Prof. Irena Gotman

Prof. Irena Gotman

Prof. Irena Gotman

Department: Mechanical Engineering
Current Position: Professor

Education :

D.Sc.1992, Materials Science, Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

M.Sc.1987, Materials Science, Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

M.Sc.1980, Metallurgy, Faculty of Physical Metallurgy, Leningrad Polytechnic Institute, St. Petersburg (Leningrad), Russia

Research Interests
  • 1. Materials for load-bearing orthopaedic devices - design
  • 2. processing
  • 3. urface modification and microstructure characterization
  • 4. Self-propagating High-temperature Synthesis (SHS)

Refereed Papers

  1. I. Gotman and E.Y. Gutmanas, Joining of PM T15 High Speed Tool Steel with 4640 Steel by Cold Sintering, Powder Metallurgy International 19, 11-14 (1987).
  2. I. Gotman and E.Y. Gutmanas, Diffusion and Microstructural Changes at 1200°C in Cold Sintered T15-4640 Joints, Journal of Materials Science Letters 6, 1303-1306 (1987).
  3. I. Gotman and E.Y. Gutmanas, Interaction of Si3N4 with Chromium Powder, Journal of Materials Science Letters 8, 1103-06 (1989).
  4. I. Gotman and E.Y. Gutmanas, A New Method of Coating Si3N4 Ceramics, Powder Metallurgy International 21, 30-33 (1989).
  5. I. Gotman and E.Y. Gutmanas, Interaction of Si3N4 with Titanium Powder, Journal of Materials Science Letters 9, 813-815 (1990).
  6. I. Gotman and E.Y. Gutmanas, Coating of SiC by Reaction with Metal Powders, Materials Letters 10, 370-374 (1991).
  7. I. Gotman and E.Y. Gutmanas, Microstructure and Thermal Stability of Coated SiC and Si3N4, Acta Metallurgica Materialia 40S, 121-131 (1992).
  8. E.Y. Gutmanas, I. Gotman and W. Kaysser, Coating of Non-Oxide Ceramics by Interaction with Metal Powders, Materials Science and Engineering A157, 233-241 (1992).
  9. I. Gotman, E.Y. Gutmanas and P. Mogilevsky, Interaction between SiC and Ti Powder,          Journal of Materials Research 8, 2725-2733 (1993).
  10. P. Mogilevsky, I. Gotman, E.Y. Gutmanas and W.A. Kaysser, Microstructure and Thermal Stability of Coatings Obtained by Interaction of SiC and B4C with Cr and Ti Powders, Materials Science and Engineering A171, 271-279 (1993).
  11. I. Gotman, M.J. Koczak and E. Shtessel, Fabrication of Al Matrix in situ Composites via Self Propagating Synthesis, Materials Science and Engineering A 187, 189-199 (1994) – 145 citations.
  12. E.Y. Gutmanas, L.I. Trusov and I. Gotman, Consolidation, Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Nanocrystalline Metal Powders, Nanostructured Materials 8, 893-901 (1994).
  13. P. Mogilevsky, E.Y. Gutmanas, I. Gotman and R. Telle, Reactive Formation of Coatings at Boron Carbide Interface with Ti and Cr Powders, Journal of the European Ceramic Society 15, 527-535 (1995).
  14. L. Farber, E.Y. Gutmanas, I. Gotman and M.J. Koczak, Dense CoAl Based Alloys with Improved Ductility: Solid State Synthesis and Microstructural Control, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions 27A, 1140-1150 (1996).
  15. Y. Paransky, E.Y. Gutmanas, I. Gotman and M.J. Koczak, Pressure Assisted Reactive Synthesis of Titanium Aluminides from Dense 50Al-50Ti Elemental Powder Blends, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions 27A, 2130-2139 (1996).
  16. F. Olevsky, P. Mogilevsky, E.Y. Gutmanas and I. Gotman, Synthesis of in-situ TiB2/TiN Ceramic Matrix Composites from Dense BN-Ti and BN-Ti-Ni Powder Blends, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions 27A, 2071-2079 (1996) – 43 citations..
  17. L. Farber, I. Gotman and E.Y. Gutmanas, Diffusion in Ni-Ni2Al3 Laminated Structures, Defect and Diffusion Forum 143-147, 643-648 (1996).
  18. I. Gotman, Characteristics of Metals Used in Implants, Journal of Endourology 11, 383-389 (1997) – 117 citations.
  19. I. Gotman, N. Travitzky and E.Y. Gutmanas, Dense in-situ TiB2/TiN and TiB2/TiC CMCs: Reactive Synthesis and Properties, Materials Science and Engineering A244, 127-137 (1998) – 79 citations.
  20. L. Farber, I. Gotman, E.Y. Gutmanas and A. Lawley, Solid State Synthesis of NiAl-Nb Composites from Elemental Powders, Materials Science and Engineering A244, 97-102 (1998).
  21. L. Farber, I. Gotman and E.Y. Gutmanas, Formation of Ni5Al3 in Ni-Al Laminated Structures and Powder Blends, Materials Letters 34, 226-231 (1998).
  22. L. Farber, L. Klinger and I. Gotman, Modeling of Reactive Synthesis in Consolidated Blends of Fine Ni and Al Powders, Materials Science and Engineering A254, 155-165 (1998).
  23. E.Y. Gutmanas and I. Gotman, Dense High-Temperature Ceramics by Thermal Explosion under Pressure, Journal of the European Ceramic Society 19, 2381-2393 (1999) – 40 citations.
  24. M. Shapiro, I. Gotman and V. Dudko, Modeling of Thermal Explosion in Constrained Dies for B4C-Ti and BN-Ti Powder Blends, Journal of the European Ceramic Society 19, 2233-2239 (1999).
  25. Y. Paransky, A. Berner and I. Gotman, Microstructure of Reaction Zone at the Ti-AlN Interface, Materials Letters 40, 180-186 (1999).
  26. A. Shenhar, I. Gotman, E.Y. Gutmanas and P. Ducheyne, Surface modification of titanium alloy orthopaedic implants via novel PIRAC nitriding method, Materials Science and Engineering A268, 40-46 (1999) – 41 citations.
