Success Stories: EB-1A Approval for Associate Professor in Pennsylvania in the Field of Mechanical Engineering, Rehabilitation Engineering, and Assistive Technology

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On May 2nd, 2014 We Received Another EB1-A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) Approval for an Associate Professor in the Field of Mechanical Engineering, Rehabilitation Engineering, and Assistive Technology (Approval Notice)

General Field: Mechanical Engineering, Rehabilitation Engineering, and Assistive Technology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Associate Professor

National Origin: South Korea

Service Center: Texas Service Center (TSC)

Residence at the Time of Filing: Pennsylvania

Approval Notice Date: May 2, 2014

Processing Time:  29 days (4 days after requesting Premium Processing)


Case Summary:

In this case, the client that we had the opportunity to work with was an Associate Professor from South Korea in the field of mechanical engineering, rehabilitation engineering, and assistive technology.  His work had focused on advancing technologies to improve accessibility and quality of life for people with disabilities.  This work had resulted in at least 7 peer-reviewed scientific articles (with 22 more in Korean), 11 patents, numerous research grants, a book chapter, and 32 presentations at national and international conferences. At the time that his case was filed, these publications been cited at least 662 times by independent and leading researchers from prestigious institutions and organizations around the world, indicating the major significance of his work.  In addition, he had reviewed at least 13 projects and manuscripts.  His superior level of achievement was confirmed in the following quote from an independent recommender, “[He] is a revolutionary force in my chosen area of research. Very few scientists have the technical skills and training necessary to complete such complex research, and [he] has demonstrated several times over his ability to produce top-notch work. In addition, he has the creativity and innovative spirit that are requisite in order to develop new models and techniques, and he has demonstrated in-depth experience in robotics application and development, mechanical engineering, and standardization of assistive technology practices.” It was our goal to prove that our client qualified for classification as an Alien of Extraordinary Ability given that he sought remain in the United States to continue work in the area of extraordinary ability, and that his continued research would substantially and prospectively benefit the United States. With the proof and documentation that we provided, his case was approved in just 29 days.


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