi, H., Amin-Ahmadi, B., Favache, A., Delmelle, R., Samaee, V., Proost, J., Pardoen, T., Schryvers, D. “Effect of Hydriding Induced Defects on the Small-Scale Plasticity Mechanisms in Nanocrystalline Palladium Thin Films,” 2018, Journal of Applied Physics, 124:225105, 10.1063/1.5055274.
  2. Paranjape, H., Stebner, A.P., Bhattacharya, K. “A Macroscopic Strain-Space Model of Anisotropic, Cyclic Plasticity with Hardening,” 2018, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 149:365–372,  10.1016/j.ijmecsci.2018.01.012.
  3. Shamimi, A., Amin-Ahmadi, B., Stebner, A.P., Duerig, T. “The Effect of Low Temperature Aging and the Evolution of R-Phase in Ni-Rich NiTi,” 2018, Shape Memory and Superelasticity, 4:417–427, 10.1007/s40830-018-0193-9.
  4. Randall, G.C., Dahal, J., Vecchio, J., Agarwal, S., Mehta, R., Ravichandran, G., Stebner, A.P.Microcoining Ripples in Metal Foils,” 2018, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 148:263–271,  10.1016/j.ijmecsci.2018.08.034.
  5. Bucsek, A.N., Dale, D., Ko, J.Y.P., Chumlyakov, Y., Stebner, A.P.Measuring Stress-Induced Martensite Microstructures Using Far-Field High-Energy Diffraction Microscopy,” 2018, Acta Crystallographica Section A, A74: 425–446, 10.1107/S205327331800880X. 
  6. Stebner, A.P., Wehrenberg, C., Li, B., Randall, G.C., John, K., Hudish, G.A., Maddox, B., Farrell, M., Park, H.-S., Remington, B., Ortiz, M., Ravichandran, G. “Strength of Tantalum Shocked at Ultrahigh Pressures,” 2018, Materials Science and Engineering: A, 732:220–227, 10.1016/j.msea.2018.06.105.
  7. Hommer, G.M., Pilchak, A.L., Stebner, A.P.Normalized Resolved Shear Stress Calculations for Single Crystals Subjected to Multiaxial Loading,” 2018, Materialia, 2:53–57, 10.1016/j.mtla.2018.06.009.
  8. Du, C., Hoefnagels, J.P.M., Kölling, S., Geers, M.G.D., Sietsma, J., Petrov, R., Bliznuk, V., Koenraad, P.M., Schryvers, D., Amin-Ahmadi, B. “Martensite crystallography and chemistry in dual phase and fully martensitic steel,” 2018, Materials Characterization, 139:411–420, 10.1016/j.matchar.2018.03.011.
  9. Casalena, L., Bucsek, A.N., Pagan, D.C., Hommer, G.M., Bigelow, G.S., Obstalecki, M., Noebe, R.D., Mills, M.J., Stebner, A.P.Structure-Property Relationships of a High Strength Superelastic NiTi–1Hf Alloy,” 2018, Advanced Engineering Materials, 20(9):1800046, 10.1002/adem.201800046.
  10. Paul, P.P., Fortman, M., Paranjape, H.M., Anderson, P.M., Stebner, A.P., Brinson, C.L. “Influence of Structure and Microstructure on Deformation Localization and Crack Growth in NiTi Shape Memory Alloys,” 2018, Shape Memory and Superelasticity, 4(2):285–293, 10.1007/s40830-018-0172-1.
  11. Radi, A., Khalil-Allafi, J., Etminanfar, M.R., Pourbabak, S., Schryvers, D., Amin-Ahmadi, B. “Influence of stress aging process on variants of nano-Ni4Ti3 precipitates and martensitic transformation temperatures in NiTi shape memory alloy,” 2018, Materials & Design, 142:93–100, 10.1016/j.matdes.2018.01.024.
  12. Jha, R., Chakraborti, N., Diercks, D.R., Stebner, A.P., Ciobanu, C.V. “Combined Machine Learning and CALPHAD Approach for Discovering Processing-Structure Relationships in Soft Magnetic Alloys,” 2018, Computational Materials Science, 150:202–211, 10.1016/j.commatsci.2018.04.008.
  13. Amin-Ahmadi, B., Pauza, J., Shamimi, A., Duerig, T.W., Noebe, R.D., Stebner, A.P.Coherency Strains of H-Phase Precipitates and Their Influence on Functional Properties of Nickel-Titanium-Hafnium Shape Memory Alloys,” 2018 Scripta Materialia, 147: 83–87, 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2018.01.005.
  14. Amin-Ahmadi, B., Gallmeyer, T., Pauza, J., Duerig, T., Noebe, R.D., Stebner, A.P. “Effect of a Pre-Aging Treatment on the Mechanical Behaviors of Ni50.3Ti49.7 − xHfx (x ≤ 9 at.%) Shape Memory Alloys,” 2018, Scripta Materialia, 147:11–15, 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2017.12.024.
  15. Paranjape, H.M., Paul, P.P., Amin-Ahmadi, B., Sharma, H., Dale, D., Ko, J.Y.P., Chumlyakov, Y.I., Brinson, L.C., Stebner, A.P. “In Situ 3D Characterization of the Deformation Mechanics of a Superelastic NiTi Shape Memory Alloy Single Crystal under Multiscale Constraint,” 2018, Acta Materialia, 144:748–757, 10.1016/j.actamat.2017.11.026.
  16. Suzuki, Y., Cousins, D., Wassgren, J., Kappes, B.B., Dorgan, J., Stebner, A.P.Kinetics and Temperature Evolution during the Bulk Polymerization of Methyl Methacrylate for Vacuum-Assisted Resin Transfer Molding,” 2018, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 104:60–67, 10.1016/j.compositesa.2017.10.022.


