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

Rohde, R. C., et al. “Mechanochromic composite elastomers for additive manufacturing and low strain mechanophore activation.” Polymer Chemistry, vol. 10, no. 44, Nov. 2019, pp. 5985–91. Scopus, doi:10.1039/c9py01053j. Full Text

Oldenhuis, Nathan J., et al. “Photoswitchable sol-gel transitions and catalysis mediated by polymer networks with coumarin-decorated Cu24L24 metal-organic cages as junctions..” Angewandte Chemie (International Ed. in English), Nov. 2019. Epmc, doi:10.1002/anie.201913297. Full Text

Wang, Zi, and Stephen L. Craig. “Stereochemical effects on the mechanochemical scission of furan-maleimide Diels-Alder adducts..” Chemical Communications (Cambridge, England), vol. 55, no. 81, Oct. 2019, pp. 12263–66. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c9cc06361g. Full Text

Lin, Yangju, et al. “Strain-Dependent Kinetics in the Cis-to-Trans Isomerization of Azobenzene in Bulk Elastomers..” The Journal of Physical Chemistry. B, vol. 123, no. 40, Oct. 2019, pp. 8492–98. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.jpcb.9b07088. Full Text

Lin, Tzyy-Shyang, et al. “BigSMILES: A Structurally-Based Line Notation for Describing Macromolecules..” Acs Central Science, vol. 5, no. 9, Sept. 2019, pp. 1523–31. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acscentsci.9b00476. Full Text Open Access Copy

Lin, Yangju, et al. “Dynamic Memory Effects in the Mechanochemistry of Cyclic Polymers..” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 141, no. 28, July 2019, pp. 10943–47. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jacs.9b03564. Full Text

Park, Jonghwa, et al. “A Hierarchical Nanoparticle-in-Micropore Architecture for Enhanced Mechanosensitivity and Stretchability in Mechanochromic Electronic Skins..” Advanced Materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.), vol. 31, no. 25, June 2019. Epmc, doi:10.1002/adma.201808148. Full Text

Sha, Ye, et al. “Generalizing metallocene mechanochemistry to ruthenocene mechanophores..” Chemical Science, vol. 10, no. 19, May 2019, pp. 4959–65. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c9sc01347d. Full Text

Wang, S., et al. “Quantitative Adjustment to the Molecular Energy Parameter in the Lake-Thomas Theory of Polymer Fracture Energy.” Macromolecules, vol. 52, no. 7, Apr. 2019, pp. 2772–77. Scopus, doi:10.1021/acs.macromol.8b02341. Full Text

Lin, Y., et al. “Mechanical generation of isocyanate by mechanically induced retro [2 + 2] cycloaddition of a 1,2-diazetidinone mechanophore.” Organic Chemistry Frontiers, vol. 6, no. 7, Apr. 2019, pp. 1052–57. Scopus, doi:10.1039/c9qo00262f. Full Text


Hawk, J. L., and S. L. Craig. Physical and materials applications of pincer complexes. Vol. 40, 2013, pp. 319–52. Scopus, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-31081-2-11. Full Text

Craig, S. L., and D. Xu. “Physical Organic Chemistry of Supramolecular Polymers.” Supramolecular Polymer Chemistry, 2012, pp. 269–91. Scopus, doi:10.1002/9783527639786.ch12. Full Text

Loveless, D. M., et al. “Supramolecular Control of Mechanical Properties in Single Molecules, Interfaces, and Macroscopic Materials.” Molecular Recognition and Polymers: Control of Polymer Structure and Self-Assembly, 2008, pp. 37–62. Scopus, doi:10.1002/9780470384053.ch3. Full Text