He graduated from the Kuybyshev Aviation Institute, Aircraft Engine Faculty in 1977, specialty: aviation engines and power plants.
In 1984 he defended his Candidate dissertation.
In 1993 he defended his dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Technical Sciences.
After graduation from the institute he worked as Engineer at the Research Laboratory of Aviation Articles Strength and Reliability, Kuybyshev Aviation Institute.
From 1985 he began teaching at the Department of Power Plant Automatic Systems, was assistant, senior lecturer, and then – assistant professor. Since 1994 he has been Professor at the Department of Power Plant Automatic Systems.
From 1988 to 1997 Е.V. Shakhmatov held the position of Dean of the Aircraft Engine Faculty, from 1997 to 2010 he was Pro-rector for Scientific Work.
In 2010 he was elected as Rector of Samara State Aerospace University.