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Our team

Principal Investigator

Dr. Carlos D. Garcia received his B.S. in Biochemistry and Ph.D. in Chemistry from the National University of Cordoba (Argentina) in 1996 and 2001, respectively. From 2002 to 2004, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Mississippi State University and Colorado State University under the supervision of Dr. W. Wilson and Dr. Charles Henry, respectively. In September of 2004, he joined UT San Antonio as an Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry. He was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2010 and to Professor in 2014. In Aug 2015, he joined Clemson University. Read more...

Associated Researchers

Dr. Federico J. V. Gomez graduated with a BS in Chemistry (2009) and a PhD in Chemistry (2015) from the National University of San Luis, Argentina under the supervision of Dr. María Fernanda Silva. Currently, he an independent reseracher (CONICET) is working on the development and characterization of disposable, sustainable and portable electrochemical sensors for food-related compounds. Read more...



Graduate Students

Paige Reed is graduated from WVU with a BS in Chemistry and worked as an undergraduate student with Dr. Lisa Holland. She joined our lab to implement electrochemical detection in uPADs.




Liyanage Mayura Sankalpa Silva graduated from the University of Colombo (Sri Lanka) with a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Chemistry. He was Vice President of Chemical Society. He is interested in learning about the effect of potential on the adsorption of proteins.



We are looking for motivated students to join our team. If you are interested in working with us, please send me an e-mail. If you are interested in coming to Clemson as a graduate student, please check the Graduate School for the requirements to apply to our program. You can also request information by writting to chemistry@clemson.edu. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.


Undergraduate Students

Kaylee Clark is a Junior in Chemistry with a minor in Mathematical Science. She is our favourite player in the Women's rugby team, volunteers with ClemsonLIFE, and is a member of the Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society. She is working in collaboration with Tomas on a new project aimed at the development and characterization of fluorescent nanoparticles.


Laura McCann is the youngest member of our lab and comes as part of the EUREKA! Honors summer research program. Laura is an incoming freshman to the Calhoun Honors College with an intended major in chemistry. In her spare time, she enjoys competitive swimming and photography.







Sarah Holtsclaw is our REU student this summer. Sarah studies Biochemistry at Southwestern Michigan College and will be working on the development and characterization of a new pseudostationary phase for MEKC. We are extremely happy to have her in the lab!







If you passed Analytical Chemistry (with a B or better) and are interested in performing research in our lab, please submit a CV (up to two pages, including current GPA) and a brief statement (1/2 page) describing your research interests. Students are strongly encouraged to be familiar with the active projects and recent publications from the lab.


Past members of the μAC Lab

Click here to check who has worked with us and where they came from!