Dr. Alexander Dale is the Director of Global Challenges for MIT Solve, an initiative which identifies and supports tech-enabled social entrepreneurs from around the world. He oversees Solve’s annual Challenges on Climate, Economic Prosperity, Health, and Learning, along with the US-focused Indigenous Communities Fellowship. Alex 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.
Alex 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. Outside of work, he explores diverse futures, volunteers for better transit systems, and rediscovers the world alongside his two young daughters.
Alex 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.