Oleg Dmitrievich Mochalov was born on 20th of July, 1972 in Kuybishev in the family of engineers.
In 1989 he finished school № 81 in Kuybishev, in 1994 graduated from the Department of History of Samara State Pedagogical Institution.
In 1998 O.D. Mochalov presented his candidate of science thesis on Archaeology and gained the degree of candidate of historical science.
In 2000 O.D. Mochalov became a docent.
In 2011 he presented his doctorate thesis on the topic “Ceramics of Bronze age from North Steppe-Foreststeppe of Volga-Ural Interfluve (Based on Materials of Burial Grounds)”.
Since 1996 he has been conducting classes at the Chair of Russian History and Archaeology on position of associate professor. O.D. Mochalov is author and co-author of more than 110 scientific and educational works including 5 books 22 of which published abroad. Dr. Mochalov gave lectures on Archaeology, Local History, Ethnology, Ethnography of Volga People, Historical Geography, Subsidiary Historical Disciplines, and History. He guided student archaeology practice at the Department of History.
Since 1989 he has been participating in and organizing numerous archaeological expeditions in Samara region.
From 1999 till 2012 O.D. Mochalov performed duties of Vice Dean. In 2012 he was unanimously elected the Dean of the department.
In 2012 he was assigned to Vice Rector of Science. On the 25th of June, 2013 Dr. Mochalov was elected Rector of Samara State Academy of Social Sciences and Humanities. O.D. Mochalov guided and participated in projects of 15 grants of various Russian and foreign funds. He participated in conferences held in Germany, Italy, Romania, Greece, Portugal, Poland, Ireland, Kzakhstan and 34 conferences in Russia. He organized several large-scale archaeological conferences including International Scientific Conference “Gorodtsov Readings”.
In 2005 he won the “European Academy” contest and was awarded with the medal and the reward of “European Academy”.
In 2006 Dr. Mochalov became the laureate of the “Man of Culture of Year” contest in Samara.
In 1999-2001 he was the laureate of Russian Academy of Sciences grant for young scientists. O.D. Mochalov was awarded with a letter of appreciation from the Samara Duma Chairman and diploma from the Minister of Education and Science of Samara region. Research area – Bronze Era of Eastern Europe, ancient cultures interaction, development of cultural and historical entities, ceramics as source of information for history.
- Scientific papers – 115
- Monographs – 5
- Educational aids – 7
- H-index – 3
- Number of quotes in RISC – 97