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

Wang, Junpeng, et al. “Reactivity and Mechanism of a Mechanically Activated anti-Woodward-Hoffmann-DePuy Reaction.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 137, no. 36, Sept. 2015, pp. 11554–57. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jacs.5b06168. Full Text

Lee, Bobin, et al. “Relative Mechanical Strengths of Weak Bonds in Sonochemical Polymer Mechanochemistry.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 137, no. 33, Aug. 2015, pp. 10826–32. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jacs.5b06937. Full Text

Wang, Q., et al. “Mechanics of mechanochemically responsive elastomers.” Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, vol. 82, July 2015, pp. 320–44. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.jmps.2015.05.007. Full Text

Wang, J., et al. “Mechanochemical Strengthening of a Multi-mechanophore Benzocyclobutene Polymer.” Acs Macro Letters, vol. 4, no. 8, July 2015, pp. 834–37. Scopus, doi:10.1021/acsmacrolett.5b00440. Full Text

Kean, Zachary S., et al. “A coumarin dimer probe of mechanochemical scission efficiency in the sonochemical activation of chain-centered mechanophore polymers.Chemical Communications (Cambridge, England), vol. 51, no. 44, June 2015, pp. 9157–60. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c5cc01836f. Full Text

Gossweiler, Gregory R., et al. “Force-rate characterization of two spiropyran-based molecular force probes.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 137, no. 19, May 2015, pp. 6148–51. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jacs.5b02492. Full Text

Wang, Junpeng, et al. “Inducing and quantifying forbidden reactivity with single-molecule polymer mechanochemistry.Nature Chemistry, vol. 7, no. 4, Apr. 2015, pp. 323–27. Epmc, doi:10.1038/nchem.2185. Full Text

Brown, Cameron L., and Stephen L. Craig. “Molecular engineering of mechanophore activity for stress-responsive polymeric materials.Chemical Science, vol. 6, no. 4, Apr. 2015, pp. 2158–65. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c4sc01945h. Full Text Open Access Copy

Brochu, Alice B. W., et al. “Extended fatigue life of a catalyst free self-healing acrylic bone cement using microencapsulated 2-octyl cyanoacrylate.Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials, vol. 103, no. 2, Feb. 2015, pp. 305–12. Epmc, doi:10.1002/jbm.b.33199. Full Text

Peterson, G. I., et al. “Additive manufacturing of mechanochromic polycaprolactone on entry-level systems.” Rapid Prototyping Journal, vol. 21, no. 5, Jan. 2015, pp. 520–27. Scopus, doi:10.1108/RPJ-09-2014-0115. Full Text