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.

Soft Matter for All returns on February 3, 2023


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.


CHARM IRG1 Co-Lead and Seed PI Honored

CHARM IRG1 Co-Lead and Seed PI Honored

Please join us in congratulating Prof. Darrin Pochan, UD CHARM's IRG 1 Co-Lead, and Prof. Wilfred Chen, CHARM Seed Project PI, for being recognized by the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) as members of the 2022 College of Fellows. ...

CHARM – IRG 1 co-lead receives award

CHARM – IRG 1 co-lead receives award

  UD CHARM IRG 1 co-lead, Prof. April Kloxin, Thomas & Kipp Gutshall Development Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, has been awarded the Mid-Career Faculty Excellence in Scholarship Award by the UD Faculty Senate. Please join us in...

CHARM Director receives Award

CHARM Director receives Award

Congratulations to Prof. Thomas H. Epps, III, UD CHARM Director and Allan & Myra Ferguson Distinguished Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, for being awarded the UD College of Engineering Faculty Award for Excellence in Research and...



Interdisciplinary Materials Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) The University of Delaware MRSEC CHARM Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program provides full-time summer undergraduate research opportunities in innovative materials science and...

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