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:

Feb. 23

Alvin Anderson Award Ceremony and Distinguished Lecture:

Distinguished Lecturer: Heidi Nepf, Donald and Martha Harleman Professor and Margaret MacVicar Fellow, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT

Alvin Anderson Award Winner: Jon Schwenk, PhD Candidate


How vegetation alters water motion, and the feedbacks to environmental system structure and function

Feb. 16

Andras Nemes, Postdoctoral Scholar, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota

Evolution and instabilities of helical vortices in rotor wakes

Feb. 09

Lian Shen, Benjamin Mayhugh Associate Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, and Associate Director of Research, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota

High-Fidelity CFD and Applications in Environmental Fluid Flow Study

Jan. 26

Colin Phillips, Postdoctoral Scholar, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota

Implications of river channel self-organization for climate and landscape evolution

Dec. 08

Nicholas Thomas,Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Iowa

Simulating the hydrologic impact of distributed flood mitigation practices and tile drainage in an agricultural catchment

Dec. 01

Gene-Hua Crystal Ng, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Minnesota

Field applications of hydrogeochemical modeling: What we can learn about complex interactions between transport, geochemistry, and biology

Nov. 17

Edward Silberman Award Ceremony and Seminar: Praveen Kumar, Colonel Harry F. and Frankie M. Lovell Endowed Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 Award Recipients: Jon Czuba and Ashish Karn

Water-Food-Climate Squeeze: Can we (Bio)Engineer Our Way Out?

Nov. 10

Sarah Ringerud, Postdoctoral Fellow, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Database Construction for GPM Constellation Precipitation Retrievals Using Core Satellite Combined Microwave Radar-Radiometer Observations

Nov. 03

Katsumi Matsumoto, Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Minnesota

Model investigation of Lake Superior circulation and biogeochemistry

Oct. 27

Christopher Zappa, Lamont Associate Research Professor, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

Air-Sea Gas Exchange in High Winds