Please contact me for copies of any of these publications that are not otherwise available to you. A full publication and presentation list is available in Scott’s CV.

Preprints and Submitted Manuscripts

  1. C. F. Foster, L. N. Collins, F. Panerai, and S. A. Roberts, "Assessing Parameterized Geometric Models of Woven Composites using Image-Based Simulations." arXiv: 2302.09480
  2. L. N. Collins and S. A. Roberts, "Mesoscale-derived material properties of woven carbon phenolic composites." arXiv: 2104.13554

Journal Articles

  1. J. S. Horner, G. Whang, I. V. Kolesnichenko, T. N. Lambert, B. S. Dunn, S. A. Roberts, "A Pseudo-Two-Dimensional (P2D) Model for FeS2 Conversion Cathode Batteries," J. Power Sources, 544 (2022) 231893, DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2022.231893.
  2. T. Jang, L. Mishra, S. A. Roberts, B. Planden, A. Subramaniam, M. Uppaluri, D. Linder, M. P. Gururajan, J.-G. Zhang, V. R. Subramanian, "BattPhase—A Convergent, Non-Oscillatory, Efficient Algorithm and Code for Predicting Shape Changes in Lithium Metal Batteries Using Phase-Field Models: Part I. Secondary Current Distribution," J. Electrochem. Soc. 169(8) (2022) 80516, DOI: 10.1149/1945-7111/ac86a7.
  3. S. J. Cooper, S. A. Roberts, Z. Liu, B. Winiarski, "Kintsugi Imaging of Battery Electrodes: Distinguishing Pores from the Carbon Binder Domain using Pt Deposition," J. Electrochem. Soc. 169 (2022) 070512, DOI: 10.1149/1945-7111/ac7a68.
  4. D. S. Ashby, J. S. Horner, G. Whang, A. S. Lapp, S. A. Roberts, B. Dunn, I. V. Kolesnichenko, T. N. Lambert, A. A. Talin, “Understanding the Electrochemical Performance of FeS2 Conversion Cathodes,” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 14(23) (2022) 26604–26611, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.2c01021.
  5. M. Parmananda, C. Norris, S. A. Roberts, P. P. Mukherjee, "Probing the Role of Multi-scale Heterogeneity in Graphite Electrodes for Extreme Fast Charging," ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 14(16) (2022) 18335-18352, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.1c25214
  6. C. A. Norris, M. Parmananda, S. A. Roberts, P. P. Mukherjee, "Probing the Influence of Multiscale Heterogeneity on Effective Properties of Graphite Electrodes," ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 14(1) (2022) 943-953, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.1c19694
  7. K. L. Harrison, L. C. Merrill, D. M. Long, S. J. Randolph, S. Goriparti, J. Christian, B. Warren, S. A. Roberts, S. J. Harris, D. L. Perry, and K. L. Jungjohann. “Cryogenic electron microscopy reveals that applied pressure promotes short circuits in Li batteries.” iScience 24(12) (2021), 103394, DOI: 10.1016/j.isci.2021.103394
  8. J. S. Horner, G. Whang, D. S. Ashby, I. V. Kolesnichenko, T. N. Lambert, B. S. Dunn, A. A. Talin, S. A. Roberts, "Electrochemical Modeling of GITT Measurements for Improved Solid-State Diffusion Coefficient Evaluation," ACS Appl. Energy Mater. (2021), DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.1c02218
  9. A. Mistry, A. Verma, S. Sripad, R. Ciez, V. Sulzer, F. Brosa Planella, R. Timms, Y. Zhang, R. Kurchin, P. Dechent, W. Li, S. Greenbank, Z. Ahmad, D. Krishnamurthy, A. M. Fenton, K. Tenny, P. Patel, D. Juarez Robles, P. Gasper, A. Colclasure, A. Baskin, C. D. Scown, V. R. Subramanian, E. Khoo, S. Allu, D. Howey, S. DeCaluwe, S. A. Roberts, V. Viswanathan, "A Minimal Information Set To Enable Verifiable Theoretical Battery Research," ACS Energy Lett. 6 (2021), 3831-3835, DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.1c01710 
