Booker S. Carpenter, PhD

Title:  External Advisor
Company:  Las Alamos National Laboratory
Location:  Boyds, Maryland, United States

Booker S. Carpenter, PhD, External Advisor at Las Alamos National Laboratory, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in science.

Dr. Carpenter began his career as a research radio chemist in the activation analysis section of the National Institute of Standards and Technology from 1964 to 1967. He continued his career with the National Institute of Standards and Technology as a research analytical chemist in the micro chemical analysis section and project leader in the activation analysis section from 1967 to 1970. He maintained involvement with the National Institute of Standards and Technology as project leader of the activation analysis section from 1970 to 1979. From 1979 to 1981, he served as program manager for nuclear materials safeguards at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and from 1981 to 1984, he was active as science assistant to the director of the national measurement laboratory of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Dr. Carpenter was further associated with the National Institute of Standards and Technology as a project leader in the inorganic analytical research division from 1984 to 1988.

Prior to embarking on his career, Dr. Carpenter received a Bachelor of Science from Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD, in 1965. Following this accomplishment, he earned a Master of Science from Howard University in Washington, DC, in 1969. Dr. Carpenter concluded his education with a Doctor of Philosophy from Howard University in 1975.

Dr. Carpenter held the position of international affairs officer with the Office of International Affairs from 1988 to 1989 and director of international relations from 1989 to 1995. During this time, he also worked as program manager of the Latin American and Pacific Program at the National Science Foundation in Washington, DC, in 1982 and a member of the congressional staff science policy task for committee on science and technology for the United States House of Representatives in 1985. He has been a consultant of the World Bank since 1991 and the Organization of American States with the Inter-American Development Bank since 1995. Dr. Carpenter has been the director of the Office of International and Academic Affairs with the National Institute of Standards and Technology since 1995 and was previously the external advisor to the nuclear materials technology division of the Los Alamos National Laboratory from 1994 to 2016.

Dr. Carpenter is a fellow of the American Nuclear Society, where he served on the board of directors from 1972 to 1982, as chair of the isotope and radiation division from 1978 to 1979, and as a member of the international committee from 1980. He is a member of the National Science Teachers Association, the American Geophysical Union and the Commission on Professional Science and Technology, where he has been on the board of directors since 1985 and held the role of president in 1994. He also belongs to the American Chemical Society, the Inter-American Council and the Scientific Manpower Commission. He was awarded the Israel Binational Research Grant from 1973 to 1979 and the Special Foreign Currency Grant from India from 1973 to 1978. He was also the recipient of the Radiation, Science and Technology Award from the American Nuclear Society in 1987. Dr. Carpenter has previously been selected for inclusion in the first edition of Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America and multiple editions of Who’s Who in the East.

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