Vanderlei S. Bagnato
Class of 2018-19
Department of Physics and Materials Science
University of São Paulo and the Institute of Physics of São Carlos
Vanderlei S. Bagnato is a full professor in the Department of Physics and Materials Science at Brazil’s University of São Paulo and the Institute of Physics of São Carlos. He has conducted meaningful research in laser cooling, trapping neutral atoms, and applying the principles of optics and lasers in health sciences. Bagnato is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences of the Vatican, the World Academy of Sciences, and the Brazilian Academy of Science, as well as being a Commander of Brazil’s National Order of Scientific Merit. Bagnato will collaborate with faculty and students in the College of Engineering and the College of Science.