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Steve Niezgoda

  • Associate Professor, Materials Science Engineering
  • 174 W 18th Ave.
    Columbus, OH 43210
  • 614-292-7294



  • 2008. "Spectral Methods in the Statistical Description and Design of Microstructure." In Materials Processing and Texture, edited by Rollett, A.D.,


  • 2001. "Representation of Stochastic Microstructures." In Data Analytics for Materials Characterization, edited by Simmons, J.P.; Degraef, M.,
  • 2001. "Estimation of Orientation Statistics." In Data Analytics for Materials Characterization, edited by Simmons, J.P.; DeGraef, M.,

Journal Articles


  • Brust, A.F.; Payton, E.J.; Hobbs, T.J.; Niezgoda, S.R., 2019, "Application of the maximum flow-minimum cut algorithm to segmentation and clustering of materials datasets." Microscopy and Microanalysis
  • Ricciardi, D.E.; Chkrebtii, O.A.; Niezgoda, S., 2019, "Uncertainty Quantification for Parameter Estimation and Response Prediction." Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation
  • Zhao, P.; Shen, C.; Savage, M.F.; Li, J. et al., 2019, "Slip transmission assisted by Shockley partials across α/β interfaces in Ti-alloys." Acta Materialia 171, 291-305 - 291-305.


  • Slone, C.E.; Chakraborty, S.; Miao, J.; George, E.P. et al., 2018, "Influence of deformation induced nanoscale twinning and FCC-HCP transformation on hardening and texture development in medium-entropy CrCoNi alloy." Acta Materialia 158, 38-52 - 38-52.
  • Low, T.S.E.; Niezgoda, S.R., 2018, "Modeling the α/ω thermal stability in shocked Zr: A coupling between dislocation removal and phase transformation." Acta Materialia 156, 104-115 - 104-115.
  • Zhao, P.; Mills, M.J.; Wang, Y.; Niezgoda, S.R., 2018, "A homogenized primary creep model of nickel-base superalloys and its application to determining micro-mechanistic characteristics." International Journal of Plasticity
  • Zhao, P.; Shen, C.; Niezgoda, S.R.; Wang, Y., 2018, "Heterogeneous γ' microstructures in nickel-base superalloys and their influence on tensile and creep performance." International Journal of Plasticity


  • Zhao, P.; Wang, Y.; Niezgoda, S.R., 2017, "Microstructural and micromechanical evolution during dynamic recrystallization." International Journal of Plasticity


  • Kuang, J.; Low, T.S.E.; Niezgoda, S.R.; Li, X. et al., 2016, "Abnormal texture development in magnesium alloy Mg-3Al-1Zn during large strain electroplastic rolling: Effect of pulsed electric current." International Journal of Plasticity 87, 86-99 - 86-99.
  • Hunter, A.H.; ARAULLO‐PETERS, V.; Gibbons, M.; Restrepo, O.D. et al., 2016, "Three-dimensional imaging of shear bands in bulk metallic glass composited." Journal of Microscopy 264, no. 3, 304-310 - 304-310.
  • Turner, D.M.; Niezgoda, S.R.; Kalidindi, S.R., 2016, "Efficient computation of the angularly resolved chord length distributions and lineal path functions in large microstructure datasets." Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering 24, no. 7, 075002-075002 - 075002-075002.
  • Nisoli, C.; Zong, H.; Niezgoda, S.R.; Brown, D.W. et al., 2016, "Long time behavior of the \omega to \alpha transition in shocked zirconium: Interplay of nucleation and plastic deformation." Acta Materialia 108, 138-142 - 138-142.
  • Zhao, P.; Low, T.S.E.; Wang, Y.; Niezgoda, S.R., 2016, "An integrated full-field model of concurrent plastic deformation and microstructure evolution: Application to 3D simulation of dynamic recrystallization in polycrystalline copper." International Journal of Plasticity 80, 38-55 - 38-55.
  • Niezgoda, S.R.; Magnuson, E.A.; Glover, J., 2016, "Symmetrized Bingham distribution for representing texture: parameter estimation with respect to crystal and sample symmetries." Journal of Applied Crystallography 49, 1315-1319 - 1315-1319.


  • Shi, R.; Zhou, N.; Niezgoda, S.R.; Wang, Y., 2015, "Microstructure and transformation texture evolution during alpha precipitation in polycrystalline alpha/beta titanium alloys - A simulation study." ACTA MATERIALIA 94, 224-243 - 224-243.
  • Hardin, T.J.; Ruggles, T.J.; Koch, D.P.; Niezgoda, S.R. et al., 2015, "Analysis of traction-free assumption in high-resolution EBSD measurements." JOURNAL OF MICROSCOPY 260, no. 1, 73-85 - 73-85.
  • Kumar, M.A.; Kanjarla, A.K.; Niezgoda, S.R.; Lebensohn, R.A. et al., 2015, "Numerical study of the stress state of a deformation twin in magnesium." ACTA MATERIALIA 84, 349-358 - 349-358.
  • Low, T.S.E.; Brown, D.W.; Welk, B.A.; Cerreta, E.K. et al., 2015, "Isothermal annealing of shocked zirconium: Stability of the two-phase alpha/omega microstructure." ACTA MATERIALIA 91, 101-111 - 101-111.


