Faculty Profiles

Stephen Lawrence Craig
William T. Miller Professor of Chemistry
3221 French Family Science Center, 124 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-1538
(919) 660-1605



Ph.D., Stanford University 1997

M.Phil., University of Cambridge (UK) 1992

B.S., Duke University 1991

Research Areas:
Synthesis, Physical, Organic, Nanoscience and Materials

Craig, SL, and Xu, D. "Physical Organic Chemistry of Supramolecular Polymers." Supramolecular Polymer Chemistry. January 2, 2012. 269-291. Full Text

Loveless, DM, Kersey, FR, and Craig, SL. "Supramolecular Control of Mechanical Properties in Single Molecules, Interfaces, and Macroscopic Materials." Molecular Recognition and Polymers: Control of Polymer Structure and Self-Assembly. February 25, 2008. 37-62. Full Text

Wang, J, Kouznetsova, TB, Boulatov, R, and Craig, SL. "Mechanical gating of a mechanochemical reaction cascade." Nature communications 7 (November 16, 2016): 13433-. Full Text

Lee, B, Niu, Z, and Craig, SL. "The Mechanical Strength of a Mechanical Bond: Sonochemical Polymer Mechanochemistry of Poly(catenane) Copolymers." Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English) 55.42 (October 2016): 13086-13089. Full Text

Wang, J, Kouznetsova, TB, and Craig, SL. "Single-Molecule Observation of a Mechanically Activated Cis-to-Trans Cyclopropane Isomerization." Journal of the American Chemical Society 138.33 (August 8, 2016): 10410-10412. Full Text

Kouznetsova, TB, Wang, J, and Craig, SL. "Combined constant force and constant velocity single molecule force spectroscopy of the conrotatory ring opening reaction of benzocyclobutene." Chemphyschem : a European journal of chemical physics and physical chemistry (June 27, 2016). Full Text

Gossweiler, GR, Brown, CL, Hewage, GB, Sapiro-Gheiler, E, Trautman, WJ, Welshofer, GW, and Craig, SL. "Mechanochemically Active Soft Robots." ACS applied materials & interfaces 7.40 (October 2015): 22431-22435. Full Text

Lenhardt, JM, Black Ramirez, AL, Lee, B, Kouznetsova, TB, and Craig, SL. "Mechanistic Insights into the Sonochemical Activation of Multimechanophore Cyclopropanated Polybutadiene Polymers." Macromolecules 48.18 (September 22, 2015): 6396-6403. Full Text

Wang, J, Kouznetsova, TB, and Craig, SL. "Reactivity and Mechanism of a Mechanically Activated anti-Woodward-Hoffmann-DePuy Reaction." Journal of the American Chemical Society 137.36 (September 3, 2015): 11554-11557. Full Text

Wang, Q, Gossweiler, GR, Craig, SL, and Zhao, X. "Mechanics of mechanochemically responsive elastomers." Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 82 (September 2015): 320-344. Full Text

Wang, J, Piskun, I, and Craig, SL. "Mechanochemical Strengthening of a Multi-mechanophore Benzocyclobutene Polymer." ACS Macro Letters 4.8 (August 18, 2015): 834-837. Full Text

Peterson, GI, Yurtoglu, M, Larsen, MB, Craig, SL, Ganter, MA, Storti, DW, and Boydston, AJ. "Additive manufacturing of mechanochromic polycaprolactone on entry-level systems." Ed. D Eujin Pei. Rapid Prototyping Journal 21.5 (August 17, 2015): 520-527. Full Text