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Zuzana Zajickova, Ph.D.

Zuzana Zajickova, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry, Department Chairperson

Ph.D. in Chemistry, Florida Atlantic University, FL, 2006
M.S. in Analytical Chemistry, Slovak Technical University, Slovakia, 2000
B.S. in Chemical Technology, Slovak Technical University, Slovakia, 1998

Joined Barry: August 2006


  • CHE 111, CHE 111L General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis with Lab, I
  • CHE 321 Quantitative Analysis & Lab
  • CHE 421 Instrumental Analysis & Lab
  • CHE 395, 495 Research
  • CHE 300 Special Topics
  • CHE 400 Chemical and Biological Separations
  • CHE 490 Senior Seminar

Research Interests

Selected Research Publications

  • Kinetics and Mechanism of Oxidation of Tryptophan by Ferrate(VI). Sharma, V.; Casbeer, E.; Zajickova, Z.; Dionysiou, D. Environmental Science & Technology, 47(9), 4572-4580, 2013
  • Photopolymerized organo-silica hybrid monolithic columns: Characterization of their performance in capillary liquid chromatography. Weed, K. A-M.*; Dvornik, J.*; Stefancin, J.J.*; Gyapong, A.A.*; Svec, F.; Zajickova, Z. Journal of Separation Science, 36 (2), 270-278, 2013
  • In-situ sol-gel preparation of porous alumina monoliths for chromatographic separations of adenosine phosphates. Zajíčková, Z.; Rubi, E*; Švec, F. Journal of Chromatography A, 1218, 2011
  • Surface Modification of Silica-based Monolith with Poly(pentafluoropropyl methacrylate) Using Single Step Photografting. Zajíčková, Z.; Luna, J*; Švec, F. Journal of Liquid Chromatography and Related Technologies, 33:1640–1648, 2010
  • Monitoring of photodegradation process of various benzothiazoles by HPLC and UV spectrometry and application of LC-MS in photoproduct identification. Zajíčková, Z.; Párkányi, Journal of Liquid Chromatography and Related Technologies 32, 1032-1043, 2009
  • Curcumin-benzodioxaborole chelates. Balaban, A.T.; Párkányi, C.; Ghiviriga, I.; Aaron, J.J.; Zajíčková, Z.; Martínez, R.O. Arkivoc xiii, 1-9, 2008
  • Photodegradation of the 2-mercaptobenzothiazole disulfide and related benzothiazoles. Zajíčková, Z.; Párkányi, C. Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry 45, 303-306, 2008
  • Synthesis of bis-intercalators with an aminochloropyrimidine ring as potential anticancer agents, Yuxiang Zhao, Hui Liang Yuan, Zuzana Zajíčková, and Cyril Párkányi, Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry (2006), 43, 1729

Research Support and Appointments

  • 2011-2014 RUI: National Science Foundation (NSF) "Surface functionalization of photopolymerized organic-silica hybrid monoliths by photoinitiated grafting." $224,114
  • 2007- 2014 User, Molecular Foundry User Facility, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA
  • 2008-2010 Appointment to Faculty and Student Team Program, Department of Energy (DOE)/National Science Foundation (NSF) summer internship at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) $73,250


  • 2010-2011 Outstanding Faculty Member Award, Barry University, FL 2012
  • Dissertation Year Award, Division of Sponsored Research, Florida Atlantic University, FL 2005
  • Travel Grant, Graduate Grants Committee, Florida Atlantic University, FL 2003, 2005
  • Research Grant, Graduate Grants Committee, Florida Atlantic University, FL 2004


  • Virender Sharma Ph.D. Department of Chemistry, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL
  • Švec František Ph.D., Organic and Macromolecular Synthesis Facility, Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA
  • Párkányi Cyril Ph.D., Department of chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

Professional Memberships

  • CASSS - An International Separation Science Society
  • ACS - American Chemical Society
  • Gamma Sigma Epsilon, Chemistry Honor Society
  • Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society

Professional Service

  • Reviewer, Chromatography
  • Reviewer, Journal of Chromatography A
  • Reviewer, Materials
  • Reviewer, Macromolecules
  • Reviewer, Electrophoresis
  • Reviewer, Chemical Separations Panel, National Science Foundation
  • Reviewer, Journal of Liquid Chromatography and Related Technologies
  • Reviewer, Journal of Undergraduate Research
  • Reviewer, Journal of Separation Science

Contact Information

Office: Wiegand 128
Telephone: 305-899-3238
Fax: 305-899-3479

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