Portrait of Dr Farouk Balouchi Dr Farouk Balouchi

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f.balouchi@hud.ac.uk | 01484 471180


Farouk received a first class masters degree in electronics engineering from the University of Hull. After which, he was awarded a departmental scholarship to research energy harvesting (EH) conversion mechanisms in the defence of his PhD thesis.

He has worked as a consultant technology analyst and industry analyst for numerous market research firms looking at quantifying the EH and wireless charging industries. Before joining the Institute of Railway Research, he was involved in commercialising several EH devices with US and UK start-up companies and academic institutions.

Currently he is involved with several remote condition monitoring (RCM) and EH projects looking at automating safety critical systems for the railway Intelligent Infrastructure System.

Research and Scholarship

Current areas of research:

  • Remote condition monitoring for rail safety critical systems
  • Energy harvesting systems for remote condition monitoring systems
  • Rail Intelligent Infrastructure System

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Balouchi, F. and Bevan, A. (2016) ‘Detecting Railway Under-Track Voids using Multi-Train In-Service Vehicle Accelerometer’. In: 7th IET Conference on Railway Condition Monitoring, 27-28 September 2016, Birmingham, UK


Gilbert, J. and Balouchi, F. (2014) ‘A vibrating cantilever footfall energy harvesting deviceJournal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures , 25 (14), pp. 1738-1745. ISSN 1045-389X

Gilbert, J. and Balouchi, F. (2014) ‘Design and optimisation of a footfall energy harvesting systemJournal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures , 25 (14), pp. 1746-1756. ISSN 1045-389X


Gilbert, J. and Balouchi, F. (2008) ‘Comparison of Energy Harvesting Systems for Wireless Sensor NetworksInternational Journal of Automation and Computing , 5 (4), pp. 334-347. ISSN 1476-8186


Farouk has published several academic papers in the area of energy harvesting for remote condition monitoring and wireless sensor networks. In researching the commercialisation of EH devices he has also authored 2 market research reports on the Energy Harvesting and Wireless Charging industries for Navigant Research.

Research Degree Supervision

Teaching and Professional Activities

In his previous role as an engineering lecturer at The University of Hull, Farouk taught embedded systems design, PCB design, and thermal design.