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Research Overview

Welcome to the Craig group blog and website. For recent highlights from the group (both scientific and other), please visit our Latest News page.

The group’s research interests bridge physical organic and materials chemistry. A core vision is 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 topics of research include the design and synthesis of self-healing polymers and the use of contemporary mechanochemistry in new stress-responsive polymers, catalysis, and the study of reactive intermediates and transition states. These areas require an interdisciplinary and nontraditional mix of synthetic organic and polymer chemistry, single-molecule spectroscopy, supramolecular chemistry, and materials characterization.

An artistic depiction of "tension trapping" a diradical transition state

For more about our recent work, please View Selected Publications.

 
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