Ralph M. Paroli, Ph.D., is a director of research and development in Measurement Science and Standards at the National Research Council of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario.
A past chairman of Committee D08 on Roofing and Waterproofing, Paroli is also a member of Committees D11 on Rubber and E60 on Sustainability. He joined ASTM in 1994 and was a member of the Committee on Standards from 2006 to 2008. Paroli has served on the ASTM board of directors since 2011.
Possessing more than 30 years of experience in spectroscopy and thermal analysis and over 20 years experience related to roofing, Paroli has been involved with national and international committees in developing new techniques to characterize roofing materials and systems. Before assuming his current role in 2013, he served as director of Building Envelope and Structure, Institute for Research in Construction, where he had responsibility for the NRC research program addressing concrete materials durability and repair, wall and window systems performance, and thermal and moisture performance of materials and roofing systems.
Paroli holds a B.Sc. in analytical chemistry from the University of Concordia in Montreal, and a Ph.D. in physical and inorganic chemistry from McGill University, Montreal.