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ALD - Infrastructure and Capital Projects

As Associate Lab Director for Infrastructure and Capital Projects, David Teter is responsible for institutional large-project construction and management and environmental cleanup functions.


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David Teter

David Teter, ALDCP

David F. Teter is the associate Laboratory director for Infrastructure and Capital Projects (ALDICP), where he is responsible for the leadership, management, oversight, strategic planning and execution of the Laboratory’s portfolio of construction projects. In this role, Dave leads the integration of planning, management and execution of infrastructure projects across Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Dave has 26 years of professional experience in multiple roles across the Laboratory, including project, program and line management of large, complex and hazardous facilities. Prior to his current role, Dave served for two years as the director of the Weapons Infrastructure and Planning Office (WIPO) at LANL, 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.

Dave joined LANL in 1996 as a post-doctoral researcher, after receiving his PhD from the University of Illinois. The following year, he became a technical staff member in MST-6, and built his career at the Laboratory around materials science. From 2012 to 2019, he was division leader of Materials Science & Technology (MST), where he supervised 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.

Dave is a recognized expert in materials science and advanced manufacturing, with more than 20 peer-reviewed publications and several classified publications, and has served on a number of review boards and advisory panels.