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Catherine Gorle

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and, by courtesy, of Mechanical Engineering
Gorlé received her BSc (2002) and MSc (2005) degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the Delft University of Technology, and her PhD (2010) from the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics in cooperation with the University of Antwerp. Afterwards she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Turbulence Research at Stanford University and a Research Professor at the von Karman Institute funded by a Pegasus Marie Curie fellowship. Before joining the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department at Stanford she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering & Engineering Mechanics at Columbia University.

Gorle's research focuses on the development of predictive flow simulations to support the design of sustainable buildings and cities. Specific topics of interest are the coupling of large- and small-scale models and experiments to quantify uncertainties related to the variability of boundary conditions, the development of uncertainty quantification methods for low-fidelity models using high-fidelity data, and the use of field measurements to validate and improve computational predictions.


BSc, Delft University of Technology, Aerospace Engineering (2002)
MSc, Delft University of Technology, Aerospace Engineering (2005)
PhD, Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Environmental and Applied Fluid Dynamics (2010)