Selin, Noelle

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





Focus Areas

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
Angot, H., N. Hoffman, A. Giang, C.P. Thackray, A.N. Hendricks, N.R. Urban, N.E. Selin (2018). Environmental Science and Technology, online first
Journal Article
Brown-Steiner, B., N.E. Selin, R. Prinn, S. Tilmes, L. Emmons, J-F. Lamarque and P. Cameron-Smith (2018). Geoscientific Model Development, online first (doi: 10.5194/gmd-2018-16)
Joint Program Reprint, Journal Article
Brown-Steiner, B., N. E. Selin, R.G. Prinn, E. Monier, S. Tilmes, L. Emmons and F. Garcia-Menendez (2018). Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 18: 8373-8388 (doi: 10.5194/acp-18-8373-2018) [PDF]
Journal Article
Selin, N.E. (2018). Science, 360 (6389), 607-609 (doi: 10.1126/science.aar8256)
Journal Article
Kwon, S.Y., N.E. Selin, A. Giang, V.J. Karplus and D. Zhang (2018). Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 32(3): 437-462 (doi: 10.1002/2017GB005824)

News + Media

In The News
Wired | 
Nov 30, 2018
News Release
MIT News | 
Oct 16, 2018
In The News
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) | 
Jun 27, 2018
News Release
Joint Program News | 
Jun 19, 2018
In The News
Science | 
May 11, 2018
The Conversation | 
May 03, 2018
News Release
Michigan Tech | 
Jan 23, 2018