  10. M. C. Krygier, T. LaBonte, C. Martinez, C. Norris, K. Sharma, L. N. Collins, P. P. Mukherjee, S. A. Roberts, "Quantifying the unknown impact of segmentation uncertainty on image-based simulations," Nature Communications 12 (2021) 5414, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-25493-8
  11. L. Mishra, A. Subramaniam, T. Jang, K. Shah, M. Uppaluri, S. A. Roberts, V. R. Subramanian, "Perspective-Mass Conservation in Models for Electrodeposition/Stripping in Lithium Metal Batteries," J. Electrochem. Soc. 168 (2021) 092502, DOI: 10.1149/1945-7111/ac2091
  12. I. Srivastava, S. A. Roberts, J. T. Clemmer, L. E. Silbert, J. B. Lechman, G. S. Grest, "Jamming of bidisperse frictional spheres," Phys. Rev. Research 3 (2021) L032042, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevResearch.3.L032042
  13. K. L. Harrison, S. Goriparti, L. C. Merrill, D. M. Long, B. Warren, S. A. Roberts, B. R. Perdue, Z. Casias, P. Cuillier, B. L. Boyce, and K. L. Jungjohann, "The Effects of Applied Interfacial Pressure on Li Metal Cycling Performance and Morphology in 4 M LiFSI in DME," ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 13 (2021) 31668–31679, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.1c06488
  14. A. Mistry, A. A. Franco, S. J. Cooper, S. A. Roberts, and V. Viswanathan, "How Machine Learning Will Revolutionize Electrochemical Sciences," ACS Energy Lett. 6 (2021) 1422–1431, DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.1c00194
  15. T. G. Voskuilen, H. K. Moffat, B. B. Schroeder, and S. A. Roberts, "Multi-fidelity electrochemical modeling of thermally activated battery cells," J. Power Sources 488 (2021) 229469, DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2021.229469
  16. I. Srivastava, D. S. Bolintineanu, J. B. Lechman, S. A. Roberts, "Controlling Binder Adhesion to Impact Electrode Mesostructure and Transport," ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 31 (2020) 34919-34930. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.0c08251
  17. J. Y. Hartley, M. Owen-Bellini, T. Truman, A. Maes, E. Elce, A. Ward, T. Khraishi, S. A. Roberts, "Effects of Photovoltaic Module Materials and Design on Module Deformation Under Load," Journal of Photovoltaics, 10 (2020) 838. DOI: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2020.2971139
  18. X. Zhang, Q. J. Wang, K. L. Harrison, S. A. Roberts, S. J. Harris, "Pressure-Driven Interface Evolution in Solid-State Lithium Metal Batteries," Cell Reports Phys. Sci. 1 (2020) 100012. DOI: 10.1016/j.xcrp.2019.100012
  19. B. L. Trembacki, D. R. Noble, M. E. Ferraro, S. A. Roberts, "Mesoscale Effects of Composition and Calendering in Lithium-Ion Battery Composite Electrodes," J. Electrochem. En. Conv. Stor. 17 (2020) 041001. DOI: 10.1115/1.4045973 (Invited)
  20. M. E. Ferraro, B. L. Trembacki, V. E. Brunini, D. R. Noble, S. A. Roberts, "Electrode Mesoscale as a Collection of Particles: Coupled Electrochemical and Mechanical Analysis of NMC Cathodes," J. Electrochem. Soc., 167(1) (2020) 013543. DOI: 10.1149/1945-7111/ab632b, PDF
  21. B. L. Trembacki, A. Vadakkepatt, S. A. Roberts, J. Y. Murthy, "Volume-Averaged Electrochemical Performance Modeling of 3D Interpenetrating Battery Electrode Architectures," J. Electrochem. Soc., 167(1) (2020) 013507. DOI: 10.1149/2.0072001jes, PDF
  22. X. Zhang, Q. J. Wang, K. L. Harrison, K. Jungjohann, B. L. Boyce, S. A. Roberts, P. M. Attia, S. J. Harris, "Rethinking How External Pressure Can Suppress Dendrites in Lithium Metal Batteries," J. Electrochem. Soc., 166(15) A3639-A3652 (2019). DOI: 10.1149/2.0701914jes, PDF
