Postdoctoral Researcher, Université Paris Diderot & École normale supérieure

Laboratoire Matière et Systèmes Complexes
Université Paris Diderot – Paris 7
10 rue Alice Domon et Léonie Duquet
75013 Paris, France


Short bio

I received my PhD in Chemical Engineering at Virginia Tech in 2014, and thereafter was working as a researcher in University of Geneva, Switzerland, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. In 2018, I started working in Laboratoire Matière et Systèmes Complexes Université Paris Diderot. Prior to these, I studied Mechanical Engineering, B.Sc., at Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran, and Thermal and Fluids Engineering, M.Eng., at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. I have experience in physical chemistry, interfacial soft matter physics, polymers, ionic liquids, tribology, surface interaction forces, and in engineering of new analytical devices.

My current research focuses on three directions:

  1. Interaction of lung epithelial cells with nanoparticles
  2. Development of a lab-on-a-chip model of alveoli
  3. u-rheology of human pulmonary mucus

Techniques that are currently used: cell culture and immunostaining, epifluorescence and confocal microscopy, transmission electron microcopy, scanning electron microscopy, lithography, active u-rheology

Education and professional experience

  • PhD: Chemical Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2014
  • MEng: Thermal and Fluids Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 2010
  • BSc: Mechanical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, 2008

Research interests

  • Interfacial soft matter physics
  • Mechano-biology
  • Development of new analytical devices

Awards and distinctions, Co-supervised students & Teaching

For the full list of awards and distinctions (several research grants, travel grants, scholarships and fellowships), co-supervised students (1 PhD, 2 Masters, 7 BSc & BEng) and teaching (courses: heat transfer, thermodynamics, transport phenomenon, colloids and surfaces) please contact me via the email above.

Selected publications

M. Radiom, Ionic liquid-solid interface and applications in lubrication and energy storage, Current Opinion in Colloid and Interface Science, 2019, 39, 148–161.

M. Radiom, P. Maroni, and M. Borkovec, Influence of solvent quality on the force response of individual poly(styrene) polymer chains, ACS Macro Letters, 2017, 6, 1052-1055.

M. Radiom, P. Kong, P. Maroni, M. Schäfer, A.F.M. Kilbinger, and M. Borkovec, Mechanically induced cis-to-trans isomerization of carbon-carbon double bond using atomic force microscopy, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2016, 18, 31202-31210.

M. Radiom, M. R. Paul, and W. A. Ducker, Dynamics of single-stranded DNA tethered to a solid, Nanotechnology, 2016, 27, 255701. [Featured Article in Nanotechnology Select Collection:] [Nanotech Update News Article:]

M. Radiom, W. K. Chan, and C. C. Yang, Dynamic contact angle of water based titanium oxide nanofluid, Nanoscale Research Letters, 2013, 8: 282.