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

Ramirez, ALB, Schmitt, AK, Mahanthappa, MK, and Craig, SL. "Enhancing covalent mechanochemistry in bulk polymers using electrospun ABA triblock copolymers." Faraday discussions 170 (January 2014): 337-344. 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 (2014): 3421-3430. Full Text

Kean, ZS, Niu, Z, Hewage, GB, Rheingold, AL, and Craig, SL. "Stress-responsive polymers containing cyclobutane core mechanophores: reactivity and mechanistic insights." J Am Chem Soc 135.36 (September 11, 2013): 13598-13604. Full Text

Ramirez, ALB, Kean, ZS, Orlicki, JA, Champhekar, M, Elsakr, SM, Krause, WE, and Craig, SL. "Mechanochemical strengthening of a synthetic polymer in response to typically destructive shear forces." Nat Chem 5.9 (September 2013): 757-761. Full Text

Klukovich, HM, Kouznetsova, TB, Kean, ZS, Lenhardt, JM, and Craig, SL. "A backbone lever-arm effect enhances polymer mechanochemistry." Nat Chem 5.2 (February 2013): 110-114. Full Text

Xu, D, Asai, D, Chilkoti, A, and Craig, SL. "Rheological properties of cysteine-containing elastin-like polypeptide solutions and hydrogels." Biomacromolecules 13.8 (August 13, 2012): 2315-2321. Full Text

Kean, ZS, Black Ramirez, AL, Yan, Y, and Craig, SL. "Bicyclo[3.2.0]heptane mechanophores for the non-scissile and photochemically reversible generation of reactive bis-enones." J Am Chem Soc 134.31 (August 8, 2012): 12939-12942. Full Text

Asai, D, Xu, D, Liu, W, Garcia Quiroz, F, Callahan, DJ, Zalutsky, MR, Craig, SL, and Chilkoti, A. "Protein polymer hydrogels by in situ, rapid and reversible self-gelation." Biomaterials 33.21 (July 2012): 5451-5458. Full Text

Klukovich, HM, Kean, ZS, Black Ramirez, AL, Lenhardt, JM, Lin, J, Hu, X, and Craig, SL. "Tension trapping of carbonyl ylides facilitated by a change in polymer backbone." J Am Chem Soc 134.23 (June 13, 2012): 9577-9580. Full Text

Ramirez, ALB, Ogle, JW, Schmitt, AL, Lenhardt, JM, Cashion, MP, Mahanthappa, MK, and Craig, SL. "Microstructure of Copolymers Formed by the Reagentless, Mechanochemical Remodeling of Homopolymers via Pulsed Ultrasound." ACS MACRO LETTERS 1.1 (January 2012): 23-27. Full Text