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NIW Cases Approved in March 2009

This report includes twenty-three (23) NIW cases filed by Liu & Associates and approved by the USCIS in March 2009. We list the basic credentials of each case and hope the readers find the information helpful. For confidentiality purposes, a number is assigned to replace the petitioner/beneficiary's name in each case. It is our firm’s policy to hold client’s information strictly confidential.

Compiled and briefed by Tiffany Smith, Senior Legal Assistant at Liu & Associates, PLLC.

Case #1:  

Case Type:                Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:     Chemical Engineering
Major Credentials:     Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                  Published 7 journal papers
                                  Cited approximately 50 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:    5 including 2 independent experts
Filing Date:                April 23, 2008
Approval Date:           March 3, 2009

Case #2:  

Case Type:                Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:     Nanoelectronics
Major Credentials:     B.S. from a foreign university
                                  Published 10 journal papers
                                  Co-authored 1 book chapter
                                  Cited approximately 100 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:    5 including 2 independent experts
Filing Date:                April 2, 2008
Approval Date:           March 23, 2009

Case #3:  

Case Type:                Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:     Wireless Communications
Major Credentials:     Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                  Published 5 journal papers
                                  Cited approximately 75 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:    6 including 3 independent experts
Filing Date:                March 18, 2008
Approval Date:           March 30, 2009

Case #4:  

Case Type:                Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:     Information Systems
Major Credentials:     Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                  Published 10 journal papers
                                  Cited approximately 30 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:    6 including 4 journal papers
Filing Date:                December 3, 2008
Approval Date:           March 26, 2009

Case #5:  

Case Type:                Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:     Physics (Advanced Materials)
Major Credentials:     Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                  Published 21 journal papers
                                  Cited approximately 30 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:    6
Filing Date:                February 5, 2008
Approval Date:          March 6, 2009

Case #6:  

Case Type:                Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:     Nanotechnology
Major Credentials:     Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                  Published 21 journal papers
                                  Cited approximately 60 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:    2 independent experts
Filing Date:                March 11, 2008
Approval Date:           March 17, 2009

Case #7:  

Case Type:                Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:     Photonics
Major Credentials:      Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                  Published 22 journal papers
                                  Cited approximately 20 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:    6 including 1 independent expert
Filing Date:                 February 15, 2008
Approval Date:           March 16, 2009

Case #8:  

Case Type:                Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:     Virology and Immunology
Major Credentials:     Ph.D. from a foreign university
                                  Published 22 journal papers
Supporting Letters:    6 including 2 independent experts
Filing Date:                December 27, 2007
Approval Date:           March 23, 2009

Case #9:  

Case Type:                Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:     Polymer Science
Major Credentials:     Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                  Published 16 journal papers
                                  Cited approximately 80 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:    5 including 1 independent expert
Filing Date:                April 7, 2008
Approval Date:           March 5, 2009

Case #10:  

Case Type:                Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:     Nanomaterials
Major Credentials:     Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                  Published 10 journal papers
                                  Cited approximately 230 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:    6 including 3 independent experts
Filing Date:                April 28, 2008
Approval Date:           March 6, 2009

Case #11:  

Case Type:                Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:     Catastrophe Modeling
Major Credentials:     Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                  Published 5 journal papers
Supporting Letters:    5 including 2 independent experts
Filing Date:                September 5, 2007
Approval Date:           March 30, 2009

Case #12:  

Case Type:                Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:     Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
Major Credentials:     Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                  Published 6 journal papers
Supporting Letters:    6 including 2 independent experts
Filing Date:                December 12, 2007
Approval Date:           March 31, 2009

Case #13:  

Case Type:                Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:     Space and Petroleum Drilling
Major Credentials:      2 Ph.D.s from U.S. universities
                                   Published 18 journal papers
Supporting Letters:    6 including 2 independent experts
Filing Date:                January 31, 2008
Approval Date:           March 6, 2009

Case #14:  

Case Type:                Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:     Materials science
Major Credentials:     Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                  Published 16 journal papers
                                  Cited approximately 30 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:    6 including 1 independent expert
Filing Date:                April 2, 2008
Approval Date:          March 2, 2009

Case #15:  

Case Type:                Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:     Pavement Engineering
Major Credentials:     Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                  Published 16 journal papers
                                  Cited approximately 35 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:    5 including 1 independent expert
Filing Date:                February 20, 2008
Approval Date:           March 27, 2009

Case #16:  

Case Type:                Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:     Computer Science
Major Credentials:      Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                  Published 7 journal papers
                                  Cited approximately 95 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:    6 including 3 independent experts
Filing Date:                November 6, 2007
Approval Date:           March 25, 2009

Case #17:  

Case Type:                Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:     Computational Chemistry
Major Credentials:     Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                  Published 6 journal papers
                                  Published 2 book chapters
                                  Cited approximately 200 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:    6 including 2 independent experts
Filing Date:                October 9, 2008
Approval Date:           March 18, 2009

Case #18:  

Case Type:                Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:     Computational Biology
Major Credentials:     Ph.D. from a foreign university
                                  Published 15 journal papers
                                  Cited approximately 60 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:    5 including 2 independent experts
Filing Date:                March 5, 2008
Approval Date:           March 20, 2009

Case #19:  

Case Type:                Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:     Chemistry                
Major Credentials:     Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                  Published 7 journal papers
                                 Cited approximately 200 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:   6 including 4 independent experts
Filing Date:               April 1, 2008
Approval Date:         March 23, 2009

Case #20:  

Case Type:                Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:     Biomedical Engineering
Major Credentials:     Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                  Published 20 journal papers
                                  Cited approximately 110 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:    5 including 2 independent experts
Filing Date:                April 7, 2008
Approval Date:          March 25, 2009

Case #21:  

Case Type:                Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:     Hepatology
Major Credentials:     Ph.D. from a foreign university
                                  Published 5 journal papers
Supporting Letters:    6 including 4 independent experts
Filing Date:                February 15, 2008
Approval Date:          March 6, 2009

Case #22:  

Case Type:                Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:     Cellular and Molecular Biology
Major Credentials:     Ph.D. from a foreign university
                                  Published 6 journal papers
Supporting Letters:    6 including 3 independent experts
Filing Date:                March 4, 2008
Approval Date:           March 20, 2009

Case #23:  

Case Type:                Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:     Computational Chemistry
Major Credentials:     Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                  Published 22 journal papers
                                  Cited approximately 220 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:    5 including 2 independent experts
Filing Date:                December 11, 2007
Approval Date:           March 26, 2009

For more approved cases, please see http://www.niwus.com/Approvals.html.

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