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Approved NIW & EB-1 Cases in the Field of Engineering

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Approved Case 1:


· Field of Specialty: Aircraft and Intelligent system engineering

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Master’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 5

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 0

· Number of Awards Received: 5

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Completed large-scale national aircraft projects / Developed low-cost maintenance technologies for aircrafts



Approved Case 2:


· Field of Specialty: Geotechnical Engineering / Power Plant Engineering

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Master’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 0

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 0

· Number of Awards Received: 2

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Enabled Korean companies to expand their nuclear power generation facilities to other countries



Approved Case 3:


· Field of Specialty: Chemical Engineering (Ceramic and Chemical Engineering)

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Bachelor’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 3

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 0

· Number of Awards Received: 0

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Developed new technologies that were introduced to several national and global corporations



Approved Case 4:


· Field of Specialty: Marine Engineering

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Master’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 1

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 0

· Number of Awards Received: 6

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Successfully completed 30 major projects for the government and global companies / Awards



Approved Case 5:


· Field of Specialty: Civil Engineering (Urban Development)

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Bachelor’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 23

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 0

· Number of Awards Received: 4

· Number of Patents: 1

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Successfully completed 20 major domestic and overseas construction projects / Appearances in media channels



Approved Case 6:


· Field of Specialty: Mechanical Engineering / Aerospace Engineering

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Master’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 7

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 0

· Number of Awards Received: 1

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Developed major national defense science technologies



Approved Case 7:


· Field of Specialty: Electrical Engineering / Computer Science

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Master’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 0

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 0

· Number of Awards Received: 9

· Number of Patents: 10

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Development of innovative technologies which were applied to the products of several global corporations, which achieved high volume of sales and large amount of profit / 10 patents



Approved Case 8:


· Field of Specialty: Electrical Engineering

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Bachelor’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 0

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 0

· Number of Awards Received: 0

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Executed contracts with numerous clients of major national and global corporations



Approved Case 9:


· Field of Specialty: Polymer Engineering

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Master’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 0

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 65

· Number of Awards Received: 6

· Number of Patents: 65

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: High number of citations of the publications/Patents / High number of patents



Approved Case 10:


· Field of Specialty: Construction Engineering

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Master’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 0

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 0

· Number of Awards Received: 0

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Published project guidebooks for major companies and government agencies, which they adopted for their use



Approved Case 11:


· Field of Specialty: Construction Engineering

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Master’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 0

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 0

· Number of Awards Received: 3

· Number of Patents: 6

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Successfully completed construction projects for the U.S. army in Korea



Approved Case 12:


· Field of Specialty: Electronic Engineering

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Master’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 0

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 33

· Number of Awards Received: 3

· Number of Patents: 6

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Developed new technologies for major national companies and applied them to their products / 6 patents



Approved Case 13:


· Field of Specialty: Environment Engineering

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Ph.D.

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 26

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 0

· Number of Awards Received: 0

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Appearances in media channels / Successfully completed 24 major national projects



Approved Case 14:


· Field of Specialty: Semiconductor Engineering

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Master’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 8

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 242

· Number of Awards Received: 0

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Developed innovative technologies for numerous global corporations / High number of citations of the publications



Approved Case 15:


· Field of Specialty: Environment Engineering

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Master’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 12

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 0

· Number of Awards Received: 4

· Number of Patents: 18

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: High number of patents / Developed innovative technologies which were introduced to large companies for their product development, and achieved high sales revenue from selling these products



Approved Case 16:


· Field of Specialty: Software Engineering

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Ph.D.

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 0

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 0

· Number of Awards Received: 6

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Received awards from companies / Developed technologies which were introduced to and applied by large companies / Completed major national R&D projects



Approved Case 17:


· Field of Specialty: IT (Information Technology) / Software Engineering

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Bachelor’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 1

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 0

· Number of Awards Received: 5

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Development of a software which achieved a high number of downloads



Approved Case 18:


· Field of Specialty: Mechanical Engineering / Aerospace Engineering

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Master’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 0

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 0

· Number of Awards Received: 4

· Number of Patents: 4

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Developed innovative technologies and related patents, and introduced them to large companies for manufacturing their products



Approved Case 19:


· Field of Specialty: Electrical Engineering

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Master’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 4

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 0

· Number of Awards Received: 12

· Number of Patents: 1

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Developed innovative technologies and introduced them to large companies for manufacturing their products / Developed automation technologies to reduce company manpower and improved production efficiency / Successfully conducted investment for companies



Approved Case 20:


· Field of Specialty: Semiconductor Packaging

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Ph.D.

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 0

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 34

· Number of Awards Received: 5

· Number of Patents: 8

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Improved product quality and production efficiency for large companies



Approved Case 21:


· Field of Specialty: Electrical Engineering

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Master’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 0

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: Unknown

· Number of Awards Received: 4

· Number of Patents: 21

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: High number of patents / Developed innovative technologies to reduce product maintenance cost



Approved Case 22:


· Field of Specialty: Chemical Engineering / Environment Engineering

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Ph.D.

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 0

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 117

· Number of Awards Received: 2

· Number of Patents: 9

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: High number of citations of the publications



Approved Case 23:


· Field of Specialty: Electrical Engineering / Computer Science

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Ph.D.

