Success Stories: A Bangladeshi Ph.D. Student with Funding from NSF and NASA Obtains NIW with Our Expert Help


Client’s Testimonial:

“I thank the Chen Immigration team for the help. Thank you so much.”

On March 1st, 2022, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Ph.D. student in the Field of Mechanical Engineering (Approval Notice).

General Field: Mechanical Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Ph.D. Student

Country of Origin: Bangladesh

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Nevada

Approval Notice Date: March 1st, 2022

Processing Time: 13 months, 25 days

Case Summary:

“[The client’s] research includes novel improvements to super hard materials which are necessary for manufacturing processes such as grinding, cutting, and drilling. [The client’s] contributions thus support the overall success and advancement of the domestic manufacturing industry, thereby increasing the economic output of the United States.”

“[The client] is a researcher in mechanical engineering who has designed novel metamaterials for these thermoelectric applications. This fact makes him an exceedingly valuable asset to the energy and economic interests of the United States.”

The above excerpts from letters of recommendation were clear indications of the importance of our client’s work for the United States of America and the world at large. So, when we had performed a thorough background check on our client, an aspiring Postdoctoral Fellow working in the field of mechanical engineering who hails from Bangladesh, we suggested him to make an exhaustive list of his academic and professional records and obtain a few letters supporting his claim to the NIW (National Interest Waiver) category immigration to the U.S. This helped him immensely in personalizing the petition packet according to his needs and the requirements set by the USCIS.

We thus helped him highlight his impressive publication record, citation count, and peer review experience. We also suggested he showcase various grants and fundings he had received for his research here in the United States. We thus found that his research has in fact been supported with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). This funding is reserved solely for research directed at advancing the national interest, including the NSF’s endeavor to advance economic prosperity, security, and scientific leadership in the United States, and NASA’s aim to promote space exploration and technology in the US. This further corroborated the fact already made clear by various recommenders about the national merit of his research work.

We also found that he had published in 8 peer-reviewed journal articles (6 of them first-authored) and 1 book chapter (first-authored). Moreover, these papers have been published in the top journals in the field, reflecting his peers’ recognition of the value of this research. He has published papers in no fewer than 5 highly ranked peer-reviewed journals. His publications have been cited a total of 73 times according to Google Scholar, and due to his knowledge and expertise in metamaterials, solid-state cooling, nanochannel cooling, and thermal barrier coatings, he has been invited to conduct peer review for Nuclear Engineering and Design and the Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer. He has thus far completed at least 2 peer reviews. All of these facts put together made for a very convincing case for adjudication and led to his victory.

We are thankful to him for having chosen us to represent him in this case and for retaining us for his I-485 application. We wish him the very best in life.

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