is the Deputy Division Leader of Theoretical Division at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in the United States.
Shlachter began his career at LANL in 1979 in the Controlled Thermonuclear Research (CTR) Division, pursuing studies on a novel approach to magnetic fusion. He has been employed as a staff member at LANL since 1982. Between 1985 and 1987, Shlachter was a subject matter specialist at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria. Upon his return to LANL, he continued with his research, exploring additional magnetic fusion schemes. With the dissolution of the CTR Division in 1990, Shlachter joined the Physics Division, working on a variety of pulsed cylindrical implosion systems driven by capacitor banks and high explosives. He served in numerous line management positions within the division, including the Division Leader from 2004 to 2008.
Shlachter was the Coordinator of the International Data Centre at the CTBTO in Vienna in 2008. In 2009, he joined the core team at LANL developing the MaRIE (Matter-Radiation Interactions in Extremes) proposal, where he has been focusing his efforts on the Fission Fusion materials Facility pillar.