Adam Braunschweig

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Research Interests

  • Leveraging nanotechnology and organic chemistry to address the role of carbohydrates in disease and development
  • Organic Electronic Materials and in particular organic photovoltaics
  • Glycobiology and the development of molecules that target cell-surface glycans
  • Organic surface chemistry, including methodology and development of instrumentation for 4D organic nanolithography


  • PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

The Braunschweig group leverages organic chemistry, supramolecular chemistry, and material science to address pressing medical, environmental, and electronic challenges.

Specific projects involve (1) the development of organic photovoltaics, (2) the preparation of synthetic carbohydrate receptors, and (3) 4D printing.

Job History

  • 2020 – Current: Professor, Nanoscience Initiative, Advanced Science Research Center, NY
  • 2016 – Current: Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Hunter College, NY
  • 2016 – 2020: Associate Professor, Nanoscience Initiative, Advanced Science Research Center, NY
  • 2013 – 2016: Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Miami, FL
  • 2010 – 2012: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and The Molecular Design Institute, New York University (NYU), NY
  • 2007 – 2010: NIH NRSA Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Cancer Nanotechnology, Northwestern University, IL
  • 2006 – 2007: Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Chemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2001 – 2006: Graduate Student, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), CA