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

Marras, Alexander E., et al. “Cation-Activated Avidity for Rapid Reconfiguration of DNA Nanodevices.Acs Nano, vol. 12, no. 9, Sept. 2018, pp. 9484–94. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acsnano.8b04817. Full Text

Hsu, Su-Wen, et al. “Colloidal Plasmonic Nanocomposites: From Fabrication to Optical Function.Chemical Reviews, vol. 118, no. 6, Mar. 2018, pp. 3100–20. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.chemrev.7b00364. Full Text

Kilic, Sinan, et al. “Single-molecule FRET reveals multiscale chromatin dynamics modulated by HP1α.Nature Communications, vol. 9, no. 1, Jan. 2018, p. 235. Epmc, doi:10.1038/s41467-017-02619-5. Full Text

Shi, Ze, et al. “Conformational Dynamics of Mechanically Compliant DNA Nanostructures from Coarse-Grained Molecular Dynamics Simulations.Acs Nano, vol. 11, no. 5, May 2017, pp. 4617–30. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acsnano.7b00242. Full Text

Tang, T. Y., and G. Arya. “Anisotropic Three-Particle Interactions between Spherical Polymer-Grafted Nanoparticles in a Polymer Matrix.” Macromolecules, vol. 50, no. 3, Feb. 2017, pp. 1167–83. Scopus, doi:10.1021/acs.macromol.6b01936. Full Text

Root, Samuel E., et al. “Modelling the morphology and thermomechanical behaviour of low-bandgap conjugated polymers and bulk heterojunction films.” Energy & Environmental Science, vol. 10, no. 2, Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), 2017, pp. 558–69. Manual, doi:10.1039/c6ee03456j. Full Text

Arya, G. “Models for recovering the energy landscape of conformational transitions from single-molecule pulling experiments.” Molecular Simulation, vol. 42, no. 13, Sept. 2016, pp. 1102–15. Scopus, doi:10.1080/08927022.2015.1123257. Full Text

Hamed, Mazen Y., and Gaurav Arya. “Zinc finger protein binding to DNA: an energy perspective using molecular dynamics simulation and free energy calculations on mutants of both zinc finger domains and their specific DNA bases.Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics, vol. 34, no. 5, May 2016, pp. 919–34. Epmc, doi:10.1080/07391102.2015.1068224. Full Text

Root, S. E., et al. “Predicting the Mechanical Properties of Organic Semiconductors Using Coarse-Grained Molecular Dynamics Simulations.” Macromolecules, vol. 49, no. 7, Apr. 2016, pp. 2886–94. Scopus, doi:10.1021/acs.macromol.6b00204. Full Text

Nam, G. M., and G. Arya. “Free-energy landscape of mono- and dinucleosomes: Enhanced rotational flexibility of interconnected nucleosomes.” Physical Review E, vol. 93, no. 3, Mar. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.93.032406. Full Text