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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. 

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

 

 

Upcoming Seminars:

Past Seminars:

Feb. 25

Diana Karwan, Assistant Professor, Department of Forest Resources, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, University of Minnesota

The chemistry of suspended sediment: Insights into sediment source and carbon sequestration in White Clay Creek, Pennsylvania

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Feb. 18

Lauren Linderman, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota

Wireless Control of Civil Systems

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Feb. 11

Peter Seiler, Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics and St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota

A Holistic View of Wind Farm Operation and Control

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Feb. 04

Jay Austin, Associate Professor of Physics, Large Lakes Observatory, University of Minnesota, Duluth

Near-Inertial oscillations in Lake Superior

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Jan. 28

Filippo Coletti, Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota

Magnetic Resonance Imaging as a tool to investigate fluid flows

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May. 03

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

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Mar. 29

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

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Nov. 30

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 ENGINEERING

Warren Lecture Series - Large Scales of Turbulence in the Energy Entrainment of Wind Arrays

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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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