New associate Laboratory director of Capital Projects at Los Alamos National Laboratory appointed

David Teter’s 26 years of experience in roles across the Laboratory prepare him for new role

May 16, 2022

David Teter

Los Alamos National Laboratory announced that David Teter is the new associate Laboratory director for Infrastructure and Capital Projects (ALDICP). In this new role, he’s responsible for the leadership, management, oversight, strategic planning and execution of the Laboratory’s portfolio of construction projects.

Teter stated that the goal is for ALDICP to be recognized “as an exemplar across the Department of Energy and National Nuclear Security Administration enterprise for campus transformation, project planning, project management and project execution.”

Teter, who joined the Laboratory as a postdoctoral researcher in 1996, holds a doctorate in metallurgical engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Most recently, he served for two years as the director of the Weapons Infrastructure and Planning Office at the Laboratory, where he was responsible for funding the operations, maintenance and modernization of the Lab’s nuclear, high-explosive and specialized weapons facilities. Besides repairing and improving the lifespan of existing facilities, the office provides long-range planning for weapons facility modernization to meet future mission needs.

Starting in 1997 as a technical staff member in MST-6, Teter built his career at the Laboratory around materials science. From 2012 to 2019, he was division leader of Materials Science & Technology, supervising 280 employees. That work spanned high-hazard nuclear facility operations to fundamental materials science research and development. He was the recipient of Awards of Excellence for the Nuclear Weapons Program and Stockpile Stewardship Program in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2004.