Dr. Rashad Khalilov is Doctor of Biological Sciences, professor, correspondent member of ANAS, Deputy Chairman Department of Biological and Medical Sciences of ANAS Tofig Mammadov was born on 10 February in 1957 in the Dirnis village of Ordubad region Nakhchivan AR. In 1982 he was graduated Azerbaijan Civil Engineering Institute by specialty of civil engineer. In the period of 1982-1986 he worked in various organizations.T.S.Mammadov was appointed in 1986 to the position of Deputy Director of the Institute of Botany of ANAS. In 1996 he was appointed Director of the Institute of Dendrology of ANAS (Mardakan Arboretum of ANAS).T.S.Mammadov is head of the laboratory of “Landscape Architecture”. In 2000 he defended the candidate dissertation on the theme “Bioecological features and value of trees and shrubs of Mardakan Arboretum in greening of Absheron” and in 2004 he defended the doctoral dissertation on the theme “Bioecological features, agricultural and scientific basis for the rational use of the national economy perspective trees and shrubs in landscaping of Absheron”.Since 2007 he was chosen as the corresponding member of ANAS. As a result of his scientific activities and joint cooperation in 2005 the Mardakan Arboretum was elected to the member of World Botanical Gardens and in 2009 the member of the American Botanical Society.T. S. Mammadov is the author of 11 patents, 27 books, 200 scientific articles published in a local and foreign press. Scientific articles are published in important journals «İmpact factor”.T.S.Mammadov is a member of the Bulgarian journal “Poleobotany”, Expert Council of Botanic Gardens in the CIS countries, the Commission of Experts of the journal Doga Bolumleri University Sutchu Iman Kahramanmarash in Turkey, the Expert Council of Botanic Gardens of the Caucasus, and the editorial staff of Journal «Hortus Botanicus». As a result of his initiatives and activities were held in 2006, 2010 and 2013 International Botanical Conferences in Mardakan Arboretum. T.S.Mammadov is professor chair of “Botany” of Baku State University and the department of “Medical Biology” at the University of “ Odlar Yurdu”.T.S.Mammadov is teaching the subjects «Decorative flowers» and “Ecology of Plants” in these universities. T.S.Mammadov is a deputy chairman of the Council of Botany Protection of ANAS. Since 2014 year he is an expert of Commission on the selection of personnel on issues in the Civil Service Commission under the President of Azerbaijan Republic (at the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Azerbaijan Republic).In 2005, he was awarded “The Man of the Year”, in the sphere of ecology, certificate of honor awarded by Baku City Executive Power, also the award of “Heydar Aliyev” Caucasus Public Community, the awards of Educational Society of Araz , “Y.G. .Mammadaliyev”, “Zardabi”, ” Z.Tagiev “,” Sh.I.Khatai “and others. He was awarded twice by Diplomas of the Honory of the Presidium of ANAS. There are prepared a lot of young scientists under his leadership.In 2015, he was awarded by order of President of Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev “The Order of Glory of Azerbaijan Republic”.
Prof. Dr. Rashad Khalilov Research interests includesThe Taxonomy of genuses in natural and cultural flora; biometric analysis; chronological description of the Dendroflora; The Preservation of rare and endangered trees plant species in ex situ conditions; identifying of their priority directions; The Arbochronological investigations to impact of environmental factors on adaptation of trees and shrubs species and by the massive reproduction of insects; determination of pathogenicity leading to serious disaeses; The Mobilization of Azerbaijan’s plant resources – Phytochemical screening of medicinal plants, studying possibilities of their complex and efficient use;