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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 Expertise and Interests

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

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Research Output 2008 2019

Development of Railway Track Condition Monitoring from Multi-Train In-Service Vehicles

Balouchi, F., Bevan, A. & Formston, R., 17 Dec 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Vehicle System Dynamics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Condition monitoring
Network performance
Global system for mobile communications
2 Citations (Scopus)

A vibrating cantilever footfall energy harvesting device

Gilbert, J. M. & Balouchi, F., 1 Sep 2014, In : Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures. 25, 14, p. 1738-1745 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Energy harvesting
Cantilever beams
Permanent magnets
Conversion efficiency
Power generation
5 Citations (Scopus)

Design and optimisation of a footfall energy harvesting system

Gilbert, J. M. & Balouchi, F., 1 Sep 2014, In : Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures. 25, 14, p. 1746-1756 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Energy harvesting
Energy storage
216 Citations (Scopus)

Comparison of Energy Harvesting Systems for Wireless Sensor Networks

Balouchi, F. & Gilbert, J. M., 1 Oct 2008, In : International Journal of Automation and Computing. 5, 4, p. 334-347 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Energy Harvesting
Energy harvesting
Process monitoring
Electric wiring
Energy conversion

Activities 2016 2016

  • 1 Oral presentation

Detecting Railway Under-Track Voids using Multi-Train In-Service Vehicle Accelerometer

Farouk Balouchi (Speaker), Adam Bevan (Speaker)
27 Sep 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation