Ali Nokhodchi obtained his pharmacy degree (PharmD) in 1989 from Tabriz School of Pharmacy, Iran. He completed his PhD on Pharmaceutical Technology at John Moores University, Liverpool in 1996 and has been a qualified pharmacist since 1989. He held a lectureship (1997 - 2001), and senior lectureship (2001 - 2003) at the School of Pharmacy, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences. During this period he was head of postgraduate studies and also vice-dean for research for a period of 4 years in Tabriz School of Pharmacy. In 2003 he was appointed as lecturer of pharmaceutics at King’s College London, Department of Pharmacy. He worked as professor of Pharmaceutical Technology at Tabriz School of Pharmacy prior to this appointment as senior lecturer of Pharmaceutics at Medway School of Pharmacy. He has supervised over 100 Mpharm, PharmD, MSc project students and 15 PhD postgraduate students at several institutions in various fields of pharmaceutical technology. At the present he has 3 PhD students in his lab working on particle engineering, dissolution enhancement techniques and controlled release formulations. He is a regular reviewer for many international pharmacy journals and editorial board of several journals in pharmaceutical sciences. Ali teaches on the MPharm Programme and is module convener of Medicines Design and Manufacture stage 2 (MDM2) within the undergraduate programme. He has published a significant number of papers (over 120 research articles) on various fields of pharmaceutics, mainly, tableting, particle engineering, skin delivery and controlled-release formulations. He holds H-index of 23 with over 1450 citations till July 2012.