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Welcome to the
Microanalytical Chemistry Lab

Microchips are one of the most promising analytical platforms due to the great advantages with respect to conventional bench-top equipment. Microfluidic devices are able to offer custom design, high throughput, sensitivity, selectivity and portability. In order to achieve a real point-of-care measurement device, simple instrumentation has to be integrated to drive the injection and separation. Electrochemical detection (ECD) methods have been widely applied for the detection of bio-compounds because they are less susceptible to decreases in signal magnitude during miniaturization and are already portable and inexpensive. For these reasons, we are very interested in studying the design, operation and biological applications of microchips and capillary electrophoresis. In addition, we are also interested in the rational design of biosensors. Please visit the associated pages to find more about our projects and most recent publications.

Latest Developments in the Lab

  • Congratulations to Laura McCann and Sarah Holtsclaw (REU), for getting their first paper accepted in Analyst!.
  • Garcia in the newsMany, many thanks to the newspaper La Voz del Interior for publishing an article about our paper-based analytical devices for biomedical applications
  • Congratulations to Mauro and Pop, for getting their moonshine paper accepted in Anal. Chem.
  • Welcome to Paige, who has joined our lab to pursue her PhDs!
  • Dr. Garcia presented results of the uPAD project at this year's TEDx Cordoba. Video is coming up shortly!
  • Dr. Garcia offered a seminar at the 11th PTA SChool of Electrochemistrty organized at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • Our PICASSO proposal entitled "Microfluidic Ion Analyzer for Astrobiological Studies" directed by Dr. Mora has been selected for funding. This will provide new opportunities for Clemson students to perform reserach in one of the best laboratories in the world!
  • New paper from the lab describes how to decrease heat stress in microscope slides and fabricate microfluidic devices