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

Wang, J, Kouznetsova, TB, Niu, Z, Ong, MT, Klukovich, HM, Rheingold, AL, Martinez, TJ, and Craig, SL. "Inducing and quantifying forbidden reactivity with single-molecule polymer mechanochemistry." Nature chemistry 7.4 (April 2015): 323-327. Full Text

Brown, CL, and Craig, SL. "Molecular engineering of mechanophore activity for stress-responsive polymeric materials." Chemical science 6.4 (April 2015): 2158-2165. (Review) Full Text Open Access Copy

Brochu, ABW, Matthys, OB, Craig, SL, and Reichert, WM. "Extended fatigue life of a catalyst free self-healing acrylic bone cement using microencapsulated 2-octyl cyanoacrylate." Journal of biomedical materials research. Part B, Applied biomaterials 103.2 (February 2015): 305-312. Full Text

Kean, ZS, Akbulatov, S, Tian, Y, Widenhoefer, RA, Boulatov, R, and Craig, SL. "Photomechanical actuation of ligand geometry in enantioselective catalysis." Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English) 53.52 (December 2014): 14508-14511. Full Text

Wang, J, Kouznetsova, TB, Kean, ZS, Fan, L, Mar, BD, Martínez, TJ, and Craig, SL. "A remote stereochemical lever arm effect in polymer mechanochemistry." Journal of the American Chemical Society 136.43 (October 21, 2014): 15162-15165. Full Text

Kean, ZS, Hawk, JL, Lin, S, Zhao, X, Sijbesma, RP, and Craig, SL. "Increasing the Maximum Achievable Strain of a Covalent Polymer Gel Through the Addition of Mechanically Invisible Cross-Links." Advanced Materials 26.34 (September 1, 2014): 6013-6018. Full Text

Kean, ZS, Hawk, JL, Lin, S, Zhao, X, Sijbesma, RP, and Craig, SL. "Increasing the maximum achievable strain of a covalent polymer gel through the addition of mechanically invisible cross-links." Advanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.) 26.34 (September 2014): 6013-6018. Full Text

Jeong, CG, Francisco, AT, Niu, Z, Mancino, RL, Craig, SL, and Setton, LA. "Screening of hyaluronic acid-poly(ethylene glycol) composite hydrogels to support intervertebral disc cell biosynthesis using artificial neural network analysis." Acta biomaterialia 10.8 (August 2014): 3421-3430. Full Text

Gossweiler, GR, Hewage, GB, Soriano, G, Wang, Q, Welshofer, GW, Zhao, X, and Craig, SL. "Mechanochemical Activation of Covalent Bonds in Polymers with Full and Repeatable Macroscopic Shape Recovery." ACS Macro Letters 3.3 (March 18, 2014): 216-219. Full Text

Wang, Q, Gossweiler, GR, Craig, SL, and Zhao, X. "Cephalopod-inspired design of electro-mechano-chemically responsive elastomers for on-demand fluorescent patterning." Nature communications 5 (January 2014): 4899-. Full Text