Success Stories: Thanks to Our Team’s Case Preparation, NIW Approval Made Possible for an Engineer in Civil Engineering from China


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On March 10th, 2023, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for an Engineer in the Field of Civil Engineering (Approval Notice).

General Field: Civil Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Engineer

Country of Origin: China

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: California

Approval Notice Date: March 10th, 2023

Processing Time: 2 months, 8 days

Case Summary:

Some of the winning factors in the EB2-NIW (National Interest Waiver) application of a Chinese civil engineer client of NAILG’s were:

  • As an expert in the field of civil engineering, his proposed endeavor is to continue developing state-of-the-art techniques and tools for earthquake catastrophe modeling in order to improve the economy, safety, risk awareness, and resilience of building and infrastructure systems against earthquake hazards.
  • His work advancing his proposed endeavor is of great importance because earthquakes are dangerous natural disasters. His research modeling earthquakes greatly improves the engineering community’s ability to accurately prepare buildings for earthquake damage and thus helps protect against earthquakes in the absence of effective predictive measures.
  • His proposed endeavor also has broad implications for the United States where in order to reduce the significant burden of earthquakes on the American economy, it is absolutely essential to develop the most thorough understanding achievable of earthquake dynamics and create resilience measures in structures to compensate for these dangers.
  • Due to its clear national importance, his work has in fact been supported with funding from the United States Department of Energy (DOE).
  • Not only this but he has also completed at least 22 reviews and given that only the most highly esteemed researchers in the field are invited to evaluate the work of their peers, especially in notable venues like these, it is clear that he is seen as very knowledgeable in the field and an expert in topics related to his proposed endeavor.
  • His work has resulted in 11 peer-reviewed journal articles (4 of them first-authored), 10 peer-reviewed conference articles (4 of them first-authored), and 1 book and these publications have been cited 181 times according to Google Scholar.
  • Additionally, he had collected 2 letters of recommendation one each from a dependent and independent scholar who had identified the value of his work for the U.S.

And given that he had pursued research directly related to his proposed endeavor of developing methods for earthquake catastrophe modeling for 5 years, he was certainly the right fit for an NIW approval. This is perhaps what got him the acceptance within 2 months and 8 days of application. We are proud of having worked with him and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors.

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