Yaroslav Menshenin

Yaroslav Menshenin

Research Scientist
Space Center

Professor: Clement Fortin

PhD Thesis Supervisor: Edward Crawley

Yaroslav Menshenin is a Research Scientist at Skoltech. He received a PhD in Engineering Systems from Skoltech in 2020. His PhD Thesis is entitled “Model-Based Framework for System Concept” and has been written under the Supervisor of Prof. Edward Crawley. Dr. Menshenin’s research interests include Systems Engineering, Engineering Design, Product Development, and Engineering Management. In 2016-2017 Dr. Menshenin was a Visiting doctoral candidate at MIT where he developed the case studies for PhD Thesis in the System Architecture Group.

Dr. Menshenin received the Specialist’s degree (M.Sc. degree equivalent) from the Department of Theoretical Physics and Quantum Technologies at the National University of Science and Technology “MISIS” (Moscow, Russia). He is also a graduate of Singularity University (NASA Ames Research Center, Silicon Valley, USA).

Dr. Menshenin is a Co-Instructor and a Lecturer of the Space Sector Course. He was in a team of those who developed this Course in 2014. He is also lecturing at the Systems Engineering Class at Skoltech.

Dr. Menshenin is an Associate member of the DESIGN Society, a Member of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), the IFIP WG 5.1 (Global Product development for the whole life-cycle), the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). He serves as the Reviewer for the papers submitted for the Systems Engineering Journal (since 2020), for the Applied Sciences Journal (since 2020), and for the INCOSE International Symposium (since 2019).

  • Model-Based Systems Engineering/Systems Architecting/Systems Analysis
  • Product Development / Integration of MBSE and PLM approaches
  • Business Process Modeling
  • Commercial Space/NewSpace Systems
  • Engineering Design & Management / Interface Management and Design Structure Matrix

1. Menshenin, Y., Moreno, C., Brovar, Y. and Fortin, C., 2021. Integration of MBSE and PLM: complexity and uncertainty. In International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJPLM.2021.10037270

2. Brovar, Y., Menshenin, Y., Fortin, C., 2021. Study of Product Interfaces Through the Notion of Complementarity. In Proceedings of the Design Society, 1, pp.2751-2760, Gothenburg, Sweden. https://doi.org/10.1017/pds.2021.536

3. Menshenin, Y., Mordecai, Y., Crawley, E., Cameron, B., 2021. Model-Based System Architecting and Decision-Making (Chapter). In Handbook of Model-Based Systems Engineering (Edited by Azad Madni and Norman Augustine), Springer (in press). Chapter is available at MIT System Architecture Group

4. Brovar, Y., Menshenin, Y., Knoll, D., Fortin, C., 2021. Modelling of Engineering and Manufacturing Data Structures through a DSM-based Approach. In IFIP 18th International Conference on Product Lifecycle Management, Curitiba, Brazil. Best Paper Award.

5. Menshenin, Y., Brovar, Y., Fortin, C., 2021. Ontology Engineering for Space Mission Design: A Case Study of a Suborbital Human Spaceflight Mission. In Proceedings of the 72nd International Astronautical Congress, Dubai, UAE

6. Menshenin, Y. and Fortin, C., 2021. An Innovative Approach to Interdisciplinary Education Through Domain Sector Courses. In Proceedings of 17th CDIO International Conference, Bangkok, Thailand. The paper is available in the Proceedings

7. Menshenin, Y. and Fortin, C., 2021. A Systems Engineering Framework for Space Sector Education. In Proceedings of Global Space Exploration Conference (GLEX), Saint Petersburg, Russia. The paper is available through the IAF Digital Library

8. Menshenin, Y. Model-Based Framework for System Concept, 2020. PhD Thesis, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology.

