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

Kean, Zachary S., et al. “Photomechanical actuation of ligand geometry in enantioselective catalysis.Angewandte Chemie (International Ed. in English), vol. 53, no. 52, Dec. 2014, pp. 14508–11. Epmc, doi:10.1002/anie.201407494. Full Text

Wang, Junpeng, et al. “A remote stereochemical lever arm effect in polymer mechanochemistry.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 136, no. 43, Oct. 2014, pp. 15162–65. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja509585g. Full Text

Kean, Zachary S., et al. “Increasing the maximum achievable strain of a covalent polymer gel through the addition of mechanically invisible cross-links.Advanced Materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.), vol. 26, no. 34, Sept. 2014, pp. 6013–18. Epmc, doi:10.1002/adma.201401570. Full Text

Jeong, Claire G., et al. “Screening of hyaluronic acid-poly(ethylene glycol) composite hydrogels to support intervertebral disc cell biosynthesis using artificial neural network analysis.Acta Biomaterialia, vol. 10, no. 8, Aug. 2014, pp. 3421–30. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.actbio.2014.05.012. Full Text

Gossweiler, G. R., et al. “Mechanochemical activation of covalent bonds in polymers with full and repeatable macroscopic shape recovery.” Acs Macro Letters, vol. 3, no. 3, Mar. 2014, pp. 216–19. Scopus, doi:10.1021/mz500031q. Full Text

Wang, Qiming, et al. “Cephalopod-inspired design of electro-mechano-chemically responsive elastomers for on-demand fluorescent patterning.Nature Communications, vol. 5, Jan. 2014, p. 4899. Epmc, doi:10.1038/ncomms5899. Full Text

Ramirez, AL Black, et al. “Enhancing covalent mechanochemistry in bulk polymers using electrospun ABA triblock copolymers.Faraday Discussions, vol. 170, Jan. 2014, pp. 337–44. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c4fd00001c. Full Text

Kean, Zachary S., et al. “Stress-responsive polymers containing cyclobutane core mechanophores: reactivity and mechanistic insights.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 135, no. 36, Sept. 2013, pp. 13598–604. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja4075997. Full Text

Ramirez, Ashley L. Black, et al. “Mechanochemical strengthening of a synthetic polymer in response to typically destructive shear forces.Nature Chemistry, vol. 5, no. 9, Sept. 2013, pp. 757–61. Epmc, doi:10.1038/nchem.1720. Full Text

Klukovich, Hope M., et al. “A backbone lever-arm effect enhances polymer mechanochemistry.Nature Chemistry, vol. 5, no. 2, Feb. 2013, pp. 110–14. Epmc, doi:10.1038/nchem.1540. Full Text