Success Stories: A Postdoctoral Research Associate in Material Science Gets NIW Approval in Just 144 Days with Our Constant Help


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On August 17th, 2021, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Field of Materials Science (Approval Notice).

General Field: Materials Science

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Country of Origin: Iran

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: California

Approval Notice Date: August 17th, 2021

Processing Time: 4 months, 22 days

Case Summary:

In March of 2021 a postdoctoral research associate in materials science met us asking help on his NIW (National Interest Waiver) case. So, once we had assured him that we would do everything in our power to make this journey a smooth one for him, we moved to make a thorough background study and then began the attorney client formalities. From here on our team of experts took over the case preparation and used all the information that we had on his academic and professional background. This meant using this data in his petition to build a convincing case in his favor.

The personalized petition contained his citation records and publication count while also recounting the funding information regarding grants that he had received in the past years.

We found that his proposed endeavor is to continue utilizing molecular simulation and machine learning techniques to devise high-performance computational solutions for real-world challenges related to materials and fluid characterization in order to facilitate progress in a variety of industries, including the petroleum, biomedical, and aerospace sectors. This we used to explain the kind of research he was involved in.

At the same time we mentioned that his research has resulted in 5 peer-reviewed journal articles (1 of them first-authored). Moreover, these papers have been published in the top journals in his field, reflecting his peers’ recognition of the value of this research. He has published papers in no fewer than 2 highly ranked peer-reviewed journals. His publications have also been cited a total of 53 times according to Google Scholar, thereby demonstrating that these publications are widely recognized and relied upon in the field of materials science.

We also recounted that due to its clear national importance, his research has in fact been supported with funding from the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the Office of Naval Research (ONR). This funding is reserved solely for research directed at advancing the national interest, thus making our task of explaining the relevance of his work to the adjudicating authorities that much easier.

He also received letters of support which confirmed the value of his work, one of which is quoted below:

“Researchers around the world are even utilizing molecular dynamics simulations to accelerate the search for a COVID-19 cure. Consequently, by focusing on improving the foundational components of molecular simulations, [client] is simultaneously advancing his scientific field while also supporting additional progress in a multitude of industries.”

Hence, we are proud of having been a part of his NIW journey and we thank him for trusting us again with his I-485 application.

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