  1. Paul, P., Paranjape, H.M., Amin-Ahmadi, B.Stebner, A.P., Dunand, D.C., Brinson, L.C. “Effect of Machined Feature Size Relative to the Microstructural Size on the Superelastic Performance in Polycrystalline NiTi Shape Memory Alloys,” 2017, Materials Science and Engineering A, 706C:227–235, 10.1016/j.msea.2017.09.016.
  2. Paranjape, H.M., Paul, P., Sharma, H., Kenesei, P., Park, J.-S., Brinson, L.C., Stebner, A.P. “The Influence of Granular Constraints and Surface Effects on the Mechanical Response of Shape Memory Alloys. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids,” 2017, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 102:46–66 10.1016/j.jmps.2017.02.007.
  3. Cao, M., Xiong, D.-B., Tan, Z., Ji, G., Amin-Ahmadi, B., Guo, Q., Fan, G., Guo, C., Li, Z. “Aligning graphene in bulk copper: Nacre-inspired nanolaminated architecture coupled with in-situ processing for enhanced mechanical properties and high electrical conductivity,” 2017, Carbon, 117:65–74, 10.1016/j.carbon.2017.02.089.


  1. Bucsek, A.N., Paranjape, H.M.Stebner, A.P. “Myths and Truths of Nitinol Mechanics: Elasticity and Tension-Compression Asymmetry,” 2016, Shape Memory and Superelasticity, 2:264–271.
  2. Bucsek, A.N., Hudish, G.A., Bigelow, G.S., Noebe, R.D., Stebner, A.P. “Composition, Compatibility, and the Functional Performances of Ternary NiTiX High Temperature Shape Memory Alloys,” 2016, Shape Memory and Superelasticity, 2:62–79.
  3. Kelly, A., Stebner, A.P., Bhattacharya, K. “A Micromechanics-Inspired Constitutive Model for Shape Memory Alloys that Accounts for Initiation and Saturation of Phase Transformation,” 2016, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 97:197–224.
  4. Wheeler, R.W., Benafan, O., Gao, X., Calkins, F.T., Ghanbari, Z., Hommer, G., Lagoudas, D., Petersen, A., Pless, J.M., Stebner, A.P., Turner, T.L. “Engineering Design Tools For Shape Memory Alloy Actuators: Casmart Collaborative Best Practices And Case Studies,” 2016, ASME-SMASIS Proceedings, Stowe, VT.
  5. Yao, X. Amin-Ahmadi, B., Li, Y., Cao, S., Ma, X., Zhang, X.-P., Schryvers, D. “Optimization of automated crystal orientation mapping in a TEM for Ni4Ti3 precipitation in all-round SMA,”2016, Shape Memory and Superelasticity, 2:286–297.
  6. Pardoen, T., Colla, M.S., Idrissi, H., Amin-Ahmadi, B., Wang, B., Schryvers, D., Bhaskar, U.K., Raskin, J.P. “A versatile lab-on-chip test platform to characterize elementary deformation mechanisms and electromechanical couplings in nanoscopic objects,” 2016, Comptes Rendus Physique, 17:485–495.
  7. Gong, X., Marmy, P., Volodin, A., Amin-Ahmadi, B., Qin, L., Schryvers, D., Gavrilov, S., Stergar, E., Verlinden, B., Wevers, M., Seefeldt, M. “Multiscale investigation of quasi-brittle fracture characteristics in a 9Cr-1Mo ferritic-martensitic steel embrittled by liquid lead-bismuth under low cycle fatigue,” 2016, Corrosion Science, 102:137–152.
