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Environmental Fluid Dynamics

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Seminars

All seminars are held Tuesdays from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm in 258 Fitzpatrick Hall unless otherwise noted.

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Fluid Mechanics Course Offerings

Spring 2016 Seminars:

Dr. Brian Atwater, Senior Research Geologist, United States Geological Survey Research Professor, University of Washington The Orphan Tsunami of 1700—North Ameriocan and Japanese Clues to a Giant Earthquake in the Pacific Northwest January 19, 2016 11:00 a.m. 258 Fitzpatrick
David Benson, Associate Professor, Director, Hydrologic Science and Engineering Program, Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, Colorado School of Mines Mixing and Unmixing in Natural Flows: Qualifying the Throttle on Chemical Reactions January 26, 2016 11:00 a.m. 258 Fitzpatrick
Dr. Farzan Kazemifar, Visiting Scholar, CEEES, University of Notre Dame Experiments in Environmental flows: Flow in Porous Media for CO2 Sequestration and Biofilm-Flow Interaction February 2, 2016 11:00 a.m. 258 Fitzpatrick
Professor Randy Ewoldt, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign Hagfish Slime: Rheology of a Marine Predator Defense Mechanism February 9, 2016 11:00 a.m. 258 Fitzpatrick
Program Manager, Physical Meteorology, National Science Foundation, Adjunct Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, University of Notre Dame Physics and Dynamics of a New Lake Effect Snow Type Classification February 16, 2016 11:00 a.m. 258 Fitzpatrick
Professor Dara Entekhabi, Bacardi and Stockholm Water Foundations Chair, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Water and Energy Cycles Coupling Diagnosed from Remotely Sensed Global Observations February 23, 2016 11:00 a.m. 258 Fitzpatrick
Professor John Evans, Assistant Professor, University of Colorado An Isogeometric Framework for Automated Generation of Geometrically Exact, Feature-Preserving Unstructured Finite Element Meshes March 1, 2016 11:00 a.m. 258 Fitzpatrick
Andrew Kennedy, Associate Professor, CEEES, University of Notre Dame Extreme Wave Runup and Boulder Transport During Typhoon Haiyan March 15, 2016 11:00 a.m. 258 Fitzpatrick
Professor William Anderson, Erik Jonsson School of Engineering, University of Texas Dallas Large-eddy Simulation of rought Wall turbulence: Effects of Complex Topography, Evidence of Inner-outer Effects, and the role of Turbulence in Aeolian Systems March 22, 2016 11:00 a.m. 258 Fitzpatrick
Dr. Suzette M. Kimball, Director, U.S. Geological Survey, The US Department of Interior USGS—The Role of Federal Science in Responding to Societal Needs. March 29, 2016 11:00 a.m. 258 Fitzpatrick
Professor Chidong Zhang, Professor, Department of Ocean Sciences, RSMAS/MPO, University of Miami Indo-Pacific Maritime Continent: The Crux of Global Weather-Climate April 5, 2016 11:00 a.m. 258 Fitzpatrick
Dr. Ewa Jarosz, Principal Investigator, Oceanography Division, Naval Research Laboratory, Stennis Space Center, Mississippi Synoptic Variability of the Exchange Flow in the Turkish Straits April 12, 2016 11:00 a.m. 258 Fitzpatrick
Dr. Robert Hetland, Professor, Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University Shelf circulation and associated ecosystem impacts in the northern Gulf of Mexico April 19, 2016 11:00 a.m. 258 Fitzpatrick
Dr. William Lyons, Director, School of Earth Sciences, Research Scientist, Byrd Polar Research Center, The Ohio State University The Hydrology and Aquatic Geochemistry of the McMurdo Dry Valleys April 26, 2016 11:00 a.m. 258 Fitzpatrick

Spring 2014 Seminars:

Speaker From Title Date Time Location
Dr. Philip Li-Fan Liu, Class of 1912 Professor, School of Civil and Environmental, Engineering Cornell University Mathematical modeling of landslide generated waves in a fjord February 18, 2014 11:00 a.m. 258 Fitzpatrick
Professor Gary Parker, W.H. Johnson Professor of Engineering and also Geology, University of Illinois, Champaign Urbana Emplacement of Massive Turbidities Linked to Extinction of Turbulence in Turbidity Currents January 21, 2014 11:00 a.m. 117 Hayes-Healy Hall
Dr. Byron Blomquist, University of Hawaii, Department of Oceanograpy, University of Colorado, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, NOAA Mass and Energy Transfer at the Air-Sea Interface: A description of the recent High Wind Gas Exchange field program January 28, 2014 11:00 a.m. 117 Hayes-Healy Hall
Dr. V. Rao Kotamarthi, Head, Climate Research Station, Environmental Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory Does Improving Model Resolution Lead to Higher Fidelity Climate Simulations? March 4, 2014 11:00 a.m. 258 Fitzpatrick
Dr. Reed Maxwell, Associate Professor, Director, Integrated Ground Water Modeling Center at the Colorodo School of Mines, Department of Geology and Geological Engineering Hydrologic Science and Engineering Program, Golden, Colorado Connections in the hydrologic cycle: How anthropogenic stresses impact feedbacks, sensitivity and sustainability March 18, 2014 11:00 a.m. 258 Fitzpatrick
Dr. James T. Kirby, Edward C. Davis Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Professor, College of Earth, Ocean and the Environment, Center for Applied Coastal Research, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware Modeling Ocean Waves at a Variety of Scales and Settings March 25, 2014 11:00 a.m. 258 Fitzpatrick
Professor David Kristovich, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, Head, Center for Atmospheric Sciences, Illinois State Water Survey, Institute for Natural Resource Sustainability, University of Illinois April 1, 2014 11:00 a.m. 258 Fitzpatrick
TBD TBD April 8, 2014 11:00 a.m. 258 Fitzpatrick
Oliver Fringer, Associate Professor, Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University April 15, 2014 11:00 a.m. 258 Fitzpatrick
Dr. Jae Hak Lee, Director, Climate Change & Coastal, Disaster Research, Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute Seoul, Korea April 22, 2014 11:00 a.m. 258 Fitzpatrick
Fabrice Verron, Associate Director, POSE, Physical Ocean Science and Engineering, College of Earth, Ocean and Environment, University of Delaware April 29, 2014 11:00 a.m. 258 Fitzpatrick

