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 2014 semester, SAFL seminars will be held on Tuesdays, from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. in the SAFL Auditorium. 


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Upcoming Seminars:

Past Seminars:

Dec. 07

Chris Hogan

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota

Mass and Momentum Transfer in Nanoparticle Aerosol Systems

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Nov. 30

Distinguished Speaker:
George Lauder
Professor, Harvard University

Fish robotics: understanding the diversity of fishes using mechanical devices

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Nov. 16

Tina Katopodes Chow

Associate Professor
Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of California, Berkeley


Mesoscale to microscale atmospheric simulations over complex terrain

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Nov. 09

Krishnan Mahesh
Professor, Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, U of M

Simulation and control of jets in crossflow

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Nov. 02

Jeremy Venditti

Assistant Professor,

Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Morphology and dynamics of a gravel-sand transition: Fraser River, British Columbia

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Oct. 26

Peter Sieler

Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota

SEMINAR: Advanced Multivariable Control for Industrial Wind Turbines; Wed. Oct. 26, 3:30 pm, SAFL Auditorium

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Oct. 19

Paul Venturelli

Assistant Professor,
Dept. of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, University of Minnesota
SEMINAR: An individual-based model for predicting fish responses to delta formation; Wed. Oct. 19, 3:30 p.m. in the SAFL Auditorium

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Oct. 14

Fotis Sotiropoulos,

Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering,

Director, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory

Tackling Fluid Mechanics Challenges in Energy, Environment and Health via Numerical Simulation: From Cardiovascular Hemodynamics FRIDAY 10-14-2011, Joint Seminar - SAFL & Warren Lecture Series of UMN Civil Engineering - AT CIVIL ENG. Bldg Campus, Rm 210.

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Oct. 05

Roman Stocker,

Associate Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Marine Microfluidics: Chemotaxis and Gyrotaxis in the Ocean; Wed. Oct. 5, 2011, SAFL Auditorium

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Sep. 28

Leonardo Chamorro

Research Associate, Saint Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota

SEMINAR: Fundamental problems in wind and hydrokinetic energy, Wed. Sept. 28, 2011 at 3:30 p.m.

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