Randolff Carpenter

RJ Carpenter

Randolff (RJ) Carpenter earned a BS in Biomedical Engineering at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) in May 2020. While attending TCNJ, he had the opportunity to work in Dr. Anthony Lau’s NASA research lab, performing experimental testing on rat femurs that had been irradiated with simulated space radiation. His work led to numerous conference presentations including multiple poster presentations at both BMES and the NASA Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop (HRP IWS). This work ultimately led to a summer REU at THE Ohio State University where he worked in their Injury Biomechanics Research Center (IBRC) under Dr. John Bolte. During this summer, Randolff was acquainted with the inner workings of an injury biomechanics lab including everything from subject preparation to sled testing, ultimately confirming his desire to continue in the field. In August 2020, he relocated to Charlottesville as a PhD student in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, where he is currently working on military research. 


  • B.S. Biomedical Engineering, The College of New Jersey

Research Interests

  • Space Biomechanics
  • Sports Injury


  • Member - BMES
  • 2019-2020 Phi Kappa Phi Research Award
  • 2018 NASA New Jersey Space Grant Fellowship Awardee

Other Interests

  • Video games,hiking, kayaking, watching sports, going to the gym