Ahmed earned his B.Sc. in pharmacy from Alexandria University in 2012 and an M.Sc. in bioengineering from the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at UCD in Dublin in 2015. In 2021, he completed a PhD in information and communication technologies from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra within the framework of an EU-funded project called Electronic AXONs (wireless microstimulators based on electronic rectification of epidermically applied currents). His research was focused on the study of intramuscular stimulation for functional movement restoration using in vivo and computational models. He recently started a postdoc funded by the Graphene Flagship at the University of Manchester to characterize novel graphene-based stimulating electrodes in animal models of Parkinson's and epilepsy.