Arroyave wins TMS award for distinguished service

Raymundo ArroyaveDr. Raymundo Arroyave, associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named co-recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Service Award from the Electronic, Magnetic and Photonic Materials Division (EMPMD) of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS).

This award, which Arroyave shares with Laura Turbini, recognizes individuals whose continuous service to EMPMD activities facilitate the society’s capability to serve its members and supporting organizations. Formal presentation of the award will be made at the EMPMD Council Meeting in San Diego during the 143rd TMS Annual Meeting.

Arroyave directs the Computational Materials Science Lab, which uses computational materials science tools to investigate material properties at different scales of length and time. The research team uses a variety of tools (ab initio calculations, molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo, phase-field models, CALPHAD) to investigate the fundamental properties of complex materials.

Arroyave earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical and electrical engineering from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Mexico, and master's and Ph.D. degrees in materials science and engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.