Selin, Noelle

Noelle Selin
Professor, Institute for Data, Systems and Society and Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences





Focus Areas

Policy Scenarios, Air Quality & Health


Research Interests:
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.

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Education + Credentials
Ph.D., Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, 2007
M.A., Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, 2000
B.A., Environmental Science and Public Policy, Harvard University, 2000
Courses taught:
Modeling and Assessment for Policy (ESD.864)

Recent Publications

Journal Article
Eastham, S.D., E. Monier, D. Rothenberg, S. Paltsev and N.E. Selin (2023). ACS Environmental Au, Online first (doi: 10.1021/acsenvironau.2c00054)
Carter, T., C.L. Heald and N.E. Selin (2023). Environmental Research Letters, 18(1) (doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/aca91f)
Journal Article
Selin, H. and N.E. Selin (2022). One Earth, 5(10), 1109-1125 (doi: 10.1016/j.oneear.2022.09.001)
Journal Article
Selin, H. and N.E. Selin (2022). Sustainability Science, (doi: 10.1007/s11625-022-01177-0)
Journal Article
Feinberg, A., T. Dlamini, M. Jiskra, V. Shah and N.E. Selin (2022). Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts, 24, 1303-1318 (doi: 10.1039/D2EM00032F)

News + Media

News Release
MIT News | 
Dec 02, 2022
Around Campus
MIT Open Documentary Lab | 
Dec 01, 2022
News Release
Joint Program News | 
Oct 07, 2022
In The News
MIT Technology Review | 
Aug 25, 2022
In The News
Washington Post | 
Aug 05, 2022