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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Paramitha D, Chabaud S, Bolduc S, Hermawan H

Biological Assessment of Zn-Based Absorbable Metals for Ureteral Stent Applications.

Journal Article

Materials (Basel), 12 (20), 2019.

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Hernandez-Escobar D, Champagne S, Yilmazer H, Dikici B, Boehlert CJ, Hermawan H

Current status and perspectives of zinc-based absorbable alloys for biomedical applications.

Journal Article

Acta Biomater, 97 , pp. 1-22, 2019, ISSN: 1742-7061.

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Ahledel N, Schulz R, Gariepy M, Hermawan H, Alamdari H

Electrochemical Corrosion Behavior of Fe3Al/TiC and Fe3Al-Cr/TiC

Journal Article

Metals (Basel), 9 (4), pp. Article 437 (10 pages), 2019, ISSN: 2075-4701.

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Champagne S, Mostaed E, Safizadeh F, Ghali E, Vedani M, Hermawan H

In Vitro Degradation of Absorbable Zinc Alloys in Artificial Urine.

Journal Article

Materials (Basel), 12 (2), 2019.

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Loffredo S, Hermawan H, Vedani M, Mantovani D

Absorbable metals for cardiovascular applications (Chapter 20)

Book Chapter

M, Niinomi (Ed.): Metals for Biomedical Devices 2019, pp. 523-543, Duxford, Oxfordshire, Woodhead Publishing, 2019, ISBN: 9780081026663 (paper) / 9780081026670 (ebook).

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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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Hermawan H

Updates on the research and development of absorbable metals for biomedical applications.

Journal Article

Prog Biomater, 7 (2), pp. 93-110, 2018, ISSN: 2194-0517.

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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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Su YC, Champagne S, Trenggono A, Tolouei R, Mantovani D, Hermawan H

Development and characterization of silver containing calcium phosphate coatings on pure iron foam intended for bone scaffold applications

Journal Article

Mater Des, 148 , pp. 124-134, 2018, ISSN: 0264-1275.

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Su Natasha M, Malon RSP, Wicaksono DHB, Córcoles EP, Hermawan H

Monitoring magnesium degradation using microdialysis and fabric-based biosensor

Journal Article

Sci China Mater, 61 (4), pp. 643-651, 2018, ISSN: 2095-8226.

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Active projects

  • Centre de recherche du 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
  • Centre de recherche sur les matériaux avancés, Subvention, Institutionnel - BDR, BDR - Centres de recherche reconnus, from 1996-06-01 to 2020-04-30
  • Centre Québécois sur les Matériaux Fonctionnels (CQMF), Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies, Regroupements stratégiques NT, from 2017-04-01 to 2023-03-31
  • 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

Recently finished projects

  • 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
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