Taylor D. Sparks portrait
  • Director of Materials Characterization Laboratory, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Associate Chair of Materials Science & Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Publications

  • Akira Nagaoka, Kenji Yoshino, Taizo Masuda, Taylor D. Sparks, Michael A. Scarpulla, and Kensuke Nishioka “Environmentally friendly thermoelectric sulfide Cu2ZnSnS4 single crystals with dimensionless figure of merit achieving 1.6” accepted to Journal of Materials Chemistry A on June 5 2021. [DOI]. Published, 06/07/2021.
    https://doi.org/10.1039/D1TA02978A
  • Anthony Yu-Tang Wang*, Steven K. Kauwe*, Ryan Murdock*, and Taylor D. Sparks “Compositionally-Restricted Attention-Based Network for Materials Property Prediction,” npj Computational Materials, 7, 77 (2021). [DOI]. Published, 05/28/2021.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/s41524-021-00545-1
  • Taylor D. Sparks and Debanshu Banerjee* “Materials Informatics and Polymer Science: Pushing the Frontiers of our Understanding” Matter, 4 [5], 1454-1456 (2021). [DOI]. Published, 05/10/2021.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matt.2021.04.003
  • Logan G. Kiefer*, Christian J. Robert*, and Taylor D. Sparks “Lifetime of electrochromic optical transition cycling of ethyl viologen diperchlorate-based electrochromic devices” SN Applied Sciences, 3, 554 (2021). [DOI]. Published, 04/13/2021.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s42452-021-04552-1
  • (invited) Marianne Liu*, Conrad Clement*, Kathy Liu, Xuming Wang, and Taylor D. Sparks “An Experimental-Computational Approach for Advanced Solid Polymer Electrolyte Design,” Computational Materials Science, 187, 110108 (2020). [DOI]. Published, 02/01/2021.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.commatsci.2020.110108
  • (invited) Amber Barron* and Taylor D. Sparks “Commercial Marine-degradable Polymers for Flexible Packaging” iScience, 23, 101353, (2020). [DOI]. Published, 08/21/2020.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2020.101353
  • Ryan Murdock*, Steven K. Kauwe*, Anthony Yu-Tang Wang*, and Taylor D. Sparks “Is domain knowledge necessary for machine learning materials properties?” accepted to Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation on July 7 2020. [DOI]. Published, 08/05/2020.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s40192-020-00179-z
  • Steven K. Kauwe*, Taylor M. Welker, and Taylor D. Sparks “Extracting Knowledge from DFT: Experimental Band Gap Predictions Through Ensemble Learning” Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation, 9, 213-220, (2020). [DOI]. Published, 07/24/2020.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s40192-020-00178-0
  • Jason Nance* and Taylor D. Sparks “From Streetlights to Phosphors: a Review on the Visibility of Roadway Markings,” Progress in Organic Coatings, 148, 105749, (2020). DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.porgcoat.2020.105749. Published, 06/20/2020.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.porgcoat.2020.105749
  • Jason Nance* and Taylor D. Sparks “Comparison of Coatings for SrAl2O4:Eu2+,Dy3+ powder in Waterborne Road Striping Paint under Wet Conditions” Progress in Organic Coatings, 144, 105637, (2020). [DOI]. Published, 05/31/2020.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.porgcoat.2020.105637
  • Conrad Clement*, Steven K. Kauwe*, and Taylor D. Sparks “Benchmark AFLOW Data Sets for Machine Learning,” Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation, published online May 27th 2020. [DOI]. Published, 05/29/2020.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s40192-020-00174-4
  • (invited) Anthony Yu-Tang Wang, Ryan J. Murdock*, Steven K. Kauwe*, Anton O. Oliynyk, Aleksander Gurlo, Jakoah Brgoch, Kristin A. Persson, and Taylor D. Sparks “Machine Learning for Materials Scientists: An introductory guide towards best practices” accepted to Chemistry of Materials May 20 2020. [DOI]. Published, 05/20/2020.
    https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c01907
  • (invited) Taylor D. Sparks, Steven K. Kauwe*, Marcus E. Parry*, Aria Tehrani Mansouri, and Jakoah Brgoch “Machine learning for structural materials” Annual Reviews of Materials Research, 50, 27-48 (2020). [DOI]. Published, 04/28/2020.
    https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-matsci-110519-0947...
  • Brennan Theler*, Steven K. Kauwe*, and Taylor D. Sparks “Materials abundance, price, and availability data from the years 1998 to 2015” Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation, 9, 144-150 (2020). [DOI]. Published, 03/02/2020.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s40192-020-00173-5
  • (invited) Andrew R. Falkowski and Taylor D. Sparks “The Materialism podcast: Exploring new avenues for materials science education” Matter, 2, [2] 276-278 (2020). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matt.2019.12.014. Published, 02/05/2020.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matt.2019.12.014
  • (invited) Steven K. Kauwe*, Jake Graser*, Ryan Murdock*, and Taylor D. Sparks “Can machine learning find extraordinary materials?” Computational Material Science, 174, 109498 (2020). [DOI]. Published, 12/29/2019.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.commatsci.2019.109498
  • Su Kong Chong, Ryuichi Tsuchikawa, Jared Harmer, Taylor D. Sparks, and Vikram V. Deshpande “Landau Levels of Topologically-Protected Surface States Probed by Dual-Gated Quantum Capacitance” accepted to ACS Nano December 10 2019. [DOI]. Published, 12/13/2019.