  27. Y. Paransky, L. Klinger and I. Gotman, Kinetics of Two-Phase Layer Growth during Reactive Diffusion, Materials Science and Engineering A270, 231-236 (1999).
  28. Y. Paransky, I. Gotman and E.Y. Gutmanas, Reactive Phase Formation at AlN-Ti and AlN-TiAl Interfaces, Materials Science and Engineering A277, 83-94 (2000).
  29. E. Faran, I. Gotman and E.Y. Gutmanas, Coating of BN via Solid State Reaction with Ti Powder, Materials Letters 43, 192-196 (2000).
  30. G. Sovak, A. Weiss and I. Gotman, Osseointegration of Ti-6Al-4V Alloy Implants with a Novel Titanium Nitride Coating in the Rat Femur, The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery [Br] 82-B, 290-296 (2000).
  31. A. Shenhar, I. Gotman, S. Radin, P. Ducheyne and E.Y. Gutmanas, Titanium Nitride Coatings on Surgical Titanium Alloys Produced by a Powder Immersion Reaction Assisted Coating Method: Residual Stresses and Fretting Behavior, Surface and Coatings Technology 126, 210-218 (2000) – 54 citations.
  32. E.Y. Gutmanas and I. Gotman, Reactive Synthesis of Ceramic Matrix Composites under Pressure, Ceramics International 26, 699-707 (2000).
  33. A. Shenhar, I. Gotman, S. Radin and P. Ducheyne, Microstructure and Fretting Behavior of Hard TiN-Based Coatings on Surgical Titanium Alloys, Ceramics International 26, 709-713 (2000).
  34. E. Faran, I. Gotman and E.Y. Gutmanas, Experimental Study of the Reaction Zone at Boron Nitride Ceramic-Ti Metal Interface, Materials Science and Engineering A288, 66-74 (2000).
  35. Y. Paransky, A. Berner, I. Gotman and E.Y. Gutmanas, Phase Recognition in AlN-Ti System by Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy and Electron Backscatter Diffraction, Microchimica Acta 134, 171-177 (2000).
  36. L. Klinger, I. Gotman and D. Horvitz, Modeling of Reactive Synthesis in B4C-Ti Powder Blends Applied to Thermal Explosion in the Conditions of Enhanced Heat Transfer, International Journal of Self-Propagating High-Temperature Synthesis 8(4), 401-415 (1999).
  37. I. Gotman and E.Y. Gutmanas, Dense In situ Composites via Thermal Explosion Mode of SHS under Pressure, International Journal of Self-Propagating High-Temperature Synthesis 9(1), 23-41 (2000).
  38. M. Shapiro, I. Gotman, V. Dudko and A. Matvienko, Thermal Explosion of B4C-Ti, BN-Ti and SiC-Ti Blends in Constrained Dies: Measurement of Kinetic Combustion Parameters and Modeling, International Journal of Self-Propagating High-Temperature Synthesis 9(2), 143-154 (2000).
  39. D. Starosvetsky, I. Gotman and A. Shenhar, Corrosion Behavior of PIRAC Nitrided Ti-6Al-4V Surgical Alloy, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine 12, 145-150 (2001).
  40. L. Klinger, I. Gotman, D. Horvitz, In situ processing of composite TiB2/TiC ceramics by thermal explosion under pressure: experimental study and modeling, Materials Science and Engineering A 302/1, 92-99 (2001) – 49 citations..
  41. D. Starosvetsky and I. Gotman, Corrosion Behavior of Titanium Nitride Coated Ni-Ti Shape Memory Surgical Alloy, Biomaterials 22/13, 1853-1859 (2001) – 146 citations.
  42. I. Gutman, L. Klinger, I. Gotman and M. Shapiro, Experimental Observation of Periodic Structure Formation in SiO2-Mg System, Scripta Materialia 45, 363-367 (2001).
  43. D. Starosvetsky and I. Gotman, TiN Coating Improves the Corrosion Behavior of Superelastic NiTi Surgical Alloy, Surface and Coatings Technology 148/2-3, 268-276 (2001) – 78 citations.
  44. L. Klinger, I. Gotman and I. Gutman, A Switch-Over Model of Periodic Structure Formation in Ternary Diffusion Couples, Scripta Materialia 45, 1221-1226 (2001).
  45. E.Y. Gutmanas, A. Trudler and I. Gotman, Processing and Properties of Dense Cu Nanocomposites, Materials Science Forum 386-388, 329-334 (2002).
  46. D. Horvitz, I. Gotman, E.Y. Gutmanas and N. Claussen, In situ Processing of Dense Al2O3-Ti Aluminide Interpenetrating Phase Composites, Journal of the European Ceramic Society 22, 947-954 (2002) – 77 citations.
  47. D. Horvitz and I. Gotman, Pressure-Assisted SHS Synthesis of MgAl2O4-TiAl In situ Composites with Interpenetrating Networks, Acta Materialia 50, 1961-1971 (2002).
  48. Y.Y. Gutmanas, I. Gotman and M. Shapiro, Dense TiB2/Al2O3 Composites by Thermal Explosion under Pressure, International Journal of Self-Propagating High-Temperature Synthesis 11(2) 207-218 (2002).
  49. D. Horvitz and I. Gotman, Combustion Synthesis of Magnesium Silicide, International Journal of Self-Propagating High-Temperature Synthesis 11(3) 289-297 (2002).
  50. Y. Khoptiar, I. Gotman and E.Y. Gutmanas, SHS Synthesis of Ti2AlC and Ti3AlC2 Machinable Ceramics, International Journal of Self-Propagating High-Temperature Synthesis 11(4) 335-344 (2002).
  51. I. Gutman, I. Gotman and M. Shapiro, In situ synthesis of oxide ceramic matrix composites (CMC’s) based on powder blends of fly ash with magnesium and aluminum, International Journal of Self-Propagating High-Temperature Synthesis 11(4), 367-375 (2002).
  52. Y. Khoptiar and I. Gotman, Synthesis of Dense Ti3SiC2-based Ceramic by Thermal Explosion under Pressure, Journal of the European Ceramic Society 23, 47-53 (2003) – 40 citations.
  53. Y. Khoptiar and I. Gotman, Ti2AlC Ternary Carbide Synthesized by Thermal Explosion, Materials Letters 57, 72-76 (2003) – 41 citations.
