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

Fritze, U. F., et al. “Disulfide-centered poly(methyl acrylates): Four different stimuli to cleave a polymer.” Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry, vol. 56, no. 13, July 2018, pp. 1404–11. Scopus, doi:10.1002/pola.29021. Full Text

Bogris, A., et al. “Solvent-Dependent Light-Induced Structures in Gem-Dichlorocyclopropanated Polybutadiene Solutions..” The Journal of Physical Chemistry. B, vol. 122, no. 27, July 2018, pp. 6995–7001. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.jpcb.8b02463. Full Text

Brown, C. L., et al. “Writing Without Ink: A Mechanically and Photochemically Responsive PDMS Polymer for Science Outreach.” Journal of Chemical Education, vol. 94, no. 11, Nov. 2017, pp. 1752–55. Scopus, doi:10.1021/acs.jchemed.6b00806. Full Text

Craig, Stephen L. “Polymer mechanochemistry: Up another rung..” Nature Chemistry, vol. 9, no. 12, Nov. 2017, pp. 1154–55. Epmc, doi:10.1038/nchem.2902. Full Text

Kouznetsova, Tatiana B., et al. “Combined Constant-Force and Constant-Velocity Single-Molecule Force Spectroscopy of the Conrotatory Ring Opening Reaction of Benzocyclobutene..” Chemphyschem : A European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry, vol. 18, no. 11, June 2017, pp. 1486–89. Epmc, doi:10.1002/cphc.201600463. Full Text

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. 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