    https://doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.9b09192
  • Florian Belviso, Victor E. P. Claerbout, Aleix Comas-Vives, N. Dalal, F. Fan, Alessio Filippetti, Vincenzo Fiorentini, Lucas Foppa, Cesare Franchini, Benjamin Geisler, Luca M. Ghiringhelli, Axel Groÿ, Shunbo Hu, Jorge Íñiguez, Steven K. Kauwe*, J. Musfeldt, Paolo Nicolini, Rossitza Pentcheva, Tomas Polcar, W. Ren, Fabio Ricci, Francesco Ricci, Huseyin Sener Sen, Jonathan M. Skelton, Taylor D. Sparks, Alessandro Stroppa, Andrea Urru, Matthias Vandichel, P. Vavassori, H. Wu, K. Yang, Hong Jian Zhao, Danilo Puggioni, Remedios Cortese, and Antonio Cammarata “Viewpoint: Atomic-scale design protocols towards energy, electronic, catalysis and sensing applications” Inorganic Chemistry, 58, [22], 14939-14980 (2019). [DOI]. Published, 10/15/2019.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b01785
  • (invited) Marcus Parry*, Samantha Couper, Aria Mansouri Tehrani, Anton O. Oliynyk, Jakoah Brgoch, Lowell Miyagi, and Taylor D. Sparks “Lattice strain and texture analysis of superhard Mo0.9W1.1BC and ReWC0.8 via diamond anvil cell deformation” Journal of Materials Chemistry A as part of the Emerging Investigators Special Issue, 7, 24012-24018 (2019). [DOI]. Published, 08/30/2019.
    https://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C9TA06431A
  • Aria Mansouri Tehrani, Anton O. Oliynyk, Zeshan Rizvi, Sogol Lotfi, Marcus Parry*, Taylor D. Sparks, and Jakoah Brgoch “Atomic substitution to balance hardness ductility and sustainability in molybdenum tungsten borocabide” Chemistry of Material, 31, 18, 7696-7703 (2019). [DOI]. Published, 08/09/2019.
    https://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b02596
  • Alexander Szendrei*, Taylor D. Sparks, and Anil V. Virkar “Three and Four-Electrode Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy Studies using Embedded Composite Thin Film Pseudo-Reference Electrodes in Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells” Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 166, 12, F784-F795 (2019). [DOI]. Published, 07/17/2019.
    https://doi.org/10.1149/2.0771912jes
  • Shadi Al Khateeb and Taylor D. Sparks “Pore-graded and conductor and binder free FeS2 films deposited by spray pyrolysis for high performance lithium ion batteries” Journal of Materials Research published online July 15 2019. [DOI]. Published, 07/15/2019.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1557/jmr.2019.208
  • Leila Ghadbeigi*, Taylor D. Sparks, and Anil V. Virkar “Electrochemical Studies on Na- ”-Alumina + Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia (YSZ) Composite Mixed Na+-Ion-O2--Ion Conductors” Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 166, 10, F679-F686 (2019). [DOI]. Published, 06/28/2019.
    https://doi.org/10.1149/2.0161912jes
  • Su Kong Chong, Kyu Bum Han*, Taylor D. Sparks, and Vikram V. Deshpande “Tunable Coupling between the Paired Surface States in 3D Topological Insulator” Physical Review Letters, 123, 036804 (2019). [DOI]. Published, 06/07/2019.
    https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.036804
  • Taylor D. Sparks, Aleksander Gurlo, Maged F. Bekheet*, Michael W. Gaultois, Gennady Cherkashinin, Laetitia Laversenne and David R. Clarke “The high-temperature structure of Co3O4: Understanding spinel inversion using in situ and ex situ measurements” Physical Review B, 99, 104104 (2019). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.99.104104. Published, 03/04/2019.
    https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.99.104104
  • Benjamin Gilmore*, Zachary Luscher*, Kyle Roberts, George Fisher, and Taylor D. Sparks “Comparison of fatigue in fiber-backed PVDF and PFA fluoropolymer linings” Polymer Degradation and Stability, 162, 122-128 (2019). DOI: 10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2019.02.016. Published, 02/18/2019.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2019.02....
  • (invited) Steven K. Kauwe*, Trevor David Rhone, and Taylor D. Sparks “Data-driven studies of lithium-ion-battery materials” Crystals, 9, [1] 54 (2019). DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/cryst9010054. Published, 01/18/2019.
  • Isaac Nelson, Taylor A. Ogden, Shadi Al Khateeb, Jake Graser, Taylor D. Sparks, Jake J. Abbott, and Steven E. Naleway “Freeze casting of surface-magnetized Fe3O4 particles with a Helmholtz coil in a unidirectional static magnetic field to fabricate materials inspired by bone” Advanced Engineering Materials, 1801092, (2018). [DOI]: https://doi.org/10.1002/adem.201801092. Published, 01/16/2019.
    https://doi.org/10.1002/adem.201801092
  • Kyu-Bum Han*, Akira Nagaoka, Sukong Chong, Diego Fuertez, Suzanne Petryk*, Michael Scarpulla, Vikram Deshpande, and Taylor D. Sparks “Improved electron mobility in topological insulating BiSbTeSe2 single crystals grown via two-step recrystallization method” Scientific Reports, 8:17290 (2018). [DOI]: https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-35674-z. Published, 11/23/2018.
