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Matthew Hoehler (Fed)

Dr. Matthew Hoehler is a Research Structural Engineer in the Fire Research Division of the Engineering Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He provides program and technical support to further NIST´s mission to ensure a resilient national infrastructure. Dr. Hoehler has over twenty years of experience in experimental testing and analysis of the performance of materials, components, and structures associated with structural collapse, natural disasters, or human-initiated events. 

Prior to joining NIST in 2014, Dr. Hoehler worked in the management and execution of applied research for private and public entities in the United States and Europe. His research interests include full-scale testing of structural and nonstructural building systems in earthquakes and fires, anchorage to concrete, modeling and behavior of reinforced concrete structures, and the development of measurement technology. He has been an associate member of American Concrete Institute (ACI) Committee 355 "Anchorage to Concrete", International Federation for Structural Concrete (fib) Special Activity Group "Fastenings to Concrete and Masonry" and a contributor to the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) Working Group for the Technical Specification "Design of Fastenings for Use in Concrete."

Dr. Hoehler has a certificate to teach in institutions of higher education in Baden-Württemberg, Germany and is a licensed Professional Engineer in California.

Please visit Google Scholar for a full list of publications.


  • Jacob Rabinow Applied Research Award (2020)
  • U.S. Department of Commerce Gold Medal (2019)
  • U.S. Department of Commerce Bronze Medal (2019)
  • Society of Fire Protection Engineers Jack Bono Award for Engineering Communications (2019)
  • Fire Protection Research Foundation Medal (2019, 2018)
  • Grant for Advisor Exchange to Indian Institute of Technology Madras (2005)
  • The Moles Student Award (1998)
  • Associated Western Universities Undergraduate Research Fellowship (1997)


Fire Resilience of a Steel-Concrete Composite Floor System: Full-Scale Experimental Evaluation for U.S. Prescriptive Approach with a 2-Hour Fire-Resistance Rating (Test #1)

Lisa Choe, Selvarajah Ramesh, Xu Dai, Matthew Hoehler, Matthew Bundy, Rodney A. Bryant, Brian Story, Anthony R. Chakalis, Artur A. Chernovsky
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is currently conducting a series of large compartment fire tests to investigate the behavior and fire-induced

Structure Separation Experiments Phase 1 Preliminary Test Plan

Alexander Maranghides, Shonali Nazare, Eric Link, Kuldeep Prasad, Matthew Hoehler, Matthew Bundy, Steven Hawks, Frank Bigelow, William (Ruddy) Mell, Anthony Bova, Derek McNamara, Tom Milac, Daniel Gorham, Faraz Hedayati, Bob Raymer, Frank Frievalt, William Walton
The primary objective of this project is to assess structure-to-structure fire spread for structures located in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI). Full-scale


Created October 9, 2019, Updated May 23, 2022