Fall 2013 Seminars:

Speaker Title Date Time Location
Dr. Marty Ralph, Director, Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes at the University of California San Diego and Scripps Institute of Oceanography, La Jolla Atmospheric Rivers: A brief review and emerging directions. September 3rd 2013 11:00 a.m. 258 Fitzpatrick
Dr. Vanda Grubisic, Director of Earth Observing Laboratory at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). Wave-induced Boundary-layer Separation in the Lee of the Medicine Bow Mountains. September 5th 2013 11:00 a.m. 161 Fitzpatrick

Spring 2013 Seminars:

Speaker Title Date Time Location
Chris Fairall, Director, Environmental Technology Laboratory, NOAA Air-sea Interactions during hurricanes January 22, 2013 11:00 a.m. Fitzpatrick
Andrey Grachev, University of Colorado Relationship between Obukhov and Ozmidov length scales in the stable atmospheric boundary layer January 29, 2013 11:00 a.m. Fitzpatrick
Dr. Edward Bensman, Director of Engineering Computing, University of Notre Dame Realtime Meteorological Decision Support for University Safety February 5, 2013 11:00 a.m. Fitzpatrick
Professor Tissa Illangasekera, Colorado School of Mines, Editor, Water Resources Research Interfaces in hydrologic systems: Challenges and opportunities February 12, 2013 11:00 a.m. Fitzpatrick
Professor Ken Christensen, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign Turbulent Flow Overlying Complex Surfaces: From Multi-Scale Roughness to Barchan Dunes Februart 19, 2013 11:00 a.m. Fitzpatrick
Professor Ana Barros, Duke University Pre-Monsoon Aerosol-Cloud-Rainfall Interactions in the Central Himalayas due to Regional-Scale Pollution in the Indo-Gangetic Plains – Implications for Freshwater Resources February 26, 2013 11:00 a.m. Fitzpatrick
Professor Melany Hunt, Vice Provost and William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology IBM Lecture: Understanding an hourglass, and other granular flows, in under an hour March 5, 2013 11:00 a.m. Fitzpatrick
Dr. Allison Penko, Naval Research Laboratory, Stennis Space Center Multiscale Modeling of Geophysical Flows: From the Ocean Seafloor to Surface March 19, 2013 11:00 a.m. Fitzpatrick
Professor Frank Jacobitz, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of San Diego On Helical Properties of Homogeneous Turbulence March 26, 2013 11:00 a.m. Fitzpatrick
Professor David Randall, Director, Center for Multiscale Modeling of Atmospheric Processes (NSF STC),Professor of Atmospheric Sciences,Colorado State University Counting the Clouds April 2, 2013 11:00 a.m. Fitzpatrick
Dr. Peggy Lemone, NAE Senior Research Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research IBM Lecture: April 9, 2013 11:00 a.m. Fitzpatrick
Professor Joseff Ackermann, Physical Ecology & Aquatic Science, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Canada Mass transport and aquatic ecology: Why fluid mechanics matters - Co-Sponsored by ECI April 16, 2013 11:00 a.m. Fitzpatrick
Dr. Jessica Meixner, Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Texas at Austin Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for Spectral Wave/Circulation Modeling April 23, 2013 11:00 a.m. Fitzpatrick
Professor Phanikumar Mantra, Michigan State University Nearshore Hydrodynamics and the Fate and Transport of Escherichia coli at Beaches in Southern Lake Michigan April 30, 2013 11:00 a.m. Fitzpatrick

Fall 2012 Seminars:

