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. 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
  • 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

Research Support Appointments and Honors

  • 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


  • Elected Senator, Faculty Senate, 2010-2013, 2014-2017, 2018-2021
  • Director, Chemistry and Physics Tournament, 2014 to present
  • Co-Chair, Arts & Sciences Safety Committee, College of Arts and Sciences


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

Contact Information

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