Noelle Eckley Selin
Assistant professor of engineering systems and atmospheric chemistry, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
areas of expertise: air pollution, climate change, mercury (hg) in the environment, science-policy interactions, earth sciences
Noelle Eckley Selin is assistant professor of engineering systems, with a joint appointment as assistant professor of atmospheric chemistry in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences. She is also affiliated with the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change.
Her research uses atmospheric chemistry modeling to inform decision-making strategies on air pollution, climate change and mercury pollution. She has also published articles and book chapters on the interactions between science and policy in international environmental negotiations, in particular focusing on global efforts to regulate hazardous chemicals and persistent organic pollutants. Prior to joining the MIT faculty, Selin was a postdoctoral associate and research scientist with the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change.
She received her PhD from Harvard University in Earth and Planetary Sciences, in the Atmospheric Chemistry Modeling Group, where she developed and evaluated a global, 3-D atmospheric model of mercury pollution. Prior to starting her PhD program, she was a research associate with the Initiative on Science and Technology for Sustainability at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. She also was a visiting Fulbright fellow at the European Environment Agency in Copenhagen, Denmark (2000 to 2001), and prior to that worked on chemicals issues at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She has a BA in Environmental Science and Public Policy and an MA in Earth and Planetary Sciences, both from Harvard.
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