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Dr. Garcia received his B.S. in Biochemistry and Ph.D. in Chemistry from the National University of Cordoba (Argentina) in 1996 and 2001, respectively. During that period of time, he was a TA for the Department of Physical Chemistry and taught several courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. 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 the faculty at The University of Texas at San Antonio as an Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry. He was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2010 and to Professor in 2014. He joined Clemson University in Aug 2015.
His group is focused on the study of interactions of proteins with nanostructured surfaces and their use in analytical chemistry. Additionally, he is developing microfluidic devices to monitor biologically active compounds. Dr. Garcia is engaged in various professional activities which provide opportunities to recruit graduate students and to inform the public about the chemistry program at Clemson University. These include the presentation of seminars at colleges and universities in South Carolina, and the presentation of posters at national and international meetings. At present, Dr. Garcia directs the thesis research of three chemistry graduate students (Ph.D. program). Dr. Garcia also has a substantial research program with undergraduates students, which complements and supports the research of graduate students. The outcomes of the research activities have been presented and recognized at national and international scientific meetings and are regularly published in peer-refereed journals, all of which have students as coauthors. His research has received support from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, National Agency for Space and Aeronautics, and the Office of Naval Research.
When not in the lab, CDG enjoys archery, biking, and cooking.
Photocatalytic degradation of trichloroethylene in a continuous annular reactor using Cu-doped TiO2 catalysts by sol-gel synthesis; D. X. Martínez-Vargas, J. Rivera DelaRosa, C. J. Lucio-Ortiz, A. Hernández-Ramireza, G. A. Flores-Escamilla, and C. D. Garcia; Applied Catalysis B: Environmental - in press
Adsorption of “Soft” and “Hard” Proteins onto OTCEs under the influence of an External Electric Field; Tomas E. Benavides, Daniel Torrente, Marcelo Marucho and Carlos D. Garcia; Langmuir 31 (2015) 2455 – 2462.
Importance of Protein Adsorption onto Nanomaterials for the Development of Biosensors and Analytical Devices; Samir Bhakta, Elizabeth Evans, Tomas E. Benavides, and Carlos D. Garcia; Analytica Chimica Acta 872 (2015) 7 – 25.
Acid-responsive nanospheres from an asparagine-derived amphiphile; A. M. Mfuh, M. P. D. Mahindaratne, A. E. Yñigez-Gutierrez, J. R. Ramos-Dominguez, J. T. Bedell, C. D. Garcia, and G. R. Negrete; RSC Advances 5 (2015) 8585 - 8590.
Modification of Paper-Based Microfluidic Devices with Silica Nanoparticles; E. Evans, E. F. Moreira-Gabriel, T. E. Benavides, W. K. T. Coltro, and C. D. Garcia; Analyst 139 (2014) 5560 - 5567.
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