University of Florida Fluid Dynamics


Welcome to the homepage of the University of Florida Fluid Dynamics Seminar Series. Please read the pertinent parts of this webpage and follow instructions before asking for help. This will considerably reduce the workload of the faculty who have self-organized this seminar. 

Currently our seminar usually occurs at 3 pm every Thursday in the PS&T building in the ‘large conference room’ on the second floor. 

Here you will find:

  • Information on joining or removing yourself from the email announcement list.
  • How to host a seminar, which involves reserving a date, announcing the seminar, and introducing the speaker.
  • How to present a seminar
  • The calendar that shows upcoming seminars and open dates to present (calendar Link).
  • A map of important buildings of the UF MAE Department, including a description of where the seminars usually occur. 

Email Announcement List / List-Server

We announce seminars through emails. To join or remove yourself from the email list please follow the instructions below. 

  • Subscribe to the mailing list: Please email with the message in the body “subscribe fluids-l” (link). A confirmation email will be sent to you. Please click on the confirmation link in the email to complete your subscription.
  • Remove myself from the mailing list: Please email with the message in the body “unsubscribe fluids-l” (link). A confirmation email will be sent to you.

How to Host a Seminar

If you are a faculty, staff, or student at the University of Florida and you wish to host an external or internal speaker for the UF Fluids Seminar then please follow these steps:

    1. Examine the calendar for open seminar slots by looking at the calendar. Find a date that is marked (OPEN). Dates that are reserved are marked with a speaker name.
    2. Email Dr. S. Miller ( ) with the name of the speaker and a date that is open on the calendar.
    3. Receive an email confirming the date from Dr. Miller. The calendar will be updated to hold the date for your speaker. Do NOT proceed with announcing the seminar without confirming that the calendar reflects your reservation! 
    4. Obtain from the speaker 1. A one paragraph abstract of their seminar. 2. A one paragraph biography of the speaker. 3. A professional photograph (optional).
    5. A few days before the seminar please email the UF Fluid Dynamics list-server by clicking this link. Remember to fill in the title, date, abstract, biography, and other fields within the email before sending.
    6. The day before the seminar, please send a reminder email to the UF Fluid Dynamics list-server by clicking this link.
    7. The day of the seminar: Please arrive 15 to 30 minutes early. Please bring a copy of the biography. As the host of the seminar you are expected to briefly introduce the speaker. Please tell the speaker to bring their laptop, a laser pointer, and adaptors for the projector.

How to Present at the Seminar

  1. If you are external to University of Florida please find a faculty member or another host who can coordinate your seminar, travel, parking, etc. If you are a current faculty member, researcher, student, staff, etc. at University of Florida then please host your own seminar (see directions above). 
  2. Provide (a few weeks in advance) your biography, abstract, professional picture (optional), and title to your host. Your host will coordinate your seminar, reserve the room, announce the seminar, and introduce you. 
  3. Please arrive 15 to 30 minutes early. Bring your laptop, a laser pointer, and adaptors for the projector (VGA / DVI). Speak ideally for 40 to 45 minutes and leave 15 minutes for questions. Please be respectful of the time of the audience and do not speak for more than 55 minutes. Note that sometimes a curious faculty member may ask for clarification of the seminar during your presentation, but this is rare. 

Calendar: Schedule of Seminars 

Please follow this link to view the Google calendar for the UF Fluid Dynamics Seminar Link to Calendar of Seminar

Campus Map with Important MAE Buildings

Please find marked buildings on the University of Florida Campus. Our seminars are usually in the Particle Science and Technology building on the second floor (most southern building). Otherwise, they are usually in the MAE-A building which is just south of the Aerospace Parking Lot. 

Important buildings marked on the UF campus map.