Zuzana Zajickova, Ph.D.

Zuzana Zajickova, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry, Department Chairperson

Ph.D. in Analytical 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 095 Introduction to Chemistry
  • 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: General Chemistry Peer Teaching and Instructing
  • CHE 400 Chemical and Biological Separations
  • CHE 490 Senior Seminar

Research Interests

Selected Research Publications

  • Zajickova, Z.; Novakova, L.;Svec, F. Monolithic Poly(styrene-co-divinylbenzene) Columns for Supercritical Fluid Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry Analysis of Polypeptide. Analytical Chemistry, 92(17), 11525-11529, 2020
  • Zajickova, Z. and Špánik, I. Applications of monolithic columns in gas chromatography and supercritical fluid chromatography. Journal of Separation Science, 42 (5), 999-1011, 2019
  • Narciso Meirelles, L.*; Silva Campos, T.*; Rodriguez, Z.*; Hernandez, R.*; Svec, F.; Zajickova, Z. “Single-pot” approach towards the preparation of alkyl and polyfluoroalkyl organo-silica monolithic capillaries for reversed-phase liquid chromatography. Journal of Separation Science, 41, 3669-3676, 2018
  • Zajickova, Z. Advances in the development and applications of organic-silica hybrid monoliths. Journal of Separation Science, 40 (1), 25-48, 2017
  • Zajickova, Z. Advances in the development and applications of organic-silica hybrid monoliths. Journal of Separation Science, 40 (1), 25-48, 2016
  • Tuning preparation conditions towards optimized separation performance of thermally polymerized organo-silica monolithic columns in capillary liquid chromatography. Gharbharan, D.*; Britsch, D.*; Soto, G.*; Weed, A-M.*; Svec, F.; Zajickova, Z. Journal of Chromatography A, 1408, 101-107, 2015
  • 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

Research Support Appointments and Honors

  • 2021-2026 NSF Scholarships in STEM (S-STEM) “Engaged STEM Scholars” T. Hamilton (PI), S. Bingham (co-PI), K. Callaghan (co-PI), M. Destin (co-PI), Z. Zajickova (co-PI) $650,000
  • 2019-2020 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant
  • 2018-2019 Outstanding Faculty Member Award, Barry University, FL 2019
  • 2011-2015 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
  • 2005 Dissertation Year Award, Division of Sponsored Research, Florida Atlantic University, FL

University Governance

  • Elected Senator, Faculty Senate, 2010-2013, 2014-2017, 2018-2021
  • Chair, Chemistry Industry/Government Advisory Committee, since 2019
  • Director, Chemistry and Physics Tournament, 2014 to present
  • Director, Annual S.T.E.M. Research Symposium, 2009-present

Memberships In Professional Organizations And Proffesional Service

  • ACS - American Chemical Society, since 2005
  • CASSS – An International Separation Science Society, since 2007
  • Guest Editor, Chromatography, Special Issue “Monolithic Columns in Separation Science”
  • Reviewer, - National Science Foundation, Fulbright Egyptian Scholar Program, Chromatography, Journal of Chromatography A, Materials, Macromolecules, Electrophoresis, Journal of Liquid Chromatography and Related Technologies, Journal of Undergraduate Research, Journal of Separation Science, Journal of Food and Nutrition Research, Molecules, Advance Materials

Contact Information

Office: Wiegand 128
Telephone: 305-899-3238
Fax: 305-899-3479
E-mail: zzajickova@barry.edu