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NIW Cases Approved in June 2009

This report includes seventeen (17) National Interest Waiver (NIW) cases filed by Liu & Associates and approved by the USCIS in June 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:       Physics
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                    Published 21 journal papers
                                    Cited approximately 70 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:      6 including 3 independent experts
Filing Date:                  May 21, 2009        
Approval Date:            June 12, 2009

Case #2

Case Type:                  Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:       Nanotechnology
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                   Published 6 journal papers
                                   Cited approximately 100 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:     6 including 4 independent experts        
Filing Date:                 June 3, 2009
Approval Date:           June 29, 2009

Case #3

Case Type:                  Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:       Neuroscience
Major Credentials:       M.D. from a foreign university
                                    Published 5 journal papers
                                    Received national Science and Technology Progress Award from a foreign country
Supporting Letters:     6 including 2 independent experts
Filing Date:                 December 18, 2007
Approval Date:           June 19, 2009

Case #4

Case Type:                  Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:       Biology        
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                    Published 7 journal papers
                                   Cited approximately 95 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:     6 including 4 independent experts
Filing Date:                 January 10, 2008
Approval Date:           June 19, 2009

Case #5

Case Type:                  Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:       Microbiology
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. from a foreign university
                                    Published 10 journal papers
                                    Cited approximately 25 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:      5 including 1 independent experts
Filing Date:                  June 9, 2008
Approval Date:            June 17, 2009

Case #6

Case Type:                  Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:       Medical Physics
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                    Published 15 journal papers
                                    Cited approximately 95 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:      5 including 2 independent experts
Filing Date:                 January 19, 2009
Approval Date:            June 2, 2009

Case #7

Case Type:                 Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:      Chemistry
Major Credentials:      Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                   Published 11 journal papers
                                   Invited to serve as a peer-reviewer for journals
                                   Cited approximately 80 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:     6 including 4 independent experts
Filing Date:                 May 29, 2009
Approval Date:           June 29, 2009

Case #8

Case Type:                  Eb-2 NIW        
Field of Research:       Physics
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. from a foreign university
                                    Published 24 journal papers
                                    Invited to review the works of others 9 times
                                   Cited approximately 150 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:     6 including 3 independent experts
Filing Date:                 April 28, 2009
Approval Date:           June 23, 2009

Case #9

Case Type:                  Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:       Environmental Engineering
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                    Published 5 journal papers
                                    Cited approximately 45 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:      5 including 1 independent experts
Filing Date:                 December 31, 2008
Approval Date:            June 2, 2009

Case #10

Case Type:                  Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:       Biochemistry
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                    Published 6 journal papers
                                    Cited approximately 110 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:      6 including 4 independent experts
Filing Date:                  May 29, 2009
Approval Date:            June 30, 2009

Case #11

Case Type:                  Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:       Network Engineering
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                    Published 17 journal papers
Supporting Letters:      6 including 4 independent experts
Filing Date:                 June 23, 2008
Approval Date:            June 24, 2009

Case #12

Case Type:                  Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:       Chemical Engineering
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                    Published 15 journal papers
                                    Cited approximately 60 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:     6 including 3 independent experts
Filing Date:                 February 27, 2009
Approval Date:            June 23, 2009

Case #13

Case Type:                  Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:       Chemical Engineering
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                    Published 18 journal papers
                                    Cited approximately 40 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:     6 including 3 independent experts
Filing Date:                 November 2, 2007
Approval Date:            June 11, 2009

Case #14

Case Type:                  Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:       Medical Research
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. from a foreign university
                                    Published 30 journal papers
                                    Cited approximately 120 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:     5 including 2 independent experts
Filing Date:                 April 23, 2009
Approval Date:            June 23, 2009

Case #15

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 110 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:     6 including 3 independent experts
Filing Date:                 May 6, 2009
Approval Date:            June 19, 2009

Case #16

Case Type:                  Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:       Chemical Engineering
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                    Published 9 journal papers
                                    Cited approximately 40 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:      6 including 2 independent experts
Filing Date:                 November 5, 2008
Approval Date:           June 15, 2009

Case #17

Case Type:                  Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:       Biochemistry
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. from a foreign university
                                   Published 15 journal papers
                                   Cited approximately 170 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:     6 including 4 independent experts
Filing Date:                 May 7, 2008
Approval Date:           June 1, 2009

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