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

Wang, J, Ong, MT, Kouznetsova, TB, Lenhardt, JM, Martínez, TJ, and Craig, SL. "Catch and Release: Orbital Symmetry Guided Reaction Dynamics from a Freed "Tension Trapped Transition State"." The Journal of Organic Chemistry 80.23 (December 2015): 11773-11778. Full Text

Gossweiler, GR, Brown, CL, Hewage, GB, Sapiro-Gheiler, E, Trautman, WJ, Welshofer, GW, and Craig, SL. "Mechanochemically Active Soft Robots." Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces 7.40 (October 2015): 22431-22435. Full Text

Lenhardt, JM, Black Ramirez, AL, Lee, B, Kouznetsova, TB, and Craig, SL. "Mechanistic Insights into the Sonochemical Activation of Multimechanophore Cyclopropanated Polybutadiene Polymers." Macromolecules 48.18 (September 22, 2015): 6396-6403. Full Text

Wang, J, Kouznetsova, TB, and Craig, SL. "Reactivity and Mechanism of a Mechanically Activated anti-Woodward-Hoffmann-DePuy Reaction." Journal of the American Chemical Society 137.36 (September 4, 2015): 11554-11557. Full Text

Lee, B, Niu, Z, Wang, J, Slebodnick, C, and Craig, SL. "Relative Mechanical Strengths of Weak Bonds in Sonochemical Polymer Mechanochemistry." Journal of the American Chemical Society 137.33 (August 6, 2015): 10826-10832. Full Text

Wang, Q, Gossweiler, GR, Craig, SL, and Zhao, X. "Mechanics of mechanochemically responsive elastomers." Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 82 (July 25, 2015): 320-344. Full Text

Wang, J, Piskun, I, and Craig, SL. "Mechanochemical Strengthening of a Multi-mechanophore Benzocyclobutene Polymer." Acs Macro Letters 4.8 (July 20, 2015): 834-837. Full Text

Kean, ZS, Gossweiler, GR, Kouznetsova, TB, Hewage, GB, and Craig, SL. "A coumarin dimer probe of mechanochemical scission efficiency in the sonochemical activation of chain-centered mechanophore polymers." Chemical communications (Cambridge, England) 51.44 (June 2015): 9157-9160. Full Text

Gossweiler, GR, Kouznetsova, TB, and Craig, SL. "Force-rate characterization of two spiropyran-based molecular force probes." Journal of the American Chemical Society 137.19 (May 5, 2015): 6148-6151. Full Text

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