Faculty Profiles

Stephen Craig
William T. Miller Professor of Chemistry
3221 French Family Science Cen, 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. "Polymer mechanochemistry: Up another rung." Nature chemistry 9.12 (November 2017): 1154-1155. 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 18.11 (June 2017): 1486-1489. Full Text

Cho, S, Kang, S, Pandya, A, Shanker, R, Khan, Z, Lee, Y, Park, J, Craig, SL, and Ko, H. "Large-Area Cross-Aligned Silver Nanowire Electrodes for Flexible, Transparent, and Force-Sensitive Mechanochromic Touch Screens." ACS nano 11.4 (April 11, 2017): 4346-4357. Full Text

Brown, CL, Barbee, MH, Ko, JH, Maynard, HD, and Craig, SL. "Writing Without Ink: A Mechanically and Photochemically Responsive PDMS Polymer for Science Outreach." Journal of Chemical Education (March 30, 2017). 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

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


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