Dr. Hermawan earned his PhD in materials engineering from Laval University in 2009. After completing an industrial postdoc, he started his academic career in Asia before returning to Laval University in 2014 as assistant professor in the Department of Materials Engineering and researcher at the CHU de Québec Research Center. His research aims at gaining fundamental understanding on the mechanics and corrosion of biomaterials to better design medical implants.

He is considered as one of the world experts in absorbable metals for medical applications. In the first 5 years of his career, he published more than 50 scientific papers and received more than 1,500 citations. He is an editorial board member for Scientific Reports (Nature) and the Journal of Orthopaedic Translation (Elsevier).

Sponsored by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), he leads a research program on the development of bioactive absorbable metals for high performance biomaterials. In collaboration with urologists from the CHU de Québec, he explores the potential application of these biomaterials to develop new ureteral stents that offer a high radial strength and low tendency of encrustation and bacterial infection. In another direction, bioactive porous absorbable metals are being developed for bone scaffolds that offer an optimal combination of strength and absorbability to support the regeneration of bone tissues.

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Sotoudehbagha P, Sheibani S, Khakbiz M, Ebrahimi-Barough S, Hermawan H

Novel antibacterial biodegradable Fe-Mn-Ag alloys produced by mechanical alloying.

Journal Article

Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl, 88 , pp. 88-94, 2018, ISSN: 0928-4931.

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Su Y, Luo C, Zhang Z, Hermawan H, Zhu D, Huang J, Liang Y, Li G, Ren L

Bioinspired surface functionalization of metallic biomaterials.

Journal Article

J Mech Behav Biomed Mater, 77 , pp. 90-105, 2018, ISSN: 1751-6161.

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Saarani NN, Jamuna-Thevi K, Shahab N, Hermawan H, Saidin S

Antibacterial efficacy of triple-layered poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid)/nanoapatite/lauric acid guided bone regeneration membrane on periodontal bacteria.

Journal Article

Dent Mater J, 36 (3), pp. 260-265, 2017, ISSN: 0287-4547.

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Paramitha D, Ulum MF, Purnama A, Wicaksono DHB, Noviana D, Hermawan H

Monitoring degradation products and metal ions in vivo (Chapter 2)

Book Chapter

R, Narayan (Ed.): Monitoring and evaluation of biomaterials and their performance in vivo, pp. 19-44, Duxford, Woodhead Publishing - Elsevier, 2017, ISBN: 9780081006047 / 0081006047.

Alavi R, Trenggono A, Champagne S, Hermawan H

Investigation on Mechanical Behavior of Biodegradable Iron Foams under Different Compression Test Conditions

Journal Article

Metals (Basel), 7 (6), pp. 202, 2017, ISSN: 2075-4701.

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Active projects

  • Centre de recherche sur les matériaux avancés, Subvention, Institutionnel - BDR, BDR - Centres de recherche reconnus, from 1996-06-01 to 2020-04-30
  • Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec - CHU de Québec-Université Laval, Subvention, Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec - Université Laval, Centres de recherche affiliés, from 2017-01-01 to 2099-12-31
  • Development and validation of novel bioactive biodegradable metals for high performance biomaterials, Subvention, Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et génie Canada, Subventions à la découverte SD (individuelles et d'équipe), from 2017-04-01 to 2022-03-31
  • Fusion /Centre Québécois sur les Matériaux Fonctionnels (CQMF/QCAM), Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies, Regroupements stratégiques, from 2017-04-01 to 2023-03-31
  • Understanding the electrochemistry of biomaterials degradation for advancing innovation in medical implants, Partenariat, Fondation Canadienne pour l'innovation (La), Fonds des leaders John-R.-Evans (FLJR), from 2017-12-01 to 2019-03-31

Recently finished projects

  • Centre québécois sur les matériaux fonctionnels 2012 (CQMF-2012), Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies, Regroupements stratégiques, from 2011-04-01 to 2017-03-31
  • Confocal microscope for materials characterization, Subvention, Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et génie Canada, Subventions d'outils et d'instruments de recherche (OIR), from 2016-03-31 to 2017-03-30
  • Démarrage poste #65438 (Fonds 1), Subvention, Université Laval - démarrage nouveau chercheur, from 2015-03-31 to 2017-09-01
  • Development and validation of novel bioactive porous biodegradable metals for high performance biomaterials, Subvention, Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et génie Canada, Subventions à la découverte SD (individuelles et d'équipe), from 2016-04-01 to 2017-03-31
  • High-Resolution Atomic Force Microscope for Materials and Surfaces Characterization, Subvention, Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et génie Canada, Subventions d'outils et d'instruments de recherche (OIR), from 2017-03-31 to 2018-03-30
  • Plasma-assisted Laser Deposition for Advanced Surfaces and Innovative Materials, Subvention, Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et génie Canada, Subventions d'outils et d'instruments de recherche (OIR), from 2017-03-31 to 2018-03-31
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