Dr Oleksandr Menshykov

Dr Oleksandr Menshykov
CSc(PhD) DSc

Senior Lecturer

Dr Oleksandr Menshykov
Dr Oleksandr Menshykov

Contact Details

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The University of Aberdeen Fraser Noble Building, Room 370
School of Engineering
College of Physical Sciences
University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen AB24 3UE
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

Oil and Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC), Principal Investigator of UoA team, 2018–2019;

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

British Council, Principal Investigator, 2016;

Development Trust, Co-Investigator, 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

2017-2018 Courses:

"BEng and MEng Individual Projects" (EG4013 / EG4014, 4th year);

"Mechanics of Structures" (EA3518, 3rd year);

"Solids and Structures" (EA2502, 2nd year);

"Fundamentals of Engineering Materials" (EG1012, 1st year);

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


Courses taught before:

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

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

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

"Computer Aided Engineering Design" (EG4576, 4th year); 

"Fluid Dynamics" (EG40DB, 4th year); 

"Materials and Structures" (EG2029, 2nd year);

"Engineering Design and Practice 1" (EG2079, 2nd year);

"Electronics & Programmable Systems: Computer Systems & Programming" (EG2060, 2nd year). 

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 of Aerospace Engineering Bulletin

Member of the UKBIM National Organising Committee

Chair of the UKBIM9 Conference Organising Committee

Honorary Leading Research Fellow at the Timoshenko Institute of Mechanics, Kiev, Ukraine

Member of the International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM) 

Member of the International Society for the Interaction of Mechanics and Mathematics (ISIMM)

Member of the Young Global Academy (YGA)

Reviewer for International Journal for Solids and 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.

Admin Responsibilities

Engineering CPD Coordinator

Mechanical Engineering Programme Leader

Level 3 Engineering Coordinator

Co-Lead of Engineering ATHENA SWAN Self-Assessment Team

School Appeals Officer


Elected member of the University Senate

Member of the Senate Honorary Degrees Committee

Member of the Senate TNE Working Group


Member of the School Undergraduate Teaching Committee

Member of the School Student-Staff Liaison Committee

Member of the School Equality and Diversity Committee



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