  54. R. Rosenberg, D. Starosvetsky and I. Gotman, Surface Modification of a Low Modulus Ti-Nb Alloy for Use in Medical Implants, Journal of Materials Science Letters 22, 29-32 (2003).
  55. N. Travitzky, I. Gotman and N. Claussen, Alumina-Ti Aluminide Interpenetrating Composites: Microstructure and Mechanical Properties, Materials Letters 57, 3422-3426 (2003).
  56. I. Zlotnikov, I. Gotman and E.Y. Gutmanas, Reactive Processing of Dense MgB2 Superconductor from Mg-2B Powder Blend, International Journal of Self-Propagating High-Temperature Synthesis 12(4), 295-301 (2003).
  57. J. Karwan-Baczewska, I. Gotman and E.Y. Gutmanas, Processing of Dense Fe-based Alloys with Fine Microstructure via Short Distance Infiltration of Low Melting Phase, Powder Metallurgy Progress 3, 175-181 (2003).
  58. D. Horvitz, L. Klinger and I. Gotman, New Approach to Measuring the Activation Energy of Thermal Explosion and its Application to Mg-Si System, Scripta Materialia 55, 631-634 (2004).
  59. E.Y. Gutmanas and I. Gotman, PIRAC Ti nitride coated Ti–6Al–4V head against UHMWPE acetabular cup – hip wear simulator study, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine 15, 327-330 (2004).
  60. R. Godley, D. Starosvetsky and I. Gotman, Bonelike Apatite Formation on Niobium Metal Treated in Aqueous NaOH, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine 15, 1073-77 (2004).
  61. O.K. Kamynina, I. Gotman, A.E. Sytschev and S.G. Vadchenko, SHS Processing of CoTi Porous Scaffolds for Bone Graft Substitutes, International Journal of Self-Propagating High-Temperature Synthesis 13, 301-309 (2004).
  62. Y. Khoptiar, I. Gotman and E.Y. Gutmanas, Pressure-Assisted Combustion Synthesis of Dense Layered Ti3AlC2 Carbide and its Mechanical Properties, Journal of the American Ceramic Society 88(1), 28-33 (2005).
  63. I. Zlotnikov, I. Gotman and E.Y. Gutmanas, Processing of Dense Bulk MgB2 Superconductor via Pressure Assisted Thermal Explosion Mode of SHS Journal of the European Ceramic Society 25, 3517-3522 (2005).
  64. X. Yin, I. Gotman, L. Klinger, E. Y. Gutmanas, Formation of Titanium Carbide on Graphite via Powder Immersion Reaction Assisted Coating, Materials Science and Engineering  A 396, 107-114 (2005).
  65. I. Zlotnikov, I. Gotman and E.Y. Gutmanas, Combustion Synthesis of Dense Functionally Graded B4C Reinforced Composites, Materials Science Forum 492-493: Functionally Graded Materials VIII, 685-692 (2005)
  66. L. Klinger, I. Gotman and E.Y. Gutmanas, On the Growth of Diffusional Layer Driven by Solid Solution Formation, Scripta Materialia 53, 305-308 (2005).
  67. G. Zorn, I. Gotman, E.Y. Gutmanas, R. Adadi, G. Salitra and C.N. Sukenik, Surface Modification of Ti-45Nb Alloy with an Alkylphosphonic Acid Self-Assembled Monolayer, Chemistry of Materials 17, 4218-4226 (2005) – 71 citations.
  68. R. Godley, D. Starosvetsky and I. Gotman, Corrosion Behavior of a Low Modulus -Ti(45%Nb) Alloy for Use in Medical Implants, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine 16, 1-5 (2005).
  69. J. Karwan-Baczewska, I. Gotman, E.Y. Gutmanas and M. Shapiro, Small Particles with Better Contacts Make Nanocomposites Kings of Conductivity, Metal Powder Report 60(6), 28-34 (2005).
  70. I. Mashal, L. Klinger, I. Gotman and E.Y. Gutmanas, Titanium Nitride Coating on Nickel Produced by a Powder Immersion Reaction Assisted Coating (PIRAC) Method, Surface and Coatings Technology 200, 3561-3566 (2006).
  71. G. Zorn, A. Lesman and I. Gotman, Oxide Formation on low Modulus Ti-45Nb Alloy by Anodic versus Thermal Oxidation, Surface and Coatings Technology 201, 612-618 (2006).
  72. I. Gutman, I. Gotman and M. Shapiro, Kinetics and Mechanism of Periodic Structure Formation at SiO2-Mg Interface, Acta Materialia 54, 4677-4684 (2006).
  73. G. Zorn, I. Gotman, E.Y. Gutmanas, R. Adadi and C.N. Sukenik, RGDC Peptide Grafting via a Phosphonate Anchored Self-assembled Monolayer (SAM) Enhances Osteoblast Attachment to a Low Modulus Ti-Nb Alloy, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 18, 1309-1315 (2007).
  74. A. Weiss, G. Sovak, L. Ardekian, M. Peled, and I. Gotman, SEM Evaluation of Osteointegration of Titanium Nitride and Hydroxyapatite Coatings on Ti-6Al-4V Alloy Based Dental Implants in Dogs, Microscopy and Microanalysis, 13(Suppl 2), 480-481 (2007).
  75. T. Reiner, S. Kababia and I. Gotman, Protein Incorporation within Ti Scaffold for Bone Ingrowth Using Sol-gel SiO2 as a Slow Release Carrier, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine 19, 583-589 (2008).
  76. G. Zorn, R. Adadi, R. Brener, V.A. Yakovlev, I. Gotman, E.Y. Gutmanas and C.N. Sukenik, Tailoring the Surface of NiTi Alloy Using PIRAC Nitriding Followed by Anodization and Phosphonate Monolayer Deposition, Chemistry of Materials 20, 5368–5374 (2008).
  77. I. Zlotnikov, I. Gotman and E.Y. Gutmanas, Characterization and nanoindentation testing of thin ZrO2 films synthesized using layer-by-layer (LbL) deposited organic templates, Applied Surface Science 255, 3447-3453 (2008).
  78. O. K. Kamynina, I. Gotman, E. Gutmanas, A. E. Sytschev, S. G. Vadchenko and E. N.Balikhina, Combustion Synthesis of Porous Ti-Co Alloys for Orthopedic Applications, International Journal of Self-Propagating High-Temperature Synthesis 18, 102-108 (2009).
