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Catherine De Wolf

Catherine De Wolf

Catherine De Wolf is an EPFL Postdoctoral Fellow 2016 and a Swiss Government Excellence Scholar in the Structural Xploration Lab at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL). Her research analyses the embodied life cycle impact of the current production of architectural structures. After studying Civil Engineering and Architecture at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB) and the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Catherine obtained a Master of Science in Building Technology and a PhD in Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with Prof. John Ochsendorf. Her dissertation is about low carbon pathways for structural design. She is the author of deQo, a database resulting from a comprehensive survey of material quantities and embodied carbon in building structures. During her PhD, she also worked in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge. Professional experiences include working for Arup, Ney & Partners and other leading architectural and structural design firms. She is part of the Structural Engineers 2050 Commitment Initiative with the Carbon Leadership Forum.