De Wolf

Prof. Dr.
de Wolf

Prof. Dr. Catherine de Wolf

Catherine De Wolf is an Assistant Professor of Circular Engineering for Architecture at ETH Zurich. She conducts research on efficient, environmentally compatible construction processes. Her work has a particular emphasis on the processing and recycling of waste products. Her professorship develops synergies with the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering and deepen links with the Department of Architecture. Within the NCCR DFAB she brings expertise of construction and circular economy into the research on Digital Fabrication.

Work Topic

At the boundary of architecture and structure, my research critically reviews the sustainability of the built environment, with a particular focus on circular economy in construction. I collaborate with academic institutions as well as design practices including Arup, Elioth, Arup, and Ney & Partners.

Role in the NCCR Digital Fabrication

Principal Investigator


Circular economy in construction : environmental impacts of buildings