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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 is an Associate Professor in the Institute for Data, Systems and Society and the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences. Her research uses atmospheric chemistry modeling to inform decision-making on air pollution, climate change and hazardous substances such as mercury and persistent organic pollutants (POPs). Professor Selin received her PhD from Harvard University in Earth and Planetary Sciences as part of the Atmospheric Chemistry Modeling Group, where she developed and evaluated a global, 3D model of mercury pollution. Prior to her current appointment, she was a research scientist with the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change. In addition to her scientific work, she has 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 substances. Previously, she was a research associate with the Initiative on Science and Technology for Sustainability at Harvard’s Kennedy School, a visiting researcher at the European Environment Agency in Copenhagen, Denmark, and worked on chemicals issues at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. On campus, Professor Selin is also affiliated with the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change and the MIT Center for Environmental Health Sciences.

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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)