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NIW Cases Approved in May 2009

This report includes eighteen (18) National Interest Waiver (NIW) cases filed by Liu & Associates and approved by the USCIS in May 2009. We list the basic credentials of each case and hope our 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:      Aerospace Engineering
Major Credentials:      Ph.D. from a U.S. university.
                                   Published 5 journal papers
                                   Cited approximately 30 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:     6 including 3 independent expert
Filing Date:                 December 15, 2008
Approval Date:            May 21, 2009

Case #2:

Case Type:                  Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:       Electrical Engineering
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                    Published 33 journal papers
                                   Cited approximately 140 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:     6 including 4 independent experts
Filing Date:                 December 1, 2008
Approval Date:            May 12, 2009

Case #3:

Case Type:                  Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:       Physics
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. from a foreign university.
                                    Published 16 journal papers
                                    Cited approximately 86 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:      6 including 3 independent expert
Filing Date:                  April 30, 2008
Approval Date:             May 4, 2009

Case #4:

Case Type:                  Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:       Electronic Engineering
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. from a foreign university
                                    Published 25 journal papers
                                   Cited approximately 70 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:     6 including 4 independent experts
Filing Date:                 February 8, 2008
Approval Date:           May 22, 2009

Case #5:

Case Type:                  Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:       Chemistry
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. from a foreign university.
                                    Published 26 journal papers
                                    Cited approximately 85 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:      6 including 3 independent expert
Filing Date:                  May 6, 2008
Approval Date:            May 8, 2009

Case #6:

Case Type:                  Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:       Biology
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. from a foreign university
                                    Published 30 journal papers with heavy citations
Supporting Letters:      6 including 5 independent experts
Filing Date:                  November 7, 2008
Approval Date:            May 26, 2009

Case #7:

Case Type:                  Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:       Materials Science
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. from a U.S. university.
                                    Published 8 journal papers                      
Supporting Letters:      6 including 3 independent expert
Filing Date:                  January 8, 2009       
Approval Date:             May 4, 2009

Case #8:

Case Type:                  Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:       Organic Chemistry
Major Credentials:        Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                     Published 18 journal papers
                                     Cited approximately 250 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:       6 including 4 independent experts
Filing Date:                   October 15, 2008
Approval Date:              May 20, 2009

Case #9:

Case Type:                  Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:       Biochemistry
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. from a foreign university
                                    Published 2 journal papers
                                    Cited approximately 89 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:      5 including 2 independent experts
Filing Date:                  May 16, 2008
Approval Date:            May 4, 2009

Case #10:

Case Type:                  Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:       Bioengineering
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. from a foreign university
                                    Published 4 journal papers and
                                    Featured in USA Today and www.NewScience.com
Supporting Letters:     6 including 3 independent experts
Filing Date:                 September 29, 2008
Approval Date:            May 14, 2009

Case #11:

Case Type:                  Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:       Developmental Biology
Major Credentials:        Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                     Published 5 journal papers
                                     Cited approximately 37 times by other researchers                       
Supporting Letters:       5 including 2 independent experts
Filing Date:                   January 4, 2008
Approval Date:              May 19, 2009

Case #12:

Case Type:                  Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:       Biochemistry
Major Credentials:        Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                     Published 8 journal papers
                                     Cited approximately 86 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:       6 including 3 independent experts
Filing Date:                   January 12, 2009
Approval Date:             May 5, 2009

Case #13:
Case Type:                  Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:       Medical Research
Major Credentials:        Ph.D. from a foreign university.
                                     Published 18 journal papers
                                     Cited approximately 128 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:       8 including 6 independent expert
Filing Date:                   June 3, 2008
Approval Date:              May 21, 2009

Case #14:

Case Type:                  Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:       Pharmacology & Toxicology
Major Credentials:        Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                     Published 4 journal papers
                                     Co-authored 6 conference proceeding papers
Supporting Letters:       6 including 3 independent experts
Filing Date:                   May 6, 2008
Approval Date:             May 7, 2009

Case #15:

Case Type:                  Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:       Electrical Engineering
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                    Published 16 journal papers
Supporting Letters:      6 including 3 independent experts
Filing Date:                  December 13, 2007
Approval Date:            May 21, 2009      

Case #16:

Case Type:                  Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:       Biomedical Research
Major Credentials:        Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                     Published 7 journal papers
Supporting Letters:       6 including 3 independent experts
Filing Date:                   December 20, 2007
Approval Date:              May 7, 2009

Case #17:

Case Type:                  Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:       Computer Science
Major Credentials:        Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                     Published 11 journal papers
                                     Cited approximately 164 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:       6 including 1 independent experts
Filing Date:                   April 2, 2008
Approval Date:             May 28, 2009

Case #18:

Case Type:                  Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:       Neuroscience
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                    Published 4 journal papers
                                    Cited approximately 61 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:      5 including 2 independent experts
Filing Date:                 November 14, 2008
Approval Date:           May 19, 2009

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

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