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? Join 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

Grad Recruitment in Soft Materials

Grad Recruitment in Soft Materials

Interested in graduate studies in the fast-paced field of soft materials? Mark your calendar for November 19th from 12:00-1:00PM Eastern Time! Register to join the Center for Research in Soft matter & Polymers (CRiSP) virtual recruitment event and learn about the...

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...

$18 Million for UD center to advance materials research

$18 Million for UD center to advance materials research

Federally-funded center to advance materials research A new center at the University of Delaware will advance research to transform the way materials are made. The UD Center for Hybrid, Active, and Responsive Materials (UD CHARM) will drive fundamental materials...

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