Recent News

Yilong's new paper in ACS Nano

April 19, 2022

Yilong's manuscript showing how trapping surface-functionalized faceted nanoparticles at fluid-fluid interfaces could be a viable strategy for assembling low-dimensional superstructures with controllable particle orientation got accepted for publication in ACS Nano.

Sebastian's latest paper in Physical Review E

April 6, 2022

Sebastian's and Pranav's manuscript on derivation of a new analytical theory for predicting the binding kinetics of harmonically confined random walkers, and application of the theory to maximize the communication speed of DNA walkers, just got accepted for publication in Physical Review E.

Marcello's poster wins award at APS meeting

March 21, 2022

Marcello's poster titled "Modelling the Dynamic Self Assembly of DNA Nanostructures Using a Switchable Forcefield Coarse Grained Model" won the 2nd Best Poster Award at the APS DSOFT poster session. Congratulations, Marcello!!

Brian's new paper in Nanoscale

February 19, 2022

Brian's latest work on uncovering the assembly pathway of ligand-grafted nanocubes just got accepted for publication in Nanoscale. Many congratulations, Brian!

Jiuling Wang secures faculty position

December 6, 2021

Dr. Jiuling Wang, a former postdoc in the group, just joined the School of Aerospace Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology as a tenure-track faculty. Wonderful news and congratulations on this new exciting position, Jiuling!

Chao-min's paper in Angewandte Chemie

July 22, 2021

Chao-Min's collaborative work with the Zauscher and Ke labs on developing polymer brush-functionalized DNA origami structures just got accepted for publication in Angewandte Chemie. Many congratulations, Chao-Min!

Brian's paper accepted in ACS Nano

July 14, 2021

Brian's theoretical model elucidating how the twist-stretch coupling of double-stranded DNA can be exploited to create reconfigurable chiral assemblies of nanorods just got accepted for publication in ACS Nano. Wonderful news and many congratulations, Brian!

Marcello's review article wins award

July 12, 2021

Marcello's review article entitled "Dynamic DNA nanotechnology: toward functional nanoscale devices" published in Nanoscale Horizons last year has won the "Nanoscale Horizons Outstanding Review 2020 [...]

Joshua's work get's highlighted

June 18, 2021

Joshua's trilogy of papers elucidating the inner workings of a viral DNA packaging motor get highlighted by Duke's Pratt School of Engineering as well as various media outlets, including [...]

Joshua defends his PhD thesis

June 10, 2021

Joshua Pajak from Arya lab successfully defended his PhD thesis today. Many congratualations, Dr. Pajak!!

Jiuling's new paper in ACS Applied Energy Materials

June 9, 2021

Jiuling's work on elucidating the atomistic mechanism underlying non-Arrhenius ion transport in the superionic conductor AgCrSe2 just got accepted for publication in ACS Applied Energy Materials. Many congratulations, Jiuling!

Joshua's new publication in NAR

April 25, 2021

Joshua's heavy-duty computational work on elucidating the atomistic basis of force generation, DNA translocation, and inter-subunit coordination in the viral genome packaging motor phi28 just got accepted for publication in Nucleic Acids Research. Many congratulations to Josh!

Brian defends his PhD thesis

March 25, 2021

Brian successfully defended his PhD thesis today. Many congratualations, Brian (or should we say Dr. Lee)!!

Gaurav promoted to Full Professor

March 25, 2021

Gaurav has been promoted to Full Professor. Congratulations to him and his team (without whom this would not be possible)!

Joshua's work gets accepted for publication in PNAS

March 19, 2021

Joshua's work on elucidating the molecular mechanism by which viral DNA packaging motors couple ATP binding to DNA gripping, and ATP hydrolysis to DNA release just got accepted for publication in PNAS. Many congratulations, Josh!

Yilong's paper in Advanced Intelligent Systems

March 10, 2021

Yilong's collaborative work with the Varghese lab on designing a soft robot that mimics the dragonfly just got accepted in Advanced Intelligent Systems. Many congratulations Yilong!

Arya lab featured on a Pratt story on AI and computations

February 27, 2021

Our research work got featured on a Pratt story on how AI, machine learning, and computations are being deployed to accelerate the development of new high-performance materials. Writing New Recipes for High [...]

Joshua's paper in Science Advances

February 23, 2021

Joshua's collaborative paper with Morais and Jardine groups on the cryo-EM reconstruction of the DNA packaging motor of phage phi29 just got accepted for publication in Science Advances! Congrats, Josh!

Chao-Min's paper in JACS

January 22, 2021

Chao-Min's collaborative work with the Ke group on modeling  programmable transformations in DNA origami made of small modular dynamic units just got accepted for publication in JACS! Congrats to Chao-Min!

Brian's work gets highlighted on Pratt news

November 20, 2020

Predicting Forces between Oddly Shaped Nanoparticles: Brian's work on developing the first-ever analytical model of the vdW interaction potential between faceted nanoparticles [...]

Brian's new paper in Nanoscale Horizons

October 30, 2020

Brian's manuscript on developing the first-ever analytical model of the van der Waals interaction potential between faceted nanoparticles just got accepted for publication in Nanoscale Horizons. Many congratulations, Brian!

Chao-Min Huang and Sebastian Sensale join our research team

September 15, 2020

Dr. Chao-Min Huang and Dr. Sebastian Sensale join our lab as a Postdoctoral Fellows. Chao-Min obtained his PhD degree in mechanical engineering from Ohio State University working with Prof. Carlos Castro and Prof. Haijun Su.

Arya lab part of NSF-MRSEC center

July 20, 2020

Arya lab is now part of the NSF-funded materials research center at UCSD. He and his team will build computational tools for understanding, predicting, and designing nanoscale building blocks that dynamically assemble into complex mesoscale architectures with novel and emergent properties

Arya lab awarded a DOE grant

May 25, 2020

Arya lab along with the Tao and Ye labs at UC Merced and Emory have been awarded a DOE grant to develop new ways to steer the self-assembly pathways of complex hierarchical DNA structures through interfacial interactions.

NSF graduate research fellowship to Marcello

March 31, 2020

Many congratulations to Marcello DeLuca for getting awarded the prestigious NSF graduate research fellowship!