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.

Schedule

Launching in the spring 2014 semester, SAFL seminars will be held on Tuesdays, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the SAFL Auditorium. 

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Upcoming Seminars:

Nov. 04

Bruce Wilson, Professor, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, University of Minnesota

Design and Analysis of Self-Sustaining Agricultural Drainage Ditches.

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Nov. 11

Gordon Grant

Where’s Water?: Integrating Geology with Hydrology to Improve Predictions of Future Streamflows in the Western US

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Nov. 18

Distinguished Lecture Series on Earth-Water-Life: Sanjeev Gupta

Ancient Rivers, Ancient Civilizations, Present Water: Water and Life through Time in NW India

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Dec. 02

Jiarong Hong, Benjamin Mayhugh Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota

Implementing Holographic Microscopy for Studying Turbulence above Biological and Geological Surfaces

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Dec. 09

Joe Knight, Associate Professor, Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota

Land Classification using Image Objects and Lidar

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Past Seminars:

Oct. 28

Michael Barrett, Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

Lessons Learned from 20+ Years of Highway Stormwater Research

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Oct. 21

Ali Khosronejad, Research Associate, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota   

Use of supercomputers to Solve Intricate Hydraulic Engineering Problems

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Oct. 14

Lorenz G. Straub Award Ceremony and Seminar: Petros Koumoutsakos, Chair for Computational Science, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich

2012 Lorenz G. Straub Award Recipient: Yeping Yuan  

 

The Arrow of Computational Science

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Oct. 07

CANCELED: Distinguished Lecture Series on Earth-Water-Life: Stefano Lanzoni, Professor, Department of Civil, Environmeltal and Architectural Engineering, University of Padua, Italy

Morphodynamic Modeling of Alluvial Rivers

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Sep. 30

Distinguished Lecture Series on Earth-Water-Life: Rina Schumer, Associate Research Professor, Desert Research Institute

Real and Apparent Changes in Erosion and Deposition Rates Through Time

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Sep. 23

Brian K. Haus, Professor, Department of Ocean Sciences, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Miami

New Capabilities for Laboratory Observation of the Air-Water Interface in Extreme Conditions

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Sep. 16

Barr Engineering Lecture: Marcelo Garcia, Chester & Helen Seiss Endowed Professor in Civil & Environmental Engineering, Director, Ven Te Chow Hydrosystems Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Exploring the Universe of Density Currents: what do snow avalanches, dust storms, oceanic turbidity currents and density underflows in the Chicago River have in common?

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Sep. 09

Distinguished Lecture Series on Earth-Water-Life: Cristian Escauriaza, Assistant Professor, Department of Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Complex Interactions of Turbulent Flows and Geochemical Processes in a High-Andean Watershed

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May. 06

Distinguished Lecture Series on Earth-Water-Life: Paola Passalacqua, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

The Delta Connectome: Structure and Transport Dynamics of Delta Networks Across Scales

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Apr. 29

Barr Engineering Lecture: Ugo Piomelli, Professor, Canada Research Chair in Computational Turbulence, HPCVL-Sun Microsystems Chair in Computational Science and Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Queen's University

Large-eddy simulations in dune-dynamics research

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