Faculty Profiles

Stephen L 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

Lin, Y, Chang, CC, and Craig, SL. "Mechanical generation of isocyanate by mechanically induced retro [2 + 2] cycloaddition of a 1,2-diazetidinone mechanophore." Organic Chemistry Frontiers 6.7 (April 7, 2019): 1052-1057. Full Text

Craig, S. "Hydrogels muscle their way into new territory." Science (New York, N.Y.) 363.6426 (February 2019): 451-452. Full Text

Sha, Y, Zhang, Y, Zhu, T, Tan, S, Cha, Y, Craig, SL, and Tang, C. "Ring-Closing Metathesis and Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization toward Main-Chain Ferrocene-Containing Polymers." Macromolecules 51.22 (November 27, 2018): 9131-9139. Full Text

Lin, Y, Barbee, MH, Chang, C-C, and Craig, SL. "Regiochemical Effects on Mechanophore Activation in Bulk Materials." Journal of the American Chemical Society 140.46 (November 7, 2018): 15969-15975. Full Text

Sha, Y, Zhang, Y, Xu, E, Wang, Z, Zhu, T, Craig, SL, and Tang, C. "Quantitative and Mechanistic Mechanochemistry in Ferrocene Dissociation." Acs Macro Letters 7.10 (October 16, 2018): 1174-1179. Full Text

Barbee, MH, Kouznetsova, T, Barrett, SL, Gossweiler, GR, Lin, Y, Rastogi, SK, Brittain, WJ, and Craig, SL. "Substituent Effects and Mechanism in a Mechanochemical Reaction." Journal of the American Chemical Society 140.40 (October 2, 2018): 12746-12750. Full Text

Bowser, BH, and Craig, SL. "Empowering mechanochemistry with multi-mechanophore polymer architectures." Polymer Chemistry 9.26 (July 14, 2018): 3583-3593. (Review) Full Text

Fritze, UF, Craig, SL, and von Delius, M. "Disulfide-centered poly(methyl acrylates): Four different stimuli to cleave a polymer." Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry 56.13 (July 1, 2018): 1404-1411. Full Text

Bogris, A, Wang, J, Anyfantakis, M, Loppinet, B, Craig, SL, Butt, H-J, and Fytas, G. "Solvent-Dependent Light-Induced Structures in Gem-Dichlorocyclopropanated Polybutadiene Solutions." The Journal of Physical Chemistry. B 122.27 (July 2018): 6995-7001. 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 94.11 (November 14, 2017): 1752-1755. Full Text


Hawk, JL, and Craig, SL. "Physical and materials applications of pincer complexes." January 1, 2013. 319-352. Full Text

"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