Dr. Arroyave obtained his BS degrees in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from the Instituto Tecnol?gico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (M?xico) in 1996. He got his MS in Materials Science and Engineering in 2000 and his PhD in Materials Science in 2004 from MIT. After a postdoc at Penn State, he joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University in 2006. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and holds courtesy appointments in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial and Systems Engineering

Dr. Arroyave's area of expertise is in the field of computational materials science, with emphasis in computational thermodynamics and kinetics of materials. He and his group use different techniques across multiple scales to predict and understand the behavior of inorganic materials (metallic alloys and ceramics). The techniques range from ab initio methods, classical molecular dynamics, computational thermodynamics as well as phase-field simulations. Dr. Arroyave's group recent focus has been on simulation and data-enabled materials discovery and design in a wide range of contexts, including Additive Manufacturing.

Dr. Arroyave has been co-author of more than 210 publications in peer-reviewed journals, 20 conference proceedings as well as close to 120 conference papers and 100 invited talks in the US and abroad. He is the recipient of several awards, including NSF CAREER Award (2010), TMS Early Career Faculty Fellow (2012, Honorable Mention), TMS Brimacombe Medal (2019), ASM Fellow (2020). He has been named Texas A&M Presidential Impact Fellow (2017) and Texas A&M University System Chancellor EDGES Fellow (2019). Since 2021 he also holds the position of Dean's Research Fellow.

He is an Associate Editor of Materials Letters, Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation (IMMI) and the Journal of Phase Equilibria and Diffusion. He is involved in ASM and TMS, having served as Chair of the ASM Alloy Phase Diagram Committee, Chair of the TMS Functional Materials Division as well as member of the Board of Directors of TMS. He has chaired or co-chaired more than 15 symposia and has been the lead organizer and co-organizer of several international conferences.

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Academic Articles192
  • Kirk, T., Vela, B., Mehalic, S., Youssef, K., & Arróyave, R (2022). Entropy-driven melting point depression in fcc HEAs. Scripta Materialia. 208, 114336-114336.
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  • Kunselman, C., Sheikh, S., Mikkelsen, M., Attari, V., & Arróyave, R (2022). Microstructure classification in the unsupervised context. Acta Materialia. 223, 117434-117434.
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  • Molkeri, A., Khatamsaz, D., Couperthwaite, R., James, J., Arróyave, R., Allaire, D., & Srivastava, A (2022). On the importance of microstructure information in materials design: PSP vs PP. Acta Materialia. 223, 117471-117471.
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  • Sauceda, D., Singh, P., Falkowski, A. R., Chen, Y., Doung, T., Vazquez, G., Radovic, M., & Arroyave, R (2021). High-throughput reaction engineering to assess the oxidation stability of MAX phases. npj Computational Materials. 7(1), 6.
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  • Couperthwaite, R., Khatamsaz, D., Molkeri, A., James, J., Srivastava, A., Allaire, D., & Arróyave, R (2021). The BAREFOOT Optimization Framework. Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation. 10(4), 644-660.
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  • Agren, J., Arroyave, R., Asta, M., Battaile, C. C., Campbell, C. E., Guest, J. K., ... Voorhees, P. W (2015). Modeling Across Scales: A Roadmapping Study for Connecting Materials Models and Simulations Across Length and Time Scales. The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society.
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  • Entel, P., Arróyave, R., Singh, N., Sokolovskiy, V. V., & Buchelnikov, V. D (2015). Calculation of Electronic Structure and Field Induced Magnetic Collapse in Ferroic Materials. Karaman, I., Arróyave, R., & Masad, E. (Eds.), Proceedings of the TMS Middle East — Mediterranean Materials Congress on Energy and Infrastructure Systems (MEMA 2015). 405-408. Springer International Publishing.
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Conference Papers24
  • Kirk, T., Malak, R., & Arroyave, R (2021). Computational Design of Compositionally Graded Alloys for Property Monotonicity. Journal of Mechanical Design. 143(3),
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  • Sharar, D. J., Wilson, A. A., Leff, A., Smith, A., Atli, K. C., Elwany, A., Arroyave, R., & Karaman, I (2020). Additively Manufacturing Nitinol as a Solid-State Phase Change Material. 2020 19th IEEE Intersociety Conference on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems (ITherm), 2020 19th IEEE Intersociety Conference on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems (ITherm). 00, 821-826.
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  • Chang, C., Patterson, C., Lavadia, C., Fowler, D., & Arroyave, R (2019). Showcasing Interdisciplinary Capabilities: Employers’ Perceptions on Reflective ePortfolios. 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings, 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition.
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  • Chang, C., Allaire, D., Fowler, D., Arróyave, R., & Lavadia, C (2018). Assessing Student Interdisciplinarity: Results from an Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Science and Engineering Fields. 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings, 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition. 2018-June,
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  • Yu, L., Hudak, B., Han, R., Waetzig, G., Depner, S., Sang, X., ... Guiton, B (2018). Real-time observation of nanoscale manipulation of metal oxide phase transformations using in situ transmission electron microscopy. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 255,
Repository Documents / Preprints4
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  • Mahmoudi, M., Tapia, G., Karayagiz, K., Franco, B., Ma, J. i., Arroyave, R., Karaman, I., & Elwany, A (2018). Multivariate Calibration and Experimental Validation of a 3D Finite Element Thermal Model for Laser Powder Bed Fusion Metal Additive Manufacturing. Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation.
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  • Ghoreishi, S. F., Molkeri, A., Srivastava, A., Arroyave, R., & Allaire, D (2018). Multi-Information Source Fusion and Optimization to Realize ICME: Application to Dual Phase Materials.
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  • Abu-Odeh, A., Galvan, E., Kirk, T., Mao, H., Chen, Q., Mason, P., Malak, R., & Arroyave, R (2017). Exploration of the High Entropy Alloy Space as a Constraint Satisfaction Problem.
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Texas A&M University; Materials Science & Engineering; 3003 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3123