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Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance


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 the dynamics of knowledge production, exchange and application, their contribution to the 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, bibliometrics and public policy to understand how we can leverage policy and R&D management practice to accelerate innovation in clean energy technologies required for the decarbonisation of the global economy.

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. Before coming to Cambridge in 2019, he held various research and teaching positions with Arizona State University, MIPT and the Russian Academy of Sciences. He also worked as an academic relations manager in a technology-based venture 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.

C-EENRG Fellow
Research Associate, Department of Land Economy
University of Cambridge
Dr Sergey  Kolesnikov


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Public Policy
Public Engagement