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Dr Sergey Kolesnikov

Dr Sergey Kolesnikov

C-EENRG Fellow

Research Associate, Department of Land Economy

University of Cambridge


Dr Sergey Kolesnikov is a Research Associate at the Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG), Department of Land Economy at the University of Cambridge. He is also a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Trinity Hall.

Sergey is an interdisciplinary scholar at the intersection of science, technology and innovation studies and public policy with a background in physical sciences and technology-based economic development. As a researcher, he is broadly interested in spatial and temporal dynamics of knowledge production, exchange and application, their impact on economic development and global energy transition, and the role of policy in these processes. At C-EENRG, he applies his multidisciplinary expertise in physics, materials science, technology management, patent analytics, scientometrics and public policy to investigate ways of accelerating clean energy innovation for the decarbonisation of the global economy. He is also a webmaster of the C-EENRG website and a C-EENRG community manager.

Sergey has a Doctoral degree in Chemical Physics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) and a Master's degree in Public Policy from Georgia Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Cambridge, he held various research, teaching and administrative positions with Arizona State University, MIPT and the Russian Academy of Sciences. He also worked as an academic relations manager in a technology-based economic development agency. As part of the team that developed a community of practice for science communicators in Russia, he was a recipient of two In2 SABRE awards, and several Gold Quill awards from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) in 2015.


  • Energy
  • Public Policy
  • Public Engagement
  • Innovation