Biological and Physical Science Division
Bradley M. Carpenter is the Fluid Physics, Combustion Science, and Materials Science Program Scientist in the Biological and Physical Sciences Division at NASA Headquarters. His education includes a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia, and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University. He also did graduate work in biochemistry at Duke University, post-doctoral research in fluid dynamics at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and studied welding technology at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon. Prior to coming to NASA, he worked for the Chevron Chemical Company in process research and engineering for organophosphate insecticides, and for the Borden Chemical Company, developing thermosetting adhesives and polymers for industrial applications. His NASA-sponsored research focused on fluid dynamics, with particular interests in hydrodynamic stability, free surface phenomena, and viscous flows. At NASA since 1988, he was the Lead Scientist for the Physical Sciences Research Division of the NASA Office of Biological and Physical Research from 1996 to 2004, and he worked on ISS National Laboratory implementation in the Space Operations Mission Directorate from 2005 to 2011.