  • Su Kong Chong, Kyu Bum Han*, Akira Nagaoka, Ryuichi Tsuchikawa, Renlong Liu, Haoliang Liu, Z. Valy Vardeny, Dmytro A. Pesin, Changgu Lee, Taylor D. Sparks and Vikram V. Deshpande “Topological Insulator-Based van der Waals Heterostructures for Effective Control of Massless and Massive Dirac Fermions” Nano Letters, 18, [12], 8047-8053 (2018). [DOI]: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b04291. Published, 11/08/2018.
  • Shadi Al Khateeb* and Taylor D. Sparks “Spray pyrolysis of conductor and binder free porous FeS2 films for high performance lithium ion batteries” Journal of Materials Science, 54, [5], 4089-4104 (2019). DOI: 10.1007/s10853-018-3055-0. Published, 10/18/2018.
    https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10853-018-3055-0
  • Dong Zhang, Anton O. Oliynyk, Gabriel M. Duarte, Abishek K. Iyer, Leila Ghadbeigi*, Taylor D. Sparks, and Arthur Mar “Not Just Par for the Course: Over 72 Quaternary Germanides RE4M2XGe4 (RE = La–Nd, Sm, Gd–Tm, Lu; M = Mn–Ni; X = Ag, Cd) and the Search for Intermetallics with Low Thermal Conductivity” Inorganic Chemistry, 57, (22), 14249-14259 (2018). DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.8b02279. Published, 10/17/2018.
  • J. Jacob Chavez, Ryan T. Davis, and Taylor D. Sparks “Analysis of thermal expansion via dilatometry” JoVE Science Education Database. Inactive Collection. JoVE, Cambridge, MA, (2018). DOI: https://www.jove.com/science-education/10490/analysis-of-thermal-expansion-via-dilatometry?status=a12496k. Published, 09/01/2018.
  • Kara Ingraham, Jared McCutchen, and Taylor D. Sparks “Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy” JoVE Science Education Database. Inactive Collection. JoVE, Cambridge, MA, (2018). DOI: https://www.jove.com/science-education/10491/electrochemical-impedance-spectroscopy?status=a12497k. Published, 09/01/2018.
  • Amber N. Barron, Ashlea Patterson, and Taylor D. Sparks “Hydrogel synthesis” JoVE Science Education Database. Inactive Collection. JoVE, Cambridge, MA, (2018). DOI: https://www.jove.com/science-education/10486/hydrogel-synthesis?status=a12492k. Published, 09/01/2018.
  • Elise S.D. Buki, Danielle N. Beatty, and Taylor D. Sparks “Thermal diffusivity and the laser flash method” JoVE Science Education Database. Inactive Collection. JoVE, Cambridge, MA, (2018). DOI: https://www.jove.com/science-education/10488/thermal-diffusivity-and-the-laser-flash-method?status=a12494k. Published, 09/01/2018.
  • Danielle N. Beatty and Taylor D. Sparks “Differential scanning calorimetry” JoVE Science Education Database. Inactive Collection. JoVE, Cambridge, MA, (2018). DOI.: https://www.jove.com/science-education/10487/differential-scanning-calorimetry?status=a12493k4. Published, 09/01/2018.
  • Logan G. Kiefer, Andrew R. Falkowski, and Taylor D. Sparks “Electroplating of thin films” JoVE Science Education Database. Inactive Collection. JoVE, Cambridge, MA, (2018). DOI: https://www.jove.com/science-education/10489/electroplating-of-thin-films?status=a12495k. Published, 09/01/2018.
  • Aria Mansouri Tehrani, Anton O. Oliynyk, Marcus Parry*, Zeshan Rizvi, Samantha Couper, Feng Lin, Lowell Miyagi, Taylor D. Sparks, Jakoah Brgoch “Machine learning directed search for ultraincompressible, high hardness materials” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 140, [31], 9844–9853 (2018). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.8b02717. Published, 07/17/2018.
    https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.8b02717
  • Taylor D. Sparks, Aleksander Gurlo, Michael W. Gaultois, and David R. Clarke “A revised model for thermopower and site inversion in Co3O4 spinel” Physical Review B, 98, [2], 024108 (2018). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.98.024108. Published, 07/11/2018.
    https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.98.024108
  • Kyu Bum-Han & Jake Graser, Alexandre Stella, John Fuertez, Van Nguyen, John McLennan, and Taylor D. Sparks (2018). Calcium alginate polymer encapsulation of proppant with time-release delivery of microbial consortia for methanogenesis. Hydraulic Fracturing Journal. Vol. 5. Published, 06/14/2018.
