Success Stories: Despite Delayed Adjudication, NIW Approval Won for a Russian Chemical Engineer without RFE


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“Thank you for the great news about my I-140 application approval. Thank you for helping in preparing my case and for your assistance all the way.”

On May 5th, 2022, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Chemical Engineer in the Field of Chemical Engineering (Approval Notice).

General Field: Chemical Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Chemical Engineer

Country of Origin: Russia

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Texas

Approval Notice Date: May 5th, 2022

Processing Time: 27 months, 28 days

Case Summary:

Armed with a Ph.D. in chemical physics, a client from Russia came to NAILG seeking help with his NIW(National Interest Waiver) petition. As an expert in the field, he proposes to continue his research on analyzing the properties of supramolecular complexes of organic molecules and developing organic additives for the hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas reservoirs. This work drives economic growth in the hydraulic fracturing industry, as he has developed multiple fiber additives for fluids in order to improve proppant transport, sand control, and fluid diversion, making his work extremely relevant to the nation.

Once we had sorted the initial formalities, we made sure to make the following information in his application:

  • As evidence of the significance of his work, we submitted a letter confirming his proposed employment. We showed that his research in part has provided the field with essential insights into the photoexcitation of particular supramolecular complexes that are applied in the hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas reservoirs. As such, his research is directly beneficial to this U.S. industry, making it all the more important to maintaining America’s competitiveness on a global scale.
  • Throughout his time working in the field, he has also built an impressive record of publication. As evidence of his contributions, his work has resulted in 11 peer-reviewed journal articles (5 of them first-authored), 4 conference papers(3 of them first-authored), and 3 granted patents. And his work has been cited some 187 times already across the world.
  • His research has found support from 4 letters written by other experts who knew and recognized the significance of his work in the field. One of these letters said:

“[The client’s] results on the mechanisms of photodissociation are vital to a large number of chemical processes including gas-phase chemistry and surface catalysis. These processes are important to the generation of fuel cells, and [the client’s] research is therefore essential to the global energy economy. [Client’s] research on the chemical processes that support fuel cell production, therefore, has innate value to the natural environment and to public health.”

These factors played in our client’s favor winning him the approval without an RFE despite the waiting period. We are glad we could be of aid to him in this process.

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