Project Engineer, Gurit Composite Engineering

Katia Merle

Nationality : French

Biography : Katia joined Gurit structural engineering team in 2006, after graduating from Southampton Yacht and Powercraft Design course. Over the years she has contributed to the structural design of a number of racing boats including IMOCA60s, Ultime, Class40, Mini650, and multiple superyachts. She also provided expertise to novel applications of composite materials on tidal turbines and light weight vehicules. Katia is based in South Brittany at the heart of French yacht racing hub, and currently busy supporting IMOCA60 and Ultime projets.