Abed received his first degree (1st Class Honours, 2004) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Aleppo. He worked in industry and then moved to Ireland, where he joined the PhD programme in Dublin City University (DCU). He graduated from the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering/ DCU in 2013. After his PhD, he was involved in different teaching duties and research projects in DCU.
In 2014 he moved to Scotland, where he was appointed as a research fellow in the Institute of Engineering and Energy Technologies in the University of the West of Scotland (UWS). During his career in UWS, he significantly contributed to the research in Biomass Energy and Biofuel Technologies. He was involved in various funded projects (KTP, ETP, Innovation vouchers, Erasmus programs). He also acted as the secretary and the co-editor of the 8th International Conference on Sustainable Energy & Environmental Protection (SEEP 2015) in which about 120 delegates participated from 40 different countries.
Lately, Abed joined the School of Engineering and the Built Environment in Birmingham City University as a lecturer. He is currently supervising a number of PhD students in the biomass energy and biofuel technologies areas.