Prof. Faramaz Gazanfaroglu Maksudov was born on March 20, 1930 in Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan. He is married and has 2 children.
In 1949 he joined the physico-mathematical faculty of Azerbaijan State University which is named after Kirov and graduated in 1954. In 1954 he was admitted to the post-graduate course at the Institute of Physics and Mathematics, Azerbaijan Academy of Sciences. In the same year, he started working at the Institute of Physics and Mathematics as a junior research worker. In 1959 he defended a thesis for a candidate’s degree. In 1960 he was selected to the post of senior research worker in the department of Functional Analysis, Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics of the Azerbaijan Academy of Sciences. From September, 1964 he held the post of assistant director.
In April, 1974 he defended a thesis for a Doctor’s degree. Form March, 1974 he held a post of director, Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics of Azerbaijan Academy of Sciences. In 1976 he became a full professor and was selected as a corresponding member of Azerbaijan Academy of Sciences and in 1980, he was selected Member of Azerbaijan Academy of Sciences.
Prof. Maksudov was elected to parliament in Azerbaijan in 1995, and in 1997 he became President of the Azerbaijan Republic Academy of Sciences. In February, 1998 he was declared one of the winners of the 1997 Islamic Academy of Sciences Fellowship Elections. In 1998 he was also selected as a vice-chairman of the Azerbaijan-American Educational, Cultural and Economical Center.
Prof. Maksudov has over 200 papers to his credit, 15 books and 10 monographs, and 17 of his works were patented outside Azerbaijan.