People and Partners

Leadership

Thomas H. Epps, III

Thomas H. Epps, III

PI and Director
Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering
University of Delaware

LaShanda Korley

LaShanda Korley

Co-PI and Co-Director
Professor, Materials Science & Engineering and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
University of Delaware

Kim Bothi, Director

Kim Bothi, PhD*

Executive Director
University of Delaware

*Contact kbothi@udel.edu for all inquiries regarding partnerships, and education & outreach programs

UD CHARM Organizational Structure

Coordination Leads

Darrin Pochan

Darrin Pochan

Co-Director of IRG 1
Professor, Materials Science & Engineering (MSEG)
University of Delaware

April Kloxin

April Kloxin

Co-Director of IRG 1
Associate Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering (CBE) and MSEG
University of Delaware

Josh Zide

Joshua Zide

Co-Director of IRG 2
Professor, MSEG
University of Delaware

Matt Doty

Matt Doty

Co-Director of IRG 2, Facilities Director
Professor, MSEG
University of Delaware

Julius Korley

Julius Korley, PhD, MBA

Technology Management Director

Mel Jurist

Mel Jurist

Education Director

Thrust Teams

IRG 1: Peptide Active Materials (PAMs)

Computationally designed peptides for targeted nanostructures, motion, and simple machines

Computational Design – Modeling

Molecule Synthesis

Molecule Assembly

Structure & Properties

Darrin Pochan

Darrin Pochan

Professor
MSEG
University of Delaware
Co-Director of IRG 1

 
 
 
April Kloxin

April Kloxin

Associate Professor
CBE & MSEG
University of Delaware
Co-Director of IRG 1

 
 
Jeffrey Saven

Jeffrey Saven

Professor
Chemistry (CHEM)
University of Pennsylvania

 
Eric Bloch

Eric Bloch

Assistant Professor
Chemistry & Biochemistry (CHEM)
University of Delaware

Paul Butler

Paul Butler

Staff Scientist
Center for Neutron Research, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

 
Thomas H. Epps, III

Thomas Epps, III

Professor
CBE and MSE
University of Delaware
MRSEC Director

 
 
 
Joseph Fox

Joseph Fox

Professor
CHEM
University of Delaware

 
Eric Furst

Eric Furst

Professor
CBE
University of Delaware

 
 
 
Xingiao Jia

Xinqiao Jia

Professor
MSEG, BMEG, Biological Sciences (BISC)
University of Delaware

 
Kristi Kiick

Kristi Kiick

Professor
MSEG, BMEG, BISC
University of Delaware

 
 
LaShanda Korley

LaShanda Korley

Professor
MSEG and CBE
University of Delaware
MRSEC Co-Director

 
 
Christopher Kloxin

Christopher Kloxin

Associate Professor
MSEG and CBE
Director of Center for Click Chemistry

 
 
 

IRG 2: Hybrid Quantum Materials with Emergent Terahertz Functionalities (HQ-METs)

Understanding and controlling interfaces and transduction to create hybrid materials with emergent THz functionalities

Growth

Theory/Design

Characterizations

Josh Zide

Joshua Zide

Professor
MSEG
University of Delaware
Co-Director of IRG 2

 
Matt Doty

Matthew Doty

Professor
MSEG
University of Delaware
Co-Director of IRG 2, Facilities Director

 
 
Benjamin Jungfleisch

Benjamin Jungfleisch

Assistant Professor
PHYS
University of Delaware

 
 
Lars Gundlach

Lars Gundlach

Associate Professor
CHEM and PHYS
University of Delaware

 
Anderson Janotti

Anderson Janotti

Associate Professor
MSEG
University of Delaware

 
Stephanie Law

Stephanie Law

Associate Professor
MSEG
University of Delaware

 
 
Branislav Nikolic

Branislav Nikolic

Professor
PHYS
University of Delaware

 
John Xiao

John Xiao

Professor
PHYS
University of Delaware

 
 
Garnett Bryant

Garnett Bryant

Group Leader, Atomic-Scale Device Group
Fellow, Joint Quantum Institute
Nanoscale Device Characterization Division and Joint Quantum Institute, National Institute of Standards and
Technology (NIST)

 

Education and Outreach Partners

Tatiana Poladko
Founder, TeenSHARP

Derrick Swinton
Dean for Natural Sciences, Claflin University

Cherese Winstead
Chairperson, Chemistry, Delaware State University

Susan Giancola
Associate Director, Delaware Center for Research and Education in Social Policy (CRESP)

Internal and External Advisory Boards

Internal Advisory Board (IAB)

COE – College of Engineering; CAS – College of Arts & Sciences

Charles Riordan Vice President for Research, Scholarship and Innovation
David Martin Associate Dean for Research and Entrepreneurship, COE
Murray Johnston Associate Dean for Natural Sciences, CAS
Jill Higginson Associate Dean for Graduate and Post Graduate Education, COE
LaRuth McAfee Senior Assistant Dean, Graduate College
Dion Vlachos Director of DE Energy Institute and Director of Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation (a DOE EFRC)
Marianthi Ierapetritou Gore Centennial Professor at UD and former Associate VP for Promotion of Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics at Rutgers U., COE
Edward Nowak Chairperson for Department of Physics & Astronomy, CAS

External Advisory Board (EAB)

Rachel Segalman IRG Co-Director, polymers and peptoids, UCSB
Christine Luscombe IRG Co-Director and ED, semi-conducting polymers, U. of WA
Kathleen Stebe Deputy Dean, surface and colloid science,
Research MRSEC Member U. Penn
Edward Yu MRSEC Director, solid-state electronics, U. of Texas – Austin
Dan Ralph IRG Co-Director, spin manipulation, Cornell U.
Derrick Swinton Dean for Natural Sciences, Claflin U. (CU)
Cherese Winstead Chairperson for Department of Chemistry, DE State U. (DSU)
Eric Lin Director of the Material Measurement Laboratory, NIST
Scott Wasserman Associate R&D Director & Intellectual Capital Manager, Dow Chemical; UD Affiliated Professor in Chemical & Biomolecular Eng.; Co-teaches (CHEG 600/MSEG 630 with Epps/A. Kloxin)
Christoph Weder Executive Director & Professor, functional polymers, Adolph Merkle Institute at the University of Fribourg; International PI of NSF PIRE with L. Korley
Jan Vermant Head of Department, colloidal suspensions, experimental methods development, ETH Zürich, Dept. Of Materials