  8. Schouteden, K., Amin-Ahmadi, B., Li, Z., Muzychenko, D., Schryvers, D., Van Haesendonck, C. “Electronically decoupled stacking fault nanocrystals embedded in Au (111) films,” 2016, Nature Communications, 14001.
  9. Amin-Ahmadi, B., Connétable, D., Fivel, M., Tanguy, D., Delmelle, R., Turner, S., Malet, L., Godet, S., Pardoen, T., Proost, J., Schryvers, D., Idrissi, H. “Dislocation/hydrogen interaction mechanisms in hydrided nanocrystalline palladium films,” 2016, Acta Materialia, 111:253–261.


  1. Stebner, A.P., Paranjape, H.M., Clausen, B., Brinson, L.C., Pelton, A.R. “In Situ Neutron Diffraction Studies of Large Monotonic Deformations of Superelastic Nitinol,” 2015, Shape Memory and Superelasticity, 1:252–267.
  2. Pelton, A.R., Clausen, B., Stebner, A.P. “In Situ Neutron Diffraction Studies of Increasing Tension Strains of Superelastic Nitinol,” 2015, Shape Memory and Superelasticity, 1:375–386 Paper of the Year Honorable Mention.
  3. Colla, M.S., Amin-Ahmadi, B., Idrissi, H., Malet, L., Godet, S., Raskin, J.P., Schryvers, D., Pardoen, T. “Dislocation mediated relaxation in nanograined columnar Palladium films revealed by on-chip time-resolved HRTEM testing,” 2015, Nature Communications, 6:1–8.
  4. Delmelle, R., Amin-Ahmadi, B., Sinnaeve, M., Idrissi, H., Pardoen, T., Schryvers, D., Proost, J. “Effect of structural defects on the hydriding kinetics of nanocrystalline Pd thin films,” 2015, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 40:7335–7347.
  5. Kabiri Samani, M., Ding, X.Z., Khosravian, N., Amin-Ahmadi, B., Yi, Y., Chen, G., Neyts, E., Bogaerts, A., Tay, B.K. “Thermal conductivity of titanium nitride/titanium aluminum nitride multilayer coatings deposited by lateral rotating cathode arc,” 2015, Thin Solid Films, 578:133–138.


  1. Stebner, A.P., Bigelow, G.S., Yang, J., Shukla, D.P., Saghaian, S.M., Rogers, R., Garg, A., Karaca, H.E., Chumlyakov, Y., Bhattacharya, K., Noebe, R.D. “Transformation Strains and Temperatures of a Nickel-Titanium-Hafnium High Temperature Shape Memory Alloy,” 2014, Acta Materialia, 76:40–53.
  2. Zhu, P., Stebner, A.P., Brinson, L.C. “Plastic and Transformation Interactions of Pores in Shape Memory Alloy Plates,” 2014, Smart Materials and Structures, 23.10:104008.
  3. Idrissi, H., Kobler, A., Amin-Ahmadi, B., Coulombier, M., Galceran, M., Raskin, J.-P., Godet, S., Kübel, C., Pardoen, T., Schryvers, D. “Plasticity mechanisms in ultrafine grained freestanding aluminum thin films revealed by in-situ transmission electron microscopy nanomechanical testing,”2014, Applied Physics Letters, 104:101903.
  4. Idrissi, H., Amin-Ahmadi, B., Wang, B., Schryvers, D. “Review on TEM analysis of growth twins in nanocrystalline palladium thin films: Toward better understanding of twin-related mechanisms in high stacking fault energy metals,”2014, Physica Status Solidi B, 251:1111.


