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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

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. 

Videostream

To watch a videostream (if available) go to: http://umconnect.umn.edu/saflseminar

 

 

Upcoming Seminars:

Past Seminars:

Nov. 05

Athanasios Paschalis, Ph.D. student, Institute of Environmental Engineering, ETH Zürich

 
Space-time modeling of precipitation and its impact on basin response

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Oct. 19

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

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Aug. 06

Gustavo Gioia, Professor, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Okinawa, Japan

Energy spectra and mean-velocity profiles in wall-bounded turbulent flows **Civil Engineering Building Room 210

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May. 30

George Christodoulou, Professor and Director, Applied Hydraulics Laboratory, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Disposal of Dense Effluents as Negatively Buoyant Jets

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Apr. 11

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

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Mar. 28

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 Minnesota

Development of a Bubble Curtain Barrier to Inhibit Common Carp Dispersal

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Mar. 21

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. 

 

The Looming Crisis in Air Traffic Capacity – Can Vortex Dynamics Help?

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Feb. 29

Laurel G. Larsen, Research Ecologist, U.S. Geological Survey

Connect-the-Dots for 21st Century Science: What Structural, Functional and Process Connectivity in a “Unique” Landscape Can Reveal About Global Environmental Dynamics

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Feb. 22

Trisha Moore, Post-Doctoral Associate, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota

Ecosystem Services and Stormwater Treatment Systems: The Case of Stormwater Ponds and Wetlands

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Feb. 15

Xiaolei Yang, Post-Doctoral Associate, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota

LES Study of Turbine Placement in Wind Farms Using Actuator Disk/Line Model

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