Success Stories: O1-A Approval for an Engineer in the field of Fluid Mechanics in 26 days

On February 10th, 2015, we received another O1-A (Individual with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement) Approval for an Engineer in the field of Fluid Mechanics (Approval Notice)

General Field: Fluid Mechanics

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Senior Engineer

Petitioner: A Private Company

Country of Origin: China

Service Center: California Service Center (CSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: California

Approval Notice Date:  February 10th, 2015

Processing Time: 26 days



Case Summary:

Similar to our EB1-A cases, O1-A cases require that clients demonstrate that they meet at least three of the regulatory criteria set by the USCIS and that they have achieved sustained national or international acclaim specified in this petition, and that the petitioner seeks to employ the beneficiary to continue his work in the field of endeavor in the United States.

This specific client is an engineer in the field of fluid mechanics. His work focuses on optics and free-surface flows, with special consideration of their impact on oceanography, limnology, marine physics, ocean and wind engineering, and renewable energy. Successful research in our client’s field addresses novel numerical models for predicting multi-phase flow in natural physical phenomena. His petitioning company is a private company located in California. This company currently employs 1,600 researchers, engineers, and employees throughout the entire company. Our client’s research has resulted in at least 8 peer-reviewed scholarly publications appearing in leading journals and international conference proceedings as well. His scientific articles have been cited at least 42 times by researchers around the globe. His expertise can also be seen in a discussion by a fellow researcher about the impact of our client’s work, “Through my evaluation of his research, I can state without reservation that [Client] is an investigator of great proficiency in his field of fluid mechanics. There are certainly many research groups worldwide that rely on the expertise of researchers cross-trained in fluid mechanics and mechanical engineering, and since such researchers are rare, [Client] is in high demand internationally.” In this case we proved that our client had satisfied the criteria to qualify as an individual of extraordinary ability, had risen to the top of their field of endeavor, had sustained national or international acclaim, and that they sought to enter the United States to continue their outstanding research work in the field of endeavor for a qualified petitioner with the ability to pay.



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