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

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

Xia, Zhiyong, et al. “'Seeing' Strain in Soft Materials..” Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), vol. 24, no. 3, Feb. 2019. Epmc, doi:10.3390/molecules24030542. Full Text

Craig, Stephen. “Hydrogels muscle their way into new territory..” Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 363, no. 6426, Feb. 2019, pp. 451–52. Epmc, doi:10.1126/science.aaw2242. Full Text

Sha, Y., et al. “Ring-Closing Metathesis and Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization toward Main-Chain Ferrocene-Containing Polymers.” Macromolecules, vol. 51, no. 22, Nov. 2018, pp. 9131–39. Scopus, doi:10.1021/acs.macromol.8b02064. Full Text

Lin, Yangju, et al. “Regiochemical Effects on Mechanophore Activation in Bulk Materials..” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 140, no. 46, Nov. 2018, pp. 15969–75. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jacs.8b10376. Full Text

Barbee, Meredith H., et al. “Substituent Effects and Mechanism in a Mechanochemical Reaction..” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 140, no. 40, Oct. 2018, pp. 12746–50. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jacs.8b09263. 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