  79. A. Weiss, G. Sovak and I. Gotman, Fibronectin Absorbed onto TiN-coated and Uncoated Titanium Alloy Implants Enhances Osseointegration in the Rat Femur, Microscopy and Microanalysis, 15(Suppl 2), 914-915 (2009).
  80. I. Gutman, L. Klinger, M. Shapiro and I. Gotman, Model for evolution of periodic layered structure in the SiO2/Mg system Solid State Ionics 180, 1350-1355 (2009).
  81. R. Adadi, G. Zorn, R. Brener, I. Gotman, E. Y. Gutmanas and C. N. Sukenik, Phosphonate-anchored Thin Films on Oxide Surfaces: Fabrication and Characterization, Thin Solid Films 518, 1966-1972 (2010).
  82. T. Reiner and I. Gotman, Biomimetic Calcium Phosphate Coating on Ti Wires versus Flat Substrates: Structure and Mechanism of Formation, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine 21, 515-523 (2010)
  83. Y. Segev, G. Sovak, A. Weiss, I. Gotman, Growth Hormone on Titanium Alloy Endosseous Implants Enhances Their Osseointegration in the Rat Femur, Microscopy and Microanalysis, 16(Suppl S2), 1028-1029 (2010).
  84. I. Zlotnikov, I. Gotman, E.Y. Gutmanas, Z. Burghard and J. Bill, Synthesis and Mechanical Behavior of Bioinspired ZrO2-Organic Nacre-like Laminar Nanocomposites, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 361, 138-142 (2010).
  85. S. Fuchs, X. Jiang, I. Gotman, C. Makarov, H. Schmidt, E.Y. Gutmanas and C.J. Kirkpatrick, Influence of Polymer Content in Ca-deficient hydroxyapatite-Polycaprolactone (CDHA-PCL) Nanocomposites on the Formation of Microvessel-like Structures, Acta Biomaterialia 6, 3169-3177 (2010).
  86. C. Makarov, I. Gotman, X. Jiang, S. Fuchs, C.J. Kirkpatrick and E.Y. Gutmanas, In situ synthesis of calcium phosphate-polycaprolactone nanocomposites with high ceramic volume fractions, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine 21, 1771-1779 (2010).
  87. I. Gotman, Fabrication of load-bearing NiTi scaffolds for bone ingrowth by Ni foam conversion, Advanced Engineering Materials 12(7), B320-B325 (2010).
  88. C. Makarov, I. Gotman, S. Radin, P. Ducheyne and E.Y. Gutmanas, Vancomycin release from bioresorbable calcium phosphate-polymer composites with high ceramic volume fractions, Journal of Materials Science 45, 6320-6324 (2010)
  89. S.J. Wu, E.Y. Gutmanas and I. Gotman Titanium nitride coatings on Ti alloys by PIRAC for orthopedic implants, Key Engineering Materials 434-435, 481-484 (2010).
  90. M. Bernstein, I. Gotman, C. Makarov, A. Phadke, S. Radin, P. Ducheyne and E.Y. Gutmanas, Low temperature fabrication of β-TCP-PCL nanocomposites for bone implants, Advanced Engineering Materials 12(8), B341-B347 (2010).
  91. A. Rakovsky, I. Gotman and E.Y. Gutmanas, Ca-deficient hydroxyapatite/polylactide nanocomposites with chemically modified interfaces by high pressure consolidation at room temperature, Journal of Materials Science 45, 6339-6344 (2010).
  92. I. Zlotnikov, A. Dorogoy, D. Shilo, I. Gotman and E.Y. Gutmanas, Nanoindentation, modeling and toughening effects of zirconia/organic nanolaminates, Advanced Engineering Materials 12, 935-941 (2010).
  93. O.D. Boyarchenko, O.K. Kamynina, A.E. Sytschev, S.G. Vadchenko, I. Gotman and L.M. Umarov, Synthesis of Ti-Al based materials by thermal explosion, International Journal of Self-Propagating High-Temperature Synthesis 19, 285-291 (2010).
  94. T. Reiner, L.M. Klinger and I. Gotman, Biomimetic calcium phosphate growth over differently shaped Ti substrates: modeling the effect of surface curvature, Crystal Growth and Design 11, 190-195 (2011).
  95. H. Benbenishty-Shamir, R. Tzur, I. Gotman, E.Y. Gutmanas and C. Sukenik, Phosphonate-anchored monolayers for antibody binding to magnetic nanoparticles, Langmuir 27, 12082-12089 (2011).
  96. L. Klinger, I. Gotman and E. Rabkin, A model of interfacial cavitation induced by vacancy supersaturation on the surface, Scripta Materialia 67, 352-355 (2012).
  97. A. Rakovsky, I. Gotman, E. Rabkin and E. Y. Gutmanas, Strong bioresorbable Ca phosphate-PLA nanocomposites with uniform phase distribution by attrition milling and high pressure consolidation, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 18, 37-46 (2013).
  98. L. Klinger, I. Gotman, and E. Rabkin, A mesoscopic model of dissolution/disintegration of nanocrystalline metals via vacancy diffusion along grain boundaries, Computational Materials Science 76, 37-42 (2013).
  99. C. Makarov, I. Berdicevsky, A. Raz-Pasteur and I. Gotman, In vitro antimicrobabial activity of vancomycin-eluting bioresorbable β-TCP-polylactic acid nanocomposite material for load-bearing bone repair, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine 24, 679-687 (2013).
  100. I. Gotman, D. Ben-David, R.E. Unger, T. Böse, E.Y. Gutmanas, C.J. Kirkpatrick, Mesenchymal stem cell proliferation and differentiation on load-bearing trabecular Nitinol scaffolds, Acta Biomaterialia 9, 840-848 (2013).
  101. S.L. Stares, M.C. Fredel, A. Aragones, E.Y. Gutmanas, I. Gotman, P. Greil and N. Travitzky, PLLA/HA composite laminates, Advanced Engineering Materials  15, 1122-1124 (2013).
