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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

SAFL seminars are be held on Tuesdays, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the SAFL Auditorium. 

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Upcoming Seminars:

Past Seminars:

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

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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

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Sep. 22

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

The Heart’s Vortices

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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

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Apr. 28

Kate Brauman, Lead Scientist, Global Water Initiative, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota

Water at the UMN Institute on the Environment: Research to Action for Sustainability

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Apr. 21

Barr Engineering Lecture: Said Elghobashi, Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, University of California, Irvine 

How do Dispersed Inertial Particles Modify Turbulent Flows?

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Apr. 14

Kelly MacGregor, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Geology, Macalaster College 

Deglacial Geomorphic and Environmental History of Eastern Glacier National Park, Montana: Role of Sediment Transport and Deposition

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Apr. 07

Santiago Romero-Vargas Castrillón, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geo- Engineering, College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota  

Computational Studies of Confined and Interfacial Aqueous Systems

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Mar. 31

Raymond Shaw, Professor, Department of Physics, Director, Atmospheric Sciences Ph.D. Program, Michigan Technical University   

How do Clouds Respond to Turbulent Mixing and Entrainment?

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Mar. 24

Alvin G. Anderson Award Ceremony: Jonathan Czuba, Ph.D. Candidate and Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering and St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota

Emergent Behavior of Landscapes Arising from Small-Scale Interactions: A Network-Based Framework for Modeling and Decision Making

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