April 9, 2015
Sheryl Grace’s research interests lie in the fields of unsteady aerodynamics and aeroacoustics. She has twice been invited to lecture at the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics as part of the Aeroacoustics series. Prof. Grace has made contributions to her field through her work on inverse methods for source/disturbance identification and investigations of aperture and cavity flows. In the past she has received funding from both GEAE and Boeing for work related to aircraft and engine noise. Currently, she is funded by the Aeroacoustics Research Consortium to benchmark existing, and develop alternative, methods for using CFD in the prediction of fan noise.
Beyond her research and teaching, Prof. Grace is a past faculty advisor for the student chapter of AIAA at Boston University, for which she won the National Faculty Advisor Award. She has worked on numerous outreach activities for K-12. She was instrumental in founding the Women in Science and Engineering Committee at Boston University, was Co-PI on an NSF ADVANCE PAID grant, and continually works to improve recruitment and retention of women in science and engineering. She also contributes to society at large, as exemplified by her recent service to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection as a member of an expert panel that reviewed the health impacts of wind turbines.
Prof. Grace earned her PhD in aerospace engineering at the University of Notre Dame, her Master’s degree in applied mathematics at Oklahoma State University, and her Bachelor’s degree in mathematics at the University of Akron.