  102. G. Sovak, A. Weiss and I. Gotman, Osseointegration of Titanium Ti-6Al-4V Alloy Implants in the Rat Femur: A Time-course SEM Study, Microscopy and Microanalysis 20(Suppl S3), 2120-2111 (2014).
  103. A. Rakovsky, I. Gotman, E. Rabkin and E.Y. Gutmanas, β-TCP-polylactide composite scaffolds with high strength and enhanced permeability prepared by a modified salt leaching method, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 32, 89-98 (2014).
  104. L. Mishnaevsky Jr., E. Levashov, R.Z. Valiev, J. Segurado, I. Sabirov, N. Enikeev, S. Prokoshkin, A.V. Solov’yov, A. Korotitskiy, E. Gutmanas, I. Gotman, E. Rabkin, S. Psakh’e, L. Dluhoš, M. Seefeldt and A. Smolin, Nanostructured titanium-based materials for medical implants: Modeling and development, Materials Science and Engineering R: Reports 81, 1-19 (2014).
  105. C. Makarov, V. Cohen, A. Raz-Pasteur and I. Gotman, In vitro elution of vancomycin from biodegradable osteoconductive calcium phosphate-polycaprolactone composite beads for treatment of osteomyelitis, European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 62, 49-56 (2014).
  106. T. Bonello, J.C. Avelar-Batista Wilson, J. Housden, E.Y. Gutmanas, I. Gotman, A. Matthews, A. Leyland and G. Cassar, Evaluating the effects of PIRAC-nitriding on the mechanical performance of Ti-6Al-4V alloy, Materials Science and Engineering A619, 300-311 (2014).
  107. I. Gotman and E.Y. Gutmanas, Titanium nitride-based coatings on implantable medical devices, Advanced Biomaterials and Devices in Medicine 1, 53-73 (2014).
  108. G. Sovak, I. Gotman and A. Weiss, Osseointegration of Ti-6Al-4V alloy implants with a titanium nitride coating produced by a PIRAC nitriding technique: A long-term time-course study in the rat, Microscopy and Microanalysis 21, 179-189 (2015).
  109. J.C. Avelar-Batista Wilson, Shoujun Wu, I. Gotman, J. Housden and E.Y. Gutmanas, Duplex hard coatings with enhanced adhesion to Ti alloy substrate prepared by powder immersion nitriding and TiN/Ti multilayer deposition, Materials Letters 157, 45-49 (2015).
  110. Xiaowei Yin, I. Gotman, E.Y. Gutmanas and R. Weiss, Microstructure and mechanical properties of carbon-carbon composites modified by reactive diffusion treatment in niobium powder, Surface and Coatings Technology 281, 76-81 (2015).
  111. S.K. Swain, I. Gotman, E.Y. Gutmanas, β-TCP-FeMg biodegradable nanocomposites: in vivo behavior and bone scaffold processing, Advanced Biomaterials and Devices in Medicine 2, 55-62 (2015).
  112. L.A. Gömze, L.N. Gömze, N.S. Kulkov, L.I. Shabalin, I. Gotman, F. Pedraza, G.L. Lecomte, T. Mayorova, E. Kurovics, A. Hamza, Methods and equipment for the investigation of rheological properties of complex materials like convectional brick clays and ceramic reinforced composites, Journal of Silicate Based and Composite Materials 67, 143-149 (2015).
  113. . Böse, R.E. Unger, H. Götz, I. Gotman, E.Y. Gutmanas, R. Tsaryk, C.J. Kirkpatrick, The influence of medium perfusion on the osteogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells grown on three-dimensional trabecular Nitinol scaffolds, Advanced Biomaterials and Devices in Medicine 2, 95-109 (2015).
  114. S.K. Swain, I. Gotman, R. Unger, C.J. Kirkpatrick, E.Y. Gutmanas, Microstructure, mechanical characteristics and cell compatibility of β-tricalcium phosphate reinforced with biodegradable Fe-Mg metal phase, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 53, 434-444 (2016)
  115.  A. Lozhkomoev, E. Glazkova, O. Bakina, M. Lerner, I. Gotman, E. Gutmanas, S. Kazantsev and S. Psakhie, Synthesis of core-shell AlOOH hollow nanospheres by reacting Al nanoparticles with water, Nanotechnology 27, 205603 (7pp) (2016), doi:10.1088/0957-4484/27/20/205603.
  116. S.K. Swain, I. Gotman, R. Unger, E.Y. Gutmanas, Bioresorbable β-TCP-FeAg nanocomposites for load bearing bone implants: High pressure processing, properties and cell compatibility, Materials Science & Engineering C 78, 88-95 (2017).
Book Chapters
  1. I. Gotman, Characteristics of Materials Used in Implants: Metals, in Stenting the Urinary System, D. Yachia (ed), ISIS Medical Media, Oxford, 1998, pp. 33-44.
  2. I. Gotman and E.Y. Gutmanas, Reactive Forging – A novel method of simultaneous combustion and densification of monolithic and composite ceramics, in Combustion of Heterogeneous Systems: Fundamentals and Applications for Materials Synthesis, Eds.: A.S. Mukasian and K.S. Martirosian, Transworld Research Network, Trivandrum, Kerala, India, 2007, pp. 175-216.
  3. I. Gotman, E.Y. Gutmanas and G. Hunter, Wear Resistant Ceramic Films and Coatings, Chapter 19, in Comprehensive Biomaterials, Eds.: P. Ducheyne, K.E. Healy, D.W. Hutmaher, D.W. Granger, C.J. Kirkpatrick, Elsevier, 2011, Vol.1, pp.127-155.
  4. I. Gotman and S. Fuchs, Bioinspired resorbable calcium phosphate-polymer nanocomposites for bone healing devices with controlled drug release, in Active Implants and Scaffolds for Tissue Regeneration, M. Zilberman (ed.), Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co, 2011, pp. 225-258.
  5. I. Gotman, E.Y. Gutmanas and G. Hunter, Wear Resistant Ceramic Films and Coatings, Chapter 1.8 (updated), in Comprehensive Biomaterials II, Eds.: P. Ducheyne, K.E. Healy, D.W. Hutmaher, D.W. Granger, C.J. Kirkpatrick, Elsevier, 2017, Vol.1, pp. 165-203.

