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Dr Sergey Kolesnikov

Dr Sergey Kolesnikov

Centre Fellow

Trinity Hall Postdoctoral Research Associate


Dr Sergey Kolesnikov is a Research Associate at the Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG) at the University of Cambridge. He is an interdisciplinary scholar and practitioner in science, technology and innovation policy with a background in physics and technology-based economic development. As a researcher, he is broadly interested in dynamics of knowledge production, exchange and application, their impact on global and local development, and the role of policy in these processes. At C-EENRG, he applies his multidisciplinary expertise in physics, patent analytics, scientometrics and public policy to investigate ways of accelerating clean energy innovation paramount to the decarbonisation of the global economy.

Sergey has a PhD in Chemical Physics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) and an MS degree in Public Policy from Georgia Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Cambridge, he held 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
  • Science, Technology and Innovation Studies