Mar 2007 to present lecturing at Loughborough Uni., within Building Energy Research Group (BERG) the Management Information Systems module, for MSc. and Digital Manufacturing Technologies in Construction for MCs.
Mar 2001 to present undertaking MSc & PhD supervisor and assistant in some cases, at Loughborough Uni., within BERG, in the domain of physics, ICT, Advanced Manufacturing and energy efficiency.
Sept 2001 to Mar 2007, I have also been active as an Assistant Lecturer at Loughborough Uni., in the subjects of Mechanical and Manufacturing Eng. and Advanced Manufacturing Technologies.
Aug 2000 to Sept 2001, as an Assistant Lecturer at De Montfort University, in Mechanical Engineering courses.
1991 - 1996 Teaching at a Secondary school, abroad bot Physics and Maths for year 7 and year 9
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Research Scientist and Project Manager in Digital Construction and ICT for Energy Efficiency (EE) at Loughborough University. Coming from a physics background (MSc) with more expertise in energy domain and obtained a PhD (2001) in Computer Science and Engineering and eight years research experience in Advanced Manufacturing technologies. during PhD studies I have developed a Non-destructive intelligent processing and monitoring tool ( hardware - novel optical fiber sensor and software) for light weight composites based components for reduction of energy consumption of civil aircrafts. I have also developed a number of methods and processes such non-contact 3D printing technology of polymeric material and a novel building services distribution system as a multi services integrated trunking, and decision support methods. I authored more than 35 papers and many more official documents. Successfully completed a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at Loughborough University.
Qualifications & Experience
2014 MBA Business Administration Loughborough University, UK.
2001 PhD Computer Science and Engineering De Montfort University, UK.
1994 MSc Physics University of Science & Technology, Algeria.
Experience Research, application & teaching of physics & ICT
Project Management, research supervision & teaching admin.
1-Computer science and applied physics: development and teaching Additive Layer Manufacturing processes; mechatronics solutions (combining computing, mechanics of materials, electromagnetics and spectroscopy).
2-Energy Efficiency: R&D and teaching of programing, simulation of fluid & thermal dynamic interactions for energy efficient systems and buildings (combining thermodynamics, materials and design methods).
3-Research & Admin management, studied MBA and applied management in engineering and business.
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Membership of Professional Bodies and Societies
CEng - Chartered Engineer (qualifications approved and application in progress, interview arranged laready).
CMI Member of the Chartered Management Institute.
-Feb 2013 - Present Senior Researcher & manager. Loughborough University, BERG. Project manager and Co-Investigator on H2020 Energy Efficient Building ICT Clusters (EEBERS) project (EU).
Project manager and Co- Investigator on Design4Energy, EU Project.
EPSRC TEDDINET PROJECT.
Horizon 2020 EU proposals preparation.
-May 2012 - Oct 2013 Research Associate. Loughborough University, BERG. Project manager and Research Co-Investigator, EPSRC REFIT project.
National and EU proposals preparation.
-Apr 2010 - Apr 2012 Research Associate. Loughborough University, BERG. Research and management in REViSITE (Roadmap Enabling Vision and Strategy for ICT-enabled Energy Efficiency) – EU project. Contribution to writing proposals.
-Mar 2007 - Apr 2010 Research Associate. Loughborough University, BERG. Research and management on the ICT- for construction - EU project, I3CON.
-Sep 2001 - Mar 2007 Research Associate. Loughborough Uni., Rapid Manufacturing Research Group (RMRG). Design and development of Additive Manufacturing Processes, research, management and publications.
-2007-Present New product design and energy efficiency solutions Within many European Union projects (for the economic benefit of industry and SME partners).
-2001-2007 Additive layer manufacturing. Consultancy projects, incl. with: BEA, Jaguar, 3D systems
-Sept-2008 Integration of new building services systems into building. Dragados, Spain.
Teaching, preparing education curriculum, development of research-based learning material.
Research innovation and management.
Project management, technology leadership and process innovation.
