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Noelle Eckley Selin

Associate Professor
Associate Director, MIT Technology and Policy Program
Primary Appointment - Inst. for Data, Systems & Society

Noelle Eckley Selin's research focuses on using atmospheric chemistry modeling to inform decision-­making strategies on air pollution, climate change and toxic substances including mercury and persistent organic pollutants. 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 in 2010, Selin spent two years as a postdoctoral associate and research scientist with the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change. She received her PhD in 2007 from Harvard University in Earth and Planetary Sciences. Previously, she was a research associate with the Initiative on Science and Technology for Sustainability at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, a visiting Fulbright fellow at the European Environment Agency in Copenhagen, Denmark, and worked on chemicals issues at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Administrative Assistant: Keeley Rafter | kdrafter@mit.edu | 617 324 4563

Publications

Shaojie Song, Noelle E. Selin, Lynne E. Gratz, Jesse L. Ambrose, Daniel A. Jaffe, Viral Shah, Lyatt Jaeglé, Amanda Giang, Bin Yuan, Lisa Kaser, Eric C. Apel, Rebecca S. Hornbrook, Nicola J. Blake, Andrew J. Weinheimer, Roy L. Mauldin III, Christopher A. Cantrell, Mark S. Castro, Gary Conley, Thomas M. Holsen, Winston T. Luke, Robert Talbot (2016), Constraints from observations and modeling on atmosphere–surface exchange of mercury in eastern North America, Atmosphere-surface exchange of mercury in eastern North America, Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, doi: 10.12952/journal.elementa.000100

Sae Yun Kwon, Noelle E. Selin (2016), Uncertainties in Atmospheric Mercury Modeling for Policy Evaluation, Air Pollution (S Wu, Section Editor), Current Pollution Reports, first online: 06 April 2016, doi: 10.1007/s40726-016-0030-8

Mae Sexauer Gustin, David C. Evers, Michael S. Bank, Chad R. Hammerschmidt, Ashley Pierce, Niladri Basu, Joel Blum, Paco Bustamante, Celia Chen, Charlie T. Driscoll, Milena Horvat, Dan Jaffe, Jozef Pacyna, Nicola Pirrone and Noelle Selin (2016), Importance of Integration and Implementation of Emerging and Future Mercury Research into the Minamata Convention, Environmental Science & Technology - published online March 4, 2016, doi: 10.1021/acs.est.6b00573

Garcia-Menendez, F. and Saari, R. K. and Monier, E. and Selin, N. E. (2015) US Air Quality and Health Benefits from Avoided Climate Change under Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Environmental Science & Technology, vol. 49, no. 13, pp. 7580-7588, doi: 10.1021/acs.est.5b01324

Giang, A. and Stokes, L. C. and Streets, D. G. and Corbitt, E. S. and Selin, N. E. (2015) Impacts of the Minamata Convention on Mercury Emissions and Global Deposition from Coal-Fired Power Generation in Asia Environmental Science & Technology, vol. 49, no. 9, pp. 5326-5335, doi: 10.1021/acs.est.5b00074

Holt, J. and Selin, N. E. and Solomon, S. (2015) Changes in Inorganic Fine Particulate Matter Sensitivities to Precursors Due to Large-Scale US Emissions Reductions Environmental Science & Technology, vol. 49, no. 8, pp. 4834-4841, doi: 10.1021/acs.est.5b00008

Saari, R. K. and Selin, N. E. and Rausch, S. and Thompson, T. M. (2015) A self-consistent method to assess air quality co-benefits from U.S. climate policies Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, vol. 65, no. 1, pp. 74-89, doi: 10.1080/10962247.2014.959139

Song, S. and Selin, N. E. and Soerensen, A. L. and Angot, H., et al. (2015) Top-down constraints on atmospheric mercury emissions and implications for global biogeochemical cyclingAtmospheric Chemistry and Physics, vol. 15, no. 12, pp. 7103-7125, doi: 10.5194/acp-15-7103-2015

Thackray, C. P. and Friedman, C. L. and Zhang, Y. X. and Selin, N. E. (2015) Quantitative Assessment of Parametric Uncertainty in Northern Hemisphere PAH ConcentrationsEnvironmental Science & Technology, vol. 49, no. 15, pp. 9185-9193, doi: 10.1021/acs.est.5b01823

Weiss-Penzias, P. and Amos, H. M. and Selin, N. E. and Gustin, M. S. and Jaffe, D. A. and Obrist, D. and Sheu, G. R. and Giang, A. (2015) Use of a global model to understand speciated atmospheric mercury observations at five high-elevation sites Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 1161-1173, doi: 10.5194/acp-15-1161-2015

Weiss-Penzias, P. and Amos, H. M. and Selin, N. E. and Gustin, M. S. and Jaffe, D. A. and Obrist, D. and Sheu, G. R. and Giang, A. (2015) Use of a global model to understand speciated atmospheric mercury observations at five high-elevation sites (vol 15, pg 1161, 2015) Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 2225-2225, doi: 10.5194/acp-15-2225-2015

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Awards

AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute for Public Engagement, Fellow (2016-2017) | Kavli Fellow: Invited Participant, U.S. National Academies Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium (2015) | Esther and Harold E. Edgerton Career Development Professorship, MIT (2013-2016) | Member, Global Young Academy (2014-2018) | Leopold Leadership Fellow (2013) | Recipient of National Science Foundation CAREER award (2011-2015) | Invited participant, Atmospheric Chemistry Colloquium for Emerging Senior Scientists (ACCESS X) (2009) | Invited participant, Dissertations Initiative for the Advancement of Climate Change Research (DISCCRS) symposium (2008) | Dunster House Sally and Cresap Moore Prize (for energy and enthusiasm for interdisciplinary learning) (2000)