Success Stories: NIW Petition Approved for Postdoctoral Research Associate from Bangladesh in the Field of Chemical Engineering in Less than 7 Months


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“Regarding my I140 approval, it was really great to work with you!”

On March 10th, 2020, we received another NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Field of Chemical Engineering (Approval Notice).

General Field: Chemical Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Country of Origin: Bangladesh

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Washington

Approval Notice Date: March 10th, 2020

Processing Time: 6 months, 17 days

Case Summary:

Just 6 months and 17 days after North America Immigration Law Group ( filed an EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition for a gifted postdoctoral research associate from Bangladesh, Nebraska Service Center approved his case. We have no doubt that our detailed presentation of our client’s strong credentials lent a hand in rapid adjudication. To prove to the USCIS that our client deserved the national interest waiver, here are some of the key points which we presented to them:

  • We incorporated five recommendation letters that highlighted our client’s research in the field of chemical engineering. These letters were contributed by other top researchers in the field and contained statements like this one: “Each year, Americans spend nearly one trillion dollars on fossil fuels. The tools developed by [client] enable the savings of billions of dollars each year and reduce the impact of fossil fuels on the environment by increasing their effectiveness. In both economic and environmental sectors, [client’s] work provides both short- and long-term benefits to the United States and its citizens.”
  • Our client’s publication record was also highlighted. At the time of filing, he had already published 10 peer-reviewed journal articles (5 of them first-authored) and 1 book chapter.
  • Furthermore, we demonstrated just how important our client’s research is to others working in the field by listing his citation record. When we filed his NIW petition, our client’s work had already gathered 71 citations.
  • One of the most important elements of our client’s case had to do with his research on reactive force field modeling and chemical reactions using data science and machine learning techniques. We meticulously proved to the USCIS that his findings are of great importance because it supports more efficient fossil fuel usage by providing knowledge of combustion processes and sturdier building materials, such as advanced epoxy resins and polymers.

We congratulate our client on the approval of his EB-2 NIW petition, and we thank him for choosing our law firm to help him with his I-485 applications.

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