Dr Oleksandr Menshykov

Dr Oleksandr Menshykov
Dr Oleksandr Menshykov
Dr Oleksandr Menshykov



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+44 (0)1224 273326
Office Address
190 Fraser Noble Building
Old Aberdeen Campus
Elphinstone Road
AB24 3UE

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School of Engineering

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal Memberships
  • Director of Undergraduate Teaching within the School of Engineering; 
  • Role Analyst and Member of University Promotion Appeals Committee; 
  • Role Analyst and Member of University Promotion Subcommittee;
  • School Continuous Professional Development Coordinator;
  • Chair of School UG Teaching and Learning Committee and UG Student-Staff Liaison Committee;
  • Member of School Executive Committee; PG Teaching and Learning Committee; Equality and Diversity Committee; Special Circumstances Committee; Prizes Committee;
  • Member of School Management Group; Accreditation Working Group; Academic Workload Model Group; Engineering Advisory Board.
External Memberships
  • Member of EPSRC Peer Review College;
  • Carnegie Trust Research Assessor;
  • Special Issues Guest Editor, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences;
  • Member of the Editorial Board, PNRPU Aerospace Engineering Bulletin; 
  • Member of the Editorial Board, Researches in Mathematics and Mechanics;
  • Member of the Editorial Board, Bulletin of National Technical University KhPI – Mathematical Modeling in Engineering and Technologies;
  • Member of the UKBIM National Organising Committee;
  • Member of the International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM); 
  • Member of the International Society for the Interaction of Mechanics and Mathematics (ISIMM);
  • Honorary Leading Research Fellow at the Timoshenko Institute of Mechanics, Kiev, Ukraine.

Research Overview

Solid Mechanics and Applied Mathematics, including Non-Linear Contact Fracture Mechanics, Wave Propagation, Theory of Diffraction, Boundary Elements Methods, Galerkin Methods, Hypersingular and Singular Integrals, Iterative Optimisation Algorithms. 

Funding and Grants

Scottish Funding Council - Global Challenges Research Fund, Co-Investigator, 2020.

Carnegie Trust, PhD Scholarship Co-Supervisor, 2019-2022;

Research Council of Norway and Prototech AS (Bergen), Principal Investigator, 2016-2017;

British Council, Principal Investigator, 2016;

Development Trust, PhD Scholarship, Co-Supervisor, 2014-2017;

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP), Research Grant, Co-Investigator, 2010–2013;

British Council / DAAD, Academic Research Collaboration (ARC) Grant, 2010–2011;

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Senior Academics' Research Stay Grant, 2010;

The Royal Society, International Travel for Collaboration, 2010;

EPSRC Standard Research Grant, Researcher-Co-Investigator, 2007–2010;

The Royal Society, Incoming Short Visit Award, 2005;

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Research Fellowship, 2003–2004; 

The Science and Technology Center in Ukraine, Research Grant, Named Researcher, 2003–2004.


Teaching Responsibilities

2023-2024 Courses:

"BEng and MEng Individual Projects" (EG4013 / EG4014);

"Mechanics of Structures - Graduate Apprenticeships" (EG45G1);

"Mechanics of Structures" (EA3518);

"Plastic Analysis" (EG30H5, Harbin);

"Solids and Structures" (EA2502);

"Engineering Design and Computing" (EG20H1, Harbin);


Courses taught before:

"Solid Mechanics and Materials Modelling" (EG5095, 5th year, MEng programmes);

"Advanced Topics for MEng Study" (EG5085, 5th year, MEng programmes);

"Mathematical Optimisation" (EG5090, 5th year, MEng programmes);

"Computer Aided Engineering Design" (EG4576); 

"BEng Group Design Projects" (EG4578);

"Dynamics 2" (EM40JM)

"Fluid Dynamics" (EG40DB); 

"Engineering Analysis and Numerical Methods” (EG25H4, Harbin);

"Materials and Structures" (EG2029);

"Engineering Design and Practice 1" (EG2079);

"Electronics & Programmable Systems: Computer Systems & Programming" (EG2060);

"Fundamentals of Engineering Materials" (EG1012);

"Fundamentals of Engineering Materials - Graduate Apprenticeships" (EG10G3);

"Engineering Transitional Summer School" (SEN091, Levels 2 and 3 direct entrants).


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