CHARM Onboarding & Resources

Welcome to the MRSEC!

Welcome to the University of Delaware’s Center for Hybrid, Active and Responsive Materials (UD CHARM), an NSF Materials Research Science & Engineering Center (MRSEC).  We are pleased to have you as a part of our center and community.  Please review the information below to familiarize yourself with the center and the resources available to you as a member.

Task List:

    1. Review information and links below for an overview of the center.
    2. Complete the onboarding form.
    3. Review CHARM program guidelines and expectations.
    4. Familiarize yourself with the center’s organization and people.
    5. All trainees are required by the NSF to receive training in the ethical conduct of research.  The Research Office provides this training in-person annually in January, or students can complete the training virtually at any time. Registration can be completed here.

What is the the Center for Hybrid, Active, and Responsive Materials?

Please review the About page to learn more about the program’s initiatives.  Information about our Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs) can be found here. An important mission of our center is our Undergraduate Education and Outreach and K-12 Education and Outreach. These programs are key to our goals and require significant volunteer efforts.  CHARM funded graduate students are expected to participate in our outreach efforts.

Acknowledging MRSEC Support & Shared Facilities

All publications must cite NSF MRSEC support whether it be primary, partial or shared facilities.

Suggested acknowledgement text for primary (partially) supported publications:

“This research was primarily/partially supported by NSF through the University of Delaware Materials Research Science and Engineering Center DMR-2011824. Additional support received from . . . ”

Suggested acknowledgement text for research performed using MRSEC supported facilities (instrumentation or computation):

“The authors acknowledge the use of facilities and instrumentation supported by NSF through the University of Delaware Materials Research Science and Engineering Center DMR-2011824.”

CHARM Shared Facilities


Social Media & Community

    • Follow us on Twitter (@UD_CHARM)
    • Follow us on LinkedIn
    • Review and bookmark our Events page to stay up to date on all events.
UD CHARM Contact Resources:
  • Gwendolyn Gregory: Executive Director
      • Center Administration
      • Education & Outreach Strategies
      • PREM coordination
      • General Events
  • Joseph Madanat: Program Coordinator
      • K-12 Programming
      • Website updates
      • News & Events
      • Publications
      • Social Media
  • Education Director
      • Undergraduate & Graduate Education and Outreach
      • COE & Departmental Activity Coordination
  • Sarah Dodd: Assistant to the Director
      • Scheduling
      • Events
      • Newsletter
      • Administrative Support
  • Chang Xu: Financial Analyst
      • Travel Reimbursements
      • Budget questions