Rafael Tadmor, Ph.D.

Selected Publications

  • R. Tadmor, P. Bahadur, A. Leh, H.E. N'Guessan, R. Jaini, and L. Dang, “Measurement of Lateral Adhesion Forces at the Interface between a Liquid Drop and a Substrate,” Physical Review Letters, 103, 266101, (2009)
  • H.E. N'guessan, A. Leh, P. Cox, P. Bahadur, R. Tadmor, P. Parta, R. Vajtai, P.M. Ajayan, P. Wasnik “Water tribology on graphene”, Nature Communications, 3, 1242, (2012)
  • R. Tadmor, “Line energy and the relation between advancing, receding and Young contact angles”, Langmuir, 20, 7659-7664, (2004)
  • R. Tadmor, “Approaches in wetting phenomena”, Soft Matter, 7, 1577–1580, (2011)
  • R. Tadmor, P.S. Wasnik, H.E. N'guessan, M. Tadmor, "Inducing arbitrary vapor pressures, and quantifying leakages", AIChE Journal, 62, 4548-4553, (2016)
  • A. Leh, P.S. Yadav, P. Bahadur, R. Tadmor, K. Chaurasia, “Drop Retention Force as a Function of Drop Size”, Langmuir, 24, 3181-3184, (2012)


  • Ph.D. Chemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, 2000
  • M.S. Chemical Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel, 1994
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel, 1991

Selected Awards & Honors

  • 1991-1993 Alexander Goldberg Fellowship, Technion IIT, Haifa, Israel.
  • 1994-1998 Nathan and Emily Blum Scholarship, Weizmann Inst. Rehovot, Israel.
  • 2009 Tadmor et al PRL paper 103, 266101 recommended for reading across disciplines by the PRL editorial. (Marked with a flower above the paper’s title).
  • 2010 Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas.
  • 2011 University Scholar Award, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas.
  • 2015 Named: Simmons Distinguished Faculty Fellow.