Nakhchivan has been the place of many great thinkers, scientists and craftsmen

    Haydar Aliyev
    Aliyev Ilham
    Zarifa Aliyeva
    Ajami Nakhchivani
    Nakhchivani Najmaddin
    Nakhchivani Hindushah
    Nasreddin Tusi
    Nakhchivani Mohammad
    Fazlullah Naimi
    Aliyev Hasan
    Mammedaliyev Yusif
    Abdullayev Hasan
    Kangarli Heydarqulu
    Nakhchivansky Ismail
    Nakhchivansky Huseyn
    Nakhchivansky Jamshid
  Mohammed Shahtakhtinsky
    Shahtakhtinsky Behbud
    Mohammed Taghi Sidgi
    Jalil Mammedguluzadeh
    Huseyn Javid
    Ordubadi Mammed Said
    Kangarli Behruz

                                                                                                                          Haydar Aliyev


Mammedaliyev Yusif

      Mammedaliyev Yusif Haydar (31.12.1905, Ordubad – 15.12.1961, Baku; was buried at “Fekhri Khiyaban” (“Honored Avenue”) – a chemist. Doctor of chemical sciences (1942), professor (1942), academician (1945) and president (1947-51 and 1958-61) of Azerbaijan Scientific Academy, associate member of the Scientific Academy of the USSR (1958). He is a laureate of USSR State Prize (1946) and was a student of Academician N.D. Zelinsky. He graduated from the Azerbaijan High Pedagogical Institute (present Azerbaijan Pedagogical University) (1926), and worked as a teacher of chemistry at Ganja Pedagogical Technical School and Yerevan Pedagogical Institute and he continued his education at Moscow State University named after Lomonosov and after two years began to work at Azerbaijan Agricultural Institute (1932-1933) and Azerbaijan Scientific-Research Oil Refining Institute (1933-1945). He began to head the Oil Institute after Azerbaijan Scientific Academy was created (1945). During 1954-1958 he was rector of Azerbaijan State University (present Baku State University).

         Mammedaliyev’s main scientific works contain the issues of catalytic oil and gas refining. He proposed new methods of chlorination and brominating of different carbon-hydrogenise with the presences of catalysts and showed the ways how to get carbon-tetra-chloride, methyl-chloride, ethylene-chloride and other precious products, using oil gas and especially methane on the stationary catalysts first and later chlorinating in hot lay. He is an author of more than 200 scientific works and 6 monographs. He did many things to train high-qualified specialists. He was granted with the orders of Lenin, Red Labor Flag, Honor and other titles and medals. His name was given to the Oil Chemical Processes Institute of Azerbaijan Scientific Academy and the scientific settlements where Ordubad Silk Enterprise and Shamakhi observatory is located and one of streets in Baku and to a prize. His museum was opened in Ordubad city, his bust was erected and a memorial board was set at the house in Baku, where he lived. His monument was erected near the Presidium of the National Scientific Academy of Azerbaijan.