Conference Proceedings and Abstracts

  1. I. Gotman and E.Y. Gutmanas, “Joining of P/M High Speed Tool Steel with Cobalt and Ferrous Alloys by High Pressure Consolidation”, in Horizons of Powder Met., Verlag Schmid, Freiburg, V. 2, pp. 703-706 (1986).
  2. I. Gotman and E.Y. Gutmanas, “Joining of Al2O3 to P/M Iron and Nickel Based Alloys by Cold Sintering”, in Modern Dev. in Powder Met., MPIF, V. 18, pp. 675-88 (1988).
  3. I. Gotman and E.Y. Gutmanas, “The Joining of Si3N4 Ceramic to Metals by High Pressure Consolidation”, in P/M into the 1990’s, Institute of Metals, London, V. 1, pp. 526-532 (1990).
  4. I. Gotman and E.Y. Gutmanas, “A New P/M Method for Coating Si3N4 Ceramic”, in P/M into the 1990’s, Institute of Metals, London, V. 3, pp. 223-226 (1990).
  5. A. Lawley, I. Gotman, E.Y. Gutmanas and M.J. Koczak, “Design and Processing of Alloys and Composites from Ultra Fine Powders”, in Advances in Powder Met. and Particulate Materials – 1993: Specialty Materials and Composites, MPIF, Princeton, NJ, V. 6, pp. 135-147 (1993).
  6. E.Y. Gutmanas, I. Gotman, L. Farber and Y. Paransky, “Solid State Synthesis of Intermetallics via Cold Sintering of Fine Elemental Powders”, Proc. of 1993 Powder Met. World Congress, Kyoto, July 12-15, 1993, Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy, pp. 1148-1152 (1993).
  7. E.Y. Gutmanas, I. Gotman, P. Mogilevsky and W.A. Kaysser, “Coating of SiC, B4C and Graphite by Interaction with Metal Powders”, ibid., pp. 446-449 (1993).
  8. M. Bohsmann, G. Petzow, L. Farber, I. Gotman and E.Y. Gutmanas, “Synthesis of NiAl from Ultrafine Powders via Solid State Reaction and Reactive Sintering”, in PM’94, Powder Metallurgy World Congress, Les Ed. de Physique, Paris, V. II, pp. 1485-1488 (1994).
  9. I. Gotman, M.J. Koczak, E.Y. Gutmanas and E. Shtessel, “Synthesis and Processing of Al-TiB2 Composites via SHS and High Pressure Consolidation from Ultrafine Powders”, ibid., V. III, pp. 1979-1982 (1994).
  10. Y. Paransky, E.Y. Gutmanas, I. Gotman and M. Koczak, “Processing, Synthesis and Thermal Stability of TiAl-SiC Composites Cold Sintered from Ultrafine Powders”, in Recent Advances in Titanium Metal Matrix Composites, Eds. F.H. Froes and J. Storer, TMS, Warrendale, PA, 283-292 (1995).
  11. D. Chaiat, E.Y. Gutmanas and I. Gotman, “Effect of Processing and Alloying on Microstructure and Properties of Tungsten Heavy Alloys”, in Tungsten and Tungsten Alloys – 1994, MPIF, Princeton, NJ, pp. 57-64 (1995).
  12. E.Y. Gutmanas, L. Farber, I. Gotman, G. Petzow and M. Bohsmann, “Synthesis of NiAl and CoAl from Fine Elemental Powders”, in End of Term Colloquium, German-Israeli Cooperation/Materials Research, ed. H.-J. Clar, KFA, Julich, pp. 12-36 (1995).
  13. L. Farber, I. Gotman and E.Y. Gutmanas, “Solid State Synthesis of NiAl-Nb Composites from Elemental Powders”, in Advances in Powder Metallurgy – 96, ed. T. Cadle and S. Narisimhan, MPIF, Princeton, NJ, part 16, pp. 113-122 (1996)
  14. L. Farber, I. Gotman and E.Y. Gutmanas, “Kinetics of Reactive Synthesis of NiAl from Dense Elemental Powder Blends”, ibid., part 12, pp. 87-96 (1996).
  15. L. Farber, I. Gotman and E.Y. Gutmanas, “Fabrication of NiAl Intermetallic From Dense Elemental Powder Blends via Solid State Reactions”, in Proc. Mater. Res. Soc. Symp., vol. 460, eds. C.C. Koch, C.T. Liu, N.S. Stoloff and A. Wanner, MRS, Pittsburgh, PA, pp. 561-566 (1997).
  16. J. Karwan-Baczewska, I. Gotman and E.Y. Gutmanas, “Processing of Metal-Bonded Coated Diamond Composites”, in Proc. 3rd International Conference “Non-Ferrous Metals ’97”, Faculty of Non-Ferrous Metals, University of Mining and Metallurgy, Krakow, Poland, pp. 350-353 (1998).
  17. E.Y. Gutmanas and I. Gotman, “Surface Modification of Graphite and Diamond via Reaction with Metal Powders”, in 9th CIMTEC – World Forum on New Materials: Surface Engineering, ed. P. Vincenzini, Techna Srl, pp. 375-382 (1999).
  18. A. Shenhar, I. Gotman, S. Radin and P. Ducheyne, “Microstructure and Fretting Behavior of Hard TiN-based Coatings on Surgical Titanium Alloys”, in 9th CIMTEC – World Forum on New Materials: Materials in Clinical Applications, ed. P. Vincenzini, Techna Srl, pp. 231-238 (1999)
  19. E. Faran, I. Gotman and E.Y. Gutmanas, “Surface Modification of BN via Interaction with Ti Powder”, in 9th CIMTEC – World Forum on New Materials: Surface Engineering, ed.P. Vincenzini, Techna Srl, pp. 383-390 (1999).
  20. E.Y. Gutmanas and I. Gotman, “Reactive Synthesis of Ceramic Matrix Composites under Pressure”, in 9th CIMTEC – World Ceramic Congress. Ceramics: Getting into the 2000’s, ed. P. Vincenzini, Techna Srl, pp. 567-578 (1999).
  21. J. Karwan-Baczewska, I. Gotman and E.Y. Gutmanas, “Processing and Properties of Metal-Bonded Coated Diamond Composites”, in Proc. 1998 Powder Metallurgy World Congress, vol. 4, EPMA, London, pp. 217-222 (1999).
  22. 39th International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, April 2000, San Diego, USA. Reports: 1) “Coating of Carbon Ceramics via Reaction with Metal Powders”,2) “Microstructure and Properties of PIRAC Nitrided NiTi Surgical Alloy”.
  23. I. Gotman, “Pressure Assisted Synthesis of Dense In situ Ceramic Matrix Composites via Thermal Explosion Mode of SHS”, in CIMTEC 2002 – 10th Int. Ceramic Congress – Part C, ed. P. Vincenzini, Vol. 3, Techna Srl, pp. 459-470 (2003).
  24. E.Y. Gutmanas, D. Horvitz and I. Gotman, “SHS Processing of Functionally Graded Carbide Based Composites”, in CIMTEC 2002 – 10th Int. Ceramic Congress – Part B, ed. P. Vincenzini, Vol. 2, Techna Srl, pp. 295-306 (2003).
  25. K. Maile, I. Gotman, E.Y. Gutmanas, X. Yin, A. Liutovich, K. Berreth and R. Weiss, “Oxidation Protective Coatings on C/C Composites by Combination of PIRAC and CVD”, in Composites – 14th Symposium on Composite Materials, Vienna, Austria, July 2003, Ed. H.P. Degischer, WILEY-VCH, pp. 286-291 (2003).
