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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.


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:

Apr. 22

Suncica Canic, Cullen Distinguished Professor, Department of Mathematics, Center for Mathematical Biosciences, University of Houston

Mathematical Challenges in Hemodynamics

Apr. 15

Lorenz G. Straub Award Ceremony and SeminarParviz Moin, Franklin and Caroline Johnson Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University and Director, Center for Turbulence Research

2011 Lorenz G. Straub Award Recipient: Bing Wang


Progress and Challenges in Numerical Simulation of Multi-physics Turbulent Flows in Complex Geometry

Apr. 08

Distinguished Lecture Series on Earth-Water-Life: Francois Metivier, Professor and Coordinator of the French Chinese International Laboratory on Sediment Transport and Landscape Dynamics

Alluvial Fan Dynamics: Insight from Sandpiles, the Tianshan Piedmont and the Kosi River Megafan

Apr. 01

Barr Engineering Lecture: Miguel Wong, Senior Water Resources Engineer, Barr Engineering

The Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Project

Mar. 25

Distinguished Lecture Series on Earth-Water-Life: Laurel Larsen, Assistant Professor in Physical Geography, University of California-Berkeley 

Biogeochemistry as a Geomorphic Agent in Aquatic Landscapes

Mar. 11

Distinguished Lecture Series on Earth-Water-LifeChris Keylock, Associate Editor, Water Resources Research, Prize Senior Lecturer, Sheffield Fluid Mechanics Group, Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, University of Sheffield

The Velocity-intermittency Structure of Ideal and Natural Turbulent Flows

Mar. 04

Vipin Kumar, William Norris Professor and Head, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota

Understanding Global Change: Opportunities and Challenges for Data Driven Research

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

Feb. 18

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

Wireless Control of Civil Systems

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