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Dr. Matthew Speicher

Dr. Matthew Speicher is a Research Structural Engineer at NIST, supporting the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP). His research interests include earthquake engineering, performance-based seismic design and assessment, design of steel structures, preservation of historic structures, passive damping, and advancement and application of new materials.

Dr. Speicher joined NIST in February, 2010. Prior to joining NIST, Dr. Speicher was a graduate researcher at the Georgia Institute of Technology (2004-2010). His thesis involved the development and testing of seismic resisting systems using nickel-titanium shape memory alloys. While at Georgia Tech, Dr. Speicher served as President and Secretary for the EERI Student Chapter and was an active member of Chi Epsilon Honor Society. Dr. Speicher led several outreach programs to K-12 students in an effort to increase interest in earthquake engineering. Prior to Georgia Tech, Dr. Speicher obtained project management experience while working for Opus Corporation in Minneapolis.

In addition to conducting research, Dr. Speicher has participated in several international programs including a summer school on smart structures technology in South Korea and an internship with a non-profit engineering organization (EMI) in India.  

Matthew Speicher


Research Structural Engineer


Purdue University, B.S. in Civil Engineering, 2004

Georgia Institute of Technology, M.S. in Civil Engineering, 2006

Georgia Institute of Technology, Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, 2010


Phone: 301-975-5352
Email: matthew.speicher@nist.gov