Noelle Selin is nationally and internationally recognized for her work on understanding the pathways from emissions to impacts for pollutants that are present in the atmosphere, in policy-relevant ways. 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. She currently serves as Associate Director of MIT's Technology and Policy Program.
Selin came to MIT in 2007 as a Postdoctoral Associate at the Center for Global Change Science after completing her PhD at Harvard in Earth and Planetary Sciences. She joined MIT's Earth Systems Division (ESD) as an Assistant Professor in 2010 with a joint appointment in Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS). She was promoted to Associate Professor without Tenure in July 2015, at the same time as ESD transitioned to the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS.)
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