Sally P.M. Bane
Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Sally Bane received her bachelor's degree with high distinction in aerospace engineering from the University of Virginia. She began her studies as a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow at the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories at the California Institute of Technology. She earned both her master's degree and PhD in aeronautics there.
Her research at Caltech investigated spark ignition of flammable mixtures and quantified the risk of accidental explosions, especially on aircraft. Her research interests encompass a wide range of topics in experimental fluid mechanics and reacting flow, including combustion of alternative fuels and flow control for improved flight.