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About the NSF Europe Regional Office Staff


Carmen Huber, NSF Europe Office Head


NSF Europe Office Head: September 2011 - present

  • represents NSF in Europe;
  • promotes collaboration between the US and the European science and technology communities;
  • monitors and reports on science and technology developments in Europe.


Dr. Carmen Huber was appointed Head of the National Science Foundation Europe Office in Paris in August 2011. The Europe Office represents the NSF in Europe and Eurasia and reports on matters of interest in all fields of research supported at the NSF. In addition, the Office Head serves as liaison between European research and education agencies and the NSF.

Dr. Huber joined NSF in 1995. Prior to assuming her current position, she served in the Division of Materials Research as Program Director, and as Acting Executive Officer in 2008-2009. She acquired extensive international experience through the development and implementation of the Materials World Network, a framework for international partnership in support of materials research and education collaborations comprised by stakeholders worldwide. In 2010 she was selected as U.S. Embassy Science Fellow in Uzbekistan, where she conducted an assessment of Uzbek science and technology for the U.S. Department of State. In addition, she served NSF in a number of capacities, including program director for Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers and for materials education activities. She received the NSF Director's Superior Accomplishment Award in 2010.

From 1991 to 1995 Dr. Huber was a research physicist at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in White Oak, Maryland. She received that Center's Independent Research Award in 1992. In 1989-91 she was a Science Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Studies, then the Bunting Institute, in Cambridge, Massachusetts and a visiting scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She was an assistant and tenured associate professor of physics at the University of Puerto Rico from 1983 to 1991. She is the author of some forty scholarly publications and one book chapter, and has three patents from her research under the sponsorship of NSF, the Research Corporation, the Army Research Office, and the Office of Naval Research. Dr. Huber received a Ph.D. in physics from Brown University and a B.S., also in physics, from the Instituto Balseiro in Argentina.


Mailing address:
Carmen Huber, Office Head
NSF Europe Office (NEO)
18, avenue Gabriel
75382 Paris Cedex 08 - France

U.S. mail only:
NSF Europe
Unit 9200, Box 1671
DPO, AE 09777-1671

Email: chuber@nsf.gov
Phone: +33 1 4312 7171
Fax: +33 1 4312 7104


Science Assistant - Vacant



CARINE POLLIOTTI, Science and Admin Assistant

Carine Polliotti, NSF Europe  Science and Admin Asst


Science and Administrative Assistant: March 2005 - present

  • represents NSF Europe Office at the US Embassy in Paris by interacting with other agencies posted;
  • prepares Science and Technology monthly reports;
  • manages NSF Europe Office finances;
  • plans and organizes Office Head national and international travel; and
  • assists visitors from NSF Headquarters, other U.S. government agencies, and American scientists and engineers who visit Europe.


Carine Polliotti has been the Science and Administrative Assistant of the National Science Foundation Europe Office since March 2005. The Europe Office represents NSF in Europe and reports on trends and events of interest in all fields supported at the NSF.

Before joining the National Science Foundation, she was Senior Administrative Assistant in the Department of Pharmacological Sciences, State University of New York at Stony Brook, New York (2003). Mrs. Polliotti was responsible for funds management for all grants including two NIH program projects with several investigators and subcontracts (annual budget over $1,200,000). For seven years (1995-2002), Mrs. Polliotti worked in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Rochester, New York. She filed the positions of Departmental Administrative Assistant and Division of Gynecology Oncology Administrative Assistant before becoming the Research Administrator responsible for funds management for all departmental research grants, both clinical and basic science including federal agencies, pharmaceutical companies and private sponsors.

Prior to moving to Rochester, New York, Carine Polliotti was Administrative Assistant in the Department of Pediatrics Infectious Diseases at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia (1992-1995). Her administrative career before coming to the United States started in Belgium in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Free University in Brussels, followed by one year in Paris, France at the Laboratory of Cellular Physiology at the Pierre & Marie Curie University. Carine Polliotti earns a Baccalaureate Degree in Sciences (Belgium 1978). She has dual American and French citizenship and is bi-lingual in English and French.


Mailing address:
Carine Polliotti, Science and Administrative Assistant
NSF Europe Office (NEO)
18, avenue Gabriel
75382 Paris Cedex 08 - France

Email: cpolliot@nsf.gov
Phone: +33 1 4312 7008
Cell phone: +33 6 0390 0016
Fax: +33 1 4312 7104

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