Critical analytical thinking and problem solving.
Supervision (of PhDs, MSc, researchers),
IT & ICT: Microsoft Office, Envivo, SPSS, Photoshop CSS, FEA, EnergyPlus, Matlab & Simulink, Labview, C++, Java, Revit, Autocad, Unigraphics, SolidWork, Rhino, Magics and many other ICT tools (please ask).
Additional Languages: French (proficiency level), Arabic (proficiency level).
• Patent: Dickens, P.M., Fouchal, F., Method and apparatus for transferring material to a substrate, WO, 2004/061347 A2, filed 06 January 2004.
• New patent in filling process.
• Registered design not filled yet.
• Supervised student winning best research awards.
Journals reviewer: Smart and Sustainable Built Environment; Design and Engineering Technology; Journal of Engineering Manufacture.
Conference reviewer: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B;
Treasurer and core member of LURSA (Loughborough University Researcher Association) - 2013 to date.
Awards and grants
1999 PhD award – Copernicus EU project at De Montfort University (supported funding my PhD).
2012 Santander award for best business forecasting and investment report (MBA competition).
2013 Engineering Yes grant and won the best team work award.
2015 H2020 Seed funding.
2016 First sole MSc student supervision, the student won the Premier Award for the CIOB International Innovation & Research 2015,
Journal Publications (referred) - 11 published, 1 submitted and 3 in preparation of which 1 to NATURE
-Fouchal, F., Knight, J.A.G., Dickens, P.M., Monitoring the polymerization of diglycidyl ether bisphenol-A/2,2’-dimethyl-4,4’-methylenbis (cyclohexylamine) matrix with a Fourier transform infrared optical fibre sensor Proc. IMechE: journal of Materials: Design and Applications part L, Nov 2004, Vol. 218 No L4 pp331-342, UK.
-Harris, R.A., Fouchal, F., R.J.M.Hague & P.M.Dickens, Quantifying Part Irregularities & Subsequent Morphology Manipulation in Stereolithography Plastic Injection Moulding, Plastics Rubber and Composites: Macromolecular Engineering, 1 March 2004, vol. 33, issue. 2-3, ISSN 0959-8111, Maney Publishing, pp 92-98(7).
-Fouchal, F., Harris, R.A., Knight, J.A.G., Dickens, P.M, Modelling and prediction of the diglycidyl ether bisphenol-A/2,2’-dimethyl-4,4’-methylenebis (cyclohexylamine) reaction. Proc. IMechE: journal of Materials: Design and Applications part L, 2006, Vol. 220, UK.
-Fouchal, F., Dickens, P.M., Adaptive screen printing for rapid manufacturing, Rapid Prototyping Journal, 2007, Volume 13, Number 5, pp 284–290.
-Fethi, S., P. Dickens, Fouchal, F., ‘Regimes of Droplet Train Impact on a Moving Surface in an Additive Manufacturing Process’ recently accepted by the journal of Journal of Materials Processing Technology (Sept 2009) (concealed information)
-Fouchal, F., Hassan, T.M. and Loveday, D.L., Design Approach for the Integration of Services in Buildings, Building Services Engineering Research and Technology, Volume 34, Number 3, August 2013, p333-348.
-Ellis, K.; Fouchal, F.; Hassan, T. M.; Kuhn, D.; Sheridan, C., A Qualitative Framework for Assessing ICT Impact on Energy Efficiency, Intel Technology Journal – Sustainable Intelligent Systems, July 2012, page 56-71.
-Fouchal, F., Hassan, T.M., Loveday, D.L., (2014) Design Methodology for Integrating Multipath Systems (Building Services), Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, Vol. 12, Issue: 4, pp. 491 - 506.
-Fouchal, F, Ellis, K, Hassan, T and Firth, S (2013) ICT-enabled energy efficiency – a lens onto practices of other sectors. Smart and Sustainable Built Environment, 2(2), 158-178.