  23. B. L. Trembacki, A. N. Mistry, D. R. Noble, M. E. Ferraro, P. P. Mukherjee, S. A. Roberts, "Mesoscale Analysis of Conductive Binder Domain Morphology in Lithium-Ion Battery Electrodes," J. Electrochem. Soc., 165(13) E725-E736 (2018). DOI: 10.1149/2.0981813jes, PDF
  24. S. A. Roberts, H. Mendoza, V. E. Brunini, D. R. Noble, "A verified conformal decomposition finite element method for implicit, many-material geometries," J. Comp. Phys., 375 (2018) 352-367. DOI: 10.1016/
  25. B. L. Trembacki, D. R. Noble, V. E. Brunini, M. E. Ferraro, S. A. Roberts, "Mesoscale Effective Property Simulations Incorporating Conductive Binder," J. Electrochem. Soc., 164 (11) (2017) E3613-E3626. DOI: 10.1149/2.0601711jes, PDF
  26. S. A. Roberts, H. Mendoza, V. E. Brunini, B. L. Trembacki, D. R. Noble, and A. M. Grillet, "Insights into lithium-ion battery degradation and safety mechanisms from mesoscale simulations using experimentally-reconstructed mesostructures," J. Electrochem. En. Conv. Stor, 13 (2016) 031005. DOI: 10.1115/1.4034410
  27. A. M. Grillet, T. Humplik, E. K. Stirrup, S. A. Roberts, D. A. Barringer, C. M. Snyder, M. R. Janvrin, and C. A. Apblett, "Conductivity Degradation of Polyvinylidene Fluoride Composite Binder during Cycling: Measurements and Simulations for Lithium-Ion Batteries," J. Electrochem. Soc., 163 (2016) A1859-A1871. DOI: 10.1149/2.0341609jes, PDF
  28. E. L. Reinholz, S. A. Roberts, C. A. Apblett, J. B. Lechman, and P. R. Schunk, "Composition and Manufacturing Effects on Electrical Conductivity of Li/FeS2 Thermal Battery Cathodes," J. Electrochem. Soc., 163 (2016) A1723-A1729. DOI: 10.1149/2.1191608jes, PDF
  29. H. Mendoza, S. A. Roberts, V. E. Brunini, and A. M. Grillet, "Mechanical and Electrochemical Response of a LiCoO2 Cathode using Reconstructed Microstructures," Electrochim. Acta, 190 (2016) 1-15. DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2015.12.224
  30. S. A. Roberts, V. E. Brunini, K. N. Long, and A. M. Grillet, "A Framework for Three-Dimensional Mesoscale Modeling of Anisotropic Swelling and Mechanical Deformation in Lithium-Ion Electrodes," J. Electrochem. Soc., 161 (2014) F3052-F3059. DOI: 10.1149/2.0081411jes, PDF
  31. S. A. Roberts and P. R. Schunk, "A reduced-order model for porous flow through thin, structured materials," Int. J. Multiphase Flow, 67 (2014) 25-36. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijmultiphaseflow.2014.07.013
  32. C. C. Roberts, S. A. Roberts, M. B. Nemer, and R. R. Rao, "Circulation within confined droplets in Hele-Shaw channels," Phys. Fluids 26 (2014) 032105-11. DOI: 10.1063/1.4867695
  33. S. A. Roberts, D. R. Noble, E. M. Benner, and P. R. Schunk, "Multiphase hydrodynamic lubrication flow using a three-dimensional shell finite element method," Comput. Fluids, 87 (2013) 12-25. DOI: 10.1016/j.compfluid.2012.08.009
  34. S. A. Roberts and R. R. Rao, "Numerical simulations of mounding and submerging flows of shear-thinning jets impinging in a container." J. Non-Newtonian Fluid Mech. 166 (2011) 1100-1115. DOI: 10.1016/j.jnnfm.2011.06.006
  35. S. A. Roberts and S. Kumar, "AC electrohydrodynamic instabilities in trilayer liquid films." Phys. Fluids 22 (2010) 122102-15. DOI: 10.1063/1.3520134
  36. S. A. Roberts and S. Kumar, "AC electrohydrodynamic instabilities in thin liquid films." J. Fluid Mech. 631 (2009) 255-279. DOI: 10.1017/S0022112009006843
  37. S. A. Roberts and S. Kumar, "Stability of creeping Couette flow of a power-law fluid past a deformable solid." J. Non-Newtonian Fluid Mech. 139 (2006) 93-102. DOI: 10.1016/j.jnnfm.2006.07.006