  1. Stebner, A.P., Sisneros, T.A., Vogel, S., Clausen, B., Brown, D.W., Garg, A., Noebe, R.D., Brinson, L.C. “Micromechanical Quantification of Elastic, Twinning, and Slip Strain Partitioning Exhibited by Polycrystalline, Monoclinic Nickel-Titanium During Large Uniaxial Deformations Measured via In-Situ Neutron Diffraction,” 2013, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 61(11):2302–2330.
  2. Stebner, A.P., Brown, D.W., Brinson, L.C. “Measurement of Elastic Constants of Monoclinic Nickel-Titanium and Validation of First Principles Calculations,” 2013, Applied Physics Letters, 102:211908.
  3. Stebner, A.P., Brown, D.W., Brinson, L.C. “Young’s Modulus Evolution and Texture Based Elastic-Inelastic Strain Partitioning of Large Uniaxial Deformations of Monoclinic Nickel-Titanium,” 2013, Acta Materialia, 61:1944–1956.
  4. Stebner, A.P. and Brinson, L.C. “Explicit Finite Element Implementation of an Improved Three-Dimensional Constitutive Model for Shape Memory Alloys,” 2013, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 257:17–35.
  5. Benafan, O., Brown, J., Calkins, F.T., Kumar, P., Stebner, A.P., Turner, T.L., Vaidyanathan, R., Webster, J., Young, M.L. “Shape Memory Alloy Actuator Design: CASMART Collaborative Best Practices,” 2013, International Journal of Mechanics and Materials in Design, 10:1–42.
  6. Zhu, P., Stebner, A.P., Brinson, L.C. “A Numerical Study of the Coupling of Elastic and Transformation Fields in Pore Arrays in Shape Memory Alloys,” 2013, Smart Materials and Structures, 22.9:094009.
  7. Amin-Ahmadi, B., Idrissi, H., Delmelle, R., Pardoen, T., Proost, J., Schryvers, D. “High resolution transmission electron microscopy characterization of fcc – 9R transformation in nanocrystalline palladium films due to hydriding,” 2013, Applied Physics Letters, 102:071911.
  8. Amin-Ahmadi, B., Idrissi, H., Galceran, M., Colla, M.S., Raskin, J.P., Pardoen, T., Godet, S., Schryvers, D. “Effect of deposition rate on the microstructure of electron beam evaporated nanocrystalline palladium thin films,” 2013, Thin Solid Films, 539:145.
  9. Peirs, J., Tirry, W., Amin-Ahmadi, B., Coghe, F., Verleysen, P., Rabet, L., Schryvers, D., Degrieck, J. “Microstructure of adiabatic shear bands in Ti6Al4V,” 2013, Materials Characterization, 75: 79–92.
  10. Wang, X., Amin-Ahmadi, B., Schryvers, D., Verlinden, B., Van Humbeeck, J. “Effect of annealing on the transformation behavior and mechanical properties of two nanostructured Ti-50.8at.%Ni thin wires produced by different methods,” 2013, Materials Science Forum, 738:306–310.


  1. Khalil-Allafi, J., Amin-Ahmadi, B., Zare, M. “Biocompatibility and corrosion behavior of shape memory NiTi alloys in the physiological environments simulated with body fluids for medical applications,” 2012, Materials Science and Engineering C, 30:1112–1117.


