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Fadoua Sallem


  • Nanomaterials synthesis (titanate nanotubes, iron oxide and tantalum oxide nanoparticles)
  • Nanomaterials functionalization (ligands, drugs, biological molecules) for biomedical applications
  • Nanoceramics processing
  • Nanomaterials characterization
Characterization techniques
  • TGA 
  • Z-potential 
  • DLS 
  • XPS 
  • DRX 
  • SEM
  • IR/UV/Raman
  • GC/MS rheology 

Microsoft office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), graphing software (Origin, Chemdraw, Fityk), scientific software (X'Pert HighScore, digital micrograph, CasaXPS, TRIOS, Zetasizer)

Function and attachment

Post-Doctoral Researcher 


  • Since November 2020

Post-doctoral researcher, Laboratory LRS, Sorbonne University (Paris, France): Sensing and profiling extracellular vesicles related to neurodegenerative diseases

  • February 2019-July 2020

Post-doctoral researcher, Research institute of ceramics (IRCER), The European Ceramics Centre, Limoges- France : Optimization of the compaction and the hydration of granular compacts based on nanosized titanium and silica oxides: Application for hydrothermal sintering

  • December 2017 – December 2018

Post-doctoral researcher, Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Carnot de Bourgogne (ICB), University of Burgundy (UB):  Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) for the study of neurodegenerative diseases

  • 2014 – 2017

PhD thesis in chemistry in exchange program between the Laboratory ICB, Nanosciences Department, (Bio)-Hybrid Nanoparticles & Nanostructures/University of Burgundy (Dijon, France) and the faculty of sciences of Tunis/University of Tunis El Manar (Tunis, Tunisia). Thesis subject: Optimized syntheses and advanced characterizations of titanate nanotubes and their functionalization: towards the development of nanovectors of therapeutic molecules. Thesis defended in Tunis on 11/30/2017.


  • Dispersion of titanate nanotubes for nanomedicine: comparison of PEI and PEG nanohybrids. A.-L. Papa, J. Boudon, V. Bellat, A. Loiseau, H. Bisht, F. Sallem, R. Chassagnon, V. Bérard and N. Millot. Dalton Transactions, 44 (2015), 739-746
  • Synthesis and characterization of chitosan-coated titanate nanotubes: towards a new safe nanocarrier. F. Sallem, J. Boudon, O. Heintz, I. Séverin, A. Megriche and N. Millot. Dalton Transactions, 46 (2017), 15386-15398.
  • Effect of mechanical stirring and temperature on dynamic hydrothermal synthesis of titanate nanotubes. F. Sallem, R. Chassagnon, A. Megriche, M. El Maaoui and N. Millot. Journal of Alloys and compounds,722 (2017), 785-796.
  • Biointerfaces Cellular Interactions of functionalized superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles on oligodendrocytes Without detrimental side effects:Cell death induction, oxidative stress and inflammation. S. Sruthi, L. Maurizi, T. Nury, F. Sallem, J. Boudon, J.M. Riedinger, N. Millot, F. Bouyer, G. Lizard, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 170 (2018), 454-462 5
  • In vitro interaction and biocompatibility of titanate nanotubes with microglial cells. S. Sruthi, A. Loiseau, J. Boudon, F. Sallem, L. Maurizi, P.V. Mohanan, G. Lizard, N. Millot, Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, 333 (2018), 74-86.
  • Efficient quantification by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and thermogravimetric analyses of the one-pot grafting of two molecules on the surface of iron oxide nanoparticles, L. Maurizi, F. Sallem, J. Boudon, O. Heintz, H. Bisht, F. Bouyer and N. Millot, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 19 (2019), 4920-492.
  • Polydopamine modified superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles as multifunctional nanocarrier for targeted prostate cancer treatment. N. Singh, F. Sallem, C.Mirjolet, T.Nury, S Kumar Sahoo, N. Millot and R. Kumar, Nanomaterials, 9 (2) (2019), 138-156.
  • Elaboration of Trans-Resveratrol Derivative-Loaded Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for Glioma Treatment. F. Sallem, Rihab Haji, Dominique Vervandier-Fasseur, Thomas Nury, Lionel Maurizi, Julien Boudon, Gérard Lizard and Nadine Millot, Nanomaterials, 9(2) (2019), 287-306.
  • Surface modification of titania nanoparticles by catechol derivative molecules: preparation of concentrated suspensions. Fadoua Sallem, Lucas Villatte, Pierre-Marie Geffroy, Graziella Goglio and Cécile Pagnoux, Colloid and Surface A, 602 (2020) 125167
  • Development of novel versatile theranostic platforms based on titanate nanotubes: towards safe nanocarriers for biomedical applications, J. Boudon, F. Sallem, A. Loiseau, L. Maurizi, A-L. Papa, N. Millot, New Trends in Macromolecular and Supramolecular Chemistry for Biomedical Applications. Springer Nature Switzerland (2020)


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