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Matthew Hoehler

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. He 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.


  • U.S. Department of Commerce Gold Medal
  • Fire Protection Research Foundation Medal
  • Society of Fire Protection Engineers Jack Bono Award for Engineering Communications
  • NIST Bronze Medal
  • Grant for Advisor Exchange to Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  • The Moles Student Award
  • Associated Western Universities Undergraduate Research Fellowship


Created October 9, 2019, Updated June 16, 2020