Professor Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz


Dr Brito Cruz

Brito Cruz is the Senior Vice-President, Research Networks at Elsevier and a Professor Emeritus at the University of Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil. As a researcher in the field of Physics of Ultrafast Phenomena, he has been a visiting researcher at the Quantum Optics Laboratory at the Universitá di Roma, at the Femtosecond Research Laboratory at the Universitè Pierre et Marie Curie, and a resident researcher at the AT&T Bell Laboratories. Brito Cruz has been the Director of the Physics Institute at Unicamp, Vice-president, Research at Unicamp, President of the São Paulo Research Foundation, FAPESP, and President of the University of Campinas. From 2005 to 2020 he has been the Science Director at FAPESP, Brazil.  Brito Cruz is a member of the U.N. 10-Member Group for the SDG Technology Facilitation Mechanism, of the Shell Science Council, and of the International Advisory Board of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Prof. Brito Cruz studied at the Aeronautics Technology Institute (ITA) and at Unicamp, in Brazil. He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, of the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and of the American Physical Society. He received the Ordre des Palmes Academiques de France, the Order of the Scientific Merit from the Federative Republic of Brazil, and the Order of the British Empire, (OBE).

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