  • Zong, H.; Lookman, T.; Ding, X.; Nisoli, C. et al., 2014, "The kinetics of the omega to alpha phase transformation in Zr, Ti: Analysis of data from shock-recovered samples and atomistic simulations." ACTA MATERIALIA 77, 191-199 - 191-199.
  • Niezgoda, S.R.; Kanjarla, A.K.; Beyerlein, I.J.; Tome, C.N., 2014, "Stochastic modeling of twin nucleation in polycrystals: An application in hexagonal close-packed metals." INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PLASTICITY 56, 119-138 - 119-138.
  • Brown, D.W.; Balogh, L.; Byler, D.; Hefferan, C.M. et al., 2014, "Demonstration of Near Field High Energy X-Ray Diffraction Microscopy on High-Z Ceramic Nuclear Fuel Material." MECHANICAL STRESS EVALUATION BY NEUTRONS AND SYNCHROTRON RADIATION VII 777, 112-117 - 112-117.


  • Niezgoda, S.R.; Beyerlein, I.J.; Kanjarla, A.K.; Tome, C.N., 2013, "Introducing Grain Boundary Influenced Stochastic Effects into Constitutive Models." JOM 65, no. 3, 419-430 - 419-430.
  • Balogh, L.; Niezgoda, S.R.; Kanjarla, A.K.; Brown, D.W. et al., 2013, "Spatially resolved in situ strain measurements from an interior twinned grain in bulk polycrystalline AZ31 alloy." ACTA MATERIALIA 61, no. 10, 3612-3620 - 3612-3620.
  • Niezgoda, S.R.; Niezgoda, A.K.; Kalidindi, S.R., 2013, "Novel microstructure quantification framework for databasing, visualizing, and analysis of microstructure data." Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation 2, no. 3, 1-1 - 1-1.
  • Niezgoda, S.R.; Glover, J., 2013, "Unsupervised Learning for Efficient Texture Estimation From Limited Discrete Orientation Data." METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS TRANSACTIONS A-PHYSICAL METALLURGY AND MATERIALS SCIENCE 44A, no. 11, 4891-4905 - 4891-4905.


  • Niezgoda, S.R.; McCabe, R.J.; Tome, C.N., 2012, "Quantification of strain and orientation measurement error in cross-correlation EBSD in hexagonal close-packed materials." SCRIPTA MATERIALIA 67, no. 10, 818-821 - 818-821.
  • Qidwai, S.M.; Turner, D.M.; Niezgoda, S.R.; Lewis, A.C. et al., 2012, "Estimating the response of polycrystalline materials using sets of weighted statistical volume elements." ACTA MATERIALIA 60, no. 13-14, 5284-5299 - 5284-5299.


  • Fast, T.; Niezgoda, S.R.; Kalidindi, S.R., 2011, "A new framework for computationally efficient structure-structure evolution linkages to facilitate high-fidelity scale bridging in multi-scale materials models." ACTA MATERIALIA 59, no. 2, 699-707 - 699-707.
  • Niezgoda, S.R.; Yabansu, Y.C.; Kalidindi, S.R., 2011, "Understanding and visualizing microstructure and microstructure variance as a stochastic process." ACTA MATERIALIA 59, no. 16, 6387-6400 - 6387-6400.
  • Kalidindi, S.R.; Niezgoda, S.R.; Salem, A.A., 2011, "Microstructure Informatics Using Higher-Order Statistics and Efficient Data-Mining Protocols." JOM 63, no. 4, 34-41 - 34-41.


