PEOPLE

Elva Wang, J.D.
Founding Attorney
Elva Wang

Education:

  • University of Houston Law Center, Doctor of Jurisprudence, 2016

  • Boston University, Bachelor of Arts in Economics, 2013

 

Professional Association:

  • Admitted to the State Bar of Texas since 11/04/2016

 

Language:

  • English and Chinese

 

Elva Wang, the founding attorney, is experienced in EB-1A Extraordinary Ability, EB-1B Outstanding Professor/Researcher, EB-2 National Interest Waiver (NIW), family-based immigration, O-1 Visa, and H-1B Visa. She has successfully helped numerous clients from a variety of research, medical, business, media, and arts fields get their immigrant and non-immigrant petitions approved.

 

Elva was born in Beijing, China. After completing her high school education at the High School Affiliated to Beijing Normal University (北京师范大学附属中学) in Beijing, Elva came to the U.S. for college at Boston University (波士顿大学) and doctorate degree at the University of Houston Law Center (休斯顿大学法学院). She had legal training and participated in highly-publicized cases at the litigation and arbitration department of Dacheng Law Offices (大成律师事务所), the world's largest law firm by number of lawyers, and the Texas Medical Board, a government agency.

 
Tien-Hung ‘Toby’ Lan, Ph.D.
Supervising Manager
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Education:

  • Augusta University, Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience, 2014

  • National Tsing Hua University, Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences, 2006

 

Dr. Lan received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience in 2014 from Augusta University (奥古斯塔大学), USA, and his B.S. in Life Sciences in 2006 from National Tsing Hua University (国立清华大学), Taiwan. From 2014 to 2017, Dr. Lan was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology, University of Texas Medical School. 

 

Dr. Lan is experienced in GPCR, cancer biology and pharmacology research, with an emphasis on cell signaling, membrane protein trafficking, protein-protein interaction, and high throughput compound screening. He is highly skilled at CRISPR, shRNA, RNAi, RET associated assays (FRET, BRET, HTRF), ELISA, Confocal Microscopy, Transmission EM, Flow Cytometry, and ImageJ. Dr. Lan has published 7 journal articles on top journals and his journal publications have received more than 270 Google Scholar citations. Dr. Lan has rich experience in technical drafting of immigration petitions.

 
 
Prof. Charles Zhou, Ph.D.
Technology Specialist 
on chemistry & pharmaceutical sciences
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Education:

  • University of Texas at Dallas, Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, 2013

  • Capital Medical University, Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2007

 

Prof. Zhou received his Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2013 from the University of Texas at Dallas (德克萨斯大学达拉斯分校), USA, and his B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2007 from Capital Medical University (首都医科大学), China. Prof. Zhou’s research interests lie in the broad areas of nano-material synthesis and the exploration of their applications in biomedical, environmental, and energy fields. He has published over 40 papers in scientific journals such as Angewandte Chemie International Editionthe Journal of the American Chemical Society, Advanced Materials, and Materials Today, with over 3,000 Google Scholar citations. Prof. Zhou is a tenured professor in a U.S. university. His primary teaching areas are general chemistry and analytical chemistry. Prof. Zhou has rich experience in technical writing.

Prof. Linda Li, Ph.D.
Technology Specialist
on computer science & software engineering
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Education:

  • University of Texas at Arlington, Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science, 2012

  • Nankai University, Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science, 2005

 

Prof. Li received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Arlington (德州大学阿灵顿分校) in 2012 and her B.E. in Computer Science from Nankai University (南开大学), China, in 2005. She is now a tenured professor in a U.S. university. Her research is focused on cyber security and networking, such as privacy and security in online social networks and wireless sensor networks. Prof. Li has published many peer-reviewed papers in prestigious international conferences and journals (e.g., IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security and EEE Internet Computing). Her publications have received more than 1000 Google Scholar citations. Her projects have been funded by National Security Agency and National Science Foundation. Prof. Li was also a Faculty in Residence with Google. Prof. Li has rich experience in technical writing.

