Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Jeremy Lenhardt

Research Staff
Materials Science Division


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DegreeDiscipline/InstitutionYear
Ph.D. Chemistry
Duke University
M.S. Chemistry
New Mexico State University
B.S. Biochemistry
The College of New Jersey
New Mexico State University

Research Interests

Nanostructural synthesis, sol-gel chemistry, inorganic and organic synthesis.


Honors and Awards

  • C.R. Hauser Memorial Fellowship (2010-2011).
  • ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Fellowship; Sponsored by Schering-Plough.(2009-2010).
  • Kathleen Zielik Fellowship (2010, declined due to ACS Fellowship requirements).
  • Hobbs Endowment Fellowship (2009, declined due to ACS Fellowship).
  • Burroughs Welcome Fellowship (2009). Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program (IGERT), (2008).

Selected Publications

Ramirez, A. L. B.; Ogle, J. W.; Schmitt, A. L.; Lenhardt, J. M.; Cashion, M. P.; Mahanthappa, M. K.; Craig, S. L. ACS Macro Lett. ASAP, doi: 10.1021/mz200005u.

Lenhardt, J. M.; Ogle, J. W.; Choe, R.; Craig, S. L. "Reactive Cross-talk Between Adjacent Tension-Trapped Transition States". J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 3222-3225.

Lenhardt, J. M.; Black, A. L.; Beiermann, B. S.; Rahman, F.; Samborski, T.; Sottos, N. R.; Craig, S. L. "Characterizing the Mechanically Active Domains in gem-Dihalocyclopropanated Polybutadiene under Compression and Tension". J. Mater. Chem. 2011, 21, 8454-8459.

Black, A. L.; Lenhardt, J. M.; Craig, S. L. "From Molecular Mechanochemistry to Stress-Responsive Materials". J. Mater. Chem. 2011, 21, 1655.

Wu, D.; Lenhardt, J. M.; Black, A. L.; Akhremitchev, B. B.; Craig, S. L. "Molecular Stress Relief Through a Force-Induced Irreversible Extension in Polymer Contour Length". J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 15936. – Featured Cover Art, J. Am. Chem. Soc. Dec. 22 –highlighted by the ACS in Noteworthy Chemistry, Dec. 13 edition.

Lenhardt, J. M.; Ong, M. T.; Choe, R.; Evenhuis, C. R.; Martinez, T. J.; Craig, S. L. "Trapping a Diradical Transition State by Mechanochemical Polymer Extension". Science 2010, 329, 1057. – Highlighted in C&E News, Sept. 06, 2010 Issue – .

Juwarker, H.; Lenhardt, J. M.; Castillo, J. C.; Zhao, E.; Krishnamurthy, S.; Jamiolkowski, R. M.; Kim, K.-H.; Craig, S. L. "Anion Binding of Short, Aryl Triazole Oligomers". J. Org. Chem. 2009, 74, 8924-8934. – Featured Article – .

Lenhardt, J. M.; Black, A. L.; Craig, S. L. "Gem-Dichlorocyclopropanes as Abundant and Efficient Mechanophores in Polybutadiene Copolymers under Mechanical Stress". J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 10818-10819.

Lenhardt, J. M.; Craig, S. L. "Force Probes in a Bottle". Nature Nano. 2009, 4(5), 284-285.


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