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6 Responses to EB2NIW

  • Md Symon Jahan Sajib says:

    Any comment on my chances of EB2 NIW. I have finished my PhD in Chemical Engineering. My profile as following –

    1. Your country of birth; country of birth of your spouse if applicable.
    Answer: Bangladesh; Not Married.
    2. If you are a researcher, the number of your total citations and independent citations (from databases such as Google Scholar, Web of Science or Scopus). If you have a Google Scholar profile, provide your Google Scholar Profile link and make it public.
    Answer: Yes, I am researcher. I have 4 peer reviewed journals and 6 conference papers. All of them during my PhD. Total Citations are 10. Independent citations are 6.
    I have 2 more first author publications already accepted and will be published soon.


    3. Any evidence other than your citation record that your work is being implemented, used, or applied by others. Good examples can be: your patent that has been commercialized or your work resulting in licenses, contracts, or technology transfer agreements with companies, your work received funding from institutions or government-related agencies, and your work advanced to clinical trials or been included in clinical guidelines.
    Answer: Yes. As website of NSF stated, “National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering”. One of my works related to Membrane Desalination Technology for pure drinking water was supported by NSF and also by Stampede, an NSF-funded supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center. Some media highlights including NSF, TACC, and XSEDE websites about this Membrane Desalination Technology project can support this point.
    Please take a look on the following links –
    NSF (Federal Agency)
    TACC (Ranked 12th in most powerful supercomputers in whole world)
    XSEDE (A highly recognized platform for Researcher)

    4. Information regarding any experience with judging the work of others in your field. Good examples can be: reviewing papers for peer-reviewed journals/conferences (please also provide the exact number of papers you have reviewed), serving on an editorial board/being an associate editor (please also provide the impact factor of the journal), serving as conference chair, reviewing significant research grants, reviewing theses, judging dissertation work as an external referee for a PhD, and judging the work of established professionals as a member of a national panel of experts.
    Answer: I was a reviewer of Chem-E-Car competition by AIChE(Largest chemical engineering society) and also judge of the poster competition of undergraduate students in AIChE. But My PhD advisor gives me some journal article to review to help him with his reviewing process. I have helped him 3 journal papers to review. I have the detailed record of the emails about them. Also my advisor can write for me about this. The impact factor of the journal papers I have reviewed as following –
    2 paper from Journal “Langmuir” – 3.993 (2015)
    1 paper from journal “Applied Physics Letter” – 3.142 (2015)

  • Tigran Kalaydzhyan says:

    Based on the information provided, it looks like you have a chance to prepare a successful EB2-NIW case. Please familiarize yourself with the criteria and further materials from our website. Meanwhile, you can also ask your advisor to recommend you to the journals’ editors as a reviewer – this will make it easier to document your participation in the reviewing process. Please keep in mind that being a judge of an undergraduate competition does not, generally, benefit the case, since the judgement should be applied to the works of your peers.

  • Latha says:


    I have completed my Ph.D. from the XXXX university from India. I worked as a lecturer for two years after my Masters from India. I have 5 publications and 85 citations and I have done my Ph.D. in wastewater treatment and treatment of effluent using low-cost adsorbents. And I am getting 5 recommendation letters. Having this profile would EB2NIWbe approved for me. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.

  • Picasso says:

    Lets say I have and EB2 NIW application pending, can I file for another I-140 based on Physician National Interest Waiver?

    Is that allowed?

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