-Firth, S., Kane, T., Fouchal, F., Hassan, T., Can Smart Meters help in the owner-occupied housing retrofit challenge? Building Research and Information. (Paper under review).
-Shen Wei, Steven K Firth, Tarek M Hassan, Farid Fouchal, 2015, Impact of occupant behaviour on the energy saving potential of retrofit measures for a public building in the UK, Intelligent Buildings International.
-Farid Fouchal et al., Deliverable D1.1 Energy Efficient Building projects map, 2015 October, available at: (concealed information)
Team Fraunhofer, T. Makelainen, K. Klobut, M.Sepponen, J. Shemeikka, F. Fouchal, Deliverable 2.1 B- Indicators and success factors for holistic energy matching, 2015, March, available at: (concealed information)
-F. Fouchal et al. Deliverable 2.1a – State of the art of energy-efficiency design at building and neighbourhood levels, 2014, Sept, available at: (concealed information)
-Hervé Pruvost, Tom Grille, Mathias Kadolsky, Farid Fouchal, Shen Wie, Tarek Hassan, Steven Firth, Jonathan Masior, Deliverable 5.2 - Specification of devices and benchmarking for the development of the decision support tool, 2015, October, available at: (concealed information)
-Dulcidio Coelho, Farid Fouchal, Deliverable 5.1 - Design of communication architecture for intelligent management of operation and maintenance, 2014 September, available at: (concealed information)
-TUD team, VTT Team, FHR Team, F. Fouchal, T. Hassan, S. Firth, SALD Team, Deliverable 4.1 - Domain models and meta model specifications, 2015 October, available at: (concealed information)
-Team Fraunhofer IAO, Van Khai Nguyen, Willy Maeder, Farid Fouchal, Tarek Hassan, Steven Firth Krzysztof Klobut, Deliverable 3.2 - Concept design, “015 September, available at: (concealed information)
-Team Symelec, Team Fraunhofer IAO, Farid Fouchal, Tarek Hassan, Steven Firthe, Shen Wei, Jose Manuel Tofino, Deliverable 3.1 - Current State and requirements, 2014 September, available at: (concealed information)
-Terrence Fernando, May Bassanino, Zihao Tan, FHR team, Raimar Scherer, Mathias Kadolsky, Tarek Hassan, Farid Fouchal, Steven Firth, Shen Wei, Van Khai Nguyen, Kresnik Hasani, Deliverable 7.3 2nd Phase : Design and implementation of the virtual workspace to explore various design options, 2015 September, available at: (concealed information)
-Terrence Fernando, May Bassanino, Zihao Tan, FHR team, Raimar Scherer, Mathias Kadolsky, Tarek Hassan, ``, Steven Firth, Shen Wei, Van Khai Nguyen, Kresnik Hasani, Deliverable 7.2 1st Phase : 3D On-line gaming environment for learning how to build green buildings, 2015 May, available at: (concealed information)
-Risen, J., Hassan, T., Ye, J., Fouchal, F., Deliverable D3.2.1- Space concepts and reference solutions, Industrialised Integrated Intelligent Construction EU Project, 2007, The European Commission.
-Fouchal, F., Ye, J., Cudmore, S., Starcic, A., Deliverable D11.1- Training concept, Industrialised Integrated Intelligent Construction EU Project, 2009, The European Commission.
-Fouchal, F., Starcic, A., Deliverables: D11.3 -1, D11.3-2 & D11.3-3 - University Courses; Industrialised, Integrated, Intelligent Construction EU Project, 2009 & 2010, The European Commission.
-Risen, J., Hassan, T., Ye, J., Fouchal, F., Lappalainen, V., Karjalainen, S., Kemp, L., Quirke, I., Baun, C., Deliverable D3.2-4- Space concepts and reference solutions, Industrialised Integrated Intelligent Construction EU Project, 2010, The European Commission.
-Fouchal, F., Gomeza, G., Méndez, M., Sánchez, R., Segarra, M., Deliverable D8.3-1- Production method demonstrator, Industrialised Integrated Intelligent Construction EU Project, 2010, The European Commission.