  • Kalidindi, S.R.; Niezgoda, S.R.; Landi, G.; Vachhani, S. et al., 2010, "A Novel Framework for Building Materials Knowledge Systems." CMC-COMPUTERS MATERIALS & CONTINUA 17, no. 2, 103-125 - 103-125.
  • Landi, G.; Niezgoda, S.R.; Kalidindi, S.R., 2010, "Multi-scale modeling of elastic response of three-dimensional voxel-based microstructure datasets using novel DFT-based knowledge systems." ACTA MATERIALIA 58, no. 7, 2716-2725 - 2716-2725.
  • Niezgoda, S.R.; Turner, D.M.; Fullwood, D.T.; Kalidindi, S.R., 2010, "Optimized structure based representative volume element sets reflecting the ensemble-averaged 2-point statistics." ACTA MATERIALIA 58, no. 13, 4432-4445 - 4432-4445.
  • Fullwood, D.T.; Niezgoda, S.R.; Adams, B.L.; Kalidindi, S.R., 2010, "Microstructure sensitive design for performance optimization." PROGRESS IN MATERIALS SCIENCE 55, no. 6, 477-562 - 477-562.
  • Gerrard, D.D.; Fullwood, D.T.; Halverson, D.M.; Niezgoda, S.R., 2010, "Computational Homology, Connectedness, and Structure-Property Relations." CMC-COMPUTERS MATERIALS & CONTINUA 15, no. 2, 129-151 - 129-151.


  • Kalidindi, S.R.; Knezevic, M.; Niezgoda, S.; Shaffer, J., 2009, "Representation of the orientation distribution function and computation of first-order elastic properties closures using discrete Fourier transforms." ACTA MATERIALIA 57, no. 13, 3916-3923 - 3916-3923.
  • Niezgoda, S.R.; Kalidindi, S.R., 2009, "Applications of the Phase-Coded Generalized Hough Transform to Feature Detection, Analysis, and Segmentation of Digital Microstructures." CMC-COMPUTERS MATERIALS & CONTINUA 14, no. 2, 79-97 - 79-97.


  • Fullwood, D.T.; Kalidindi, S.R.; Niezgoda, S.R.; Fast, A. et al., 2008, "Gradient-based microstructure reconstructions from distributions using fast Fourier transforms." MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING A-STRUCTURAL MATERIALS PROPERTIES MICROSTRUCTURE AND PROCESSING 494, no. 1-2, 68-72 - 68-72.
  • Niezgoda, S.R.; Fullwood, D.T.; Kalidindi, S.R., 2008, "Delineation of the space of 2-point correlations in a composite material system." ACTA MATERIALIA 56, no. 18, 5285-5292 - 5285-5292.
  • Fullwood, D.T.; Niezgoda, S.R.; Kalidindi, S.R., 2008, "Microstructure reconstructions from 2-point statistics using phase-recovery algorithms." ACTA MATERIALIA 56, no. 5, 942-948 - 942-948.


  • Niezgoda, S.; Gupta, V.; Knight, R.; Cairncross, R.A. et al., 2006, "Effect of reinforcement size on the scratch resistance and crystallinity of HVOF sprayed nylon-11/ceramic composite coatings." JOURNAL OF THERMAL SPRAY TECHNOLOGY 15, no. 4, 731-738 - 731-738.


  • Niezgoda, S.R.; Low, T.S.E., "Modeling the Thermal Stability of the $α/ω$ Microstructure in Shocked Zr: Coupling between defect state and phase transformation."


