Dr. Bohrerova teaching in K-12 setting

Zuzana Bohrerova serves as a Research Specialist in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering and as the Associate Director of the  Ohio Water Resources Center (WRC). She got her Masters of Public Health at the Ohio State University, Masters and PhD at the Mendel University in agricultural engineering and post doctorate at Duke University in environmental engineering.  In addition to research, she teaches and participates in variety of outreach and educational events in the state, focusing on water treatment.

As Associate Director of the Ohio WRC, she performs a variety of tasks such as planning the Center's activities and overseeing its day-to-day operations, managing research projects, developing outreach and educational programs, and collecting and compiling relevant data and deliverables in order to compose and publish related reports. She interacts with the public, industry professionals, representatives from government agencies and other stakeholders to collaborate on important water issues in the state of Ohio.




Bohrerova's research focuses on drinking water and wastewater treatment and disinfection research, including but not limited to microbial disinfection (UV, ozone, chorine) and recovery. She applies classic microbiology and molecular biology approaches on bacteria, spores, protozoan cysts, viruses and phages in water. She is also involved in variety of projects that evaluate reservoir management for harmful algal blooms.

Research interests

  • Microbial recovery after stress (such as water and food disinfection)
  • Drinking water and wastewater treatment
  • Harmful algal bloom reservoir management
  • Wastewater based epidemiology
  • UV disinfection