Ahmed Mahmoud

Research Fellow
Medical Devices

Ahmed Mahmoud is a Research Fellow in the INL Medical Devices group within the Department of Life Sciences. Ahmed is working in developing enabling technologies by integrating surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) technique and microfluidics to fabricate nano-enabled medical devices. These devices can pave the way towards bench-to-bedside approaches for translational medicine applications.

Ahmed Mahmoud has a BSc degree in Pharmaceutical sciences with honors from Misr University for Science & Technology (Egypt) and a PhD in chemistry from the University of Alberta (Canada). His PhD work explored cost-effective approaches to develop and optimize surface enhanced Raman scattering substrates. He applied these substrates for the measurements of some environmentally hazardous molecules. Ahmed´s long-term goal is to establish a start-up company that can produce economically affordable point-of-need sensors. These devices can have positive impacts on various fields such as disease diagnosis, therapeutic monitoring, drug design, environmental monitoring, and food safety, with socioeconomic perspectives.

Selected Publications

  • Mahmoud, A. Y. F.; Rusin, C. J.; McDermott, M. T.
    Gold nanostars as a colloidal substrate for in-solution SERS measurements using a handheld Raman spectrometer
    Analyst 2020, 145 (4), 1396-1407
  • Hadidi, L.; Mahmoud, A. Y. F.; Purkait, T. K.; McDermott, M. T.; Veinot, J. G. C.
    Cellulose nanocrystal-derived hollow mesoporous carbon spheres and their application as a metal-free catalyst
    Nanotechnology 2017, 28 (50), 505606
  • Li, X.; Chen, Y.; Kumar, A.; Mahmoud, A.; Nychka, J. A.; Chung, H.-J.
    Sponge-Templated Macroporous Graphene Network for Piezoelectric ZnO Nanogenerator
    ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2015, 7 (37), 20753-20760