Saari, Rebecca

Rebecca Saari
Research Assistant, Joint Program


Noelle Selin

Research Topic:
health impacts of atmospheric pollution

Rebecca is exploring the policy implications of regional-scale adoption of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles and Electric Vehicles. She is focusing on the health and economic impacts of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions of near-term transportation scenarios.

Education + Credentials
BASc, University of Toronto, Engineering Science (Physics), 2005
MASc, University of Toronto, Mechanical/Environmental Engineering, 2006
Ph. D, MIT, Engineering Systems Division, Air Quality Impacts and Benefits under U.S. Policy for Air Pollution, Climate Change, and Clean Energy, MIT, 2015

Recent Publications

Conference Proceedings Paper
Vernon, C.R., . . . , J. Morris, et. al (2023). American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, Board 1259
Joint Program Reprint, Journal Article
Saari, R.K., T.M. Thompson and N.E. Selin (2017). Environmental Science and Technology, 51(4): 1953–1961 [PDF]
Journal Article
Thompson, T.M., S. Rausch, R.K. Saari and N.E. Selin (2016). Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 66(10): 988-1002
Student Dissertation or Thesis
Saari, R. (2015). PhD Thesis, Engineering Systems Division, MIT [PDF]
Joint Program Reprint, Journal Article
Garcia-Menendez, F., R.K. Saari, E. Monier, and N.E. Selin (2015). Environmental Science & Technology, 49(13): 7580–7588 [PDF]

News + Media

News Release
MIT News | 
Feb 10, 2017
Student Spotlight
Joint Program News | 
Mar 19, 2015