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.
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.
Create a world-recognized hub of interdisciplinary integration and infrastructure development to drive cross-cutting materials innovation.
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.
CHARM Director Epps selected as 2023 PMSE Fellow
CHARM Director Thomas Epps, III has been selected as a member of the new class of PMSE Fellows for 2023. Congratulations to Thomas for his incredible work and selection for this distinguished honor! "For outstanding contributions toward sustainable polymers from...
CHARM Graduate Students Honored
Congratulations to Nicole Halaszynski (IRG1), Wilder Acuna (IRG2), and Yongchen Liu (IRG2) for receiving 2021 CHARM Graduate Student Awards for their outstanding contributions to the center. Nicole's research focused on the ability to mimic the intricacies of nature...
Co-Director Korley appointed as a US Science Envoy for 2023
LaShanda Korley, Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware, has been appointed a U.S. Science Envoy for 2023. The announcement was made by the U.S. Department of State on...
CHARM Co-Director LaShanda Korley elected as 2022 APS Fellow
Prof. LaShanda Korley, CHARM Co-Director and Distinguished Professor of Material Science and Engineering at the University of Delaware, has been elected by her peers as a 2022 American Physical Society Fellow. Each year, APS recognizes members who, "have made advances...