Refereed Computer Science Conference Papers

  1. C. Martinez, K. M. Potter, M. D. Smith, E. A. Donahue, L. Collins, J. P. Korbin, and S. A. Roberts, "Segmentation Certainty through Uncertainty: Uncertainty-Refined Binary Volumetric Segmentation under Multifactor Domain Shift," The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Workshops (2019). DOI: 10.1109/CVPRW.2019.00066

Other Articles

  1. D. A. Howey, S. A. Roberts, V. Viswanathan, A. Mistry, M. Beuse, E. Khoo, S. C. DeCaluwe, V. , "Free Radicals: Making a Case for Battery Modeling." Electrochem. Soc. Interface 29 (2020) 30, DOI: 10.1149/2.F03204IF (Invited)
  2. T. LaBonte, C. Martinez, S. A. Roberts, "We Know Where We Don’t Know: 3D Bayesian CNNs for Credible Geometric Uncertainty." arXiv:1910.10793


  1. C. Martinez, K. M. Potter, E. Donahue, M. D. Smith, C. L. Snider, J. P. Korbin, S. A. Roberts, L. Collins, "Uncertainty-Refined Image Segmentation Under Domain Shift," US Patent Pending 16/887,311.

Technical Reports

  1. C. Martinez, D. S. Bolintineanu, A. Olson, T. Rodgers, B. Donohoe, K. M. Potter, S. A. Roberts, N. W. Moore, "Automated Segmentation of Porous Thermal Spray Material CT Scans with Geometric Uncertainty Estimation." Sandia Report, SAND2020-9099 (2020).
  2. J. M. Emery, …, S. A. Roberts, …, "Sandia’s Nuclear Weapon Digital Twin – A Roadmap." Sandia Report, SAND2019-14882 (2019).
  3. A. Shia, B. B. Schroeder, and S. A. Roberts, "Creating Machine Learning Surrogates to Generate Thermal Battery Designs." Sandia Report, SAND2019-3733 (2019).
  4. S. A. Roberts, S. R. Harris, A. C. Hetzler, E. S. Piekos, B. B. Schroeder, B. L. Trembacki, "Establishing the Credibility of the Thermally Activated Battery Simulator, Full-Battery Version 4: Verification, Validation, and Uncertainty Quantification." Sandia Report, SAND2017-3397 (2017).
  5. A. M. Grillet, S. A. Roberts, C. Snyder, H. Mendoza, T. Humplik, C. A. Apblett, F. El Gabaly, V. E. Brunini, D. A. Barringer, E. K. Stirrup, B. L. Trembacki, T. Beecham, M. R. Janvrin, "Mechanics of Battery Degradation." Sandia Report, SAND2016-9668 (2016).
  6. SIERRA Thermal/Fluid Development Team, "SIERRA Multimechanics Module: Aria User Manual – Version 4.40." Sandia Report, SAND2016-4159 (2016). DOI: 10.2172/1262728
  7. T. R. Watkins, P. R. Schunk, and S. A. Roberts, "Technique for the Estimation of Surface Temperatures from Embedded Temperature Sensing for Rapid, High Energy Surface Deposition." Sandia Report, SAND2014-15497 (2014). DOI: 10.2172/1148576
  8. K. N. Long, C. C. Roberts, S. A. Roberts, and A. M. Grillet, "The Mechanics of a Molten Salt Battery Separator Material." Sandia Report, SAND2014-3606 (2014). DOI: 10.2172/1177059
  9. S. A. Roberts and P. R. Schunk, "A non-linear elastic constitutive framework for replicating plastic deformation in solids." Sandia Report, SAND2014-0241 (2014). DOI: 10.2172/1148928
  10. P. R. Schunk, P. A. Sackinger, R. R. Rao, K. S. Chen, T. A. Baer, D. A. Labreche, A. C. Sun, M. M. Hopkins, S. R. Subia, H. K. Moffat, R. B. Secor, R. A. Roach, E. D. Wilkes, D. R. Noble, P. L. Hopkins, P. K. Notz, S. A. Roberts, "GOMA 6.0 – A Full-Newton Finite Element Program for Free and Moving Boundary Problems with Coupled Fluid/Solid Momentum, Energy, Mass, and Chemical Species Transport: User’s Guide." Sandia Report, SAND2013-1844 (2013). DOI: 10.2172/1089869
  11. R. Rao, B. Shelden, C. Brotherton, S. Domino, L. Erickson, A. Grillet, L. Hughes, C. Jove-Colon, J. Lechman, M. Loewenberg, H. Moffat, M. Nemer, D. Noble, T. O’Hern, C. Roberts, S. Roberts, G. Wagner, N. Wyatt, "Multiscale Models of Nuclear Waste Reprocessing: From the Mesoscale to the Plant-Scale." Sandia Report, SAND2012-9145 (2012). DOI: 10.2172/1055918.
  12. P. R. Schunk, S. A. Roberts, M. E. Chandross, G. S. Grest, H. Fan, E. D. Reedy, J. V. Cox, K. Tjiptowidjojo, S. Cheng, "Nanomanufacturing: Nano-Structured Materials Made Layer-by-Layer." Sandia Report, SAND2011-8080 (2011). DOI: 10.2172/1038208

