Mahmoud received his EEE BEng (First Class Hons.) in September 2018, and his award-winning PhD in Rectenna Design in April 2021, from the University of Southampton. He previously worked as an undergraduate and postgraduate Research Assistant, at the University of Southampton (UK and Malaysia) on industrial collaborations and research projects (Intel; EPSRC Platform Grant), as a Researcher Co-Investigator on Safeguard a £49.9k EPSRC-SPRINT project, and has worked on consultancy projects (ECS Partners Ltd.) in 2017-2021. He was an EU-EnABLES funded PhD student from 2018 to 2020. He was a Hardware Verification Engineering Intern, in 2018, and a Research Intern, in 2020, at Arm Ltd., UK.
He has been PI/Co-I on projects worth over £370k, and has published over 70 journal and conference papers in leading IEEE and high-IF publications. He holds a Intelligence Community Research Fellowship on the topic of RF-enabled energy harvesting, and is s currently with the University of Glasgow as a Prolpetic Lecturer (Assistant Professor) and UK IC Fellow. He is also a Visiting Fellow in the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton.