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.
 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 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  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