  1. Khalil-Allafi, J., Amin-Ahmadi, B. “Effect of mold hardness on microstructure and contraction porosity in ductile cast iron,” 2011, Journal of Iron and Steel Research International, 18:44–47, 67.
  2. Khalil-Allafi, J., Amin-Ahmadi, B. “Influence of mold preheating and silicon content on microstructure and casting properties of ductile iron in permanent mold,” 2011, Journal of Iron and Steel Research International, 18, 34–39.
  3. Gao, X., Stebner, A., Brown, D.W., Brinson, L.C. “Neutron Diffraction Studies and Multivariant Simulations of Shape Memory Alloys: Concurrent Verification of Texture Development – Mechanical Response Predictions,” 2011, Acta Materialia, 59:15 5924–5937.
  4. Stebner, A., Gao, X., Brown, D.W., Brinson, L.C. “Neutron Diffraction Studies and Multivariant Simulations of Shape Memory Alloys: Empirical Texture Development – Mechanical Response Relations of Martensitic Nickel-Titanium,” 2011, Acta Materialia, 59:7 2841–2849.


  1. Khalil-Allafi, J., Amin-Ahmadi, B., “Multiple-step martensitic transformations in the Ni51Ti49 single crystal,” 2010, Journal of Materials Science, 45:6440–6445.
  2. Amin-Ahmadi, B., Ashuri, H. “Globular structure of M2 high speed steel by thermo mechanical treatment in the semisolid state,” 2010, Journal of Iron and Steel Research International, 81:381–386.
  3. Amin-Ahmadi, B., Ashuri, H. “Semisolid structure for M2 high speed steel prepared by cooling slope,” 2010, Journal of Materials Processing and Technology, 210:1632–1635.


  1. Stebner, A., Padula, S., Noebe, R., Lerch, B., Quinn, D. “Development, Characterization, and Design Considerations of Ni19.5Ti50.5Pd25Pt5 High-Temperature Shape Memory Alloy Helical Actuators,” 2009, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 20:17 2107–2126.
  2. Khalil-Allafi, J., Amin-Ahmadi, B. “The enthalpy and entropy changes of martensitic transformations in NiTi shape memory alloys,” 2009, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 487:363–366.

Conference Proceedings (Edited)

Stebner, A.P., Olson, G.B., editors. Proceedings of the International Conference on Martensitic Transformations: Chicago. July 9–14, 2017, Chicago, IL. Springer International Publishing, 2018.

Books (Translated)

Translation of “Shape Memory Materials” (Authors: K. Otsuka and C. M. Wayman) from English into Persian language, Khalil-Allafi, J., Mirsepasi, A., Amin-Ahmadi, B., Sahand University Publications, 2015.

Beam Team Theses and Dissertations

Bucsek, A.N.Elucidating Deformation Mechanisms in Shape Memory Alloys Using 3D X-Ray Diffraction,” PhD Thesis, Colorado School of Mines, 2018.

Cousins, D.Advanced Thermoplastic Composites for Wind Turbine Blade Manufacturing,” Doctoral Dissertation, Colorado School of Mines, 2019.

Drake, D. “An Approach for Defining the Key Quality Characteristics of Metal Powder for Powder Bed Fusion and Directed Energy Deposition,” Master’s Thesis, Colorado School of Mines, 2018.

Geerlings, H.TRACR: A Software Pipeline for High-Throughput Materials Image Analysis — An Additive Manufacturing Study,” Master’s Thesis, Colorado School of Mines, 2018.

Hommer, G.M.Mechanism of Dwell Fatigue Crack Initiation in Ti-7Al Under Biaxial Tension-Tension Loads,” PhD Thesis, Colorado School of Mines, 2018.

Moorthy, S.Modeling and Characterization of Mechanical Properties in Laser Powder Bed Fusion Additive Manufactured Inconel 718,” Master’s Thesis, Colorado School of Mines, 2018.

Paradise, P.In Situ Diffraction Studies of Rate Dependence of Twinning, Phase Transformation, and Slip in Shape Memory Alloys,” Master’s Thesis, Colorado School of Mines, 2015.

Sundby, A.Deformation Mechanisms of Pure Polycrystalline Iron Shocked in Excess of One Megabar Pressures,” Master’s Thesis, Colorado School of Mines, 2015.