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:

Mar. 03

Ciaran Harman, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University 

Transit Time Distributions in a Changing World: New Theory for Understanding and Modeling Hydrologic Transport Under Non-Stationarity

Feb. 24

Joseph Magner, Research Professor, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, University of Minnesota 

Watershed Management in the Eastern Himalayas

Feb. 17

Joseph Nichols, Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota  

Computational Aeroacoustics of Turbulent Flows in Complex Geometries

Feb. 10

Cari Dutcher, Benjamin Mayhugh Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota

Tuning Complex Fluids for Environmental and Energy-Saving Applications: Exploring Aerosols, Flocculates, and Spheres

Feb. 03

Paul Morin, Director, Polar Geospatial Center, University of Minnesota 

What do we do with Nearly Unlimited Global Sub-meter Imagery? Applying the NGA Commercial Imagery Program to Polar Science

Jan. 27

Tom Evers, Executive Director of the Minneapolis Parks Foundation

Re-envisioning the Minneapolis Riverfront

Dec. 09

Joe Knight, Associate Professor, Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota

Land Classification using Image Objects and Lidar

Dec. 02

Jiarong Hong, Benjamin Mayhugh Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota

Implementing Holographic Microscopy for Studying Turbulence above Biological and Geological Surfaces

Nov. 18

Distinguished Lecture Series on Earth-Water-Life: Sanjeev Gupta, Professor of Earth Science, Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College

Ancient Rivers, Ancient Civilizations, Present Water: Water and Life through Time in NW India

Nov. 11

Gordon Grant, Research Hydrologist, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station and Courtesy Professor, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University

Where’s Water?: Integrating Geology with Hydrology to Improve Predictions of Future Streamflows in the Western US