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

Clough, JM, Creton, C, Craig, SL, and Sijbesma, RP. "Covalent Bond Scission in the Mullins Effect of a Filled Elastomer: Real-Time Visualization with Mechanoluminescence." Advanced Functional Materials 26.48 (December 2016): 9063-9074. 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

Li, Y, Niu, Z, Burdyńska, J, Nese, A, Zhou, Y, Kean, ZS, Dobrynin, AV, Matyjaszewski, K, Craig, SL, and Sheiko, SS. "Sonication-induced scission of molecular bottlebrushes: Implications of the “hairy” architecture." Polymer 84 (February 2016): 178-184. Full Text

Wang, J, Kouznetsova, TB, Niu, Z, Rheingold, AL, and Craig, SL. "Accelerating a Mechanically Driven anti-Woodward-Hoffmann Ring Opening with a Polymer Lever Arm Effect." The Journal of organic chemistry 80.23 (December 2015): 11895-11898. Full Text

Wang, J, Ong, MT, Kouznetsova, TB, Lenhardt, JM, Martínez, TJ, and Craig, SL. "Catch and Release: Orbital Symmetry Guided Reaction Dynamics from a Freed "Tension Trapped Transition State"." The Journal of organic chemistry 80.23 (December 2015): 11773-11778. 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