Karimov Isa Gulmammad oglu was born on September 25, 1919 in the village of Sogantik, Georgia. He entered the Chemistry faculty of the Azerbaijan State University and participated in the war in 1941-1945 and graduated from the Faculty of Chemistry of the ASU (1946).
I.Karimov entered the post-graduate course at the Faculty of Chemistry at Moscow State University named after Lomonosov in 1946, in 1951 he gained the PhD in chemistry, in 1971 he received his doctorate in chemistry, and in 1974 he was a professor, Corresponding member of AAS.
I.Karimov started his career in the Institute of Physics at the Azerbaijan Academy of Sciences and worked as a junior scientific worker, senior scientific worker, laboratory assistant and deputy director on scientific affairs.
I.Karimov is the founder of low temperature chemistry (kriokimya), which is an important aspect of chemical physics in Azerbaijan, and has been instrumental in creating a criogenic center. Under the leadership of the scientist, in 1966, for the first time in the republic, liquid nitrogen and helium were obtained at the Kriogen corpus of the Institute of Physics.
I.Karimov is the author of 142 works. Most of his works were published in the indexed foreign journals. He has repeatedly delivered lectures at international conferences and symposiums.
I.Karimov was a member of the problem board of the "Low Temperature Physics" of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR and the Specialized Defense Council of the Institute.
He was awarded the Order of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, the Order of the Red Star, the Order of October Revolution for his contribution to the development of science and technology in 1941-1945.
Correspondent member of ANAS Isa Karimov died in 1983 in Baku.