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Dr. Matthew S. Hoehler

Dr. Matthew Hoehler is a Research Structural Engineer in the Engineering Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He provides program and technical support to the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) and the National Fire Research Laboratory (NFRL) to further NIST´s mission to ensure a resilient national infrastructure. Dr. Hoehler has over fifteen 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 both the United States and Europe. He is the author of numerous technical publications in areas including full-scale testing of structural and nonstructural building systems, fastening technology, and the modeling and behavior of reinforced concrete structures. 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 in teaching in higher education in the State of Baden-Württemberg, Germany and is a registered Professional Engineer in California.


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Research Structural Engineer
Engineering Laboratory


University of Stuttgart, Germany, Dr.-Ing., Civil Engineering, 2006

University of California, Berkeley, M.S., Civil Engineering, 2000

Princeton University, B.S., Civil Engineering, 1998


Phone: 301-975-8517
Email: matthew.hoehler@nist.gov