Noelle Eckley Selin
Atmospheric chemistry modeling • Biogeochemical cycling of mercury (Hg) • Air pollution/climate interactions • Air pollution health impacts • Science-policy interactions.
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. Her 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, in Prof. Daniel Jacob's Atmospheric Chemistry Modeling Group. As her PhD research, she developed and evaluated a global, 3D 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 was also a visiting Fulbright fellow at the European Environment Agency in Copenhagen, Denmark, and worked on chemicals issues at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She has a B.A. in Environmental Science and Public Policy and an M.A. in Earth and Planetary Sciences, both from Harvard.