Dr. Alexander Dale

Director, Global Challenges, MIT Solve

Dr. Alexander Dale is the Director of Global Challenges for MIT Solve. He oversees Solve’s annual Challenges on Climate, Economic Prosperity, Health, and Learning, along with Solve’s equity-focused US work, including the ongoing Indigenous Communities Fellowship. Alexander joined Solve as the lead for the climate and sustainability work in 2017, and has an academic background in the life-cycle impacts of energy and water infrastructure, energy policy, and engineering education. 

Alexander has held previous roles as the Executive Director of Engineers for a Sustainable World and as a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow hosted by the US EPA’s Transportation and Climate Division. He has taught courses in social entrepreneurship, energy & science communication, and technical sustainability. Outside of work, he reads a lot of science fiction, volunteers for better transit systems, and helps his young daughters explore the world. 

Alexander was born in Massachusetts and raised in Pennsylvania. He has a Ph.D. in Civil & Environmental Engineering and a B.S.E. in Engineering Physics, both from the University of Pittsburgh.


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