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About the NSF Europe Regional Office Staff

MARK SUSKIN, Interim Office Head

Mark Suskin, NSF Europe Interim Office Head

CURRENT RESPONSIBILITIES

NSF Europe Interim Office Head: October 2014 - 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.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Mark A. Suskin is currently Deputy Director of NSF's Office of Cyberinfrastructure which supports research, development, acquisition, and operation of advanced cyberinfrastructure to enable advances in 21st century science and engineering research and education. Prior to that, he was Executive Officer in NSF's Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE), which fosters and coordinates international research collaboration between U.S. and foreign scientists and engineers. From August 2004 until August 2007, Dr. Suskin was Head of the National Science Foundation Europe Office. The Europe Office represents NSF in Europe and the Office Head acts as liaison between European agencies and the NSF at all levels of interaction. Before becoming Head of the Europe Office, Dr. Suskin was Program Manager for Germany, Austria, and the Nordic counties in OISE, managing proposals for collaboration between US and foreign researchers in all fields of science and engineering appropriate to NSF.

Dr. Suskin received a Ph.D. in theoretical atomic physics from the Johns Hopkins University in 1987 and has worked as a researcher and manager of the Atomic Transition Probability Data Center at the National Institute of Standards and Technology; as a subcontractor to major aerospace corporations in the optimization of low- and high-thrust trajectories for exploratory interplanetary spacecraft as part of NASA's Space Exploration Initiative; and as an analyst in the International Security and Space Program of the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment (OTA).

CONTACT INFORMATION

Mailing address:
Mark Suskin, Interim 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: msuskin@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

CURRENT RESPONSIBILITIES

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.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

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.

CONTACT INFORMATION

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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