Success Stories: Our Expert Team’s Efforts and Premium Processing Upgrade Helps an Indian Crystallization Scientist in Materials Science Obtain EB1-A Approval in 9 days


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On March 17th, 2022, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Crystallization Scientist in the Field of Materials Science (Approval Notice).

General Field: Materials Science

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Crystallization Scientist

Country of Origin: India

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Massachusetts

Approval Notice Date: March 17th, 2022

Processing Time: 9 days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

A crystallization scientist from India working in the field of materials science came to North America Immigration Law Group, seeking our help with his EB1-A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) application to the USCIS. As is our custom with every new client, our team checked up on her background information to ascertain the validity of his claim to the EB1-A category. Our team quickly discovered that he was indeed a gifted researcher and his work on continuous crystallization processes, lubricants, and tribology was extraordinary.

This is why his work developing a universal grease formulation is being commercialized by the Boeing Company. His work has also received coverage in the media from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, which is highly notable as they have a monthly average of over 17 million viewers of their digital content. It goes without saying that the years he has spent investigating issues related to ash and diesel particulate filters, engine oil and diesel performance, and universal grease formulations, have made him an authority in the field. This is why his work is extensively used by other researchers in his as well as in allied fields to further their work. This is why one of his 4 recommenders had the following to say:

“[The client] developed a high-performance universal grease for the aviation sector. [The client’s] work was the first to account for the synergism between anti-wear and extreme pressure additive blends. This universal grease formulation resulted in a US patent, which is currently being commercialized by the Boeing Company’s commercial airlines division. This commercialization and its subsequent utility to numerous different aircraft components, clearly demonstrates the real-world viability of [the client’s] research.”

On the other hand, our team made sure all other relevant information was included in his petition packet before being filed. This meant going through his academic and professional documents which yielded the following facts:

  • The field has recognized his authority by inviting him to review and evaluate the work of his peers no fewer than 52 times.
    He is one of the top 1% most highly cited authors publishing on topics in Materials Science over the past 6 years according to Microsoft Academic.
  • His work has resulted in 18 peer-reviewed scientific articles, 3 technical papers, 1 short communication, and 1 published patent.
  • These publications have been cited 256 times in other peer-reviewed journal articles by researchers in at least 32 countries according to Google Scholar. This places him in the top 1% of most highly cited authors publishing on topics in Materials Science.
  • Last but not the least, the 4 recommendations from experts were very useful in corroborating these facts and proving beyond reasonable doubt that our client was a valuable asset to the scientific community in the U.S. This is why one of the recommenders said the following:

“[The client] is conducting research of extremely high quality and great value for both scientific and economic progress. The discoveries he has produced in his career to date are both intellectually sophisticated and broadly relevant, as the leading figures in the study of materials science have consistently recognized. [The client] is an invaluable asset to his field and to the United States, and his continued work in this country is desirable from any standpoint.”

We are glad to have had this opportunity to help our client in his journey to EB1-A and subsequently NIW approvals. We thank him for the trust he showed in us by retaining our services for his EB1-A petition soon after filing for his NIW visa in January of 2022. We are satisfied to know that he received his NIW approval in less than 4 months and his EB1-A in just 9 days, thanks to the premium processing upgrade. Our team wishes him the very best in all future endeavors.

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