Success Stories: Helped a California-based Postdoctoral Researcher in the Field of Materials Science and Engineering Obtain an EB-1A Petition Approval


Client’s Testimonial:

“Such great news!!! I thank you very much for all your effort and hard work! I have already recommended your firm to my friends and colleagues.”

On April 13th, 2016, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Field of Materials Science and Engineering (Approval Notice).


General Field: Materials Science and Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Researcher

Country of Origin: China

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: California

Approval Notice Date: April 13th, 2016

Processing Time: 9 Days (Premium Processing Requested)


Case Summary:

Merely 9 days after we filed an EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) petition for a postdoctoral researcher from China, Nebraska Service Center granted their approval. Although the speedy adjudication was mostly thanks to Premium Processing, we have no doubt that our strong presentation of our client’s credentials lent a hand in case approval.

Detailed EB-1A Petition:

Our legal team and support staff paid very close attention to detail when preparing our client’s EB-1A petition. We included data on his peer review record, citation count, and number of publications accumulated at the time of filing. These figures stood at 54 reviews, 283 citations, and 29 scientific articles, 4 patents, and a book chapter. We also noted how our client’s Ph.D. in in Materials Science played a role in making him one of the leaders in the field of materials science and engineering: we established that his advanced degree equipped him with the theoretical know-how to conduct outstanding practical research.

To bolster our presentation, we incorporated recommendation letters contributed by six experts working in our client’s field. We helped our client select these experts and made sure that they were familiar with his research and/or had worked with him. All of them verified that our client’s research on advanced composite materials with novel functional properties benefit American industries’ understanding, engineering, design, and reproducible manufacture of lightweight, strong, and tough composite materials. Here is what one of these experts had to say about our client: “I strongly believe that [Client’s] reputation will continue to grow based on his exceptional abilities and outstanding contributions in the areas of composite materials. I have no doubt that he will be an asset to the scientific community of the USA.”   

Petition Approval:

We congratulate our client and join him as he celebrates the approval of his EB-1A petition. We wish him well as he continues to advance the field of materials science and engineering, and we thank him for selecting our law firm to represent his EB-1A case.


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