Power Sources Proceedings

  1. S. A. Roberts, C. F. Jove-Colon, H. K. Moffat, M. L. Neilsen, E. S. Piekos, B. B. Schroeder, B. L. Trembacki, T. G. Voskuilen, "TABS: A Thermal Battery Desktop Design Tool" (2018).
  2. B. B. Schroeder, E. Allcorn, J. C. Hewson, H. K. Moffat, E. S. Piekos, B. L. Trembacki, T. G. Voskuilen, S. A. Roberts, "Credibility of Single Cell Thermal Battery Modeling through V&V/UQ Activities" (2018).
  3. T. G. Voskuilen, C. F. Jove-Colon, H. K. Moffat, B. B. Schroeder, B. L. Trembacki, S. A. Roberts, "Multi-Physics Cost and Complexity Reduction Strategies for Modeling Thermally Activated Batteries" (2018).
  4. T. G. Voskuilen, J. C. Hewson, H. K. Moffat, and S. A. Roberts, Multi-Physics, Multi-Plateau Reaction Model for LiSi/FeS2 Batteries" (2016).
  5. B. L. Trembacki, S. R. Harris, E. S. Piekos, and S. A. Roberts, "Uncertainty Quantification, Verification, and Validation of a Thermal Simulation Tool for Molten Salt Batteries" (2016).
  6. S. L. Hodson, E. S. Piekos, R. A. Sayer, S. A. Roberts, C. C. Roberts, "Thermal Characterization of Molten Salt Battery Materials" (2016).
  7. S. A. Roberts, K. N. Long, J. R. Clausen, M. J. Martinez, E. S. Piekos, A. M. Grillet, "Towards a Coupled Multiphysics Model of Molten Salt Battery Mechanics" (2014).
  8. A. M. Grillet, D. E. Wesolowski, A. N. Allen, C. C. Roberts, L. A. Mondy, B. McKenzie, R. P. Grant, S. A. Roberts, M. J. Martinez, J. R. Clausen, "Electrolyte Mobility within Molten Salt Batteries" (2014).
  9. S. A. Roberts, K. N. Long, J. S. Rath, L. A. Mondy, A. M. Grillet, "Modeling separator deformation and electrolyte flow in thermally-activated batteries" (2012).