UD CHARM

Center for Hybrid, Active, and Responsive Materials

UD CHARM is a hub of interdisciplinary integration and infrastructure development to drive cross-cutting materials innovation. Using its materials science platform, UD CHARM is committed to training a new generation of innovators with focused diversity and education programming.

Grad Recruitment in Soft Materials

Interested in grad studies in soft materials? We’ve posted slides from our virtual graduate recruitment event on Nov. 19th!

Research

IRG 1: Peptide Active Materials

Developing new bioinspired materials with targeted architectures and the capacity to generate simple machine movement.

IRG 2: Hybrid Quantum Materials

Combining unconventional materials to create hybrid quantum constructs that significantly advance spectroscopy, sensing, and imaging technologies.

Our Mission

Create a world-recognized hub of interdisciplinary integration and infrastructure development to drive cross-cutting materials innovation.

Our Vision

Harness the integrated power of computational design, innovative synthetic and manufacturing processes, and nano-scale characterization to unlock the substantial promise of complex, synthetic materials at multiple length/time-scales.

News

Soft Matter for All

Soft Matter for All

UD gives voice to a diverse group of early-career researchers When picturing a research symposium, you likely imagine academics presenting on, well, inspiring research. Fair enough. But what happens when the agenda goes beyond data and discovery? Soft Matter for All,...

Grad Recruitment in Soft Materials

Grad Recruitment in Soft Materials

Interested in graduate studies in the fast-paced field of soft materials, but couldn't join us on November 19th? Check out the slides from our event. The Center for Research in Soft matter & Polymers (CRiSP) virtual recruitment event highlighted the breadth of...

Influential Researcher, Passionate Mentor

Influential Researcher, Passionate Mentor

UD’s Epps honored with Percy Julian award for science excellence In 2007, the popular science television program NOVA premiered a biopic on Percy Julian titled “Forgotten Genius.” A chemist, Julian is known for pioneering research that led to the development of...

CHARM Partners with Princeton on Oct 23rd Workshop

CHARM Partners with Princeton on Oct 23rd Workshop

UD CHARM joined Princeton University's Center for Complex Materials to host a one-day symposium to promote early-career researchers in the field of Soft Matter. Participation brought together faculty, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and senior undergrads...

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