-Fouchal, F., Hassan, T., Firth, S., Hannus, M., Deliverable D3.1-Vision for multi-disciplinary ICT-enabled EE, Roadmap for multi-disciplinary ICT-enabled energy efficiency EU Project, 2010, The European Commission.
Conference and Other Contributions
-Fouchal, F., Knight, J.A.G., Garrington, N. and Cope, B., ''Optical Fibre Sensor for an On-line Monitoring of Epoxy Resin/Amine Reaction'', Proceedings of the 28th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Non-destructive Evaluation, Brunswick, Maine, USA, July 2001, pp 961-968, ISBN 0-7354-0061-X.
-Fouchal, F., Knight, J.A.G., Dickens, P.M. and Garrington, N., ''On-line Monitoring of Epoxy Resin Cure Using Infrared Spectroscopy'', Proceedings of the 11th Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium , University of Austin, Texas, USA, August 2001, pp 441, ISSN 1053-2153.
-Fouchal, F. and Knight, J.A.G., ''Quantitative Study of Epoxy Reaction for an Intelligent Processing of Composites'', proceedings of the 19th International Manufacturing Conference, Belfast, August 2002, pp 399-408, ISBN 0-85389-822-7.
-Fouchal, F. Dickens, P.M., High Viscosity Jetting Process for Rapid Manufacturing, COMA 4 International Conference on Competitive Manufacturing, Progress in Innovative Manufacturing, 4-6 February 2004, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
-Soar, R., and Fouchal, F., Construction Processes for the Digital ‘Trinity’, The 1st International Conference on Industrialised, Integrated, Intelligent Construction. 14-16 May 2008, Loughborough, UK, p205-213.
-J. Ye, T. Hassan, F. Fouchal and C. Carter, Innovations in Industrialised, Integrated and Intelligent Construction, Global Innovation in Construction Conference 2009, UK.
-J. Ye, T. Hassan, F. Fouchal, ICT for Energy Efficiency: Towards Smart Buildings, Manufacturing, Lighting and Grids, CIB W78 2010 international conference proceedings, link: (concealed information)
-Kuhn, D., Ellis, K., Fouchal, F., ICT Enabled Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing; 9th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing - Shaping Global Value Creation; September 28 – 30, 2011; ISBN 978-3-7983-2375-9; Saint Petersburg, Russia; p158-163.
-Fouchal, F., Hassan, T., Firth, Ye, J., Vision for Cross Sectoral ICT-enabled Energy Efficiency, Proceedings of W078 - Information Technology for Construction & W102 - Information and Knowledge Management in Building, 26-28 October 2011 – Sophia Antipolis – France.
-Ellis, K., Hannus, M., Ye, J., Hassan, T., Fies, B., Vulg, N., Lindow, K., Firth, S., Fouchal, F., Multi-Disciplinary Strategic Research Agenda for ICT-Enabled Energy Efficiency, Proceedings of the CIB W78 2012. Conference 17th to 19th October 2012. Beirut, Lebanon.
-Firth, S., Fouchal, F., Kane, T., Dimitriou, V., Hassan, T., Decision Support Systems for Domestic Retrofit Provision Using Smart Home Data Streams, Proceedings of the CIB W78 2013: 30th International Conference –Beijing, China, 9-12 October 2013.
-Fouchal, F., Hassan, T., Firth, S., Kane, T., and Ellis, K., Roadmap enabling ICT to improve energy efficiency in the built environment, Proceedings of the CIB World Building Conference – Construction and Society, Queensland, Australia, 5-9 May 2013.
-Fouchal, F., Hassan, T., Firth S, (2014) Maintenance, Retrofit and Operation Decision Support Tool for both Domestic and Non-domestic Buildings, Proc. Conf. ICCCBE/ASCE/CIBW078, Orlando, USA, pp. 1699-1706.