  • Alex Zevalkink & David M. Smiadak, Jeff L. Blackburn, Andrew J. Ferguson, Michael L. Chabinyc, Olivier Delaire, Jian Wang, Kirill Kovnir, Joshua Martin, Laura T. Schelhas, Taylor D. Sparks, Stephen D. Kang, Maxwell T. Dylla, G. Jeffrey Snyder, Brenden Ortiz, Eric Toberer (2018). A practical field guide to thermoelectrics: Fundamentals, synthesis, and characterization. Applied Physics Reviews. Vol. 5, 021303(1-50). Published, 06/14/2018.
    https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5021094
  • Steven K. Kauwe & Jake Graser, Antonio Vazquez, and Taylor D. Sparks (2018). Machine learning prediction of heat capacity for solid inorganics. Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation. Vol. 7, 43-51. Published, 05/29/2018.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s40192-018-0108-9
  • Jake Graser & Steven K. Kauwe, and Taylor D. Sparks (2018). Machine learning and energy minimization approaches for crystal structure predictions: A review and new horizons. Chemistry of Materials. Vol. 30, 3601-3612. Published, 05/19/2018.
    https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b05304
  • John Fuertez & Gloria Cordoba, John McLennan, D. Jack Adams, and Taylor D. Sparks (2018). Potential application of developed methanogenic microbial consortia for coal biogasification. International Journal of Coal Geology. Vol. 188, 165-180. Published, 02/14/2018.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coal.2018.02.013
  • Clayton Cozzan & Guillaume Lheureux, Nicholas O'Dea, Emily Levin, Jake Graser, Taylor D. Sparks, Shuji Nakamura, Steven DenBaars, Claude Weisbuch, and Ram Seshadri (2018). Stable, Heat-Conducting Phosphor Composites for High-Power Laser Lighting. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. Vol. 10, 5673–5681. Published, 02/05/2018.
    https://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.8b00074
  • John Fuertez & Richard Boakye, John McLennan, D. Jack Adams, Taylor D. Sparks, Austin Gottschalk (2017). Developing methanogenic microbial consortia from diverse coal sources and environments. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering. Vol. 46, 637-650. Published, 10/01/2017.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jngse.2017.07.028
  • John Fuertez & Van Nguyen, John D. McLennan, D. Jack Adams, Kyu-Bum-Han and Taylor D.Sparks (2017). Optimization of biogenic methane production from coal. International Journal of Coal Geology. Vol. 183, 14-24. Published, 09/29/2017.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coal.2017.09.014
  • Malinda L.C. Buffon, Geneva Laurita, Nisha Verma, Leo Lamontagne, Leila Ghadbeigi, Demetrious L. Lloyd, Taylor D. Sparks, Tresa M. Pollock, and Ram Seshadri, “Enhancement of Thermoelectric Properties in the Nb--Co--Sn Half-Heusler/Heusler System Through Spontaneous Inclusion of a Coherent Second Phase” Journal of Applied Physics, 120, [7], 075104 (2016). Published, 08/19/2016.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4961215
  • Nichols, Patrick E., Jeffrey S. Bates, and Taylor D. Sparks. "Exploration of Polytetrafluoroethylene as a Potential Material Replacement for Hemodialysis Applications." MRS Advances: 1-7 (2016). Published, 06/20/2016.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1557/adv.2016.473
  • Leila Ghadbeigi, Zixiao Liu, Taylor D. Sparks, and Anil V. Virkar “Synthesis of Ion Conducting Sodium Zirconium Gallate + Yttria- Stabilized Zirconia by a Vapor Phase Process” Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 163, [8], A1560-A1565 (2016). Published, 05/24/2016.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1149/2.0501608jes
  • Leila Ghadbeigi, Alexander Szendrei, Pablo Moreno, Taylor D. Sparks, and Anil V. Virkar, “Synthesis of Iron-Doped Na-Beta"-Alumina + Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia Composite Electrolytes by a Vapor Phase Process” Solid State Ionics, 290, 77-82 (2016). Published, 04/11/2016.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssi.2016.04.006
  • Ram Seshadri and Taylor D. Sparks “Perspective: Interactive materials properties databases through aggregation of literature data” invited article, APL Materials, 4, 053206, (2016). Published, 03/03/2016.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4944682
  • Michael W. Gaultois, Anton Oliynyk, Arthur Mar, Taylor D. Sparks, Gregory Mulholland, and Bryce Meredig "Perspective: Web-based machine learning models for real-time screening of thermoelectric materials properties " APL Materials, 4, [5], 053213 (2016). Selected as cover article.. Published, 02/15/2016.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4952607
  • Alexander Szendrei, Taylor D. Sparks, and Anil V. Virkar “Possible Use of Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia for Potentiometric Measurements at Room Temperature”, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 163, [5] F416-F420 (2016). Published, 02/10/2016.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1149/2.0891605jes
  • Taylor D. Sparks, Anton Oliynyk, Michael W. Gautois, and Jakoah Brgoch “Datamining approach in thermoelectrics,” invited Viewpoint Set article, Scripta Materialia, 111, (2016) 10-15. Published, 01/15/2016.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scriptamat.2015.04.026
  • Garrett Meeks, Jason Dalton, Taylor D. Sparks, and Dinesh K. Shetty “A functionally-graded carbide in the Ta-C system” Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 99, [2] 392-394 (2016). Published, 12/12/2015.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jace.14045
  • Michael W. Gaultois, Jason E. Douglas, Taylor D. Sparks, and Ram Seshadri “Single-step preparation and consolidation of reduced early-transition-metal oxide/metal n-type thermoelectric composites” AIP Advances, 5, 097144, 2015. Published, 09/14/2015.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4931161
  • Leila Ghadbeigi, Jaye K. Harada, Bethany Lettiere, and Taylor D. Sparks “Data-mining approach for battery materials” 2015 IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech) 239-244 (2015). Published, 09/01/2015.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/SusTech.2015.7314353
  • Jeffrey S Bates & Luke R. Whitson, Kelan M. Albertson, Nathan S. Hickerson, Patrick E. Nichols, Bethany E. Larson, and Taylor D. Sparks (2015). Molecular imprinted hydrogels in drug delivery applications. MRS 2015, Phoenix AZ. Published, 05/14/2015.
    https://doi.org/10.1557/opl.2015.455
  • Leila Ghadbeigi, Jaye K. Harada, Bethany Lettiere, and Taylor D. Sparks “Performance and resource considerations of Li-ion battery electrode materials” Energy and Environmental Science, 8, 1640-1650 (2015) Selected as rear cover article.. Published, 03/27/2015.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C5EE00685F
  • Michael W. Gaultois and Taylor D. Sparks “How much improvement in thermoelectric performance can come from reducing thermal conductivity?” Applied Physics Letters, 104, 113906 (2014). Published, 03/17/2014.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4869232
  • Taylor D. Sparks, Moureen C. Kemei, Phillip T. Barton, Ram Seshadri, Eun-Deok Mun, and Vivien Zapf, “Magnetocapacitance as a sensitive probe of magnetostructural changes in NiCr2O4Physical Review B, 89, [2] 024405 (2014). Published, 01/10/2014.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.89.024405

Research Keywords

  • magnetoelectrics
  • Thermoelectric materials
  • Thermal Transport
  • Energy Material Science
  • Datamining
  • Ceramic Engineering
  • Air Pollution

Presentations

  • Andrew Falkowski, Steven K. Kauwe, and Taylor D. Sparks "Optimizing Fractional Compositions Through Gradient Ascent" SIAM-MS21: SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science, May 17-28, 2021, virtual talk. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/25/2021.
    https://easychair.org/smart-program/SIAM-MS21/2021...
  • Taylor D. Sparks "Accuracy, Uncertainty, Inspectability: The benefits of compositionally-restricted attention-based networks" Accelerated Materials Development for Manufacturing (AMDM) colloquium series at Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) in Singapore, May 11, 2021. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/11/2021.
  • Taylor D. Sparks "Tools for Visualizing and Understanding the Structure of Crystalline Ceramics" ACERS Ceramic Materials Short Courses, April 8-10, 2021, virtual. Other, Presented, 04/08/2021.
    https://ceramics.org/professional-resources/career...
  • Marcus Parry and Taylor D. Sparks "Accelerated Study of Thermal and Irradiation Creep in Fe-based Multi-principal Element Alloys" TMS 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting, March 15-18 2021. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/16/2021.
  • Taylor D. Sparks "Accuracy, uncertainty, inspectability: The benefits of compositionally-restricted attention-based networks" TMS 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting, March 15-18 2021. Invited Talk/Keynote, Accepted, 03/15/2021.
  • Steven K. Kauwe "Accuracy, uncertainty, inspectibility: learning with compositionally-restricted attention-based networks" North American Materials Colloquium Series, March 11 2021. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/11/2021.
    http://namcs.org/spring-2021-schedule/steven-k-kau...
  • Taylor D. Sparks "How can materials informatics revolutionize materials science?" at General Electric as part of their Machine Learning for Materials (ML4M) initiative. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/17/2021.
  • Taylor Sparks. Instructor for two workshop sessions for the TMS Learning Pathways: Advanced Materials Manufacturing. The sessions are "Overview of ML, tools, frameworks, application to materials science" and "Knowledge extraction, feature engineering, best practices.". Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/07/2020.
  • Steven K. Kauwe, Anthony Yu-Tung Wang, and Taylor D. Sparks "Accuracy, Uncertainty, Inspectability: The benefits of compositionally-restricted attention-based networks." 2020 Virtual MRS Spring/Fall Meeting, Nov 27 - Dec 4 2020. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/22/2020.
    https://2020mrs.cd.pathable.com/meetings/virtual/W...
  • Ka'ai Kauwe and Taylor D. Sparks "Accuracy, Uncertainty, Inspectability: The benefits of compositionally-restricted attention-based networks." 2020 Virtual MRS Spring/Fall Meeting. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/04/2020.
  • Marcus Parry "In-situ experiments: microstructure, creep, and corrosion" INL Virtual Meeting on Accelerated Irradiation for Reactor Structural Materials, September 14-18, 2020. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/15/2020.
  • Ryan Murdock "New algorithms, descriptors, and machine learning techniques tailored to the challenges of materials informatics" Utah Data Science Seminar Series, February 27 2020. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/27/2020.
  • Steven K. Kauwe "Gaps, Limitations, and Pitfalls of Materials Informatics" TMS 2020 Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, February 23-27 2020. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/26/2020.
  • Marcus Parry "Lattice Strain and texture analysis of superhard Mo0.9W¬1.1BC and ReWC0.8 via diamond anvil cell deformation," ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE) 2019, November 8-14, 2019, Salt Lake City, UT. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/09/2019.
  • Taylor D. Sparks "Accelerating the Discovery of Energy Materials with Chemistry-informed Machine Learning" 2019 Utah Energy Symposium, Salt Lake City, Nov 2 2019. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/02/2019.
  • Taylor D. Sparks “Harnessing data science to transform experimental materials discovery” Third International Computational Science & Engineering Conference, Doha Qatar Oct 21-22 2019. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/22/2019.
  • Marcus Parry "Multi-Principal Element Alloy Design, Fabrication, Testing, and Synergies with Predictive Tools and Frameworks," Nuclear Materials Discovery and Qualification Initiative (NMDQi) Working Meeting, October 17-18, 2019, Center for Advanced Energy Studies, Idaho Falls, ID. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/18/2019.
  • Taylor D. Sparks "Lessons learned from a data-driven search for new superhard materials" Idaho National Laboratory, Nuclear Materials Discovery and Qualification Initiative, Idaho Falls, Oct 17-18 2019. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/17/2019.
  • Taylor Sparks "A data-driven approach to searching for new superhard materials" Harvard Applied Mechanics Colloquium, Harvard University, October 9 2019, Cambridge MA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/09/2019.
  • Marcus Parry "Multi-Principal Element Alloy Design, Fabrication, Testing, and Synergies with Predictive Tools and Frameworks," 2019 Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) Annual Meeting, September 22-24, 2019, Santa Fe, NM. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/23/2019.
  • Taylor D. Sparks "Materials Informatics: Reducing Trial & Error from the Discovery of New Materials" TEDxSaltLakeCity, September 21 2019. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/19/2019.
  • Marcus Parry "Lattice Strain, Texture Development, and Incompressibility of Superhard Mo0.9W1.1BC," MSE Graduate Seminar Presentation, September 4, 2019, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/04/2019.
  • Taylor D. Sparks "Augmenting chemical intuition with machine learning for the discovery of new materials" XXVIII International Materials Research Congress, Cancun, Mexico, 2019. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/21/2019.
  • Travis Allen, Jake Graser, and Taylor D. Sparks "A Recommendation Engine for Suggesting Unexpected Thermoelectric Chemistries: Thermoelectric Properties of GdTaO₄" North American Solid-State Chemistry Conference, July 31- August 2 2019, Golden CO, USA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/01/2019.
  • Marcus Parry "High-Entropy Alloy Design and Down Selection: Combinatorial Alloy Fabrication and Synergies with Predictive Frameworks," North American Solid-State Chemistry Conference (NASSCC) 2019, July 31 – August 2, 2019, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/01/2019.
  • Marcus Parry "Combinatorial Alloy Fabrication and Synergies with Predictive Frameworks for High-entropy Alloy Design and Down-selection," 5th World Congress on Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) 2019, July 21-25, 2019, Indianapolis, IN . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/24/2019.
  • Taylor D. Sparks "Supervised machine learning for energy materials discovery" University of Manitoba, Joint Colloquium for the Chemistry Department, Physics and Astronomy Department, and Manitoba Institute for Materials. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/15/2019.
    https://eventscalendar.umanitoba.ca/site/science/e...
  • Taylor D. Sparks "Harnessing data science to transform experimental materials discovery" California Institute of Technology, Materials Science & Engineering Department Colloquium. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/06/2019.
  • Taylor D. Sparks "Harnessing data science to transform experimental materials discovery" North Carolina State University, Materials Science & Engineering Department Colloquium. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/18/2019.
  • Taylor D. Sparks "Harnessing data science to transform experimental materials discovery" Georgia State University, Geoscience Department Colloquium. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/17/2019.
  • Taylor D. Sparks "Harnessing data science to transform experimental materials discovery" Georgia Institute of Technology, Institue for Materials, Materials Innovation Lecture Series. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/16/2019.
  • Taylor D. Sparks "Harnessing data science to transform experimental materials discovery" University of Florida, Materials Science & Engineering Department Colloquium. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/15/2019.
  • Taylor D. Sparks "Data Science + Materials: Artificial Intelligence to Develop Materials Twice as Fast at a Fraction of the Cost" University of California, Santa Barbara, Materials Department Colloquium. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/12/2018.
  • Taylor D. Sparks "Data Science + Materials: Artificial Intelligence to Develop Materials Twice as Fast at a Fraction of the Cost" University of Southern California, Chemistry Department Colloquium. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/09/2018.
  • Taylor D. Sparks, Kyu Bum Han, Su Kong Chong, and Vikram Deshpande "Enhancement in surface mobility and quantum transport of Bi2-xSbxTe3-ySey topological insulator by controlling crystal growth" European Materials Research Society 2018 Fall Meeting, September 17-20 2018, Warsaw, Poland. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/18/2018.
  • Taylor D. Sparks, Leila Ghadbeigi, and Anil V. Virkar "Na-beta-alumina+ YSZ composite as a mixed ionic conductor under open circuit condition" European Materials Research Society 2018 Fall Meeting, September 17-20 2018, Warsaw, Poland. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/17/2018.