9. Menshenin, Y. and Crawley, E., 2020. A System Concept Representation Framework and its Testing on Patents, Urban Architectural Patterns, and Software Patterns. In Systems Engineering Journal, 23(4), pp.492-515. https://doi.org/10.1002/sys.21547

10. Menshenin, Y., Knoll, D., Brovar, Y. and Fortin, C., 2020. Analysis of MBSE/PLM Integration: From Conceptual Design to Detailed Design. In Proceedings of IFIP 17th International Conference on Product Lifecycle, pp. 593-603, Rapperswil, Switzerland https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-62807-9_47

11. Menshenin, Y., Brovar, Y., Crawley, E., and Fortin, C., 2020. Analysis of Systems Structural Relationships Through a DSM-Based Approach. In Proceedings of the 22nd International DSM Conference, pp. 43-51, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA https://doi.org/10.35199/dsm2020.5

12. Menshenin, Y., Knoll, D., Brovar, Y., Crawley, E., and Fortin, C., 2020. Digital Engineering Information Exchange Model for Space Missions Architecture: a Case Study of a CubeSat Mission. In Proceedings of the 71st International Astronautical Congress, CyberSpace Edition

13. Menshenin, Y., Podladchikova, T., Fortin, C. and Crawley, E., 2020. A Holistic Approach to Space Sector Education: a Case Study of a Space Sector Course. In Proceedings of the 71st International Astronautical Congress, CyberSpace Edition

14. Menshenin, Y. and Crawley, E., 2019. Applying the Model-Based Concept Framework to Capturing the Safety Aspects of the Suborbital Human Spaceflight Missions. In Journal of Space Safety Engineering, 6(4), pp.235-247. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsse.2019.10.008

15. Menshenin, Y., Latyshev, K., Mahfouz, A., Pritykin, D., 2019. Applying the Model-Based Conceptual Design Approach to ADCS Development: a Case Study of a CubeSat Swarm Mission. In Proceedings of the 70th International Astronautical Congress, Washington, D.C., USA.

16. Menshenin, Y. and Crawley, E., 2018. DSM-Based Methods to Represent Specialization Relationships in a Concept Framework. In Proceedings of the 20th International DSM Conference, Trieste, Italy. http://systemarchitect.mit.edu/docs/menshenin18c.pdf

17. Menshenin, Y. and Crawley, E., 2018. Model-Based Concept Framework for Suborbital Human Spaceflight Missions. In Proceedings of the 69th International Astronautical Congress, Bremen, Germany. http://systemarchitect.mit.edu/docs/menshenin18b.pdf

18. Menshenin, Y. and Crawley, E., 2018. A Framework for Concept and its Testing on Patents. In INCOSE International Symposium 2018, Washington, D.C., USA. https://doi.org/10.1002/j.2334-5837.2018.00568.x

PhD in Engineering Systems (2020), Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Moscow, Russia).

Specialist’s degree (M.Sc. degree equivalent) (2012), National University of Science and Technology “MISIS” (Moscow, Russia).

Graduate of the Global Grand Challenges Program (2012), Singularity University (Silicon Valley, USA).

2021 Best Paper Award, IFIP 18th International Conference on Product Lifecycle Management

2021 Reviewer Certificate for serving as a reviewer for Systems Engineering Journal

2021 Reviewer Certificate for serving as a reviewer for Applied Sciences Journal

2020 Appreciation Letter for reviewing the Papers & Presentations for the INCOSE International Symposium 2020

2015 Gratitude for contributing to the development of roadmaps of the National Technology Initiative (NTI) within the “Foresight fleet”

2014 Diploma for founding the “Technological Entrepreneurship in Space Sector” Initiative

2012 Winner, “My idea for Russia” Contest

[2021] CGTNEurope: Is there life on Mars? Here’s what the experts think

[2021] Stephen Cole from GLEX2021 meeting Yaroslav Menshenin a Research Scientist from Skoltech

[2021] René Pischel, Head of ESA in Russia, featured in unique Skoltech course on space industry

[2019] Skoltech Space Center Participates in the 70th International Astronautical Congress in Washington DC

[2019] Radio Culture, Scientific Club “Unity of Meaning” (episodes 8, 9, 10, in Russian language)

[2017] Article about Space Sector Course “Aerospace business: The Devil is in the Details”

[2017] Skoltech PhD student travels the globe in pursuit of systems engineering innovation

[2012] Interview for Science and Life (Наука и Жизнь) magazine “Weightlessness in Skolkovo” (Russian language)