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:

Apr. 06

Christopher Zappa
Doherty Associate Research Scientist
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
Ocean and Climate Physics Division

Precipitation Effects on the Global Air-Sea CO2 Flux

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Mar. 30

Wei Zhang, Post-doctoral Associate
St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota

Turbulent boundary layer flow over a steep 2-D hill: atmospheric

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Mar. 23

Jia-Liang Le, Assistant Professor, U of MN, Dept. Civil Eng.

Scaling of Probability Distribution of Fatigue Lifetime of Quasibrittle Structure, and Analogy with High-k Gate Dielectrics

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Mar. 16 Spring Break at U of MN; No Seminar

Mar. 09

Stefan Gonella, Assistant Professor
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Characterization of heterogenous Solids via Wave Methods in Computational Microelasticity

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Mar. 02

John O. Anfinson, PhD
Chief of Resource Management
Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, a unit of the National Parks
System in the Twin Cities, Minnesota

The Mississippi: A River Trapped by History?

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Feb. 23

M.S. Thesis Defense in SAFL room 211 (conference room) at 2:30 p.m.
Daniel Zielinski

Bubble Barrier Technologies for Common Carp

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Feb. 23

Announcement of SILBERMAN FELLOWSHIP AWARD (with short presentation by
Joe Magner, Research Professor — Bioproducts/Biosystems Engr
University of Minnesota

Minnesota's Major Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy (MWRAPS)

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Feb. 16

François Avellan, Dr. Eng.
Director, EPFL Laboratory for Hydraulic Machines

Storage Pumps and Reversible Pump-Turbines Technology Challenges

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Feb. 09

Tor-Ove Leiknes, Professor
Department of hydraulic and Environmental Engineering,
NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.
Braun Visiting Professor, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (2010) and
Fulbright Visitying Fellow at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (2010-2011)

When membrane bioreactors (MBR) become best available technology (BAT)

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