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

Ding, Jingxuan, et al. “Anharmonic lattice dynamics and superionic transition in AgCrSe2.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 117, no. 8, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Feb. 2020, pp. 3930–37. Crossref, doi:10.1073/pnas.1913916117. Full Text Open Access Copy

Deluca, M., et al. “Dynamic DNA nanotechnology: Toward functional nanoscale devices.” Nanoscale Horizons, vol. 5, no. 2, Feb. 2020, pp. 182–201. Scopus, doi:10.1039/c9nh00529c. Full Text

Wang, Jiuling, et al. “Kinetically assembled binary nanoparticle networks.Nanoscale, vol. 12, no. 8, Feb. 2020, pp. 5091–102. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c9nr09900j. Full Text

Shi, Ze, and Gaurav Arya. “Free energy landscape of salt-actuated reconfigurable DNA nanodevices.Nucleic Acids Research, vol. 48, no. 2, Jan. 2020, pp. 548–60. Epmc, doi:10.1093/nar/gkz1137. Full Text

delToro, Damian, et al. “Functional Dissection of a Viral DNA Packaging Machine's Walker B Motif.Journal of Molecular Biology, vol. 431, no. 22, Nov. 2019, pp. 4455–74. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.jmb.2019.08.012. Full Text

Meluzzi, Dario, and Gaurav Arya. “Computational approaches for inferring 3D conformations of chromatin from chromosome conformation capture data.Methods (San Diego, Calif.), Aug. 2019. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.ymeth.2019.08.008. Full Text

Lee, Brian Hyun-Jong, and Gaurav Arya. “Orientational phase behavior of polymer-grafted nanocubes.Nanoscale, vol. 11, no. 34, Aug. 2019, pp. 15939–57. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c9nr04859f. Full Text

Tang, Tsung-Yeh, et al. “Interfacial Assembly of Tunable Anisotropic Nanoparticle Architectures.Acs Nano, vol. 13, no. 4, Apr. 2019, pp. 4111–23. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acsnano.8b08733. Full Text

Ortiz, David, et al. “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, vol. 47, no. 3, Feb. 2019, pp. 1404–15. Epmc, doi:10.1093/nar/gky1217. Full Text

Villanueva, J. T., et al. “Nanofiber-Based Total Internal Reflection Microscopy for Characterizing Colloidal Systems at the Microscale.” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 122, no. 38, Sept. 2018, pp. 22114–24. Scopus, doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b03167. Full Text


Pajak, Joshua, et al. “Biophysics of DNA Packaging.” Reference Module in Life Sciences, Elsevier, 2019. Crossref, doi:10.1016/b978-0-12-809633-8.20966-7. Full Text

Oswald, J., et al. “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, 2015, pp. 216–32. Scopus, doi:10.1016/B978-0-323-35400-4.00005-2. Full Text

Pajak, Joshua, et al. “Dynamic Interrogation of a Viral DNA Packaging Motor Complex.” Biophysical Journal, vol. 118, no. 3, CELL PRESS, 2020, pp. 516A-516A.