Ali Hoshiar received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the Tehran Science and Research University, in 2015.

From 2015 to 2019, he worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher in GNU (S. Korea), DGIST-ETH (S. Korea), and University of Leeds (UK). Currently, he is an assistant professor (lecturer, UK) and a UK higher education fellow in mechatronics and robotics at the University of Essex, faculty of computer science and electronic engineering (CSEE), robotics and embedded system research (RES) group. He is working on medical small-scale robots. He publishes 31 peer-reviewed journal papers in small scale robotics, and his current research interests include medical micro/nanorobots, electromagnetic actuation systems, magnetic particle imaging (MPI) systems, swarm microrobotics, and soft continuum microrobots. With colleagues the works he contributed received the Society for Cardiac Robotic Navigation awards in 2019 and 2021.