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Facilities

Office and Space

Dr Garcia's office is located in the third floor of Hunter Laboratories (# 363).
The laboratory occupies 1000 sp. ft. and is distributed in two laboratories (#201 and #236).
The chemistry department is housed in the Howard L. Hunter Chemistry Laboratory, which includes over 50,000 square feet of laboratory space for research and teaching. This building accommodates about 100 graduate students, postdoctoral scientists and visiting scientists. It includes a satellite chemistry library that houses the field’s most important journals and supplements extensive holdings in the University’s central library. Several chemistry research groups also occupy space in other on- and off-campus buildings.


Instrumentation in Dr. Garcia's Lab

Variable Angle Spectroscopic Ellipsometer (Woollam)
Capillary Electrophoresis (PACE/MDQ Beckman Coulter) with UV detection
IS400 Engraver (Gravograph)
High voltage power supply (for microchip applications, 2)
High voltage Rack (for microchip applications, 4 channels)
CHI660B potentiostat with PC and software
BAS LC4C potentiostat
Inspection microscope with digital camera and software
Rotary engraver (Gravograph)
Laser cutter (Epilog Mini)
Digital hot plates (VWR)
Light Source (OAI)
Plasma cleaner/oxidizer
WS-400B-6NPP-Lite Spin Processor (Laurel Technologies)
pHmeter (Orion)
Linderberg Tube Furnace w/temperature control
Analytical balance (Metler-Toledo)
2 6-feet hoods & 2 4-feet hoods
General laboratory instrumentation (pipettes, ovens, UV-Vis spec, etc)
6 additional computers (with Internet connection) are also available for data analysis


Shared Facilities at Clemson

The Department of Chemistry maintains a broad range of multiple-user instruments for chemistry research. Major research instrumentation holdings include three Fourier-transform NMR spectrometers; X-ray powder, single-crystal and thin-film diffractometers; an electron spin resonance (ESR) spectrometer, gas chromatography/mass spectrometer systems, and a thermal analysis system.
State-of-art high resolution transmission electron microscopes (TEM), scanning electron microscopes (SEM) and a combined Focused Ion Beam (FIB)/SEM microscope via the Electron microscopy Laboratory
Advanced light microscopes including a Leica SP8X Multiphoton spectral confocal microscope, a suite of Nikon microscopes, and a Zeiss LSM 510 confocal microscope via the Light Imaging Facility. Additionally, the center features cell sorting equipment, a multi-user specimen preparation laboratory, a dedicated classroom, and a dedicated specimen preparation area
HPLC/GC Mass spectrometry (availabe at Dr. Marcus' Lab) and the Multi-User Analytical Laboratory that provides access to Agilent Technologies GC with Mass Selective Detector (Agilent 5975C Series GC/MSD) and Flame Ionization Detector, Microbial Identification System (MIDI Inc.), Shimadzu Ultra-Fast Liquid Chromatograph with Diode Array and Fluorescent Detectors, Hewlett-Packard 1090 High Pressure Liquid Chromatograph with Diode Array and Fluorescent Detectors, Astoria-2 micro-segmented flow analyzer with nitrate, phosphate and ammonia cartridges, Synergy Mx monochromator-based multi-mode microplate reader, Jasco V-550 UV/Vis Spectrophotometer.
The Clemson Libraries offers access to over 1M printed volumes, 160k electronic journals, and 45k electronic subscriptions.
The Digital and Media Labs provides access to a variety fo resorces for App and Game Development, Collaborative Writing, Video Production, and Audio Production. Additionally, a central area in the lab provides customizable space for students and faculty to work, hold meetings, teach courses, host workshops, and engage in performances, kinesthetic and physical activities. The DML Lab also has a 3-D printer available for student use, with a small fee assessed for printing, as well as construction tools such as Lego robotics, Sifteo Cubes, building bricks and Arduino starter kits.