During the academic year, SAFL hosts weekly seminars on various topics related to environmental, geophysical and biological fluid mechanics and engineering. We also use this time to present annual awards and host other important events. These seminars are free and open to the public. Each semester, graduate student volunteers invite presenters from academia, government agencies, and industry. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the latest research advancements and make new contacts in the field.
Seminars normally start at 3:30 on Wednesday afternoon and are held in the SAFL auditorium.
NOTE: Due to the final steps in the SAFL renovation, regular weekly seminars will not be held in the fall 2013 semester. The SAFL seminar series is anticipated to re-launch in spring 2014. To receive email updates about SAFL events, email Julie Bodurtha.
Learn more about related seminar series:
- Department of Civil Engineering
- Department of Earth Sciences
- Department of Mechanical Engineering
- Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
- Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior
- Center for Transportation Studies
- Water Resources Sciences
Lorenz G. Straub Award Recipient: Michael Cardiff, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Geoscience, University of Wisconsin-Madison, for his 2010 Ph.D. dissertation, "Data Integration and Inverse Methods for Characterization of Multicomponent Hydrologic Systems" from Stanford University.
Lorenz G. Straub Award Ceremony Distinguished Speaker: Michael Triantafyllou, William I. Koch Professor of Marine Technology, Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering and Director, Center for Ocean Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
NOTE: The event will be held in 210 Civil Engineering Building, in conjunction with the Warren Lecture Series. Visit the Warren Lecture Series webpage to access the link and instructions for the live stream of the Straub Ceremony and Seminar.Vanishing and Shrinking Bodies, Global Vorticity Shedding, and Biomimetics
Lorenz G. Straub Award Recipient: Edmund Tedford, Ph.D., Associate Specialist, Earth Research Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara, for his 2009 Ph.D. dissertation, "Laboratory, Field, and Numerical Investigations of Holmboe’s Instability" from the University of British Columbia.
Lorenz G. Straub Award Ceremony Distinguished Speaker: S. “Bala” Balachandar, William F. Powers Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida
NOTE: The event will be held in 210 Civil Engineering Building, in conjunction with the Warren Lecture Series. Visit the Warren Lecture Series webpage to access the link and instructions for the live stream of the Straub Ceremony and Seminar.On the Propagation, Instability, and Turbulence of Advancing Material Fronts
WARREN LECTURE SERIES
Luciano Castillo, Don Kay and Clay Cash Foundation Engineering Chair in Wind Energy and Professor, National Wind Resource Center, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas Tech University.
NOTE LOCATION: 210 CIVIL ENGINEERINGWarren Lecture Series - Large Scales of Turbulence in the Energy Entrainment of Wind Arrays
Athanasios Paschalis, Ph.D. student, Institute of Environmental Engineering, ETH Zürich
Lorenz G. Straub Award Ceremony Distinguished Speaker: Eckart Meiburg, Professor and Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Fluids, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Santa Barbara
Lorenz G. Straub Award Recipient: Jorge D. Abad, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, for his 2008 Ph.D. dissertation, "Hydrodynamics and Morphodynamics in Kinoshita Meandering Channels" from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
NOTE: Visit the Warren Lecture Series webpage to access the link and instructions for the live stream of the Straub Ceremony and Seminar.Gravity and Turbidity Currents Interacting with Submarine Topography **Civil Engineering Building Room 210
Gustavo Gioia, Professor, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Okinawa, JapanEnergy spectra and mean-velocity profiles in wall-bounded turbulent flows **Civil Engineering Building Room 210
George Christodoulou, Professor and Director, Applied Hydraulics Laboratory, National Technical University of Athens, GreeceDisposal of Dense Effluents as Negatively Buoyant Jets
Edward Silberman Fellowship Award Ceremony and Seminar
Award recipients and seminar speakers:
Aqueous Pollutant Capture with Enhanced Filtration
Andrew Erickson, Ph.D. candidate in Civil Engineering, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota
On Estimation of Hydrometeorological Signals with Sparse Prior
Mohammad Ebtehaj, Ph.D. candidate in Civil Engineering, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota
Edward Silberman Fellowship Award Ceremony and Seminar
Alvin G. Anderson Award Ceremony and Seminar
Award recipient and seminar speaker: Daniel Zielinski, Ph.D. candidate in Civil Engineering, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, College of Science and Engineering, University of MinnesotaDevelopment of a Bubble Curtain Barrier to Inhibit Common Carp Dispersal
Lorenz G. Straub Award Ceremony Distinguished Speaker: Fazle Hussain, Cullen Distinguished Professor and Director, Institute of Fluid Dynamics and Turbulence, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Houston
Lorenz G. Straub Award Recipient: Mariano Ignacio Cantero, Ph.D., Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Técnicas, Instituto Balseiro, Río Negro, Argentina, for his 2007 Ph.D. dissertation, "Modeling and Large Scale Simulations of the Thermohaline and Particulate Density Currents" from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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