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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

Rafael Melo Cardoso is a PhD stduent at the Federal University of Ubverlandia (Brazil) and has extensive experience in electroanalysis and microfluidic devices. During his visit at Clemson, and as a collaboration with Dr. Blanes he will try to develop new mechanisms to control fluids in plastic devices. Read more...

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 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...

Captain 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.

Kathleen 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.

Makenzie 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.

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. You can also request information by writting to Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Undergraduate Students

Laura 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.

Lauren Skrajewski is a junior Chemistry B.S. major at Clemson University from New Jersey. Originally a chemical engineering major, switched to chemistry for the experience of labs. She is interested in Bioanalytical with a pharmaceutical focus. In her spare time she enjoys running, playing/coaching soccer, and volunteering at soup kitchens.

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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You may also want to know learn about the projects completed by students who graduated from our lab.

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