  26. J. Karwan-Baczewska, I. Gotman and E.Y. Gutmanas, “Dense Fe-Co and Fe-Co-Ni Alloys via Short Distance Infiltration”, EURO PM 2003 Conference Proceedings, vol. 3, pp. 445-450, October 2003, Valencia, Spain (2003).
  27. J. Karwan-Baczewska, I. Gotman, E.Y. Gutmanas and M. Shapiro, “Processing and properties of nanoscale Cu-based composites”, PM 2004 World Congress, October 2004, Vienna, Conference Proceedings, vol. 1, pp. 369-374, EPMA (2004).
  28. I. Gotman, D. Fuchs, J. Onalla, R. Shofti, A. Zaretsky, D. Angel and E.Y. Gutmanas, “PIRAC TiN coated Ti-6Al-4V femoral heads against UHMWPE acetabular cups – 3.5 years in canine THA”, Proc. 19th European Conference on Biomaterials (ESB 2005), Italy, T183 (2005).
  29. E.Y. Gutmanas, D Fuchs and I. Gotman, “TiN coating-on-TiN coating articulation in Total Hip Arthroplasty – a rat model”, Proc. 19th European Conference on Biomaterials (ESB 2005), Italy, P404 (2005).
  30. R.E. Unger, I. Gotman, A. Sartoris, E.Y. Gutmanas, C.J. Kirkpatrick, “Evaluation of nickel titanium and nickel titanium foam biomaterial cell-compatibility using osteoblast, endothelial and cocultures of these cells”, Proc. 21st European Conference on Biomaterials (ESB 2007), Brighton, U.K., p. 444 (2007).
  31. C. Makarov, I. Gotman, E.Y. Gutmanas, “Single-step synthesis of biodegradable calcium phosphate-PCL or PLGA composite nanopowders and their room temperature consolidation”, Proc. 21st European Conference on Biomaterials (ESB 2007), Brighton, U.K., p. 56 (2007).
  32. I. Gotman, E.Y. Gutmanas, “Processing and Surface Modification of Porous NiTi Bone Ingrowth Scaffolds from Ni Foams”, Proc. 21st  European Conference on Biomaterials (ESB 2007), Brighton, U.K., p. 49 (2007).
  33. R. Tzur, H. Benbenishty, I. Gotman, E.Y. Gutmanas, C.N. Sukenik, “Biofunctionalization of Magnetic Nanopowders Employing Self-Assembled Monolayers (SAM)”, Proc. World Biomaterials Congress, WBC-2008, May-June 2008, Amsterdam, Netherlands, p. 2620 (2008).
  34. Ronald E. Unger, Irena Gotman, Anne Sartoris, Sven Halstenberg, Martin Kunkel, Elazar Gutmanas and C. James Kirkpatrick, “Osteoblast growth and endothelial vascularization potential in cocultures of these cells on reticulated nickel titanium foam scaffolds”, Proc. World Biomaterials Congress, WBC-2008, May-June 2008, Amsterdam, Netherlands, p. 932 (2008).
  35. Fuchs, S, Gotman, I, Makarov, C, Gutmanas EY, Kirkpatrick, CJ, “Evaluation of bioresorbable load bearing Ca Phosphate-polymer nanocomposites – cell-compatibility using osteoblasts, outgrowth endothelial cells and cocultures of these cells”, Proc. World Biomaterials Congress, WBC-2008, May-June 2008, Amsterdam, Netherlands, p. 1757 (2008).
  36. Tal Reiner, Irena Gotman, “Modification of Ti scaffold via deposition of Ca-P coating that incorporates proteins”, Proc. World Biomaterials Congress, WBC-2008, May-June 2008, Amsterdam, Netherlands, p. 2618 (2008).
  37. O.K. Kamynina, I. Gotman, E. Gutmanas, A.E. Sytschev, S.G. Vadchenko, E.N. Balikhina, “Optimization of porosity in SHS-produced CoTi scaffolds for bone ingrowth scaffolds”, X International Symposium on SHS, Tsakhadzor, 6-11 July, 2009, Armenia, pp. 180-181
  38. A.E. Sytschev, S.G. Vadchenko, I. Gotman, E.Y. Gutmanas, O.K. Kamynina, “SHS joining of TiAl intermetallic with TiAl and NiAl”, X International Symposium on SHS, July 2009, Tsakhadzor, Armenia, pp. 129-130 (2009).
  39. C. Makarov, I. Gotman, E.Y. Gutmanas, “High strength Calcium Phosphate-polymer nanocomposites with vancomycine – processing and drug release”, Proc. 23rd European Conference on Biomaterials (ESB 2010), Tampere, Finland (2010).
  40. A. Rakovsky, E.Y. Gutmanas, I. Gotman, “Bioresorbable CDHAP-PLA nanocomposites with chemically modified organic-inorganic interfaces”, Proc. 23rd European Conference on Biomaterials (ESB 2010), Tampere, Finland (2010).
  41. C. Makarov, I. Gotman, E.Y. Gutmanas, “β-TCP-PLA Nanocomposites with Low Polymer Content: the Effect of High Pressure Consolidation at Elevated Temperatures on Mechanical Properties”, Proc. 24th European Conference on Biomaterials (ESB 2011), Dublin, Ireland (2011).
  42. Artoum Rakovsky, Elazar Y. Gutmanas, Irena Gotman, “Mechanical Properties of Resorbable Calcium Phosphate-PolylactideNanocomposites with High Ceramic Contents and Uniform Phase Distribution”, Proc. 24th European Conference on Biomaterials (ESB 2011), Dublin, Ireland (2011).
  43. Sanjaya K. Swain, Irena Gotman, Elazar Y. Gutmanas, “Processing and Mechanical Properties of Biodegradable βTCP-15Fe15Mg Composites”, Proc. 26th European Conference on Biomaterials (ESB 2014), Liverpool, UK, p. 526 (2014).
  44. Elazar Y. Gutmanas, Irina Gotman, “Protective coatings on medical implants by reactive diffusion”, AIP (American Institute of Physics) Conf. Proc. 1623, 203-208 (2014).
  45. Elazar Y. Gutmanas, Sanjaya K. Swain, Irena Gotman, “High Strength β-TCP-Fe-Ag Nanocomposites and Porous Scaffolds for Bone Repair”, Proc. 27th European Conference on Biomaterials (ESB 2015), Krakow, Poland, p. 51 (2015).
  46. Sanjaya K. Swain, David Starosvetsky, Irena Gotman, Elazar Y. Gutmanas, “Development of Novel Bioresorbable Iron-Silver Materials and their In vitro Degradation Behavior”, Proc. 27th European Conference on Biomaterials (ESB 2015), Krakow, Poland, p. 278 (2015).
  47. Irena Gotman, Asaph Zaretzky, Sergey G. Psakhie, Elazar Y. Gutmanas, “Effect of a novel load-bearing trabecular Nitinol scaffold on rabbit radius bone regeneration”, AIP Conf. Proc. 1683(1), p020243-1 (2015).
  48. Aliya Sharipova, Sergey G. Psakhie, Sanjaya K. Swain, Elazar Y. Gutmanas, Irena Gotman, “High-strength bioresorbable Fe-Ag nanocomposite scaffolds: Processing and properties”, AIP Conf. Proc. 1683(1), p020244-1 (2015).
  49. I. Gotman, S.G. Psakhie, A.S. Lozhkomoev, E.Y. Gutmanas, “Iron Oxide and Gold Nanoparticles in Cancer Therapy”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Physics of Cancer: Interdisciplinary Problems and Clinical Applications (2016).

