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

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

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