Success Stories: Postdoctoral Research Associate from China in the Field of Materials Science Receives EB-1A Petition Approval from Nebraska Service Center


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On February 29th, 2016, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Field of Materials Science (Approval Notice).


General Field: Materials Science

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Country of Origin: China

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: California

Approval Notice Date: February 29th, 2016

Processing Time: 19 days (Premium Processing requested)


Case Summary:

Our client received an approval notice from Nebraska Service Center 11 days after he upgraded his case to Premium Processing (PP). He initially chose to file his case using regular service but changed his mind 8 days in. PP is an option that allows for speedy case adjudication (15 days instead of 4-9 months) and is an option only available to EB-1 applicants.

Client’s Background:

Born in China, our client is a postdoctoral research associate working in the field of materials science. His research focuses on strategies and techniques for the development of new biomimetic materials and drug delivery systems. His findings accelerate the understanding of the architecture of biomimetic structures, which are revolutionizing the way medical experts treat bone and tooth defects. With a Ph.D. in Materials Science from a top university in China, it is clear that our client possesses a strong background suited to his line of work. We determined that his scholarly achievements and extensive experience in the field have equipped him with the knowledge needed to carry out scientific investigations that are extremely beneficial to the United States.

Professional Achievements:

With 22 peer-reviewed scientific papers that had garnered 237 citations at the time of filing, it is evident that our client’s professional insights and opinions are greatly valued by other materials scientists. This is further supported by the 30 instances he officially contributed his assessments to others in his field through peer review service.

International Recognition:

It is not just scientists in the United States who benefit from our client’s work, but many others around the world. This is illustrated through the recommendation letters that he managed to obtain from six international experts in his field. From Germany to Switzerland, our client’s work is highly recognized and valued in the field. For instance, one of his recommenders stated that “The significance of [Client’s] findings are key to material science research. [Client’s] work with biological rigid systems plays a key role in medical and clinical applications as a drug delivery tool and his involvement within the community is integral to the future of biomedical science. [Client’s] continued presence in the field will be advantageous towards applying these novel approaches toward advanced biomedical applications.”

Optimistic Outcome:

We are pleased that the USCIS approved our client’s EB-1A petition. This approval is another example of our law firm’s pledge to help every client take one step closer towards their green card. North America Immigration Law Group ( would like to congratulate our client on this milestone.



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