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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Dambatta M, Izman S, Hermawan H, Kurniawan D

Influence of Heat Treatment Cooling Mediums on the Degradation Property of Biodegradable Zn-3Mg Alloy

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Adv Mat Res, 845 , pp. 7-11, 2014, ISSN: 1022-6680.

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Taib I, Osman K, Hermawan H, Kadir A, Rafiq M

Preliminary Study on the Comparable Flow Pattern between Stented and Non-Stented Aneurysm at Hypertension Condition

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Appl Mech Mater, 388 , pp. 29-33, 2014, ISSN: 1660-9336.

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Purnama A, Hermawan H, Mantovani D

Biodegradable Metal Stents: A Focused Review on Materials and Clinical Studies

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J Biomater Tissue Eng, 4 (11), pp. 868-874, 2014, ISSN: 2157-9083.

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Saidin S, Chevallier P, Abdul Kadir MR, Hermawan H, Mantovani D

Polydopamine as an intermediate layer for silver and hydroxyapatite immobilisation on metallic biomaterials surface.

Journal Article

Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl, 33 (8), pp. 4715-24, 2013, ISSN: 0928-4931.

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Purnama A, Hermawan H, Champetier S, Mantovani D, Couet J

Gene expression profile of mouse fibroblasts exposed to a biodegradable iron alloy for stents.

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Acta Biomater, 9 (10), pp. 8746-53, 2013, ISSN: 1742-7061.

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Hermawan H, Mantovani D

Process of prototyping coronary stents from biodegradable Fe-Mn alloys.

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Acta Biomater, 9 (10), pp. 8585-92, 2013, ISSN: 1742-7061.

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Jamuna-Thevi K, Daud NM, Abdul Kadir MR, Hermawan H

The influence of new wet synthesis route on the morphology, crystallinity and thermal stability of multiple ions doped nanoapatite

Journal Article

Ceram Int, 40 (1), pp. 1001-1012, 2013, ISSN: 0272-8842.

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Hermawan H, Mantovani D

Susceptibility to Stress Corrosion Cracking of Fe35Mn Alloy under a Pseudo-Physiological Condition

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Appl Mech Mater, 284-287 , pp. 216-219, 2013, ISSN: 1660-9336.

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Nordin JA, Nasution AK, Hermawan H

Can the Current Stent Manufacturing Process be Used for Making Metallic Biodegradable Stents

Journal Article

Adv Mat Res, 746 , pp. 416-421, 2013, ISSN: 1022-6680.

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Yusop AH, Hermawan H

Synthesis and development of polymers-infiltrated porous Iron for temporary medical implants: A preliminary result

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Adv Mat Res, 686 , pp. 331-335, 2013, ISSN: 1022-6680.

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  • 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 2025-04-30
  • 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
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