Faculty Profiles

Stephen L Craig
William T. Miller Distinguished 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

Cho, Seungse, et al. “Large-Area Cross-Aligned Silver Nanowire Electrodes for Flexible, Transparent, and Force-Sensitive Mechanochromic Touch Screens.Acs Nano, vol. 11, no. 4, Apr. 2017, pp. 4346–57. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acsnano.7b01714. Full Text

Clough, J. M., et al. “Covalent Bond Scission in the Mullins Effect of a Filled Elastomer: Real-Time Visualization with Mechanoluminescence.” Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 26, no. 48, Dec. 2016, pp. 9063–74. Scopus, doi:10.1002/adfm.201602490. Full Text

Wang, Junpeng, et al. “Mechanical gating of a mechanochemical reaction cascade.Nature Communications, vol. 7, Nov. 2016, p. 13433. Epmc, doi:10.1038/ncomms13433. Full Text

Lee, Bobin, et al. “The Mechanical Strength of a Mechanical Bond: Sonochemical Polymer Mechanochemistry of Poly(catenane) Copolymers.Angewandte Chemie (International Ed. in English), vol. 55, no. 42, Oct. 2016, pp. 13086–89. Epmc, doi:10.1002/anie.201606893. Full Text

Wang, Junpeng, et al. “Single-Molecule Observation of a Mechanically Activated Cis-to-Trans Cyclopropane Isomerization.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 138, no. 33, Aug. 2016, pp. 10410–12. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jacs.6b06452. Full Text

Li, Y., et al. “Sonication-induced scission of molecular bottlebrushes: Implications of the "hairy" architecture.” Polymer, vol. 84, Feb. 2016, pp. 178–84. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.polymer.2015.12.044. Full Text

Wang, Junpeng, et al. “Accelerating a Mechanically Driven anti-Woodward-Hoffmann Ring Opening with a Polymer Lever Arm Effect.The Journal of Organic Chemistry, vol. 80, no. 23, Dec. 2015, pp. 11895–98. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.joc.5b01465. Full Text

Wang, Junpeng, et al. “Catch and Release: Orbital Symmetry Guided Reaction Dynamics from a Freed "Tension Trapped Transition State".The Journal of Organic Chemistry, vol. 80, no. 23, Dec. 2015, pp. 11773–78. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.joc.5b01493. Full Text

Gossweiler, Gregory R., et al. “Mechanochemically Active Soft Robots.Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces, vol. 7, no. 40, Oct. 2015, pp. 22431–35. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acsami.5b06440. Full Text

Lenhardt, J. M., et al. “Mechanistic Insights into the Sonochemical Activation of Multimechanophore Cyclopropanated Polybutadiene Polymers.” Macromolecules, vol. 48, no. 18, Sept. 2015, pp. 6396–403. Scopus, doi:10.1021/acs.macromol.5b01677. Full Text