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, Qiming, et al. “Cephalopod-inspired design of electro-mechano-chemically responsive elastomers for on-demand fluorescent patterning..” Nature Communications, vol. 5, Jan. 2014. Epmc, doi:10.1038/ncomms5899. Full Text

Ramirez, AL Black, et al. “Enhancing covalent mechanochemistry in bulk polymers using electrospun ABA triblock copolymers..” Faraday Discussions, vol. 170, Jan. 2014, pp. 337–44. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c4fd00001c. Full Text

Kean, Zachary S., et al. “Stress-responsive polymers containing cyclobutane core mechanophores: reactivity and mechanistic insights..” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 135, no. 36, Sept. 2013, pp. 13598–604. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja4075997. Full Text

Ramirez, Ashley L. Black, et al. “Mechanochemical strengthening of a synthetic polymer in response to typically destructive shear forces..” Nature Chemistry, vol. 5, no. 9, Sept. 2013, pp. 757–61. Epmc, doi:10.1038/nchem.1720. Full Text

Klukovich, Hope M., et al. “A backbone lever-arm effect enhances polymer mechanochemistry..” Nature Chemistry, vol. 5, no. 2, Feb. 2013, pp. 110–14. Epmc, doi:10.1038/nchem.1540. Full Text

Francisco, A. T., et al. “Injectable and photocrosslinkable laminin functionalized biomaterials for intervertebral disc regeneration.” Asme 2012 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Sbc 2012, Dec. 2012, pp. 1145–46. Scopus, doi:10.1115/SBC2012-80660. Full Text

Kean, Zachary S., et al. “High Mechanophore Content Polyester-Acrylate ABA Block Copolymers: Synthesis and Sonochemical Activation..” Journal of Polymer Science. Part B, Polymer Physics, vol. 50, no. 17, Sept. 2012, pp. 3481–84. Epmc, doi:10.1002/pola.26148. Full Text

Ramirez, A. L. B., et al. “Microstructure of copolymers formed by the reagentless, mechanochemical remodeling of homopolymers via pulsed ultrasound.” Acs Macro Letters, vol. 1, no. 1, Aug. 2012, pp. 23–27. Scopus, doi:10.1021/mz200005u. Full Text

Xu, Donghua, et al. “Rheological properties of cysteine-containing elastin-like polypeptide solutions and hydrogels..” Biomacromolecules, vol. 13, no. 8, Aug. 2012, pp. 2315–21. Epmc, doi:10.1021/bm300760s. Full Text

Kean, Zachary S., et al. “Bicyclo[3.2.0]heptane mechanophores for the non-scissile and photochemically reversible generation of reactive bis-enones..” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 134, no. 31, Aug. 2012, pp. 12939–42. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja3063666. Full Text