Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Research Associate



+44 (0)20 7594 9984n.barral




4.88Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





I am a Research Associate in the AMCG group.

My primary research interests are mesh adaptation for transient simulations, moving mesh strategies for problems with deforming boundaries and CFD methods.

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  • Research associate, Applied Modelling and Computation Group, Imperial College London (2016- )
  • PhD, GAMMA3 team, Inria Paris Rocquencourt (2012-2015)
  • Masters degree, Numerical modelling and simulation, Ecole Centrale Paris (2012)
  • Engineering degree, Applied maths, Ecole Centrale Paris (2012)


  • Numerical Methods1 (1st year): class website
    Teaching assistant lecturer (24 hours) class material
  • Introduction to programming for geoscientists (1st year): class website
    Teaching assistant (24 hours) grading



Barral N, Knepley MG, Lange M, et al., Anisotropic mesh adaptation in Firedrake with PETSc DMPlex

Park MA, Barral NX, Ibanez D, et al., Unstructured Grid Adaptation and Solver Technology forTurbulent Flows, 2018 Aiaa Aerospace Sciences Meeting

Barral N, Alauzet F, 2018, Three-dimensional CFD simulations with large displacement of the geometries using a connectivity-change moving mesh approach, Engineering With Computers, ISSN:0177-0667, Pages:1-26

Ibanez D, Barral N, Krakos J, et al., 2017, First benchmark of the Unstructured Grid Adaptation Working Group, Procedia Engineering, Vol:203, ISSN:1877-7058, Pages:154-166

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