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Renan Belli


Dr. Renan Belli is an associate scientist at the Laboratory for Dental Biomaterials Research at the Dental Clinic of the University Hospital Erlangen, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Erlangen, Germany. He graduated in Dental Medicine at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil, in 2005, and received a Master of Science and PhD titles from the same university in 2007 and 2011, respectively, both with research focus on dental materials. During his PhD he spent 2 years at his current lab as a research scientist, where he went to become a permanent member of the scientific staff in 2012. Since then he pursues scientific interests in areas related to mechanics of materials, especially fracture mechanisms and testing methodologies spanning from quasi-brittle to plastic behavior for application in natural tooth tissues and artificial restoratives.