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Noelle Eckley Selin

Esther and Harold E. Edgerton Career Development Assistant Professor of Engineering Systems and Atmospheric Chemistry

Noelle Eckley Selin is Esther and Harold E. Edgerton Career Development Assistant Professor in ESD. She has a joint appointment as Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences. Her research and teaching focuses on informing decision-making strategies on air pollution, climate change, and hazardous substance management, using atmospheric chemistry modeling and other analyses. Her current work focuses on three main areas: constraining the biogeochemical cycling of mercury (Hg); assessing the health impacts of present and future air pollution; and informing science-policy interactions in hazardous substance management.

Prior to joining the MIT faculty in January 2010, Prof. Selin was a research scientist with the Center for Global Change Science and the Joint Program on Science and Policy of Global Change at MIT. She received her PhD in 2007 from Harvard University in Earth and Planetary Sciences, in the Atmospheric Chemistry Modeling Group. 

Related News:

Noelle Selin named Esther and Harold E. Edgerton Assistant Professor starting July 1, 2013, for a three-year term.

MIT team flies high to measure mercury emissions” – August 1, 2013

Noelle Selin was named the Technology and Policy Program's best advisor for 2013

Noelle Selin talks about new study on the economic impact of air pollution in China (This study will appear in the February 2012 edition of Global Environmental Change): “China’s pollution puts a dent in its economy” – MIT News – February 13, 2012; This article also on:; “Worsening air pollution costs China dearly: study” – Reuters – February 15, 2012; “MIT: China's pollution costs $112B in annual health care” – USA Today – February 14, 2012; “China Pollution Costing Economy Billions Of Dollars” – RedOrbit – February 15, 2012

Noelle Eckley Selin talks about the EPA's recent Mercury and Air Toxics Standards: “MIT researcher: U.S. taking leadership on mercury in the environment” – MIT News – January 20, 2012

Quoted in LA Times article about the EPA’s new Mercury and Air Toxics Standards “EPA regulates emissions of mercury, arsenic and many other toxins” – Los Angeles Times – December 19, 2011

Quoted in story on recent study quantifying the damage to the Chinese economy caused by a lack of air-quality control measures between 1975 and 2005: MIT News – June 6, 2011

Noelle Eckley Selin joins MIT Engineering Systems Faculty, with joint appointment in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences. Read the School of Engineering announcement here.

Selin’s publication (also co-authored by Mort Webster) in Environmental Research Letters highlighted in Environmental Research Web; view the original publication here

Noelle Eckley Selin

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Noelle Eckley Selin
77 Massachusetts Ave.
Building E40-379
Cambridge, MA 02139

Phone: 617.324.2592
Email to: selin "at"



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