View of the SAFL building from the river

During the academic year, SAFL hosts weekly seminars on various topics related to environmental, geophysical and biological fluid mechanics and engineering featuring presenters from academia, government agencies and industry. These seminars are free and open to the public. Join us to learn about the latest research advancements and network with contacts in the field.


Launching in the spring 2015 semester, SAFL seminars will be held on Tuesdays, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the SAFL Auditorium. 


To watch a live videostream (if available) click here. 


Upcoming Seminars:

Dec. 01

Gene-Hua Crystal Ng, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Minnesota

Field applications of hydrogeochemical modeling: What we can learn about complex interactions between transport, geochemistry, and biology

Dec. 08

Nicholas Thomas,Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Iowa

Simulating the hydrologic impact of distributed flood mitigation practices and tile drainage in an agricultural catchment


Past Seminars:

Nov. 17

Edward Silberman Award Ceremony and Seminar: Praveen Kumar, Colonel Harry F. and Frankie M. Lovell Endowed Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 Award Recipients: Jon Czuba and Ashish Karn

Water-Food-Climate Squeeze: Can we (Bio)Engineer Our Way Out?

Nov. 10

Sarah Ringerud, Postdoctoral Fellow, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Database Construction for GPM Constellation Precipitation Retrievals Using Core Satellite Combined Microwave Radar-Radiometer Observations

Nov. 03

Katsumi Matsumoto, Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Minnesota

Model investigation of Lake Superior circulation and biogeochemistry

Oct. 27

Christopher Zappa, Lamont Associate Research Professor, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

Air-Sea Gas Exchange in High Winds

Oct. 20

Trung Le, Postdoctoral Associate, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota

Flow dynamics at a river confluence on Mississippi River: field measurement and large eddy simulation

Oct. 13

Lorenz G. Straub Award Ceremony and Seminar: Dr. Stephen Monismith, Obayashi Professor in the School of Engineering and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University

2013 Lorenz G. Straub Award Recipient: Esther Eke

Salinity Intrusion in Northern San Francisco Bay: Observations and models

Oct. 06

Alexander Densmore, Professor, Institute of Hazard, Risk, and Resilience and Department of Geography, Durham University

Why Fans Matter: Groundwater Abstraction and Decline in Northwestern India

Sep. 29

WIlliam Anderson, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas

Large-eddy simulation of rough wall turbulence: effects of complex topography, evidence of inner-outer effects, and the role of turbulence in aeolian systems

Sep. 22

Dr. Pavlos Vlachos, Professor, School of Mechnical Engineering and School of Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University

The Heart’s Vortices

May. 05

Giacomo Valerio Iungo, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas, Dallas

Smart Sensing of Wind Turbine Wakes and Data-Driven Algorithms for Maximization of Wind Power Harvesting