Yaroslav Menshenin

Yaroslav Menshenin

Junior Research Scientist
PhD candidate at Skoltech Space Center
Space Center

Professor: Clement Fortin

Advisor: Edward Crawley
Thesis: Model-Based Framework for System Concept

Yaroslav Menshenin is a Junior 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 is written under the supervision of Prof. Edward Crawley. Dr. Menshenin’s research interests include Systems Engineering, Engineering Design, Product Development, and Engineering Management. In 2016-2017 academic year he spent a semester at MIT working as a Visiting doctoral candidate in the System Architecture Group where he developed the case studies for his PhD Thesis.

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 located on the territory of NASA Ames Research Center (Silicon Valley, USA). He also successfully completed a variety of external courses on Scientific Writing and Publishing, Systems Engineering, Project Management, and Business Writing.

Dr. Menshenin co-instructed a Space Sector Course, supporting its launch and operation as a Teaching Assistant, and later became a Lecturer on the topics of System Architecture, System Thinking, and Interface Management. 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 INCOSE International Symposium (2019, 2020), as well as the Reviewer for the Systems Engineering Journal.

  • Systems Engineering / Model-Based Conceptual Design and Concept Ontology / Concurrent Engineering / Systems Architecture
  • Engineering Design / Systems Thinking
  • Product Development / Integration of MBSE and PLM approaches
  • Engineering Management / Interface Management and Design Structure Matrix
[2020] Menshenin, Y. Model-Based Framework for System Concept, PhD Thesis, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology.

[2020] Menshenin, Y. and Crawley, E. A System Concept Representation Framework and its Testing on Patents, Urban Architectural Patterns, and Software Patterns. In Systems Engineering Journal https://doi.org/10.1002/sys.21547

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

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

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

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

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

[2019] Menshenin, Y., Latyshev, K., Mahfouz, A., Pritykin, D. 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.

[2018] Menshenin, Y. and Crawley, E. 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

[2018] Menshenin, Y. and Crawley, E. 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

[2018] Menshenin, Y. and Crawley, E. 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).

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

[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)