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

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

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

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

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

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