He graduated Magna Cum Laude in criminology at the Faculty of Security Studies in Skopje, at the University of St. Kliment Ohridski in Bitola. He completed his master’s studies as a Fulbright Fellow in the United States at North Carolina State University, specializing International Relations and the Science and Policy of Nuclear Non-Proliferation.
His research and professional interests are in Government Policy and Regulation, International Security and Arms Control, Nuclear Non-Proliferation, Russian Influence and Proxy Activities in the Balkans, and Political and Security Circumstances in the Balkans.
In 2020, the NATO Liaison Office in Skopje recognized him with a Certificate of Appreciation for the contribution to the integration of the Republic of North Macedonia into NATO, including a Formal Letter and a NATO Plaque for the contribution of the Info-Center.
He interned at the Duke Center for International Development (DCID) at Duke University and the Non-Proliferation Workshop at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, USA. He is an alumnus of the George C. Marshall Network, the Fulbright Network, the John McCain Young Leaders Network, and the European Democracy Youth Network (EDYN).
Elmas is a Research Fellow at the PRESPA Institute since October 2021.