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.


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:

Mar. 29

Jeffrey Koseff, Perry L. McCarty Director and Senior Fellow - Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; William Alden Campbell and Martha Campbell Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University

Breaking Internal Waves and Turbulence on Shelf Slopes

Mar. 22

Joe Calantoni, Naval Research Laboratory

Linking scales of sediment dynamics from sand grains to the synoptic

Mar. 08

Pat Hamilton, Director of Global Change Initiatives, Science Museum of Minnesota

Visualizing Change – Communicating Environmental Change at Different Scales to Public Audiences

Mar. 01

James Almendinger, Senior Scientist, St. Croix Research Station

Use of the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) in the St. Croix River Basin and Scaling of Phosphorus Export Coefficients

Feb. 23

Alvin Anderson Award Ceremony and Distinguished Lecture:

Distinguished Lecturer: Heidi Nepf, Donald and Martha Harleman Professor and Margaret MacVicar Fellow, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT

Alvin Anderson Award Winner: Jon Schwenk, PhD Candidate


How vegetation alters water motion, and the feedbacks to environmental system structure and function

Feb. 16

Andras Nemes, Postdoctoral Scholar, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota

Evolution and instabilities of helical vortices in rotor wakes

Feb. 09

Lian Shen, Benjamin Mayhugh Associate Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, and Associate Director of Research, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota

High-Fidelity CFD and Applications in Environmental Fluid Flow Study

Jan. 26

Colin Phillips, Postdoctoral Scholar, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota

Implications of river channel self-organization for climate and landscape evolution

Dec. 08

Nicholas Thomas,Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Iowa

Simulating the hydrologic impact of distributed flood mitigation practices and tile drainage in an agricultural catchment

Dec. 01

Gene-Hua Crystal Ng, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Minnesota

Field applications of hydrogeochemical modeling: What we can learn about complex interactions between transport, geochemistry, and biology