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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.


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:

Feb. 01

Dimitrios Mitsotakis, Postdoctoral Associate, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, University of Minnesota

On the Use of the Finite-Fault Solution for Tsunami Generation Problems

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Jan. 25

Ray Hozalski, Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota

Bioretention Cells: A Sustainable Solution for Stormwater Pollution?

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Jan. 23

Dan Fay, Director, Earth, Energy, and Environment, Microsoft External Research Yan Xu, Senior Research Program Manager, Microsoft Research

NOTE: This special seminar will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, January 23, in the SAFL Auditorium.

Open Data for Open Science - The Microsoft Environmental Informatics Framework (EIF)

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Jan. 18

Saeed Moghimi, Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research, Rostock, Germany

Coupled Modeling System of the Spectral Wave and 3D Hydrodynamic Models: Implementation and Verification

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Dec. 14

Distinguished Speaker:

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering, and Mathematics
The Pennsylvania State University

Interactions between Atmospheric Turbulence and Wind Turbine Loadings from Large-Eddy Simulation of the Atmospheric Boundary Layer Coupled with AeroDyn

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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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