Gaurav Arya joined the Department of NanoEngineering at the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering as an Assistant Professor in 2007. He is also affiliated with the Materials Science and Bioinformatics graduate programs at UCSD. He obtained his B.Tech. degree in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in 1998, and Ph.D. degree, also in Chemical Engineering, from the University of Notre Dame in 2003. He did his postdoctoral research at Princeton University and held an Assistant Research Scientist position at New York University prior to arriving on campus. He has over 35 peer-reviewed publications, several of which have been published in prestigious journals like Nature Nanotechnology, Annual Review of Biophysics, Physical Review Letters, Advanced Functional Materials, and PNAS.