-Badiee A; Firth S; Fouchal F; (2014) The role of Programmable TRVs for Space Heating Energy Demand Reduction in UK Homes. Proc. Conf. Building Simulation and Optimisation, 23-24 June UCL, London, UK.
-Dimitriou V; Firth S; Hassan T; Kane T; Fouchal F; (2014) Developing suitable models for domestic buildings with Smart Home controls. Proc. Conf. Building Simulation and Optimisation, 23-24 June UCL, London, UK.
-Shen Wei, Steven K Firth, Tarek M Hassan, Farid Fouchal, Impact of occupant behaviour on the energy saving potential of retrofit measures for a public building in the UK, The 7th International Conference of SuDBE2015, Reading, UK; 27-29 July, 2015.
-Farid Fouchal, Shen Wei, Steven K Firth, Tarek M Hassan, Decision support to enable energy efficient building design for optimized retrofit and maintenance, 'CIB W78 2015', October 17th-19th 2015, Eindhoven, Netherlands .
-Shen Wei, Chuanqi Xu, Song Pan, Jiale Su, Yunmo Wang, Xiaoyan Luo, Tarek M Hassan, Steven Firth, Farid Fouchal, Rory Jones, Pieter de Wilde, Analysis of factors influencing occupant window opening behaviour in an office building in Beijing, China, Building Simulation Conference - BS2015 in Hyderabad, India, 7-9, 2015.
-Farid Fouchal, Tarek Hassan, Steven Firth, Shen Wei, Vanda Dimitriou, Design specification and system architecture of a decision support of energy efficient building retrofit and maintenance instructions, 41st IAHS World Congress on Housing – Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal, September 2016.
-F. Fouchal, T. Hassan, A. Starcic, D. Bliecher, Industrialised, Integrated, Intelligent Construction Training Concept, I3CON Handbook v1, published by BSRIA, 2008, UK.
-Fouchal, F., Hassan, T.M., Bleicher, D. and Starcic, A.I., Industrialized, Integrated, Intelligent Construction Training Concept, BSRIA, UK, March 2009, pp 184 - 193, ISBN 978-0-86022-683-3.
-F. Fouchal, T. Hassan, A. Starcic, Industrialised, Integrated, Intelligent Construction Training Concept, I3CON Handbook v2, published by BSRIA, 2010, UK.
-F. Fouchal, T. Hassan, D. Loveday, Mutli-Services Trunking System, I3CON Handbook v2, published by BSRIA, 2010, UK.
-F. Fouchal, T. M. Hassan and D.L. Loveday, Building Services Integration by Rapid Manufacturing Processes, BSRIA, UK, September 2010, pp 187 - 194, ISBN 978-0-86022-699-4.
-K. Hardy, R. Greenough, F. Fouchal, Sustainable Construction iNET Project Num.: Z.ENV.AB.8322, CR&D Num.: 2011‐09, Mass Customisation to Retrofit UK Housing - Retrofit Offsite Manufacturing Report, 31st October 2011.
-Kuhn, D., Ellis, K., Fouchal, F., ICT enabled energy efficiency in manufacturing, Sustainable Manufacturing: shaping Global Value Creation, Chapter 4.2, Springer (1 July 2012), ISBN-13: 978-(concealed information).
-Firth SK, Coleman M, Cockbill S, Dimitriou V, Fouchal F, Hargreaves T, Hassan T, Hauxwell-Baldwin R, Kane T, Liao J, May A, Murray D, Mitchell V, Oliveira L, Parker C, Seeam A, Stankovic L, Stankovic V, Webb L and Wilson C. ‘Smart Homes and Saving Energy: Final summary report of the REFIT project’, prepared by Cambridge Architectural Research and published by Loughborough University, 2015
Dickens, P.M., Fouchal, F., Method and apparatus for transferring material to a substrate, WO 2004/061347 A2, filled 06 January 2004.
Hobbies and interest
Played professional football and assistant coach of juniors at Loughborough Dynamo FC;
Practice diving and volunteer activities in protection of marine ecosystem;
Restoration of old diesel engines.
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