Fitzgerald Bramwell


Fitzgerald B. Bramwell serves as the Member Manager for Empire Science Resources, LLC. Previous appointments include service on the Board of Trustees for Tiffin University in Tiffin, Ohio; as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, while holding a faculty appointment as professor of chemistry at Tuskegee University; Associate Provost for Research at Howard University; Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies while holding a faculty appointment as professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Kentucky; and service as Dean of Graduate Studies and Research at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York while holding a faculty appointment as professor of chemistry.
He earned his B.A. degree in 1966 at Columbia University with Dr. Harry Gray, and his M.S. and   Ph. D. degrees in physical chemistry at the University of Michigan with Dr. Julien Gendell and Dr. Thomas Dunn. Following graduate school in 1970, he joined ESSO Research and Engineering as a Research Scientist.  He served as a visiting professor at the University of West Indies, as a Member of Technical Staff and as a consultant to AT&T Bell Laboratories, and as a consultant to the American Cyanamid Corporation.
 He served as a Trustee for the Southeastern Universities Research Association, as a member of the Executive Committee for the Council of Research Policy and Graduate Education of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, and on the Board of Directors of the Oak Ridge Associated Universities.
 He served on the Board of Advisors for Chemical Innovation, an American Chemical Society technology journal. He has chaired review panels for the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the American Chemical Society. His current research interests focus on organotin chemistry, multidimensional organic conductors, and the structure and reactivity of photoexcited radicals. His educational efforts have resulted in thireteen general chemistry laboratory manuals that have been adopted nationally and internationally, in contributions to pre-college educational initiatives, and in publications in chemical and general science education. Also of significance were his efforts in restructuring physics, mathematics, and chemistry curricula in the City University of New York as principal investigator and conceiver of its Alliance for Minority Participation program. This restructuring increased access to science, mathematics and technology education for some 50,000 students. He continues to work with numerous historically black and minority serving colleges and universities to assist them in obtaining federal grants and contracts.
 He was honored for his career achievements as a research scientist in 2003 in African Americans in Science and Invention and in 1996 in Distinguished African American Scientists of the 20th Century. Phillips Academy honored him in 2000 with the Claude M. Feuss Award for distinguished public service. In March 2012 the North Carolina A&T University Urban Education Institute honored him as an exemplar for African American males in the STEM fields. In 1995 the Brooklyn Subsection of the New York Section of the ACS honored him for his efforts in revitalizing the subsection.
 In October 2005, he founded Empire Science Resources, LLC (, a member-managed company that provides scientific and technological expertise to institutions of higher education. Clients include but are not limited to the National Science Foundation, the National Academy of Engineering, The City College of New York, Drexel University, the Louisiana Board of Regents, Brooks-Cole Publishing/Thomson Learning, and Tennessee State University. He works closely with  the American Chemical Society College Chemistry Consultants Service ( ) to assist higher education institutions to meet evaluation needs, to realize approval and accreditation requirements and in preparing federally sponsored grants and contracts.