Noelle Eckley Selin, Associate Professor
I am Associate Professor in the Institute of Data, Systems and Society and the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I am also affiliated with the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change. My research focuses on using atmospheric chemistry modeling to inform decision-making strategies on air pollution, climate change and mercury pollution. I received my PhD from Harvard University in Earth and Planetary Sciences, where, I developed and evaluated a global, 3D atmospheric model of mercury pollution. I have 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 starting my PhD program, I was a research associate with the Initiative on Science and Technology for Sustainability at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. I have also been a visiting researcher at the European Environment Agency in Copenhagen, Denmark, and have worked on chemicals issues at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. On campus, I am also affiliated with the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change and the MIT Center for Environmental Health Sciences. Download my cv here.