Raymundo Arróyave

Associate Professor

Presidential Impact Fellow

Raymundo Arroyave

Office: RDMC 216
Phone: 979.845.5416
Fax: 979.845.3081
Email: rarroyave@tamu.edu

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Research Interests

  • Primary field: Computational Materials Science
  • Methods: computational thermodynamics and kinetics of materials; integration of atomic-scale materials simulations and phenomenological thermodynamic and kinetic models; prediction of thermo-mechanical properties of materials through atomic-scale methods; development of phase field methods to describe the time evolution of microstructures; physics-based materials design; materials data infrastructure; materials informatics; ICME
  • Materials: lead-free alloys; high temperature materials (metals and ceramics); light metals; amorphous metals; bulk and thin film functional materials, nuclear materials, high strength structural alloys, Heusler alloys
  • Phenomena: thermodynamic stability of materials; interfacial and surface effects on thermodynamics of materials; kinetics of phase transformations; thin film thermodynamics;

Awards & Honors

  • 2014 FMD Journal of Electronic Materials Best Paper Award
  • 2014 TMS-EMPMD Distinguished Service Award
  • 2013-2018 Member, Level II. National System of Researchers, CONACyT, Mexico
  • 2012 TEES Select Young Faculty Fellow. TEES, Texas A&M University
  • 2010 NSF CAREER Award, CMMI
  • 2006 TMS Young Leader Internship
  • 2002-2003 American Welding Society Graduate Research Fellowship
  • 1996 Academic Excellence Award, ITESM, Monterrey. México
  • 1996 Second Place Statewide. Mechanical and Electrical Engineer, Monterrey., México


  • Ph.D. Materials Science; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Cambridge, MA, USA.
  • M.S. Materials Science and Engineering; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Cambridge, MA, USA.
  • B.S. Mechanical and Electrical Engineering; Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey; Monterrey, México.

Selected Publications

Park, M. S.; Gibbons, S. L..; Arr´oyave, R.. Confinement Effects on Evolution of Intermetallic Compounds during Metallurgical Joint Formation. Journal of Electronic Materials, (2014), 43, pp. 2510-2520

Junkaew, A.; Ham, B.; Zhang, X.; Arr´oyave, R. Tailoring the Formation of Metastable Mg through Interfacial Engineering: a Phase Stability Analysis. CALPHAD, (2014), 45, pp. 145-150.

Chari, A.; Dogan, E.; Talapatra, A.; Chivukula, A.; Garay, A.; Karaman, I.; Arr´oyave, R. Computational Thermodynamics of the CoNiGa High Temperature Shape Memory Alloy System. CALPHAD, (2014), 45, pp. 167-177.

Santamarta, R.; Arr´oyave, R.; Pons, J.; Evirgen, A.; Karaman, I.; Karaca, H. E.; Noebe, R. D. TEM Study of Structural and Microstructural Characteristics of a Precipitate Phase in Ni-rich Ni-Ti-Hf and Ni-Ti-Zr Shape Memory Alloys Acta Materialia (2013), 61(16), pp.6191-6206.

Li, S.; Zhu, R.; Karaman, I.; Arr´oyave, R. Development of a Kinetic Model to Predict the Volume Fraction of Retained Austenite after the Two-stage Heat Treatment in TRIP Steels. Acta Materialia (2013), 61(8), pp. 2884-2894.

Entel, P.; Siewert, M.; Gruner, M. E.; Herper, H. C.; Comtesse, D.; Arr´oyave, R.; Singh, N.; Talapatra, A.; Sokolowskiy, V. V.; Buchelnikov, V. D.; Albertini, F.; Righi, L.; Chernenko, V. A. Complex Magnetic Ordering as a Driving Mechanism of Multifunctional Properties of Heusler Alloys from First Principles. European Physical Journal B, Special Issue on New Trends in Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (2013), 86(2), pp. 1-11.

Park, M.-S.; Arr´oyave, R. Concurrent Nucleation, Formation and Growth of two Intermetallic Compounds (Cu6Sn5 and Cu3Sn) during Early Stages of Pb-free Soldering. Acta Materialia (2012), 60(3), pp. 923-934.