Speaker Title Date Time Location
Dr. Greg Holland, NCAR, the National Center for Atmospheric Research , Head Climate Group Regional climate modeling of extremes August 28th, 2012 11:00 a.m. Fitzpatrick
Professor Johny Wuest, EAWAG/EPFL/ETH, Switzerland Double diffusion and methane in Lake Kivu – “Interfacing” environmental science and engineering September 4th, 2012 11:00 a.m. Fitzpatrick
Emma Marris, National Journalist, Nature Communicating controversial environmental science: reporting on the paradigm shift in conservation biology. September 11th, 2012 11:00 a.m. Fitzpatrick
Dr. Ashish Sharma Post Doctoral Fellow, Notre Dame Climate Modeling & Downscaling and interactions with Ecosystems September 18th, 2012 11:00 a.m. Fitzpatrick
Professor Reneta Dimitrova, Geophysical Institute, Bulgaria, and Notre Dame Simulations of Thermal Circulation for MATERHORN September 25th, 2012 11:00 a.m. Fitzpatrick
Professor David Hyndman, Professor of Civil Engineering, Michigan State University Simulating Impacts of Changes in Climate and Land Use on Water Sustainability and Crop Yields October 2nd, 2012 11:00 a.m. Fitzpatrick
Professor Manuel Figueroa, CICESE, Ensenada, B.C., México Mexico The Gulf of California, their physics and the Salsipuedes Channel October 9th, 2012 11:00 a.m. Fitzpatrick
Professor Jessica Hellman, Biological Sciences, Notre Dame Climate Change Adaptation for Nature October 23rd, 2012 11:00 a.m. Fitzpatrick
Professor Aaron Packman, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University River-groundwater interactions: Problems, processes, and predictions October 30th, 2012 11:00 a.m. Fitzpatrick
Professor Chiang Mei, Donald and Martha Harleman Professor, NAE, MIT Edison Lecture: Homogenization Method for Multiscale Problems in Fluids Engineering November 6th, 2012 11:00 a.m. Fitzpatrick
Dr. Jeff Weil, NCAR, Senior Research Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research Dispersion in the Atmospheric Boundary Layer: Simulations, Observations, and Models November 13th, 2012 11:00 a.m. Fitzpatrick
Professor Cheng-Gang Wang,Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology/Dr. MinJuan Mao,Senior Engineer, Zhejiang Institute of Meteorological Science Research in China: Remote Sensing and Modeling of Atmospheric Environments November 27th, 2012 11:00 a.m. Fitzpatrick
Professor Jonathan Fink, VP for Research, Portland State University Life after Geology: Simulating Lava Flows, Cities and Academic Organizations December 4th, 2012 11:00 a.m. Fitzpatrick

Spring 2012 Seminars:

Speaker Title Date Time Location
Dr. Julian Hunt, University of Cambridge Climate Change Science and Policy Developments January 24, 2012 11:00 a.m. Fitzpatrick
Professor Jose Fuentes, Penn State University Turbulent Transport and Chemistry of Floral Volatiles January 31, 2012 11:00 a.m. Fitzpatrick

Fall 2011 Seminars:

Speaker Title Date Time Location
Edison Lecture; Professor Peter Olson, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Johns Hopkins University Edison Lecture: Probing the Geodynamo with Laboratory and Numerical Experiments August 30th, 2011 11:00 a.m. The Oak Room, 2nd floor of South Dining Hall
Professor Silvana Di Sabatino, University of Lecce, Italy and University of Notre Dame Fluid dynamics and morphometric based approaches for city management and sustainability Tuesday September 6th, 2011 11:00 a.m. Fitzpatrick
Professor Amilcare Porporato, Duke University Hydrologic Controls on Soil Nutrients: the role of soil moisture, stoichiometry and topography Tuesday September 13th, 2011 11:00 a.m. Fitzpatrick
Dr. Dan Liberzon,Tel Aviv University and University of Notre Dame Experimental study of the initial stages of wind waves' spatial evolution Tuesday September 20th, 2011 11:00 a.m. Fitzpatrick
Professor Andre Van der Westhuysen,The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration High-resolution nearshore wave and flow modeling: infrastructure, numeric and physics Tuesday September 27th, 2011 11:00 a.m. Fitzpatrick
Professor Enrique Vivoni, Arizona State University The Challenge of Fully-Predictive Hydrologic Models Supported by Observations: Recent Experiences and Prospects in Semiarid Systems Monday October 3rd, 2011 3:00 p.m The Oak Room, 2nd floor of South Dining Hall
Lyndon Valicenti, WRD Environmental Project Manager to the Chicago Department of Environment The City of Chicago's Science-Driven Sustainability Initiatives Tuesday October 25th, 2011 11:00 a.m. Fitzpatrick
Professor Don Boyer, Arizona State University The Role of Physical Modeling in Understanding Environmental Flows Tuesday November 1st, 2011 11:00 a.m. Fitzpatrick
Professor Carey Troy, Purdue University Near-Inertial Poincare Waves in Lake Michigan: Observations and Consequences Tuesday November 8th, 2011 11:00 a.m. Fitzpatrick
Professor Mark Meeschaert, Michigan State University Fractional Diffusion Tuesday November 15th, 2011 11:00 a.m. Fitzpatrick
Professor Peter Sullivan, National Center for Atmospheric Research Langmuir Turbulance in The Ocean Boundry Layer Forced By Hurricane Winds and Waves Tuesday November 29th , 2011 11:00 a.m. Fitzpatrick