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.
Since joining Birmingham City University in August 2016, Abed has contributed to different teaching programs and research projects. He was awarded the Public Engagement Award from the Royal Academy of Engineering based on a project he led and aimed to change public perception towards Engineering. He is also the foundation year tutor for Engineering programs.
Abed was appointed as an External Advisor leading to the validation of BEng (Hons) Renewable Energy Engineering in Southampton Solent University and the International Foundation Programme in University of Surrey. He is also acting as an external examiner for FdEng Marine Engineering and BEng Mechanical Engineering with Lancaster University. He is a member of the International Magnesium Association and is currently supervising two PhD students in BCU in Wind mapping and Microalgae cultivation.