Professor of Chemistry and Chair of Department of Physical Sciences at Barry University, Dr. Zuzana Zajickova, received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to the Czech Republic in Chemistry. Zajickova will research at Faculty of Pharmacy at Charles University as part of a project to study applications of monolithic columns in supercritical fluid chromatography-mass spectrometry.
"I am truly honored to receive the Fulbright Award in support of this international effort,” said Zajickova.“It will allow us to continue to strengthen our relationship with universities in Czech and Slovak Republic and to refine our plans for mutually beneficial partnerships, including student and faculty mentorships and exchanges. These established and newly formed collaborations will be essential in addressing environmental and health issues within our community.”
With her team of undergraduate research students at Barry University, Zajickova develops new in-house preparation of inorganic and organic monolithic capillary columns and studies their properties. The findings are supported by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy.
“Research jump-starts the scientific careers of undergraduates by providing the chance to discover, to be creative and to make impactful and meaningful contributions to the society,” Zajickova observed.
During her three-month Fulbright appointment, Dr. Zajickova plans to network with scientists in her field by visiting and presenting at multiple institutions in Czech and Slovak Republic, including her B.S. and M.S. degree alma mater Slovak Technical University. She will continue her long-standing collaboration with other leaders in the field, including the Specialized Team for Advanced Research on Separation Science (STARSS).
“Joining the STARSS team will provide me with access to both state-of-the-art instrumentation and a team of leading experts in collaborative, multidisciplinary, and multinational environment,” Zajickova said. “In addition, as a female scientist and educator, I am looking forward to learning about the ways women are attracted and encouraged to join and to advance within academic scientific disciplines outside the U.S.”
Dr. Zuzana Zajickova can be reached by phone 305-899-3238 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.