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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:

Feb. 20

Alvin Anderson Award Ceremony: 

Award Winner: Gerald Salter, PhD Student in Earth Sciences (advisor Chris Paola)

 

Keynote Speaker: Jeff Nittrouer, Assistant Professor in Earth, Environmental, and Engineering at Rice University

 

On the exceptional sediment load of the Yellow River, China, and how this science yields insights into sediment transport mechanics of fine-grained dispersal systems

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Feb. 27 TBA

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Mar. 06

Michele Guala, SAFL Associate Director of Research, Associate Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering, University of Minnesota

TBA

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Mar. 13 Spring Break - No Seminar

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Mar. 20

Heinz G. Stefan Fellowship Award Ceremony: 

Award Winner: TBA

 

Keynote Speaker: S. Dhamotharan, Group Chief Executive at AECOM

TBA

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Mar. 27 TBA

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Apr. 03

Filippo Coletti, Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota. 

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Apr. 10

Adam Witt, Hydropower Systems Research Engineer, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Apr. 17

Clara Mata, Senior Product Development Specialist, 3M

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Apr. 24

Sarah Hobbie, Professor, Ecology Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota

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Past Seminars:

Feb. 13

Shahram Missaghi, Associate Extension Professor, University of Minnesota

Lake management in a warming climate: 3D modeling of fish habitat

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Feb. 06 No Seminar

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Jan. 30

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

Microbial stoichiometry and interactions with our changing climate

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Jan. 23

Edward Silberman Award Ceremony and Seminar

Silberman Award Recipient: Michael Heisel, PhD Candidate in Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering

 

Keynote Speaker: Elie Bou-Zeid, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Director, Program in Environmental Engineering and Water Resources, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University

 

Buoyancy modulation and scalar transport in turbulent flows over smooth and rough walls

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Dec. 05

Stephen DeLong, Supervisory Research Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey

Fault zone structure and kinematics from lidar, radar, and imagery: Revealing new details along the greater San Andreas Fault System

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Nov. 28

Vinod Srinivasan, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota

Mixing and Atomization in Multiphase Flows with Insights from Linear Stability

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Nov. 21 No Seminar - Thanksgiving Break

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Nov. 14

Lucia Levers, Research Associate, Water Resources Center at the University of Minnesota

Bio-economic Modeling in Water Resources

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Nov. 07

Elisabeth Steel, Post-doctoral Researcher, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory

The Role of Buoyancy Reversal in Turbidite Deposition and Submarine Fan Morphology: Examples from Flume Experiments, Quaternary Deposits, and the Ancient Rock Record

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Oct. 31 No seminar

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