  • Taylor D. Sparks and Shadi Al Khateeb "Spray pyrolysis of conductor and binder free porous FeS2 films for high performance lithium ion batteries" European Materials Research Society 2018 Fall Meeting, September 17-20 2018, Warsaw, Poland. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/17/2018.
  • Taylor D. Sparks "Machine learning accelerated discovery of energy materials" European Materials Research Society 2018 Fall Meeting, September 17-20 2018, Warsaw, Poland. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/17/2018.
  • Taylor D. Sparks "Data Science + Materials: Artificial Intelligence to Develop Materials Twice as Fast at a Fraction of the Cost" Utah Data Science Day, September 14 2018, Salt Lake City, Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/14/2018.
  • Taylor D. Sparks and Steven K. Kauwe "I'd like a second opinion: Ensemble learning for heterogeneous data sets and uncertainty quantification" presented at the Advancing the Development Cycle Through Intelligent Materials Design, Informatics, and Characterization Workshop at Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, USA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/06/2018.
  • Marcus Parry "Machine Learning Directed Search for Ultraincompressible, Superhard Materials", University of Utah Data Science Day 2018, September 5, 2018 University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/05/2018.
  • Taylor D. Sparks "How to lose an audience in 10 minutes: Changing the way we communicate science" Materials Science & Engineering and Metallurgy Graduate Seminar. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/22/2018.
  • Taylor D. Sparks "A machine learning approach to discovering new superhard materials," Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/08/2018.
  • Taylor D. Sparks "Machine Learning Enabled New Materials Discovery" Technische Universität Berlin, Ceramics Group Seminar. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/27/2018.
  • Marcus Parry "National School on Neutron & X-ray Scattering (NX School) 2018", Argonne National Laboratory, July 22 – August 4, 2018, Lemont, IL and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN . Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 07/25/2018.
  • Jake Graser, Steven K. Kauwe, and Taylor D. Sparks "Machine Learning Prediction of Crystal Structure" 2018 Workshop on Machine Learning in Materials Science, April 6 2018, Salt Lake City, UT. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/06/2018.
    https://umarket.utah.edu/um2/Utah_MML
  • Steven Kaai Kauwe and Taylor D. Sparks "A Functional Introduction to Property Predictions: Python Based Machine Learning" Workshop on Machine Learning in Materials Science, April 6 2018, Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/06/2018.
    https://umarket.utah.edu/um2/Utah_MML
  • Isaac Nelson, Taylor A. Ogden, Shadi Al Khateeb, Jake Graser, Taylor D. Sparks, Jake J. Abbott, Steven E. Naleway, "Freeze Casting of Surface-Magnetized TiO2 and Fe3O4 Using a Uniform Magnetic Field to Fabricate Materials Inspired by Bone" TMS 2018 Annual Meeting, Phoenix AZ, March 11-15 2018. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/12/2018.
  • Leila Ghadbeigi, Taylor D. Sparks, and Anil Virkar "Electrochemical studies on a Na-β”-Alumina+ YSZ composite mixed ionic conductor" 42nd International Conference and Expo on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, January 21-26 2018, Daytona Beach FL. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 01/23/2018.
  • Jake Graser, Zixiao Liu, and Taylor D. Sparks "Experimental Validation of New Classes of Thermoelectric Oxides Recommended by Machine Learning Algorithms" ICT 2017 July 31-Aug 3 2017, Pasadena, CA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/31/2017.
    https://www.usasymposium.com/ict/posters.php
  • Marcus Parry "Modern Methods in Rietveld Refinement for Structural Analysis (MMRRSA) 2017 Workshop", Oak Ridge National Laboratory, June 18-23, 2017, Oak Ridge, TN. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/20/2017.
  • Marcus Parry “Intro to Machine Learning Approach for Materials Discovery Workshop”, ACS, Florida Section (FLACS) Florida Annual Meeting and Exposition (FAME) 2017 May 4-6, 2017, Tampa, FL. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/05/2017.
  • Alexander Szendrei, Taylor D. Sparks, Anil Virkar "Use of embedded electrodes to resolve anode and cathode electrode polarizations in proton exchange membrane fuel cells" MS&T16, Oct 24-27 Salt Lake City, Utah, 2016. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/27/2016.
    http://www.programmaster.org/PM/PM.nsf/ViewSession...
  • Alexander Szendrei, Taylor D. Sparks, Anil Virkar "Use of yttria-stabilized zirconia for potentiometric measurements at low temperatures" MS&T16, Oct 24-27 Salt Lake City, Utah, 2016. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/26/2016.
    http://www.programmaster.org/PM/PM.nsf/ViewSession...
  • Jake Graser, Taylor D. Sparks "Integrated computational materials engineering for the discovery of new classes of materials" MS&T16, Oct 24-27, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2016. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/26/2016.
    http://www.programmaster.org/PM/PM.nsf/ViewSession...
  • Taylor D. Sparks, Patrick Nichols, Jeffrey Bates "Material replacement to reduce protein loss during hemodialysis"MS&T16, Oct 24-27 Salt Lake City, Utah, 2016. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/25/2016.
    http://www.programmaster.org/PM/PM.nsf/ViewSession...
  • Kyu-Bum Han, Alexandre Stella, John Fuertez, John McLennan, Taylor D. Sparks "Performance of methanogen encapsulated proppant in release and conductivity" MS&T16, Oct 24-27, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2016. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/25/2016.
    http://www.programmaster.org/PM/PM.nsf/ViewSession...
