Success Stories: EB-1A Approved for Research Scientist in Texas in the Field of Geoscience

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On February 25th, 2015, We Received Another EB1-A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) Approval for a Research Scientist in the Field of Geoscience (Approval Notice)

General Field: Geoscience

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research Scientist

Country of Origin: China

Service Center: Texas Service Center (TSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Texas

Approval Notice Date: February 25th, 2015

Processing Time: 4 Months, 3 Days (13 Days after Premium Processing Requested)



Case Summary:

In this case, the client that we had the opportunity to work with was a Research Scientist from China in the field of Geoscience.  His specialized research has focused on carbonate mineralogy; formation mechanisms of sedimentary dolomite and effects of dissolved sulfide, polysaccharides, and extracellular polymeric substances excreted by anaerobic microorganisms on dolomite formation; and the control of mineral salt nucleation in oil and gas fields. His work had resulted in 10 peer-reviewed scientific articles and numerous presentations at national and international conferences; at the time that his case was filed, his publications had been cited at least 77 times by independent and leading researchers from prestigious institutions and organizations around the world, indicating the major significance of his work.  He had also reviewed 20 manuscripts for distinctive, internationally-circulated journals.  His superior level of expertise was confirmed in the following quote from an independent recommender, “Using this highly sophisticated method, [client] could directly observe the growth of precipitating minerals at nano-meter scale. [Client’s] landmark study is the first to confirm the relationship between SRB and dolomite precipitation and to solve a problem that has challenged generations of scientists.” It was our goal to prove that our client qualified for classification as an Alien of Extraordinary Ability given that he sought to remain in the United States to continue work in the area of Geoscience, 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 4 months and 3 days.









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