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    55414 Minneapolis

    United States

Organization profile

Organization profile

The St. Anthony Falls Laboratory (SAFL) is an interdisciplinary fluid mechanics research lab and educational facility under the College of Science and Engineering at the University of MinnesotaWe are engineers and scientists who collaborate across disciplines to solve fluids-related problems in the Earth-surface environment. Our vision encompasses both science and practice, beginning with basic research and moving through application, decision-making, and management.

Located on Hennepin Island in the Mississippi River in the heart of Minneapolis, SAFL serves as a resource for departments across the Twin Cities campus, the statewide University system, and the broader research community. We partner with local, state and federal agencies; private consulting firms; businesses of many kinds; technical associations; and other educational institutions to expand knowledge and solve fluid-related problems. 




  • Q Science (General)
  • fluid mechanics
  • fluid flows
  • physical science
  • hydrology
  • energy
  • turbulence
  • wind energy
  • QE Geology
  • sediment transport
  • rivers
  • streams
  • deltas
  • environment
  • QD Chemistry
  • nutrient dynamics
  • geochemistry
  • biofluids
  • VM Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering
  • GE Environmental Sciences
  • GB Physical geography
  • QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
  • computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
  • flow measurement
  • TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
  • hydropower
  • TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
  • TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements
  • stormwater
  • design

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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