Born on 9 May 1945 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan; he is married and has two sons.
Professor Bekhzod Yuldashev (sometimes his first name spells as Bekhzad or with adding the middle name: Bekhzad Sadykovich Yuldashev) is presently working on an ADS (Accelerator Driven Systems) experiments with low energy neutron and high energy heavy ion beams. In addition, Yuldashev is a member of Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) collaboration which is carrying out experiments at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN (Geneva) and leads several projects on nuclear applications in Uzbekistan.
Presently he is the President of Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences and the Director General of the Institute of Nuclear Physics in Tashkent.
During 2013-2016 he was a chief scientist of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna.
In 2011-2012, he served as the scientific consultant in the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna. In 2007-2008 and 2010-2011 he was a visiting professor at Stanford University. From 2006 till the end of 2009, he served as scientific consultant at the IAEA. From 1990 till 2006, he was director general of the Institute of Nuclear Physics in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He also served first term as president of Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences during 2000-2005.
He is a full member of Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences, Foreign Member of National Academy of Sciences of Kazakhstan, a Fellow of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences (1995), and some other scientific academies and societies. He is Honorary Doctor of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research-JINR (Dubna, Russia), the Honorary Professor of Samarkand State University, was a Fellow of Indiana University (Bloomington, USA) and Cambridge University (UK). He has been elected as a member of the International Scientific Council of JINR (1992-2002), member of the Standing Advisory Group on Nuclear Applications, SAGNA (IAEA, Vienna, 2002-2006), the Chairman of Uzbekistan Scientific Council on awarding doctoral ranks in nuclear sciences (1991-2006), head of the Nuclear Department of Tashkent State University (1994-2000). He was awarded the State Prize in Science and Technology (1983), the Science and Technology ECO International Prize (2004), the order “For Glorious Work” (Uzbekistan, 2003).
Bekhzod Yuldashev graduated from Tashkent and Moscow universities (1968) and got his Candidate Degree (PhD) in 1971 at JINR and the Full Professor degree (Doctor of Physics and Mathematics) in 1981. He was a spokesman of two experiments performed at Fermi National Laboratory (Batavia, US) and at the Canadian nuclear center “TRIUMF” (Vancouver BC) and led two international teams involving physicists from Uzbekistan, Russia, US and Canada. In 1977-1978, 1980-1981 and 1989-1990, he was a visiting professor at Physics Department of University of Washington (Seattle, USA).
His research covers particle and nuclear physics and nuclear applications. He published more than 300 papers dedicated to particle and nuclear physics as well as nuclear applications including reactor utilization, isotope production and radiation hardness of different materials and has more than 20 patents. Prof. Yuldashev was a scientific supervisor of 28 PhDs and 7 Full Professor theses.
In the last 15 years Yuldashev was also actively involved in non-proliferation and nuclear applications projects. In particular, he led projects on upgrading research reactors, on commissioning highly radioactive sources, development of detecting systems, the conversion of research reactors to low enriched fuel etc.