Dr Oleksandr Menshykov

Dr Oleksandr Menshykov


Dr Oleksandr Menshykov
Dr Oleksandr Menshykov

Contact Details

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The University of Aberdeen Fraser Noble Building, Room 370, School of Engineering, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen  AB243UE, Scotland, UK

Research Interests

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. 

Research 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

2019-2020 Courses:

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

"Mechanics of Structures" (EA3518);

"Solids and Structures" (EA2502);

"Fundamentals of Engineering Materials" (EG1012);

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

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


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); 

"Fluid Dynamics" (EG40DB); 

"Materials and Structures" (EG2029);

"Engineering Design and Practice 1" (EG2079);

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

Further Info

External Responsibilities

  • External Examiner in the Engineering Area at the University of East London
  • Member of EPSRC Peer Review College
  • Carnegie Trust Research Assessor
  • Special Issue 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 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

Admin Responsibilities

  • Engineering Continuous Professional Development Coordinator
  • School Appeals Officer
  • Member of the School Equality and Diversity Committee
  • Co-Lead of Engineering ATHENA SWAN Self-Assessment Team

Past External Responsibilities

  • Special Issue Guest Editor - International Journal of Mechanical Sciences (2014, Vol. 88)
  • Chair of the Organising Committee, UK Conference on Boundary Integral Methods - UKBIM9 (2013)
  • Member of the Scientific Committee, UKBIM Conferences (2013, 2015, 2017, 2019)
  • Member of the Organising Committee, International Conference on Multidisciplinary Engineering Design Optimization (MEDO 2016)
  • Member of the Young Global Academy (2013-2018)

Past Admin Responsibilities

  • Elected member of the University Senate (2014-2018)
  • Member of the Senate Honorary Degrees Committee (2017-2018)
  • Member of the Senate Transnational Education Working Group (2017-2018)
  • Level 3 Engineering Coordinator (2011-2019)
  • Mechanical Engineering Programme Leader (2013-2019)
  • Member of the School Undergraduate Teaching Committee (2011-2019)
  • Member of the School Student-Staff Liaison Committee (2011-2019)

Journals Reviewer

Reviewer for International Journal for Solids and Structures; Composite Structures; Engineering Fracture Mechanics; Engineering Analysis with Boundary Methods; International Journal of Mechanical Sciences; International Applied Mechanics; International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Multiscale Mechanics; Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures; Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science; Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design; Computational Materials Science; Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter.



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  • Menshykov, V & Menshykov, O 2015, Сингулярные граничные интегральные уравнения динамических задач механики межслоевых трещин. in Transactions of XVIІ International Symposium "Discrete singularities methods in mathematical physics" (DSMMPh-2015). – Kharkov-Sumy, 2015.. pp. 165-168, XVII International Symposium «Discrete Singularities Methods in Mathematical Physics», Sumy, Ukraine, 8/06/15.
  • Menshykov, O 2014, 'Boundary Integral Methods', International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, vol. 88, pp. 245-245. [Online] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmecsci.2014.09.002
  • Guz, I, Menshykova, M & Menshykov, O 2014, Effect of the crack closure in three-dimensional problems for interface microcracks under dynamic loading. in Proceedings of PACAM XIV. pp. 1-6, 14th Pan-American Congress of Applied Mechanics, Santiago, Chile, 24/03/14.
  • Mikucka, V & Menshykov, O 2014, 'Elastodynamic contact problem for an interface crack under an oblique harmonic loading', International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, vol. 88, pp. 300-308. [Online] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmecsci.2014.05.008
  • Menshykov, O, Menshykova, M, Martynenko, A & Belal, S 2014, 'Heart rate entropy for rhythmic breathing tests', 13th Experimental Chaos and Complexity Conference, Aberdeen, United Kingdom, 25/08/14 - 28/08/14.
  • Mikucka, V & Menshykov, O 2013, 2-D ELASTODYNAMIC PROBLEM FOR AN INTERFACE CRACK UNDER AN OBLIQUE HARMONIC LOADING. in O Menshykov (ed.), Proceedings of the 9th UK Conference on Boundary Integral Methods . University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK, pp. 103-110, The Ninth UK Conference on Boundary Integral Methods , Aberdeen, United Kingdom, 8/07/13.
  • Menshykov, O, Guz, I & Menshykov, V 2013, Non-Linear Contact Problems For Layered Cracked Materials Under Dynamic Loading. in 4th Canadian Conference on Nonlinear Solid Mechanics - Conference Proceedings., 707, pp. 104-105, 4th Canadian Conference on Nonlinear Solid Mechanics, Montreal, Canada, 23/07/13.
  • Menshykova, M & Menshykov, O 2013, 'Nonlinear contact problems in cracks' dynamics', 10th Anniversary CADR International Conference, Aberdeen, United Kingdom, 21/08/13 - 23/08/13 pp. 39-39.
  • Guz, AN, Guz, IA, Menshykov, AV & Menshykov, VA 2013, 'Three-dimensional problems in the dynamic fracture mechanics of materials with interface cracks (review)', International Applied Mechanics, vol. 49, no. 1, pp. 1-61. [Online] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10778-013-0551-4
  • Menshykov, V & Menshykov, O 2013, 'Нелинейная динамическая задача механики разрушения материала с межфазной трещиной', XVI International Conference "Dynamical System Modelling and Stability Investigation", Kiev, Ukraine, 29/05/13 - 31/05/13 pp. 296-296. <> [Online] DOI: http://www.dsmsi.univ.kiev.ua/downloads/book_DSMSI-2013.pdf
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