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

Kean, ZS, and Craig, SL. "Mechanochemical remodeling of synthetic polymers." Polymer 53.5 (2012): 1035-1048. Full Text