Mahmoud has over 35 years experience in optical fibre sensing research, development and commercialisation. He founded Silixa in 2007 and he is currently Executive Director. Prior to Silixa, he founded Sensornet (1998 -2009).
Mahmoud worked as a Senior Research Fellow on non-linear fiber optic sensors at King’s College London from 1994 to1998. During this period he successfully managed and completed one of the most successful European project.
From 1990 to 1994, he initiated and manged a Joint Industrial Project (JIP) in fibre optic sensing for oil and gas applications that led to the formation of Sensor Dynamics which was then acquired by Schlumberger in 2001.
From 1986 to 1990 he was a Research Fellow at University College London working on fibre optic sensors and integrated photonics devices.
He was a Joint winner of Metrology Award in 2000, British Telecom Award in 2001, Institute of Physics Innovation Award in 2015, and The Queen’s Award 2021 for Innovation on the behalf of Silixa.