Council Member of HNODIS (Jul 14 - Jul 16)
Council Member of HNODS (Sep 08-Sep 13)
Professor, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Member of the Brazilian Academy of Science
Current Research Interests
Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato is PhD from MIT (1987). Double major in Material Science Engineering (Universidade Federal de São Carlos - Brasil - 1981) and Physics (Universidade de São Paulo - Brasil - 1981). Received the title of "Livre - Docente"t by University of São Paulo (1989) and Full Professor by University of São Paulo (1993). Has his activities based on laser cooling and trapping of neutral atoms and applications of optics and laser in dentistry and medicine. Among many activities, he pursued a pioneering work in the field of atomic and molecular physics with worldwide recognition. Recently the laboratory under his guidance laboratory has achieved Bose-Einstein Condensation initiating a pioneering work with quantum macroscopic matter. Include in the diversity of activities, is the responsibility for the construction and evaluation of the first atomic clock developed in Latin America and the first pilot plant for the production of high precision microscopes. Recently the group of research under his guidance has implemented in Brazil by the first time the clinical use of Photo-Dynamic-Therapy for the treatment of cancer as well as microbial control and HPV treatment. A strong relation between basic research and industry is one of the characteristics of the work carried on by Bagnato, resulting the implementation of high technology industries in the field of optics. Has published over 260 papers in international journals with more than 2400 citations. During his academic life, he has supervised more than 50 graduate students and he is presently supervising 17 graduate students involved in several programs of research as well as many undergraduates. Maintain close international relation with many institutions around the world. He has been the editor of the Brazilian Teaching Journal and belongs to the editorial board of several international journals.