Born on 1 January 1943, in the village of Sosna (the Arsk region of the Tatarstan Republic), Russia. In 1964 he graduated from the Kazan Chemical and Technological Institute. During 1965-1967, he worked in the Kuibyshev plant of synthetic ethanol. In 1968-1970, he was a post-graduate student at the Moscow Mendeleev Chemical and Technological Institute and in 1970, he defended his candidate’s thesis.
In 1972, Prof. Mazgarov established the laboratory of hydrocarbon feed desulfurization at JS «VNIIUS» (Kazan), becoming its director in 1982. In 1983, he was awarded his Doctorate of Technical Sciences and successfully became a full professor in 1990, Academician of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tatarstan (1991), President of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tatarstan (2006-2014), honored chemist of Tatarstan (1990), government prize laureate of Tatarstan in the field of science and technology (1998), A.N.Kosygin prize laureate (2013).
Academician Mazgarov is a world-renowned scientist in the field of organic sulfur chemistry, oil and gas processing, chemistry and technology of oil, gas and petroleum products treatment of sulfur compounds. He is the author of 226 scientific works, 137 patents, including 5 USA patents and 1 German patent. Prof. Mazgarov was the first to develop the process of oil demercaptanization (DMC process), commercialized in 1995 by USA oil company “Chevron” on the Tengiz oil field in Kazakhstan. More than 40 commercial plants for treating gases, gasolines and waste waters for sulfur compounds in Russia and one plant treating waste waters in Bulgaria were built on the basis of technologies developed by Academician Mazgarov. In 2009, a complex for propane, butane and naphtha treatment was built in Iran.
Four licenses for oil, gasoline and non-stable natural gasoline desulfurization (DMD-2K, DMD-3, DMC-3, DMD-2 and Odorant processes) were sold to the National Islamic Oil Company of Iran where 4 commercial plants will be built on the basis of these technologies during 2018-2019.
Under the guidance of professor Mazgarov, production of phthalocyanine IVKAZ catalyst, the only Russian catalyst was exported to Iran, Bulgaria, the Netherlands, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Lithuania, for desulfurization of hydrocarbon feed was developed and organized. Investigations of properties and composition of carbonic oils with high sulfur content were carried out and a new original DMC-1MA process for field oil treatment for hydrogen sulfide was developed. The first pilot plant (DMC-1MA) in the world was built in NGDU “Nurlatneft” and in 2006 it was successfully commissioned.
Professor Mazgarov was elected as a Fellow of the IAS in 2000.