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” by University of São Paulo (1989) and Full Professor by University of São Paulo (1993). Recently has joined the Biomedical Engineering from Texas A&M. He has activities based on laser cooling and trapping of neutral atoms and applications of optics and laser to health science. Members of the following academies: National Academy of Science NAS - (USA), Pontifical Academy of Science (Vaticano) , TWAS, Brazilian Academy of science (ABC) and Latin America Academy of Science (ACAL).