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Dr. Assem Hedayat Assistant Professor (Term)

Dr. Assem Hedayat joined the College of Dentistry faculty in July 2011 as an assistant professor of biomaterials. He received his B.Sc. (Honors) in Materials Engineering from the American University in Cairo in 1983. He earned his M.Sc. in Metallurgy from Georgia Tech in 1985, and his Ph.D. in Materials Science (Biomaterials) from Michigan State University in 1989. In his Ph.D thesis, Dr. Hedayat developed a prosthesis for the reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament.

Room 123 - 105 Wiggins Road, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5E4

Research interests

Synchrotron 3D imaging of dental fillings; synchrotron analysis of dental materials structure and composition; nanomaterials; nanofabrication; additive manufacturing in dentistry.

Funding success

Western Economic Partnership Agreement (WEPA) funding of “A Novel Device to Enhance the Lifespan and Quality of Life for End Stage Renal Disease Patients, $789,000 over three years (October 2010 – September 2013).  Co-principal applicant. 


Hedayat A, Nagy N, Packota G, Monteith J, Allen D, Wysokinski T, and Zhu N. Synchrotron Radiation Based X-ray Micro- Computed Tomography Reveals Dental Bur Debris Under Dental Restorations. Accepted for Publication. Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, May, 2016.

Hedayat A, Elmoselhi H, Shoker A. Structural Delineation of the Exeltra Plus 210 Hemodialyzer’s capillary pores as targets to ameliorate its filtration. British Journal of Applied Science and Technology, 2014; 4(11):1622-1633.

Hedayat A and Shoker A.  Polyflux® 210H hemodialysis membrane targets to improve filtration. Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation, 2014; 25(1): 156-160.

Hedayat A, Elmoselhi H, Peace R, Shoker A.  Study of uremic toxin fluxes across nanofabricated hemodialysis membranes using irreversible thermodynamics. Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal, March 2013; 6(7): e201303005.

Hedayat A, Elmoselhi H, Shoker A. Principles of manufacturing efficient hemodialysis membranes using nanotechnology.  World Research Journal of Nephrology, January 2013; 1(1): 1-9.

Hedayat A,  Szpunar J,  Kumar N.A.P. Kiran,  Peace R,  Elmoselhi H, and Shoker A, Morphological Characterization of the Polyflux 210H Hemodialysis Filter Pores, International Journal of Nephrology, 2012, 1-6.

Hedayat A, Elmoselhi H, Shoker A. Theoretical application of irreversible (non-equilibrium) thermodynamic principles to enhance solute fluxes across nanofabricated hemodialysis membranes. International Journal of Nephrology, Volume 2012, Article ID 718085.  Doi:     10.1155/2012/718085.

Hedayat A, Elmoselhi H, Shoker A.  Morphological characterization of the Polyflux® 210H         hemodialysis filter pores. International Journal of Nephrology.  Volume 2012, article ID 304135.          Doi: 10.1155/2012/304135.

Yannacopoulos S, Kasap SO, Hedayat A, Verma A.  An experimental study of phase transformations in an Al-Zn-Mg-Zr alloy:  DSC and hot microhardness measurements. Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly, 1994;3(1):51-60.

Hedayat A, Rechtien J, Mukherjee K.  Phase transformation in carbon coated nitinol with application to the design of a prosthesis for the reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament. Journal of Materials Science:  Materials in Medicine, 1992;2:65-74.

Hedayat A, Rechtien J, Mukherjee K. The effect of surface constraint on the phase transformation of nitinol.  Journal of Materials Science, 1992;27:5306-5314.

Hedayat A, Yannacopoulos S, Postlethwaite.  The conjoint action of C02 corrosion and reciprocating sliding wear on plain carbon steel:  Part I. The effect of contact pressure and amine inhibitor.  Corrosion, 1992;48(11):953-959.

Hedayat A, Postlethwaite J, Yannacopoulos S.  The conjoint action of C02 corrosion and reciprocating sliding wear on plain carbon steel:  Part II. Electrochemical studies Corrosion, 1992;48(12):1027-1031.

Hedayat A, Yannacopoulos S, Postlethwaite J, Sangal S.  Aqueous corrosion of plain carbon steel during sliding wear.  Wear, 1992;154-167.