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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

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:

Sep. 19

Xiang Cheng, Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota

From Flocking Birds to Swarming Bacteria: A Study of the Dynamics of Active Fluids

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Sep. 26

Mae Davenport, Professor, Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota

Minnesota Narratives of Extreme Weather, Urban Runoff, and Climate Adaptation

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Oct. 03

Fiona Clubb, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Edinburgh

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Oct. 10

Petronella DeWall and Nicole Bartelt, Engineers, Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Oct. 17

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Oct. 24

Lorenz G. Straub Award Ceremony

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Oct. 31

Lucinda Johnson, Associate Director, Land, Water, and Environment, Natural Resources Research Institute, University of Minnesota Duluth

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Nov. 07

James Cotner, Professor, Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota

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Nov. 14

Edward Silberman Award Ceremony

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Nov. 21 No Seminar - Thanksgiving Break

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Past Seminars:

May. 02

Qingfeng Feng, Visiting PhD Researcher, Tsinghua University

Models and Experiments of Internal Erosion

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Apr. 25

Poornima Natarajan, Research Associate, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota

Reducing Internal Phosphorus Loading in Minnesota Lakes- Can augmenting iron in lake sediment help?

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Apr. 18

Nels Nelson Award Ceremony

Distinguished Lecture: Robert Jacobson, Senior Research Hydrologist, USGS Columbia Environmental Research Center

Award Recipient: Tyler Olsen, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering

Need to Know, Nice to Know – Focusing Science for Restoration and Management of the Missouri River

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Apr. 11

Katy Barnhart, Institute for Artic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado-Boulder

A tale of two (contradictory?) poles: What happens when people are exposed to seemingly contradictory information about sea ice and climate change

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Apr. 04

Francis Rengers, Research Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey

Using reduced complexity models to estimate debris flow timing in post-wildfire watersheds

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Mar. 28

Heinz G. Stefan Award Ceremony

Award Recipient: Mirko Musa, PhD Candidate, Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering, University of Minnesota

Distinguished Speaker: John Gulliver, Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering, University of Minnesota

Gismos for Stormwater Runoff

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Mar. 21

Ajay Limaye, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota

Following the threads of channels—from river valleys to the sea floor

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Mar. 14 Spring Break - No Seminar

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Feb. 28

Alvin Anderson Award Ceremony: 

Award Winners: Anne Wilkinson (Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering) and Abigail Tomasek (Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering)

 

Distinguished Lecture: Chris Rehmann, Associate Professor, Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, Iowa State University

Transport and Mixing Near the Boundary of a Lake

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Feb. 21

Craig Hill, Research Associate, Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center, University of

Washington

Marine renewable energy in the Pacific Northwest: Experiments in turbine loads, hydrodynamics, control strategies, and “Is that a seal!?”

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