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.


Research Interests

(1) Organic Electronic Materials and in particular organic photovoltaics (2) Glycobiology and the development of molecules that target cell-surface glycans (3) Organic surface chemistry, including methodology and development of instrumentation for 4D organic nanolithography



  • K. Palanichamy, M. Bravo, M. Shlain, F. Schiro, Y. Naeem and A.B. Braunschweig, Binding Studies on a Library of InducedFit Carbohydrate Receptors with Mannoside Selectivity, Chemistry - A European Journal, 2018, ,
  • C. Carbonell, D.J. Valles, A.M. Wong, M.W. Tsui, M. Niang and A.B. Braunschweig, Massively Multiplexed Tip-Based Photochemical Lithography under Continuous Capillary Flow, CHEM, 2018, ,
  • C. Carbonell and A.B. Braunschweig, Toward 4D Nanoprinting with Tip-Induced Organic Surface Reactions, Accounts of Chemical Research, 2017, 50, 190
  • H. Shokri Kojori, Y. Ji, Y. Paik, A.B. Braunschweig and S.J. Kim, Monitoring Interfacial Lectin Binding with Nanomolar Sensitivity Using a Plasmon Field Effect Transistor, Nanoscale, 2016, 8, 17357
  • X. Liu, C. Carbonell and A.B. Braunschweig, Towards Scanning Probe Lithography-Based 4D Nanoprinting by Advancing Surface Chemistry, Nanopatterning Strategies, and Characterization Protocols, Chemical Society Reviews, 2016, 45, 6289
  • Y. Zhu, C.J. Munro, M.J. Olszta, D.J. Edwards, A.B. Braunschweig, M.R. Knecht and N.D. Browning, Dose-Rate Controlled Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopic Mapping of the Metallic Components in a Biohybrid Nanosystem, Semiconductor Science and Technology, 2016, ,
  • X. Liu, Y. Zheng, S.R. Peurifoy, E. Kothari and A.B. Braunschweig, Optimization of 4D Polymer Printing Within a Massively Parallel Flow-Through Photochemical Microreactor, Polymer Chemistry, 2016, ,
  • Y. Zhou, C.X. Guzman, L.C. Helguero-Kelley, C. Liu, S. Peurifoy, B. Captain and A.B. Braunschweig, Diketopyrrolopyrrole assembly into J-aggregates, Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry, 2016, ,
  • L.M. Smieska, Z. Li, D. Ley, A.B. Braunschweig and J.A. Marohn,, Trap-clearing Spectroscopy in Perylene Diimide Derivatives, Chemistry of Materials, 2016, ,
  • X. Liu, C. Carbonell and A.B. Braunschweig, 4D Nanolithography Will Require Synergistic Advances in Surface Chemistry, Nanolithography, and Characterization, RSC Chemical Society Reviews, 2016, DOI: 10.1039/c6cs00349d,
  • X. Liu, Y. Zheng, E. Khothari, S.R. Peurifoy, Y. Ji and A.B. Braunschweig, 4D Polymer Patterning Within a Massively Parallel Flow-Through Photochemical Reactor, Polymer Chemistry, 2016, 7, 3229 – 3235
  • C.X. Guzman, R.M. Krick Calderon, Z. Li, S. Yamazaki, S.R. Peurifoy, C. Guo, S.K. Davidowski, M.M.A. Mazza, X. Han, G.P. Holland, A.M. Scott and A.B. Braunschweig, Extended Charge Carrier Lifetimes in Hierarchical Donor-Acceptor Supramolecular Polymer Films, Journal of Physical Chemistry, 2015, ,
  • S.R. Peurifoy, C.X. Guzman and A.B. Braunschweig, Topology, assembly, and electronics: three pillars for designing supramolecular polymers with emergent optoelectronic behavior, Polymer Chemistry, 2015, ,
  • X. Han, S. Bian, Y. Liang, K.N. Houk and A.B. Braunschweig, Reactions in Elastomeric Nanoreactors Reveal the Role of Force on the Kinetics of the Huisgen Reaction on Surfaces, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2014, 136, 10553–10556
  • D. Ley, C.X. Guzman, K.H. Adolfsson, A.M. Scott and A.B. Braunschweig, Emergent Charge Transfer in Cooperatively Assembling Donor-Acceptor Superstructures, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2014, 136, 7809 – 7812
  • S. Bian, A.M. Scott, Y. Cao, Y. Liang, S. Osuna, K.N. Houk and A.B. Braunschweig, Covalently Patterned Graphene Surfaces by a Force Accelerated Diels-Alder Reaction, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2013, 135, 9240 – 9243


Job History

  • 2016 - Current : Associate Professor, Nanoscience Initiative, CUNY Advanced Science Research Center, NY
  • 2016 - Current : Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Hunter College, 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, Isreal
  • 2001 - 2006 : Graduate Student, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), CA