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Dr. Ronald G. Rehm

Dr. Ronald G. Rehm is a guest researcher in the Engineered Fire Safety Group of the Fire Research Division (FRD) of the Engineering Laboratory (EL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Professional Experience:

  • 08/1988-Present: NIST, Fellow
  • 03/1987-08/1988: National Bureau of Standards (NBS), Fellow
  • 09/1984-02/1987: NBS, Research Mathematician
  • 10/1982-09/1984: NBS, Mathematical Analysis Division, Chief
  • 1975-1982: NBS, Mathematician
  • 1965-1975: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Buffalo, New York, Principal Engineer
  • Supervisor of National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellows at NIST, 1979-81, 1991-93, 1993-95 and 1997-99
  • Visiting Research Mathematician, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, Oxford, England, Spring 1989
  • Lecturer on Advanced Mathematical Modeling, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Spring 1984 and Spring 1985

Awards and Recognition:

  • U.S. Department of Commerce Silver Medal, 1981
  • U.S. Department of Commerce Gold Medal, 1985
  • NIST Fellow, 1987

Current Research Interests:

  • Mathematical modeling and computation of fluid dynamics and combustion, particularly related to wind engineering and fires

Dr. Rehm has published over 80 research papers and reports in these and related areas.

Dr. Ronald G. Rehm


Guest Researcher
Fire Research Division
Engineered Fire Safety


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, 1965

Purdue University, B.S., Engineering Sciences, 1960


Phone: 301-975-2704
Email: ronald.rehm@nist.gov