Faculty Profiles

Gaurav Arya
Associate Professor of Chemistry
144 Hudson Hall, Box 90300, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-5435



Assistant Research Scientist, New York University 2005 - 2007

Postdoc, Princeton University 2003 - 2005

Ph.D., University of Notre Dame 2003

B.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology (India) 1998

Ortiz, D, delToro, D, Ordyan, M, Pajak, J, Sippy, J, Catala, A, Oh, C-S, Vu, A, Arya, G, Feiss, M, Smith, DE, and Catalano, CE. "Evidence that a catalytic glutamate and an 'Arginine Toggle' act in concert to mediate ATP hydrolysis and mechanochemical coupling in a viral DNA packaging motor." Nucleic Acids Research (December 12, 2018). Full Text

Villanueva, JT, Huang, Q, Fischer, NO, Arya, G, and Sirbuly, DJ. "Nanofiber-Based Total Internal Reflection Microscopy for Characterizing Colloidal Systems at the Microscale." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 122.38 (September 27, 2018): 22114-22124. Full Text

Marras, AE, Shi, Z, Lindell, MG, Patton, RA, Huang, C-M, Zhou, L, Su, H-J, Arya, G, and Castro, CE. "Cation-Activated Avidity for Rapid Reconfiguration of DNA Nanodevices." Acs Nano 12.9 (September 4, 2018): 9484-9494. Full Text

Hsu, S-W, Rodarte, AL, Som, M, Arya, G, and Tao, AR. "Colloidal Plasmonic Nanocomposites: From Fabrication to Optical Function." Chemical Reviews 118.6 (March 2018): 3100-3120. Full Text

Kilic, S, Felekyan, S, Doroshenko, O, Boichenko, I, Dimura, M, Vardanyan, H, Bryan, LC, Arya, G, Seidel, CAM, and Fierz, B. "Single-molecule FRET reveals multiscale chromatin dynamics modulated by HP1α." Nature Communications 9.1 (January 16, 2018): 235-null. Full Text

Root, SE, Jackson, NE, Savagatrup, S, Arya, G, and Lipomi, DJ. "Modelling the morphology and thermomechanical behaviour of low-bandgap conjugated polymers and bulk heterojunction films(Published online)." Energy & Environmental Science 10.2 (2017): 558-569. Full Text


Oswald, J, Arya, G, Cui, Z, and Brinson, LC. "Molecular Dynamics (MD) and Coarse Grain Simulation of High Strain-Rate Elastomeric Polymers (HSREP): Molecular and Coarse-Grained Methods for Microstructure-Property Relations in HSREP." Elastomeric Polymers with High Rate Sensitivity: Applications in Blast, Shockwave, and Penetration Mechanics. June 25, 2015. 216-232. Full Text