New Mexico Consortium CEO Steve Buelow Announces Retirement

New Mexico Consortium CEO Steve Buelow


Following a long career of science research and management, New Mexico Consortium (NMC) Chief Executive Officer, Steve Buelow, has announced his retirement. 

Dr. Buelow, earned degrees in Chemistry and Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and in Physics and Chemical Physics from Harvard University.

Before joining the NMC in 2012 as the Director of Laboratory Research, Buelow held research and management positions at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). As Leader of the Energy Security Center, he worked with LANL line and program organizations to coordinate the development of LANL’s Energy Security Mission.

Dr. Buelow has provided leadership, management, and strategic direction for the New Mexico Consortium, a non-profit created to advance statewide collaboration in science research, education and economic development.

Since becoming the CEO of the NMC, Buelow grew the company and increased revenues by approximately 30%. He also increased support to local start-up companies. Support to local companies included over $5,000,000 in cash investments and financial support, and over $3,000,000 in support of companies and NMC projects. Start-up companies now thriving due to the support of the NMC include Prosel Biosciences, Spartina Biotechnologies, Specifica, Trenza Synergy, Pebble Labs USA Inc., and UbiQD. 

Those of us that know Dr. Buelow personally admire him not only for his scientific and business expertise, but also for his kindness and wonderful personal relationships. We wish Steve well and are confident the community will continue to benefit from his valued leadership.

The New Mexico Consortium Board of Directors is currently working on finding a replacement.

About the New Mexico Consortium

The New Mexico Consortium (NMC) is an innovative company created to engage universities and industry in scientific research in the nation’s interest and to increase the role of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in science, education and economic development. This non-profit corporation formed by the three New Mexico research universities focuses on facilitating collaborations at the Laboratory interface.

The NMC leverages capabilities at LANL, universities and industry and provides agile and accountable operations to execute joint initiatives. The NMC develops and manages self-sustaining research facilities to support these joint initiatives. Through the NMC, the universities and LANL have developed more effective models to advance our nations interests and increase the impact of scientific research on the local and national economy.