Dr. Alexander Dale

Lead, Sustainability and US Communities, MIT Solve

Alexander Dale is the Lead for Solve’s Sustainability pillar, where he supports myriad people and organizations passionate about tackling food, energy, water, and climate challenges. He has an academic background in the life-cycle impacts of energy and water infrastructure, and a professional background in environmental policy, engineering education, and nonprofit management. He is a relentless pragmatic optimist - sees the world as it is, and believes that the future can be better if we roll up our sleeves and get to work. 

Alexander was Executive Director of Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) from 2013 until 2015, and continues to serve on ESW’s board. From 2015 to 2017, he was a AAAS Policy Fellow hosted by the US EPA’s Transportation and Climate Division. He has also taught courses in social entrepreneurship, energy & science communication, and technical sustainability. Outside of work, he enjoys being outdoors, cooking local and seasonal food, reading hard science fiction, and exploring everyday life in new places.

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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