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Our team

We are always 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. Women, minorities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Principal Investigator

Portrait of Dr. GarciaDr. 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

Portrait of Dr. GomezDr. 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 is an independent reseracher (CONICET) working on the development and characterization of portable electrochemical sensors for food-related compounds. Dr. Gomez is also an expert on the design and application of natural deep eutectic solvents (NADES), one of the hottest issues in the field of green analytical chemistry. Read more...

Portrait of LuzLuz Amparo Hernandez Carabali graduated from Universidad del Valle, Cali-Colombia, with a BS in Chemistry. She also holds a master degree from the Centro de Investigación en Ciencia Aplicada y Tecnología Avanzada - IPN in Mexico City, where she is now finishing her PhD. She joined our lab to learn about capillary electrophoresis and the use of this technique to understand the photocatalytic mechanisms involved in the degradation of various contaminants present in wastewater. Read more...

Graduate Students

Portrait of Paige ReedPaige Reed 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 µPADs and other platforms and has recently advanced to candidacy. Read more...

Portrait of Bryan LagasseCaptain Bryan Lagasse graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2010 with a BS in Chemistry. He is currently a graduate student at Clemson and conducting research on the thermal degradation of chemical warfare agents and their simulants.

Portrait of Kathleen MoweryKathleen Mowery graduated from Furman University with a BS in chemistry and worked with Dr. Nicholas Kuklinski. She is conducting her research at Clemson on protein adsorption to thin films.

Portrait of Makenzie ReynoldsMakenzie Reynolds graduated from Gardner-Webb University with a BS in Chemistry. She is interested in environmental chemistry and is currently focused on the development of paper-based sensors.

Undergraduate Students

Portrait of Laura McCannLaura McCann came to our lab as part of the EUREKA! Honors summer research program. Laura has been focused on the field of protein adsorption and has already published her first paper. In her spare time, she enjoys competitive swimming and photography.

Portrait of Luke PageLuke Page is a Sophomore transfer student who came to the lab as part of the Reveille Program. He will be assisting Bryan Lagasse on his research of thermal degradation of chemical warfare agents and their simulants. In his spare time he enjoys running and playing guitar.

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!
You may also want to know learn about the projects completed by students who graduated from our lab.
If you need a reference letter, please visit this page so you are aware of the conditions to request such letters and the materials required.

Academic tree

Academic treeIf you would liek to check how we got here, you may want to check our academic tree. Unfortunately, this only includes PhD graduates and some postdocs.