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.

Please see the Selin Group webpage for an updated list:

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

Joint Program Reprint, Journal Article
Dimanchev, E., S. Paltsev, M. Yuan, D. Rothenberg, C.Tessum, J.D. Marshall and N.E. Selin (2019). Environmental Research Letters, 14(8) (doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/ab31d9) [PDF]
Journal Article
Li, M., D. Zhang, C.-T. Li, N.E. Selin, V.J. Karplus (2019). Environmental Research Letters, 14(8) (doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/ab26ca)
Journal Article
Wagner, C., H. Amos, C. Thackray, Y. Zhang, E. Lundgren, G. Forget, C. Friedman, N. Selin, R. Lohmann and E. Sunderland (2019). Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 33(3): 469–481
Joint Program Report
Dimanchev, E., S. Paltsev, M. Yuan, D. Rothenberg, C. Tessum, J.D. Marshall and N.E. Selin (2019). Joint Program Report Series Report 337, June, 15 p. [PDF]
Journal Article
Chen, C., C. Driscoll, C. Eagles-Smith, C. Eckley, D. Gay, H. Hsu-Kim, S. Keane, J. Kirk, R. Mason, D. Obrist, H. Selin, N.E. Selin and M. Thompson (2018). Environmental Science & Technology, 52: 9556–9561

News + Media

News Release
Joint Program News | 
Oct 23, 2019
In The News
Axios | 
Aug 13, 2019
News Release
MIT News | 
Aug 12, 2019
In The News
Associated Press | 
Jun 15, 2019
News Brief
MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences | 
Mar 05, 2019
In The News
Wired | 
Nov 30, 2018
News Release
MIT News | 
Oct 16, 2018