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 3

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 76

· Number of Awards Received: 1

· Number of Patents: 2

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Successfully completed 36 major government agency projects / Developed technologies and introduced them to the IT systems of government agencies



Approved Case 24:


· Field of Specialty: Chemical Engineering

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Ph.D.

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 1

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: Approximately 1,500

· Number of Awards Received: 3

· Number of Patents: 24

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: High number of citations of the publications and patents / High number of patents / Developed innovative technologies which were introduced to and applied by major national corporations for mass production of their products



Approved Case 25:


· Field of Specialty: Mechanical Engineering

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Ph.D.

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 0

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 150

· Number of Awards Received: 0

· Number of Patents: 41

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: High number of patents / High number of citations of the publications and patents



Approved Case 26:


· Field of Specialty: Electrical Engineering

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Master’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 0

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 0

· Number of Awards Received: 1

· Number of Patents: 9

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: High number of patents / Developed innovative technologies that increased the sales of a major global corporation



Approved Case 27:


· Field of Specialty: Chemical Engineering (Renewable Energy Specialist)

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Ph.D.

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 7

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 500

· Number of Awards Received: 2

· Number of Patents: 31

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: High number of citations of patents / Awards / Appearances in media channels



Approved Case 28:


· Field of Specialty: Electrical Engineering

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Master’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 4

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 30

· Number of Awards Received: 4

· Number of Patents: 21

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: High number of citations of patents / Developed new technologies for major national corporations



Approved Case 29:


· Field of Specialty: Electrical Engineering (Metal Cutting Specialist)

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Bachelor’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 0

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 0

· Number of Awards Received: 0

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Completed projects for a major national corporation and achieved the sales revenue of 80 million dollars



Approved Case 30:


· Field of Specialty: Software Engineering

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Bachelor’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 0

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 0

· Number of Awards Received: 0

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Developed innovative technologies which enabled major national corporations to reduce their costs and time for production



Approved Case 31:


· Field of Specialty: Computer Science

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Master’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 0

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 0

· Number of Awards Received: 4

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Developed technologies for a major global corporation / Completed major projects for a government agency / Executed partnership contracts with major national corporations



Approved Case 32:


· Field of Specialty: Mechanical Engineering

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Ph.D.

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 3

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 100

· Number of Awards Received: 8

· Number of Patents: 10

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: High number of citations of the publications / High number of patents



Approved Case 33:


· Field of Specialty: Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Bachelor’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 0

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 0

· Number of Awards Received: 3

· Number of Patents: 16

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Patents / Awards / Successfully completed 70 projects for major government agencies and companies in Korea, which resulted in generating more orders from overseas markets



Approved Case 34:


· Field of Specialty: Electrical Engineering / Computer Science (Robotics Major)

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Ph.D.

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 20

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 150

· Number of Awards Received: 9

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: High number of citations of the publications / Developed technologies that were introduced to major government agencies



Approved Case 35:


· Field of Specialty: Mechanical Engineering

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Ph.D.

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 0

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 0

· Number of Awards Received: 0

· Number of Patents: 0

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Delivered higher sales revenue for large companies and contracts with overseas clients



Approved Case 36:


· Field of Specialty: Semiconductor Engineering

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Master’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 11

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents:

· Number of Awards Received: 2

· Number of Patents: 45

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Appearances in media channels / High number of patents / Developed technologies which increased the sales and revenue of a major global corporation, and enabled it to enter into contracts with other companies



Approved Case 37:


· Field of Specialty: Mechanical Engineering

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Ph.D.

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 8

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 401

· Number of Awards Received: 5

· Number of Patents: 1

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: High number of citations of the publications / Completed R&D (research and development) projects funded by several global companies for over one million dollars



Approved Case 38:


· Field of Specialty: Electrical Engineering

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Ph.D.

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 0

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 10

· Number of Awards Received: 1

· Number of Patents: 1

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Successfully completed numerous semiconductor development projects for global corporations



Approved Case 39:


· Field of Specialty: Computer Science

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Master’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 0

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 0

· Number of Awards Received: 0

· Number of Patents: 3

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Developed new technologies for a major global corporation, which led to an increase in the number of its clients



Approved Case 40:


· Field of Specialty: Electrical Engineering

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Ph.D.

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 0

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 3

· Number of Awards Received: 1

· Number of Patents: 2

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Developed new technologies which improved the productivity of a major global company



Approved Case 41:


· Field of Specialty: Technology Transfer Agent / Electronic Engineering

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Master’s degree

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 1

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 0

· Number of Awards Received: 2

· Number of Patents: 6

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: Successfully completed patent registrations for new technologies of a major global corporation



Approved Case 42:


· Field of Specialty: Mechanical Engineering

· Highest Academic Degree Earned: Ph.D.

· Number of Appearances in Media Channels: 0

· Number of Citations of the Publications/Patents: 0

· Number of Awards Received: 0

· Number of Patents: Approximately 40

· Achievement(s) Emphasized in the Petition: High number of patents / Developed innovative technologies which enabled a major global corporation to increase its revenue


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