Facilities and Instrumentation Available 

Office and Space
  • Dr Garcia’s office is located in the third floor of Hunter Laboratories (# 363).
  • The laboratory occupies 1000 sp. ft. and is distributed in two laboratories (#201 and #236).
  • The Department of Chemistry is housed in the Howard L. Hunter Chemistry Laboratory, which includes over 50,000 square feet of laboratory space for research and teaching. This building accommodates >100 graduate students, postdoctoral scientists and visiting scientists.

Mailing address
  • Dr. Carlos D. Garcia, 211 S. Palmetto Blvd, Hunter Rm. 235, Clemson, SC 29634, (864) 656-3128
Instrumentation in our lab

Metrohm VIONIC potentiostat

This is our newest potentiostat/galvanostat and allows performing a wide range of techniques including Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS). You can read this page for more information related to this instrument. We also have two other potentiostats (CHI 660 and BAS) in the lab available for the development of biosensors.

2022 enabler

Nano eNabler™ Molecular Printing System

The Nano eNabler™ system is a highly flexible molecular printer that can dispense minute volumes of liquid at defined positions to create patterns of spots or lines with high spatial accuracy. The system is based on BioForce’s proprietary FEMTO (Fluidics Enhanced Molecular Transfer Operation) process. This technology enables the deposition of the 1-30 um sample droplets quickly, precisely and with reduced clogging.

general instrumentation

General Lab instrumentation

WS-400B-6NPP-Lite Spin Processor (Laurel Technologies), plasma cleaner, Inspection microscope with digital camera and software, High voltage power supplies, Digital hot plates (VWR), pHmeter (Orion), Analytical balance (Metler-Toledo), 6-feet hood, Ovens, and UV-Vis spectrophotometers

Shared Facilities
clemson computing

Advanced Computing Facilities

The Palmetto Cluster is Clemson University’s primary high-performance computing (HPC) resource. It is heavily utilized by researchers, students, faculty, and staff from a very broad range of disciplines. External users from other universities, government agencies, and from Clemson’s private-sector partners also play significant roles in supporting and using this rapidly growing resource.

em facility

Clemson Electron Microscopy Facility

The EM Lab has several state-of-art high resolution transmission electron microscopes (TEM), scanning electron microscopes (SEM) and a combined Focused Ion Beam (FIB)/SEM microscope. We frequently utilize Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDS), Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD), Wavelength dispersive spectroscopy (WDS), sample manipulation and surface modification capabilities installed on our electron microscopes.

light imaging

Clemson Light Imaging Facility

This a multi-user core facility housing an array of advanced light microscopes, cytometry equipment, and a fully functional molecular biology laboratory. Users have access to multiple confocal microscopes, a stereoscope, a laser microdissection system, and a polarized light microscope. Additionally, researchers can use an Olympus laser measuring microscope, a CytoViva widefield hyperspectral imaging system, and a BioRad S3E cell sorter. Our staff is available to offer advanced training, perform professional imaging, and/or provide consultations. We also participate in outreach activities for K-12 groups and the general public via the Clemson STEAM network.


Departmental Facilities

Our lab also has access to a wide variety of shared instrumentation and facilities to complete our projects. This includes electron and optical microscopy, mass spectrometry, LC-MS, Raman spectrometry, NMR, MALDI, EPR, X-Ray Crystallography, etc.