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:

Nov. 03

Jessica Kozarek, Research Associate
Outdoor StreamLab Manager
St. Anthony Falls Laboratory

Instream structures in the Outdoor StreamLab: Implications for restoration design

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Oct. 27

Ellen Longmire, Professor
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
University of Minnesota

Eddy structure in turbulent boundary layers

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Oct. 20

Dr. Vince Neary
Oak Ridge National Lab

Hydrokinetic energy conversion in rivers

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Oct. 13

Dr. W. Cully Hession, PE, Associate Professor
Biological Systems Engineering
Virginia Tech

Quantifying and utilizing uncertainty in stream restoration design

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Oct. 06

Dr. Matthew Barone, Aerodynamics and Acoustics Lead
Wind & Water Power Technologies Dapartment
Sandia National Laboratories

Aero/hydrodynamics of wind and hydrokinetic turbines

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Sep. 29

Jon Svendsen, Research Associate
Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
University of Minnesota

Partition of aerobic and anaerobic swimming costs related to gait transitions in a labriform swimmer

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Sep. 22

Mike Limm, NCED Postdoctoral Associate
St. Anthony Falls Laboratory

Ontogenic shift in critical fluid flow threshold and habitat use by the caddisfly Dicosmoecus gilvipes, and implications for ecosystem processes

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Sep. 15

Joseph Klemp, Senior Scientist
National Center for Atmospheric Research

Development of a new atmospheric global Model for Prediction Across Scales (MPAS)

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Sep. 13

Nicholas Olson
M.S. Candidate
Department of Civil Engineering, UMN, SAFL
Advisors: John Gulliver and John Nieber

Quantifying the effectiveness of soil remediation techniques in compact urban soils

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Sep. 08 SAFL Orientation (internal seminar)

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