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NIW Cases Approved in July 2009

This report includes thirty (30) NIW cases filed by Liu & Associates and approved by the USCIS in July 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 Lisa Sun, Law Clerk at Liu & Associates, PLLC.


Case #1:  

Case Type:                  NIW
Field of Research:       Organic and Inorganic Chemistry
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. from foreign university
                                   10+ publications in journals and conferences
                                   50 citations from other researchers                           
Supporting Letters:     6 letters, including 3 independent expert
Filing Date:                 June 6, 2008
Approval Date:           July 1, 2009        


Case #2:  

Case Type:                  NIW
Field of Research:       Chemistry
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. degree from a U.S. university
                                    20+ publications in journals and conferences
                                    210+ citations from other researchers
Supporting Letters:      6 letters, including 3 independent expert
Filing Date:                  July 8, 2009
Approval Date:            July 29, 2009        


Case #3:  

Case Type:                  NIW
Field of Research:       Semiconductors         
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. from a foreign university
                                    30+ publications in journals and conferences proceedings
                                    3 foreign patents
                                    130+ citations from other researchers
Supporting Letters:      5 letters, including 2 independent experts
Filing Date:                  May 11, 2009
Approval Date:            July 20, 2009        


Case #4:  

Case Type:                  NIW
Field of Research:       Materials science
Major Credentials:       M.S. from a foreign university [Ph.D. candidate]
                                   10+ publications in journals and conference proceedings
                                   Reviewed papers for journals
Supporting Letters:     6 letters, including 3 independent experts
Filing Date:                 June 19, 2008
Approval Date:           July 29, 2009


Case #5:  

Case Type:                  NIW
Field of Research:       Computer Science
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. from a foreign university
                                    20+ publications in journals and conference proceedings
Supporting Letters:      6 letters, including 3 independent experts
Filing Date:                  June 29, 2009
Approval Date:            July 28, 2009


Case #6:

Case Type:                  NIW
Field of Research:       Physics
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. from a foreign university
                                   140+ publications in journals and conference proceedings
                                   2,000+ citations from other researchers
                                   Reviewer of papers for journals
Supporting Letters:     5 letters, including 3 independent experts
Filing Date:                 June 25, 2008
Approval Date:           July 7, 2009


Case #7:

Case Type:                  NIW
Field of Research:       Physics
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                    10+ publications in journals and conference proceedings
                                    50 citations from other researchers
Supporting Letters:      5 letters, including 2 independent experts
Filing Date:                  June 25, 2009
Approval Date:            July 29, 2009


Case #8:  

Case Type:                  NIW
Field of Research:       Organic Chemistry
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                   10 publications in journals and conference proceedings
                                   40+ citations from other researchers
Supporting Letters:     6 letters, including 2 independent experts
Filing Date:                 July 11, 2008
Approval Date:           July 21, 2009        


Case #9:  

Case Type:                  NIW
Field of Research:       Material Science
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. from a foreign university
                                    20 publications in journals and conference
                                    30+ citations from other researchers
Supporting Letters:      6 letters, including 3 independent experts
Filing Date:                  June 24, 2009
Approval Date:            July 27, 2009        


Case #10:

Case Type:                  NIW
Field of Research:       Computer Engineering
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                   9 publications in journals and conference proceedings
Supporting Letters:     5 letters including 4 independent experts
Filing Date:                 July 8, 2009
Approval Date:           July 29, 2009        


Case #11:  

Case Type:                  NIW
Field of Research:       Mechanical Engineering
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                   10+ publications in journals and conference proceedings
Supporting Letters:     5 letters including, 2 independent experts
Filing Date:                 May 29, 2009
Approval Date:           July 8, 2009        


Case #12:  

Case Type:                  NIW
Field of Research:       Electrical Engineering
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                   10 publications in journals and conferences
                                   50+ citations from other researchers
Supporting Letters:     6 letters, including 5 independent experts
Filing Date:                 June 23, 2008
Approval Date:           July 8, 2009


Case #13:  

Case Type:                  NIW
Field of Research:       Chemical Engineering
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. from a foreign university
                                   15 publications in journals and conferences
                                   50+ citations by other researchers
                                   1 patent approved
Supporting Letters:     6 letters including, 3 independent experts
Filing Date:                 April 24, 2009
Approval Date:           July 14, 2009        


Case #14:

Case Type:                  NIW
Field of Research:       Chemistry
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                    20+ publications in top tiered journals and conferences
                                    590+ citations from other researchers
                                    Member of editorial board for major journal
Supporting Letters:      5 letters, including 2 independent experts
Filing Date:                  May 28, 2009
Approval Date:            July 8, 2009        


Case #15:  

