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On March 2nd, 2023, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the Field of Environmental Chemistry (Approval Notice).

General Field: Environmental Chemistry

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Country of Origin: Sri Lanka

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Texas

Approval Notice Date: March 2nd, 2023

Processing Time: 14 days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

Some of the winning factors in the I-140 NIW (National Interest Waiver) case of Sri Lankan postdoctoral research scientist in environmental chemistry were:

  • As an expert in the field, his proposed endeavor was to work on designing biochar-based adsorption and degradation platforms using analytical instruments to develop state-of-the-art water remediation techniques for toxic materials, including PFAS, arsenic, and eutrophication.
  • His research endeavor was of obvious importance because it provided the tools needed to safely and effectively remove and repurpose pollutants from water, such as phosphates. His research was perfectly positioned to resolve this issue, as his findings related to biochar nanoparticles enable the removal of phosphates from water sources before repurposing them as a slow-release fertilizer.
  • This proposed endeavor also had broad implications for the United States. In particular, his pioneering research greatly enhances the capabilities of domestic organizations to mitigate the threats posed by dangerous pollutants.
  • Due to its national importance, his research has been supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Forest Service.
  • Additionally, he has completed at least 74 reviews to date. 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.
  • Due to his expertise and record of success, he is considered a leader in the field of environmental chemistry. Specifically, he has served as a guest editor and review editor for multiple scientific publications.
  • His research has also resulted in 21 peer-reviewed journal articles (8 of them first-authored) and 10 book chapters (3 of them first-authored) which have been cited a total of 790 times according to Google Scholar, thereby demonstrating that these publications are widely recognized and relied upon in the field of environmental chemistry.
  • All of these excellent credentials were bolstered by 2 letters of support written by other experts in the field.

So once these factors were counted, the scales weighed heavily in our client’s favor winning him the NIW approval. What is more, is that this approval came through in just 14 days of application.

We are grateful to our client for choosing our firm to represent him and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors.

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