Selin, Noelle

Noelle Selin
Associate 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

Selin, H. and N. Selin (2020). MIT Press, ISBN: 9780262539203, 352 pp.
Journal Article
Mulvaney, K., N.E. Selin, A. Giang, M. Muntean, C-T Li, D. Zhang, H. Angot, C.P. Thackray and V. Karplus (2020). Environmental Science and Technology, online first (doi: 10.1021/acs.est.9b06741)
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]
Joint Program Reprint, 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) [PDF]
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

News + Media

News Release
Joint Program News | 
Oct 16, 2020
News Release
MIT Energy Initiative | 
Feb 04, 2020
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Joint Program News | 
Jan 17, 2020
In The News
Energy Futures | 
Dec 04, 2019
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Joint Program News | 
Oct 23, 2019
In The News
Axios | 
Aug 13, 2019
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MIT News | 
Aug 12, 2019
In The News
Associated Press | 
Jun 15, 2019