Case Type:                  NIW
Field of Research:       Molecular Biology
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                   9 publications in journals and conferences
                                   270+ citations by other researchers
                                   Featured by Faculty of 1000 Biology 3 times
Supporting Letters:    5 letters
Filing Date:                June 4, 2008
Approval Date:           July 1, 2009


Case #16:  

Case Type:                  NIW
Field of Research:       Physics
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                   7 publications in journals and conferences
                                   40+ citations from other researchers
                                   6 media reports
Supporting Letters:     5 letters, including 2 independent experts
Filing Date:                 June 1, 2009
Approval Date:           July 10, 2009


Case #17:

Case Type:                  NIW
Field of Research:       Electrical Engineering
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                    20+ publications in journals and conferences
                                    60 citations from other researchers
Supporting Letters:     5 letters, including 2 independent experts
Filing Date:                 May 6, 2009
Approval Date:            July 2, 2009


Case #18:  

Case Type:                  NIW
Field of Research:       Biomedical Research
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. from a foreign university
                                    30+ publications in journals and conferences
                                   110+ citations by other researchers
Supporting Letters:     6 letters, including 2 independent experts
Filing Date:                 May 28, 2009
Approval Date:            July 6, 2009


Case #19:

Case Type:                  NIW
Field of Research:       Chemical Engineering
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                    6 publications in journals and conferences
                                    30+ citations by other researchers
                                    1 approved patent
Supporting Letters:      5 letters
Filing Date:                  July 18, 2008
Approval Date:            July 1, 2009


Case #20:

Case Type:                  NIW
Field of Research:       Electrical and Computer Engineering
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. at a U.S. university
                                   10 publications in journals and conferences
                                   130+ citations by other researchers
Supporting Letters:     6 letters including 2 independent experts
Filing Date:                 June 30, 2009
Approval Date:           July 15, 2009


Case #21:

Case Type:                  NIW
Field of Research:       Chemistry
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                   10 publications in journals and conferences
                                   320+ citations by other researchers
Supporting Letters:     6 letters, including 2 independent experts
Filing Date:                 May 26, 2009
Approval Date:           July 7, 2009


Case #22:

Case Type:                  NIW
Field of Research:       Statistics
Major Credentials:        Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                    10+ publications in journals and conferences
                                    100+ citations by other researchers
Supporting Letters:      5 letters including 2 independent experts
Filing Date:                 June 12, 2009
Approval Date:            July 29, 2009


Case #23:

Case Type:                  NIW
Field of Research:       Electrical Engineering/Material Science
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. from a U.S. University
                                    20+ publications in journals and conferences
                                    50+ citations by other researchers
Supporting Letters:      6 letters, including 2 independent experts
Filing Date:                  July 1, 2009
Approval Date:            July 16, 2009


Case #24:

Case Type:                  NIW
Field of Research:       Materials Science
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                   10+ publications in journals and conferences
                                   50+ citations by other researchers
Supporting Letters:     5 letters including 3 independent experts
Filing Date:                 F ebruary 12, 2009
Approval Date:           July 22, 2009


Case #25:

Case Type:                  NIW
Field of Research:       Molecular Biology
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. from U.S. university
                                    7 publications in journals
                                    240+ citations by other researchers         
Supporting Letters:      6 letters including 5 independent experts
Filing Date:                  July 1, 2009
Approval Date:            July 15, 2009


Case #26:

Case Type:                  NIW
Field of Research:       Electrical Engineering
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. from U.S. university
                                   9 publications in journals and conferences
Supporting Letters:     6 letters including 3 independent experts
Filing Date:                 April 28, 2009
Approval Date:           July 13, 2009


Case #27:

Case Type:                  NIW
Field of Research:       Computer engineering
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. from U.S. university
                                   10+ publications in journals and conferences
                                   70+ citations by other researchers
Supporting Letters:     5 letters including 3 independent experts
Filing Date:                 July 10 2009
Approval Date:           July 27, 2009        


Case #28:

Case Type:                  NIW
Field of Research:       Bioinformatics
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. from U.S. university
                                    5 publications in journals and conferences
Supporting Letters:      5 letters including 2 independent experts
Filing Date:                  May 15, 2009
Approval Date:            July 13, 2009


Case #29:

Case Type:                  NIW
Field of Research:       Chemistry
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. from U.S. university
                                    8 publications in journals and conferences
                                    Research discoveries been commercialized
Supporting Letters:      6 letters including 3 independent experts
Filing Date:                  October 10, 2008
Approval Date:            July 21, 2009


Case #30:

Case Type:                  NIW
Field of Research:       organic/medicinal chemistry
Major Credentials:       Ph.D. from U.S. university
                                   10+ publications in journals and conferences
                                   20+ citations by other researchers
Supporting Letters:     5 letters including 4 independent experts
Filing Date:                 July 28, 2008
Approval Date:           July 29, 2009

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