Sarah De Carufel, M.A.Sc. | R&D Engineering Associate

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Sarah De Carufel, R&D Engineering Associate at Giatec

As an R&D Engineering Associate for Giatec Scientific, Sarah De Carufel utilizes her civil-engineering background to assist in the development of innovative products. Her paper based on her thesis, Effect of High-Performance Steel Materials on the Blast Behaviour of Ultra-High Performance Concrete Columns, won the award for Best Paper at the 2016 First International Interactive Symposium on UHPC.

Sarah's work during her time as a Research Assistant at the University of Ottawa involved the design, construction, casting, testing, and analysis of columns, beams, and slabs under static and blast loads. This research focused on the properties and behavior of high-performance materials—such as steel fiber reinforced concrete, ultra-high performance fiber reinforced concrete, and high-performance steel materials—under blast.


  • 2016 University of Ottawa
    M.A.Sc., Civil Engineering
  • 2014 University of Ottawa
    B.A.Sc., Civil Engineering

Awards and Accomplishments

  • 2016 First International Interactive Symposium on UHPC
    International Scientific Advisory Committee
  • 2013 Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Women of Influence
    Ontario University Athletics
  • 2010-2013 Student-Athlete Awards Program
    University of Ottawa

Areas of Expertise

  • Concrete
  • Fiber-reinforced concrete
  • Ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC)
  • Concrete maturity
  • concrete testing
  • Corrosion
  • Effects of blast loading on structures
  • High-performance steel materials in structural applications


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