Success Stories: A Postdoctoral Researcher from Korea Secures I-140 NIW Approval in the Field of Materials Science with Our Team’s Vigilant Assistance


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On May 5th, 2021, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Field of Materials Science (Approval Notice).

General Field: Materials Science

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Researcher

Country of Origin: Korea

Approval Notice Date: May 5th, 2021

Processing Time: 11 months, 17 days

Case Summary:

Holder of a Ph.D. degree in materials science and engineering, a postdoctoral researcher contacted North America Immigration Law Group to help him in filing an EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition on his behalf. Before accepting his case, we ran through his qualification and professional background and intended to construct a convincing case. Our team confirmed the authenticity of our client’s credentials. With a record of 17,000 approved I-140 cases, we were prepared to persuade the adjudicating authorities of USCIS of our client’s work as a benefit to the American materials science researchers, the defense industry, the automobile industry, the aerospace industry, and the healthcare industry in the United States. Thus, we incorporated the following details in his petition packet:

  • Firstly, we detailed his proposed research, which focuses on developing multi-functional high-performance 3D fiber-reinforced composite structures for the fabrication of advanced smart materials and the optimization of manufacturing processes by extending his research into the molecular scale and macro-scale analysis to create smart composite parts, and it has great importance because it offers innovative solutions to pressing concerns in a variety of fields, such as in the biomedical field. We also noted that his research has been supported by several government and industrial funds. These funding grants from leading agencies confirm the significance and national importance of his research.
  • Moreover, we outlined the 2 peer-reviewed conference papers (both of them first-authored) and 8 peer-reviewed journal articles (6 of them first-authored) in highly ranked peer-reviewed journals in the field of materials science, which altogether accumulated 91 citations, indicating his use of innovative methodologies, the nature of his breakthroughs, and the ways that his unique findings have been applied throughout the field swaying several top-notch researchers.
  • Besides an unbelievable publication and citation record of our client, we recognized his expertise and experience in the field as an additional role in the publication environment since he has been invited to perform peer review for several journals, which is a critical process to maintain the quality of content in these journals, so his active participation in this area is a considerable service to his field. He has already conducted 2 peer reviews, which is certainly another evidence of his unmatched expertise in materials science research.
  • Fortunately, we established that his research has led to significant developments and improvements to a variety of advanced materials, it is evident that his research is of considerable national value. Even one of his four recommenders stated that:

“his work aligns with the economic interests of the United States. [Client’s] work has applications in various industries that are paramount to the success of the U.S. economy, particularly the composite manufacturing industry…The U.S. composites manufacturing industry also impacts the growth of the U.S. automotive and aerospace industries, further demonstrating the national economic impact of these advanced materials. By investigating and developing these materials, his work is of direct value to the U.S. economy.”

Therefore, the USCIS thoroughly adjudicated our built case, and he successfully received his NIW approval despite a long wait. We are delighted and sincerely thank him for trusting our law firm with his I-140 NIW case preparation. Also, we wish him well as he pursues his desired project in the United States.

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