Recent News

Review article accepted for publication

August 23, 2019

A review article that Gaurav co-wrote with Dario Meluzzi on computational approaches for inferring 3D conformations of chromatin from Hi-C data just got accepted for publication in Methods. Congrats!

Joshua's walker-B work just got accepted for publication

August 20, 2019

Joshua's new paper on functional dissection of a viral DNA packaging machine's Walker-B motif (in collaboration with Catalano, Feiss, and Smith labs) just got accepted for publication in JMB. Congrats, Josh!

Brian's new paper on nanoparticle assembly appears online

August 16, 2019

Brian's new paper elucidating the orientational phase behavior of polymer-grafted nanocubes just appeared online in Nanoscale! Congrats, Brian!

Another grant awarded to Arya lab

August 1, 2019

Arya lab is awarded the prestigious NSF DMREF grant to develop robotic nanodevices that can sense their microenvironment and to assemble the devices into larger systems capable of transmitting sensed signals or driving macroscopic collective behaviors.

Arya lab is awarded an EFRI grant

July 15, 2019

Arya lab is awarded a prestigious Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) grant from NSF to develop DNA based nanodevices for chromatin targeting, visualization, and engineering (in collaboration with researchers at Ohio State, U Penn, and U Strasbourg).

Megan Ogle joins our lab

June 1, 2019

Megan Ogle joins our lab as a summer research volunteer through the REU program. She is currently a junior at UNC Charlotte, where she is pursuing a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering. She will work with Joshua on the viral DNA packaging project. Welcome to Duke!

Dan and Yilong's work on interfacial assembly of nanoparticles gets accepted for publication in ACS Nano

March 18, 2019

Dan and Yilong's new approach on the interfacial assembly of nanoparticles into tunable anisotropic architectures gets accepted for publication in ACS Nano. Many Congratulations to both of you!

Dan's collaborative paper on nanoparticle diffusion in polymer melts appears online

March 15, 2019

Dan's simulations on anisotropic diffusion of nanoparticles a nonequilibrium polymer melt in collaboration with Dr. Sinha's group just appeared online in PRL! Congratulations, Dan!

Joshua's paper on an Arginine toggle mechanism appears online

December 12, 2018

Joshua's paper reporting discovery of a novel "Arginine toggle" mechanism for regulating ATP hydrolysis in viral DNA packaging motor just appeared online in Nucleic Acids Research! Congratulations, Joshua!

Work on waveguide-based colloidal characterization gets published

September 4, 2018

Our collaborative paper with the Sirbuly lab gets published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C. This work explores a new nanofiber microscopy-based approach for characterizing colloidal systems at the microscale. Congratulations to everyone!

Ze publishes her second paper in ACS Nano

September 1, 2018

Ze's paper on modeling the actuation behavior of DNA origami nanostructures gets accepted in ACS Nano. Congratulations, Ze!

Marcello DeLuca joins our research group

August 26, 2018

Marcello joins our lab as a graduate student. He comes from the RPI, where he obtained his BS degree in Mechanical Engineering. Marcello will work on the DNA nanotechnology project. Welcome to Duke!

New review article on plasmonic nanocomposites!

February 3, 2018

Gaurav's review article in collaboration with Andrea Tao gets accepted for publication in Chemical Reviews. Congratulations to all authors! 

Brian and Joshua win prizes

January 23, 2018

Many Congratulations to Brian Lee and Joshua Pajak who won 3rd place in the poster competition accompanying the 2018 Duke Research Computing Symposium.  

Gaurav's new paper in Nature Communications

December 6, 2017

Gaurav's collaborative paper with Prof. Beat Fierz (EPFL, Switzerland) and Prof. Claus Seidel (U. Dusseldorf, Germany) on high-resolution studies of chromatin dynamics just got accepted for publication in Nature Communications. Congrats to all the authors!

Jiuling Wang joins our research team

September 12, 2017

Dr. Jiuling Wang just joined our lab as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Jiuling comes from the Institute of Mechanics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, where he obtained his PhD degree. He will work on projects in DNA origami and polymer-nanoparticle composites. Welcome to Duke!

Research openings for undergraduate and graduate students

August 28, 2017

We are on the lookout for smart, motivated, and hardworking undergraduate and graduate students to join our group. If you are interested in joining our laboratory, please send an email with a brief statement of your research interests and career goals along with your resume to Prof.

Ze's new paper in ACS Nano

April 19, 2017

Ze's  paper on modeling the conformational dynamics of dynamic DNA-origami nanostructures using coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulations appears online in ACS Nano. Congratulations, Ze!

Dan's new paper in Macromolecules

January 15, 2017

Dan's work on elucidating the origin of anisotropic interactions between otherwise isotropic polymer-grafted spherical nanoparticles in polymer melts is accepted for publication in Macromolecules. Congrats, Dan! 

Sam's new paper in EES

December 19, 2016

Sam's paper on predicting the morphology and mechanical properties of low-bandgap organic semiconducting polymers using all-atom molecular dynamics simulations gets accepted for publication in Energy & Environmental Science. Congratulations, Sam!

Gaurav Arya: Modeling Soft Matter with Hard Calculations

November 17, 2016

Gaurav Arya will join the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Duke University beginning July 1, 2017.