Other Publications

  1. I. Gotman, “Interaction of Si3N4 and SiC with Metals”, Ph.D. Thesis under the supervision of Prof. E.Y. Gutmanas, Technion (1991), pp. 1-147 (in Hebrew).
  2. I. Gotman and E.Y. Gutmanas, “Multifunctional Nanostructured Coatings”, Research Road Map (RRM) for EU (NoE – EXCELL, FP-6 program): a) 2008 – 54  pages; b) 2009 – 146 pages.
  3. European Patent EP0011965 (2002): “Fabrication Method of Metal-Ceramic Disc Brakes” (with D. Horvitz, E.Y. Gutmanas, N. Claussen, R. Janssen and N. Travitzky).

Academic Appointments

2017 – present Professor, ORT Braude College, Department of Mechanical Engineering
2001 – present Adjunt Associate Professor, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering
2001 – 2016 Senior Research Fellow, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering
2015 – 2016 Adjunct Professor, Tel Aviv University, Department of Biomedical 2009-2010 Engineering
1997 – 2001 Senior Research Associate, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering
1996 – 2001 Teaching Fellow, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering
1995 – 1996 Levi Eshkol Post-Doctoral Fellow, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering
1993-1995 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA, Department of Materials Engineering
1993-1995 Fulbright Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA, Department of Materials Engineering

Teaching Experience

ORT Braude College of Engineering:
Undergraduate Courses:
• Introduction to Materials Engineering
• Biomedical Applications of Materials

Technion–Israel Institute of Technology
Undergraduate Courses:
• Materials in Biomedical Engineering
• Biomaterials

Tel Aviv University
Undergraduate Courses:
• Introduction to Materials in Medicine
• Metallic and Ceramic Biomaterials

Academic and Professional Awards and Grants

2010 Excellence in teaching, Tel-Aviv University
2007 Medal of the Russian Academy of Sciences and International Association “Self-Propagating High-Temperature Synthesis” for contribution to R&D.
2002, 2004 Excellence in teaching, Technion
1995/97 Levi Eshkol Post-Doctoral Award
1992/94 Fulbright Post-Doctoral Award
1990 MINERVA fellowship for visiting graduate students (July-August), Max-Plank-Institute, Stuttgart, Germany
1988 Wolff Ph.D. Student Research Award
1987 DAAD fellowship for visiting graduate students, Max-Plank-Institute, Stuttgart, Germany
1987 Gutwirth Award for outstanding student achievements
1985 Gutwirth Fellowship
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