  • Leila Ghadbeigi, Alexander Szendrei, Taylor D. Sparks, Anil Virkar "Synthesis of iron-doped Na- beta''-alumina + yttria-stabilized zirconia composite electrolytes by a vapor phase process" MS&T16, Oct 24-27, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2016. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/25/2016.
    http://www.programmaster.org/PM/PM.nsf/ViewSession...
  • Anton Oliynyk, Erin Antono, Taylor D. Sparks, Leila Ghadbeigi, Michael Gaultois, Bryce Meredig, Arthur Mar "Deceptively simple and endlessly complicated: Machine learning prediction and experimental confirmation of novel heusler compounds" MS&T16, Oct 24-27 Salt Lake City, Utah, 2016. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/24/2016.
    http://www.programmaster.org/PM/PM.nsf/ViewSession...
  • Taylor D. Sparks, Benjamin Gilmore, Kyle Roberts, George Fisher "Cyclic delamination rates in fiber backed fluoropolymer linings" MS&T16, Oct 24-27 Salt Lake City, Utah, 2016. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/24/2016.
    http://www.programmaster.org/PM/PM.nsf/ViewSession...

Research Groups

  • Wade Smallwood, Graduate Student. 01/01/2021 - present.
  • Ziyang Jiang, Graduate Student. 01/01/2021 - present.
  • Sterling Baird, Graduate Student. 08/01/2020 - present.
  • Isaac Krieger, Graduate Student. 08/01/2020 - present.
  • Hasan Sayeed, Graduate Student. 08/01/2020 - present.
  • Hayden Johnson, Graduate Student. 06/01/2020 - present.
  • Husain Alnaser, Graduate Student. 06/30/2019 - present.
  • Andrew Falkowski, Graduate Student. 06/01/2019 - present.
  • Marianne Liu, Undergraduate Student. 06/01/2019 - present.
  • Jason Nance, Graduate Student. Materials Science & Engineering. 08/20/2018 - 05/05/2020.
  • Clark Nielson, Graduate Student. Materials Science & Engineering. 08/20/2018 - 05/05/2020.
  • Hallie Miller, Graduate Student. Materials Science & Engineering. 08/20/2018 - 05/07/2022.
  • Pooya Elahi, Graduate Student. Materials Science & Engineering. 08/20/2018 - 05/05/2022.
  • Suzanne Petryk, Visiting Student. Materials Science & Engineering. 06/01/2016 - 08/31/2016.
  • Austin Gottschalk, Undergraduate Student. Biology. 09/01/2015 - 09/01/2016.
  • Austin Gamblin, Undergraduate Student. Biology. 09/01/2015 - 09/01/2016.
  • Brandon Day, Undergraduate Student. Materials Science and Engineering. 07/01/2015 - 05/01/2016.
  • Carina Hahn, Undergraduate Student. Materials Science and Engineering. 07/01/2015 - 06/30/2016.
  • Jeffrey Copeland, Undergraduate Student. Materials Science and Engineering. 07/01/2015 - 06/30/2016.
  • Carl Luft, Undergraduate Student. Materials Science and Engineering. 07/01/2015 - 05/01/2016.
  • Kathryn Sautter, Undergraduate Student. Materials Science and Engineering. 05/01/2015 - 09/01/2015. Awards/Scholarships/Stipends: REU student from Penn State.
  • Thiago Trindade, Undergraduate Student. Materials Science and Engineering. 05/01/2015 - 09/01/2015. Awards/Scholarships/Stipends: Brazil Scientific Mobility Program.
  • Debora Costa Martins, Undergraduate Student. Materials Science and Engineering. 05/01/2015 - 09/01/2015. Awards/Scholarships/Stipends: Brazil Scientific Mobility Program.
  • Alexandre Stella, Undergraduate Student. Materials Science and Engineering. 05/01/2015 - 09/01/2015. Awards/Scholarships/Stipends: Brazil Scientific Mobility Program.
  • Max Gallant, Undergraduate Student. Materials Science and Engineering. 09/01/2014 - 12/01/2015.
  • Jake Graser, Graduate Student. Materials Science and Engineering. 09/01/2014 - present.
  • Alexander Szendrei, Graduate Student. Materials Science and Engineering. 08/01/2014 - present. Awards/Scholarships/Stipends: ARCS Fellowship.
  • Matthew Judge, Undergraduate Student. Materials Science and Engineering. 07/01/2014 - 06/30/2015.
  • Kristina Lundgren, Undergraduate Student. Materials Science and Engineering. 07/01/2014 - 05/01/2016.
  • Ian Robinson, Undergraduate Student. Materials Science and Engineering. 07/01/2014 - 05/01/2016.
  • Kyle Roberts, Undergraduate Student. 03/01/2014 - 09/30/2017.
  • Leila Ghadbeigi, Graduate Student. 09/2013 - present.
  • Jeffrey Bates, Postdoc. Materials Science and Engineering. 09/01/2013 - 05/01/2014.

Languages

  • Spanish, fluent.
  • German, functional.
  • Mandarin Chinese, basic.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Argentina
  • China