Stephen L Craig

William T. Miller Professor of Chemistry
William T. Miller Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
Chair of the Department of Chemistry
Professor in the Department of Chemistry
Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative
Bass Fellow
Bass Fellow
Research interests in Prof. Craig's group bridge physical organic and materials chemistry. Many of these interests are guided by the vision that important challenges in materials science might be better tackled not from the traditional perspective of an engineer, but rather from the molecular perspective of an organic chemist. Current interests include the design and synthesis of self-healing polymers and the use of modern mechanochemistry in new stress-responsive polymers, catalysis, and the study of transition states and reactive intermediates. These areas require an interdisciplinary and nontraditional mix of synthetic organic and polymer chemistry, single-molecule spectroscopy, supramolecular chemistry, and materials characterization. Research interests are complemented by numerous teaching and outreach activities, including: (1) hosting intensive undergraduate and high school research experiences for a diverse group of both Duke and non-Duke students; (2) exploiting effective, scalable, and low-cost mechanisms for content dissemination; (3) team-based and active learning content in the undergraduate and graduate classroom.

Education

  • Ph.D., Stanford University (1997)
  • M.Phil., University of Cambridge (UK) (1992)
  • M.Phil., University of Cambridge (United Kingdom) (1992)
  • B.S., Duke University (1991)

Mailing Address

Duke University Energy Initiative
Box 90467
Durham, NC 27708

Street / Delivery Address

Duke University Energy Initiative
140 Science Drive
Gross Hall, Suite 101
Durham, NC 27708

919-613-1305 

Dec
07
Location: Virtual | Registration Required
Time: 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm