Success Stories: Ph.D. Student from Iran in the Field of Materials Science Secures NIW Approval, Without RFE


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On March 19th, 2020, we received another NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Ph.D. Student in the Field of Materials Science (Approval Notice).

General Field: Materials Science

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

Country of Origin: Iran

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Minnesota

Approval Notice Date: March 19th, 2020

Processing Time: 6 months, 7 days

Case Summary:

A recommender described our client’s works as “Although solar energy technology is developing at a rapid pace, further innovations are required if we are to fully harness this unlimited energy source. By exploring and refining the characteristics of TMDs, [client] enables TMDs that serve as building blocks for solar cells and many other devices that improve the everyday lives of people living in the United States.”

With an M.Sc. in physics and many years of experience progressing the field of materials science, it was not surprising that our client’s peers came out in full force to support the approval of his EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition. In total, we incorporated four letters into his customized NIW petition dossier, all of which were signed by other influential researchers. Besides these letters of support, our client’s NIW petition contained details on the time he assessed the work of his peers, the 108 times his work was cited, and the 8 publications to his name. We used these numbers to not only prove that our client is well-positioned to advance the field of materials science, but also to demonstrate his high standing in the field.

Arguably one of the most important elements of our client’s NIW petition was detailed descriptions of his work on the electronic and magnetic properties of two-dimensional materials. We worked closely with our client to properly analyze and understand his work and its impact on the United States. His research in this area is of great importance because it provides state-of-the-art insights, materials, and technologies for the development of nanoelectronics and spintronics materials. Overall, we successfully proved to the USCIS that our client possesses considerable experience and expertise in a highly specialized field and that his work holds significant implications for bettering electronics industry in the United States.

As we have successfully petitioned over I-140 cases, we knew just what to do to help our client obtain the national interest waiver. We also supplied him with much-needed information on the best timing to file his case as well as what his NIW petition packet should contain. As a firm that has helped thousands of clients achieve their permanent residency dreams, we are pleased that we managed to help our client overcome this significant hurdle in the green card process. We congratulate him on this and thank him for trusting our law firm.

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