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 (United Kingdom) 1992

B.S., Duke University 1991

Research Areas:
Synthesis, Physical, Organic, Nanoscience and Materials

Oldenhuis, Nathan J., et al. “Photoswitchable Sol-Gel Transitions and Catalysis Mediated by Polymer Networks with Coumarin-Decorated Cu24 L24 Metal-Organic Cages as Junctions.Angewandte Chemie (International Ed. in English), vol. 59, no. 7, Feb. 2020, pp. 2784–92. Epmc, doi:10.1002/anie.201913297. Full Text

Lin, Yangju, et al. “Mechanically Gated Degradable Polymers.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 142, no. 5, Feb. 2020, pp. 2105–09. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jacs.9b13359. Full Text

Lin, Yangju, et al. “A Latent Mechanoacid for Time-Stamped Mechanochromism and Chemical Signaling in Polymeric Materials.” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 142, no. 1, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, Jan. 2020, pp. 99–103. Wos, doi:10.1021/mcs.9b12861. Full Text

Lin, Yangju, et al. “A Latent Mechanoacid for Time-Stamped Mechanochromism and Chemical Signaling in Polymeric Materials.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 142, no. 1, Jan. 2020, pp. 99–103. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jacs.9b12861. Full Text

Bowser, B. H., and S. L. Craig. “Correction: Empowering mechanochemistry with multi-mechanophore polymer architectures (Polymer Chemistry (2018) 9 (3583-3593) DOI: 10.1039/C8PY00720A).” Polymer Chemistry, vol. 10, no. 47, Dec. 2019, p. 6523. Scopus, doi:10.1039/c9py90180a. Full Text

Rohde, R. C., et al. “Mechanochromic composite elastomers for additive manufacturing and low strain mechanophore activation.” Polymer Chemistry, vol. 10, no. 44, Nov. 2019, pp. 5985–91. Scopus, doi:10.1039/c9py01053j. Full Text

Bowser, B. H., et al. “High Mechanophore Content, Stress-Relieving Copolymers Synthesized via RAFT Polymerization.” Macromolecules, vol. 52, no. 22, Nov. 2019, pp. 9032–38. Scopus, doi:10.1021/acs.macromol.9b01792. Full Text

Wang, Zi, and Stephen L. Craig. “Stereochemical effects on the mechanochemical scission of furan-maleimide Diels-Alder adducts.Chemical Communications (Cambridge, England), vol. 55, no. 81, Oct. 2019, pp. 12263–66. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c9cc06361g. Full Text

Lin, Yangju, et al. “Strain-Dependent Kinetics in the Cis-to-Trans Isomerization of Azobenzene in Bulk Elastomers.The Journal of Physical Chemistry. B, vol. 123, no. 40, Oct. 2019, pp. 8492–98. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.jpcb.9b07088. Full Text

Lin, Tzyy-Shyang, et al. “BigSMILES: A Structurally-Based Line Notation for Describing Macromolecules.Acs Central Science, vol. 5, no. 9, Sept. 2019, pp. 1523–31. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acscentsci.9b00476. Full Text Open Access Copy


Hawk, Jennifer L., and Stephen L. Craig. “Physical and Materials Applications of Pincer Complexes.” Topics in Organometallic Chemistry, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2013, pp. 319–52. Crossref, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-31081-2_11. Full Text

Hawk, J. L., and S. L. Craig. Physical and materials applications of pincer complexes. Vol. 40, 2013, pp. 319–52. Scopus, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-31081-2-11. Full Text

Craig, S. L., and D. Xu. “Physical Organic Chemistry of Supramolecular Polymers.” Supramolecular Polymer Chemistry, 2012, pp. 269–91. Scopus, doi:10.1002/9783527639786.ch12. Full Text

Loveless, D. M., et al. “Supramolecular Control of Mechanical Properties in Single Molecules, Interfaces, and Macroscopic Materials.” Molecular Recognition and Polymers: Control of Polymer Structure and Self-Assembly, 2008, pp. 37–62. Scopus, doi:10.1002/9780470384053.ch3. Full Text