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Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance


Dr Sergey Kolesnikov is a Research Associate in the Department of Land Economy at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG). 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, learning and exchange, their contribution to energy transition, and the impact of public policy on these processes. At C-EENRG, he applies his multidisciplinary expertise in public policy analysis, patent analytics, scientometrics, physical sciences, and technology management to understand the processes of clean energy innovation and the ways by which it can be accelerated by energy and decarbonisation policies. Recently he has been involved in the EEIST project, analysing the representation of decarbonisation policies and their impact on innovation and competitiveness in energy-economy models used to inform policy and investment decisions.

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 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.

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


Person keywords: 
Public Policy
Public Engagement