  • "Nonintrusive stochastic modeling to account for microstructure variability." 2016, Presented at 19th AIAA Non-Deterministic Approaches part of AIAA SciTech 2017,
  • "Opportunities in Mesoscale Simulation: Integration of physics based constitutive theories with microstructure evolution." 2016, Presented at Department of Materials Science and Engineering Seminar Series,
  • "Insights on Shear Band Behavior in BMGMBs from FFT-based Continuum Modeling." 2016, Presented at Materials Science and Technology (MS&T),
  • "Opportunities in Mesoscale Simulation: Integration of physics based constitutive theories with microstructure evolution." 2016, Presented at Department of Mechanical Engineering Seminar Series,
  • "An Integrated Full-Field Model of Concurrent Plastic Deformation and Microstructure Evolution: Application to 3D Simulation of Dynamic Recrystallization in Polycrystalline Cu." 2016, Presented at 6th International Conference on Recrystallization and Grain Growth,
  • "Computational Modeling of Shear Banding in Bulk Metallic Glass Composites." 2016, Presented at International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Workshop on Integrated Computational Structure-Material/Modeling of Deformation,
  • "Influence of Microstructure on Deformation Behavior in Bulk Metallic Glass Matrix Composites." 2016, Presented at 11th International Conference on Bulk Metallic Glasses,
  • "The Curious Case of Metastable High Pressure Omega Phase in Group IV Transition Metals." 2016, Presented at Possibilities and Limitations of Quantitative Materials Modeling and Characterization,
  • "Microstructure-Uncertainty Propagation in Sheet Metal Forming FE-Simulations." 2016, Presented at TMS Annual Meeting,
  • "Bingham Mixture Model for Efficient micro texture Estimation from Discrete Orientation Data." 2016, Presented at TMS Annual Meeting,
  • "Fully Coupled Phase-Field and Dislocation Based EVPFFT Crystal Plasticity." 2016, Presented at International Symposium on Plasticity and its Application,
  • "Measurement and Simulation of Type II and Type III Residual Stresses in Polycrystalline Materials." 2015, Presented at American Welding Society Workshop on Weld Residual Stress and Distortion Prediction,
  • "Fully Coupled Phase-Field and Elasto-Viscoplstic Fast Fourier Transform Models for Advanced Mesoscale Thermomechanical Processing." 2015, Presented at U.S. Association of Computational Mechanics 13th National Congress on Computational Mechanics,
  • "Coupled Phase-Field and Elasto-Viscoplastic FFT Models for Mesoscale SImulation." 2015, Presented at Possibilities and Limitations of Quantitative Materials Modeling and Characterization,
  • "Fully Coupled Phase-Field and Elasto-Viscoplstic Fast Fourier Transform Models for Advanced Mesoscale Thermomechanical Processing." 2015, Presented at Special Seminar,
  • "Twinning and Metastable High-Pressure Phases in Group IV Hexagonal Metals." 2014, Presented at Department of Materials Science and Engineering Seminar Series,
  • "Comparison of Microstructure Quantification Frameworks." 2014, Presented at TMS Annual Meeting,
  • "Incorporating Stochastic Effects into Homogenized Plasticity Models." 2014, Presented at International Symposium on Plasticity and its Applications,
  • "Construction of Evolutionary Microstructure Databases." 2013, Presented at Society of Engineering Sciences Annual Meeting,
  • "Advances in Statistical Microstructure Quantification: Bridging Characterization, Experiment, and SImulation." 2013, Presented at TMS Annual Meeting,
  • "Rethinking Materials Data: Extracting Knowledge from Pretty Pictures." 2013, Presented at Air Force Research Laboratory Special Seminar,
  • "Non-Stationary Microstructure Processes: Quantification of Texture Gradients and Orientation & Microtexture Spatial Correlations." 2012, Presented at MS&T,
  • "Moving beyond the RVE: How do we integrate complex microstructure data into materials response models?." 2013, Presented at Gordon Research Conference - Physical Metallurgy,
  • "Experimental and Model Epistemic and Aleatoric Uncertainty: Connections to Microstrutural Variance." 2011, Presented at DOE Workshop on Uncertainty Quantification and Multiscale Materials Modeling,
  • "Evaluation and Generation of Representative Volume Elements." 2010, Presented at TMS Annual Meeting,
  • "Application of Bayesian Blind Deconvolution in Electron Backscatter Diffraction Microscopy." 2011, Presented at International Conference on Textures of Materials (ICOTOM),

Papers in Proceedings


  • Yuan, M.; Shaffer, J.B.; Salem, A.; Niezgoda, S.R. "Validation and uncertainty quantification for manufacturing design accounting for material variability." (1 2018).
  • Ricciardi, D.E.; Chkrebtii, O.; Niezgoda, S.R. "Ensemble predictions of material behavior for ICMSE." (1 2018).
  • Ricciardi, D.; Chkrebtii, O.A.; Niezgoda, S. "Ensemble Predictions of Material Behavior for ICMSE." in 2018 AIAA Non-Deterministic Approaches Conference. (1 2018).


  • Salem, S.S.; Shaffer, J.B.; Niezgoda, S.R.; Satko, D.P. et al. "Microstructure Uncertainty Propagation in Sheet Metal Forming Fe-Simulations: Springback of Commercial-Purity Titanium." in 13th World Conference on Titanium. (5 2016).


  • Fullwood, D.T.; Kalidindi, S.R.; Niezgoda, S.R.; Fast, A. et al. "Gradient-based microstructure reconstructions from distributions using fast Fourier transforms." in Symposium on Advances in Microstructure-Based Modeling and Characterization of Deformation Microstructures held at 2007 TMS Annual Meeting. (10 2008).
  • Fullwood, D.T.; Niezgoda, S.R.; Kalidindi, S.R. "Spectral representation and reconstruction of 3-D materials." in 137th Annual Meeting and Exhibition of the Minerals-Metals-and-Materials-Society. (1 2008).


  • Cairncross, R.; Ivosevic, M.; Gupta, V.; Niezgoda, S. et al. "Thermal spraying of nylon-11 and nylon-11/silica coatings: Modeling and characterization of coating microstructure." (12 2006).
  • Niezgoda, S.; Gupta, V.; Knight, R.; Cairncross, R.A. et al. "Effect of reinforcement size on the scratch resistance and crystallinity of HVOF sprayed nylon-11/ceramic composite coatings." in International Thermal Spray Conference (ITSC 2006). (12 2006).


  • Galbincea, N.D.; Yuan, M.; Niezgoda, S.R. "Computational Design Tools for Quantifying Uncertainty Due to Material Variability." in AIAA Scitech - Special Symposium on Non-Deterministic Analysis.