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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Porous biodegradable metals for hard tissue scaffolds: a review.Journal Article
Int J Biomater, 2012 , pp. 641430, 2012, ISSN: 1687-8787.
New generation of medical implants : metallic biodegradable coronary stentsBook Chapter
2011 International Conference on Instrumentation, Communication, Information Technology and Biomedical Engineering 8-9 November 2011, Bandung, Indonesia , pp. 399-402, Piscataway, NJ, IEEE, 2011, ISBN: 9781457711671 / 9781457711657.
Fe-Mn alloys for metallic biodegradable stents: degradation and cell viability studies.Journal Article
Acta Biomater, 6 (5), pp. 1852-60, 2010, ISSN: 1742-7061.
Assessing the biocompatibility of degradable metallic materials: state-of-the-art and focus on the potential of genetic regulation.Journal Article
Acta Biomater, 6 (5), pp. 1800-7, 2010, ISSN: 1742-7061.
Developments in metallic biodegradable stents.Journal Article
Acta Biomater, 6 (5), pp. 1693-7, 2010, ISSN: 1742-7061.
Degradable metallic biomaterials: design and development of Fe-Mn alloys for stents.Journal Article
J Biomed Mater Res A, 93 (1), pp. 1-11, 2010, ISSN: 1549-3296.
Degradable metallic biomaterials for cardiovascular applications (Chapter 16)Book Chapter
M, Niinomi (Ed.): Metals for Biomedical Devices, pp. 379-404, Boca Raton, FL, CRC Press, 2010, ISBN: 978-1-84569-434-0.
Design of a pseudo-physiological test bench specific to the development of biodegradable metallic biomaterials.Journal Article
Acta Biomater, 4 (2), pp. 284-95, 2008, ISSN: 1742-7061.
Iron-manganese: new class of metallic degradable biomaterials prepared by powder metallurgyJournal Article
Powder Metall, 51 (1), pp. 38-45, 2008, ISSN: 0032-5899.
- 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