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

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

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

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

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

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