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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...

Postdoctoral Fellows

Dr. Tomas E. Benavidez graduated with a BS in Biochemistry (2004) and a PhD in Chemistry (2010) from the National University of Cordoba, Argentina under the supervision of Dr. Baruzzi. After working with Dr. Schmickler and Dr. Santos at Universität Ulm (Germany), Dr. Benavidez joined the lab to investigate the effect of potential applied during the adsorption of macromolecules to different nanostructured films. Since then, he has also gained experience in electrophoretic separations and the development of carbon-based nanomaterials. 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.


Savannah Chaney is a Sophomore Biochemistry Major, with a minor in Chemistry and Anthropology. She is an active member of Alpha Phi Omega- National service fraternity and a mentor in the FIRST Generation Success program. She is working in collaboration with Sarah on a project focused on the fabrication of multiplexed electrochemical biosensors.


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.







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

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