The development of SPPARKS has been funded by the US Department of Energy (DOE), through its LDRD program.

The original chief authors of SPPARKS are Steve Plimpton and Aidan Thompson and Alex Slepoy. They are at Sandia National Labs and can be contacted at sjplimp at sandia.gov and athomps at sandia.gov.

The following folks have contributed code for new features. All were at Sandia at the time unless otherwise noted:

Jul20 dump stitch, set stitch John Mitchell
Jul20 Stitch package and library John Mitchell and Jay Lofstead
Jul20 app potts/am/path/test John Mitchell
Jul20 am_build, am_pass, am_path, am_path_layer commands John Mitchell
May17 am_cartesian_layer, am_pass, am_pattern, am_transverse_pass commands Theron Rodgers and John Mitchell
May17 app potts/additive Theron Rodgers and John Mitchell
May17 weld_shape_teardrop command John Mitchell
May17 app potts/strain/pin John Mitchell
Oct16 app potts/weld/jom Theron Rodgers
Sep16 app potts/weld John Mitchell
Mar16 app sinter Veena Tikare
Dec15 app potts/pfm (phasefield model) Eric Homer and Veena Tikare
Mar15 diag cluster Aidan Thompson
Jul11 dump image Nathan Fabian
Jun11 diag array Eric Homer
Jan10 app erbium and diag erbium Corbett Battaile
Dec09 app sos Greg Wagner
Nov09 barrier command Ed Webb
Nov09 deposition command Ed Webb
Nov09 app diffusion Greg Wagner and Xiaowang Zhou

Several materials scientists at Sandia also helped in the original design of SPPARKS and testing out of models: