Dr Laith Adeeb Hermez

PhD Engineering Science (2015), BE Biomedical Engineering (2005), University of Auckland

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Medical Device Engineer


Laith Hermez is an Engineering Scientist with a keen interest in medical device research and development.  After graduating with a BE in Bioengineering from the University of Auckland (2005), he worked as a Research Associate for a Crown Research Institute, HortResearch (now Plant and Food Research), developing wearable transdermal technologies for biomarker monitoring in elite athletes. In 2007, Laith joined Fisher and Paykel Healthcare as a Product Development Engineer where he spent 10 years developing high-tech breathing apparatus for use in Operating Theatres and in Intensive Care Units.

In 2010, he was sponsored by Fisher and Paykel Healthcare to undertake a PhD in Engineering Science under the supervision of Professors Rosalind Archer (Engineering Science) and David Williams (School of Chemistry). During his research, Laith investigated the wettability of microstructured surfaces using numerical methods with the aim to improve humidification and condensate management in respiratory care devices.

In early 2018, Laith joined the Implantable Devices Group at Auckland Bioengineering Institute as a Medical Device Engineer. He is currently working on various aspects of medical device development, manufacture, and regulations.

Areas of expertise

Bioengineering, Medical devices, Translational research, Product Development, Medical Device Regulations, Computer Aided Engineering

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Hurmez, L. (2015). Microstructured surfaces for improved humidification in respiratory care devices: experiments and numerical modelling The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/24592
  • Hurmez, L. A., & Archer, R. A. (2012). Thin-film evaporation over a single roughness element. Paper presented at 9th European Fluid Mechanics Conference, Rome, Italy. 9 September - 13 September 2012. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Rosalind Archer

Contact details

Primary office location

Level 1, Room 113
New Zealand

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