Success Stories: EB-1B Approval for an Indian Senior Materials Research Scientist in the field of Mechanical Engineering


Client’s Testimonial:

“Thank you so much for the great news! I am extremely Thankful to the Chen immigration team. “

On January 22nd, 2019, we received another EB1-B (Outstanding Professors and Researchers) approval for a Senior Materials Research Scientist in the Field of Mechanical Engineering (Approval Notice).

General Field: Mechanical Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Senior Materials Research Scientist

Country of Origin: India

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Indiana

Approval Notice Date: January 22nd, 2019

Processing Time: 32 Days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

A Senior Materials Research Scientist from India hired North America Immigration Law Group ( to build a customized EB1-B (Outstanding Professors and Researchers) petition for him. Not only did our client hold strong credentials, he also has the full support from his employer to serve as the case petitioner. His case was approved in 32 days thanks to Premium Processing (PP).

The key to our firm’s high success rate is that we always thoroughly research our client’s credentials before drafting their letters. This is to ensure that the applicant’s strengths can be clearly presented to the immigration officer. Our client’s specialized research focuses on tribological properties of materials used in aerospace, automotive, and turbine technology. His contributions has decreased the energy use, cost of maintenance and replacement, as well as improved performance and functional lifetimes of various mechanical systems. He has proposed applications such as superior coatings and lubricants for industrial applications; therefore directly impacted the development of infrastructures in the U.S. His outstanding research work resulted in 107 citation count, and publication record of 9 peer-reviewed journal articles, 2 peer-reviewed conference articles, and 1 book chapter. He has also conducted 35 reviews, demonstrating his active role as a peer reviewer to assure quality and validity of the research in the field.

We have also assisted our client in obtaining 6 letters of recommendation from top-level experts affiliated with prestigious institutions, which all substantiated the outstanding ability of our client. According to one of the recommenders: “[Client]’s work has been cited well over 90 separate times, a clear indication that his expertise is recognized by fellow researchers and that many others have been able to utilize and build upon his findings. These citations are a consequence of the inherent value of [Client]’s work and of its publication in leading venues in the field ” .

We are pleased that our rigorous efforts paved the way for EB-1B petition approval. We congratulate our client for completing this significant first step in the green card process, and we thank him for also retaining our firm for I-485 services.

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