Y .Kolesnikov graduated with honors from Leningrad Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics in 1980. He has worked at LITMO since 1980. Professor Kolesnikov has been instrumental in developing Saint Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies web-site, Mechanics and Optics (http://www.ifmo.ru/) (1995), website of ITMO University Graduates (http://club.ifmo.ru/) (2000), Virtual Museum ITMO University (http://museum.ifmo.ru/) (2002), Students ITMO University website (2006), etc.
Research interests: optics, photonics, spectroscopy, laser technologies, IT in education, history of engineering sciences.
Dr. Kolesnikov is a recipient of multiple government and other awards and honors.