 
Prof. Rhett Smith, Ph.D.
Technology Specialist
on chemistry
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Education:

  • Case Western Reserve University, Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, 2004

  • The University of Toledo, Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, 2000

 

Prof. Smith received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Toledo (托莱多大学) and Ph.D. in Chemistry from Case Western Reserve University (凯斯西储大学). He also received his chemistry training at MIT (麻省理工学院) with NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship. He has been a professor of chemistry at Clemson University (克莱姆森大学) since 2006. Prof. Smith has published many peer-reviewed papers in prestigious international conferences and journals (e.g., Journal of the American Chemical Society). His publications have received more than 2000 Google Scholar citations. Prof. Smith has rich experience in technical writing.

 
 
Jiajun Zhao, Ph.D.
Technology Specialist 
on electrical & mechanical engineering
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Education:

  • National University of Singapore, Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical & Computer Engineering, 2016

  • Nanjing University, Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Science & Engineering, 2012

 

Dr. Zhao received his Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering in 2016 from National University of Singapore (新加坡国立大学), Singapore, and his B.E. in Electronic Science & Engineering in 2012 from Nanjing University (南京大学), China. From 2014 to 2016, Dr. Zhao was a research scholar at the Center for Nonlinear Dynamics at the University of Texas at Austin (德克萨斯大学奥斯汀分校), USA. From 2016 to 2017, Dr. Zhao worked as a postdoctoral fellow at King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (阿卜杜拉国王科技大学), Saudi Arabia.

 

Dr. Zhao has broad research interest in general physics including optics, acoustics, electromagnetism, solid mechanics, and fluid dynamics. Currently, he is exploring the areas of petrophysics and data science. Dr. Zhao has published articles on academic journals including Physical Review Letters, Energy and Environmental Science, Geophysical Research Letters, and the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. His journal publications have received more than 790 Google Scholar citations. Dr. Zhao has also published several patents and one scholarly book "Manipulation of Sound Properties by Acoustic Metasurface and Metastructure". Dr. Zhao has rich experience in academic writing.

Hichem Abdelmoula, Ph.D.
Technology Specialist 
on mechanical engineering
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Education:

  • New Mexico State University, Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering, 2017

  • Tunisia Polytechnic School, Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, 2013

 

Dr. Abdelmoula received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 2017 from New Mexico State University (新墨西哥州立大学), USA, and his B.E. in 2013 from Tunisia Polytechnic School (突尼斯理工学院), Tunisia. In 2017, he worked as an instructor, teaching mechanical design at New Mexico State University. Dr. Abdelmoula’s research interest includes damage mechanics, energy harvesting, piezoelectricity, structural dynamics, and finite element modeling. He has published more than 13 articles on top journals such as International Journal of Nonlinear Mechanics, Applied Physics Letters, Nonlinear Dynamics, Journal of Sound & Vibration, Smart Materials & Structures, and Journal of Thermal Biology. He has also published multiple proceeding papers in AIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC conferences. Dr. Abdelmoula has rich experience in technical writing, and is fluent in English, Arabic, and French.

 
 
Jack Zhang, Ph.D.
Technology Specialist 
on agriculture & plant biology
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Education:

  • Nanjing Agricultural University, Doctor of Philosophy in Plant Pathology, 2007

  • Yunnan Agricultural University, Master of Science in Plant Pathology, 2004

  • Qingdao Agricultural University, Bachelor of Science in Plant Protection, 2001

 

Dr. Zhang received his Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from the State Key Laboratory of Crop Protection at Nanjing Agricultural University (南京农业大学), China, his M.S. from Yunnan Agricultural University (云南农业大学), and his B.S. from Qingdao Agricultural University (青岛农业大学). From 2008 to 2012, Dr. Zhang was a Research Associate at Department of Plant Pathology, University of Florida (佛罗里达大学), USA. In addition to academia, Dr. Zhang has rich experience in industry. He worked as a Research Biologist at U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), managing pipelined transgenic citrus production, and worked as a Vice President of Research at a biotechnology company, leading scientific programs that target plant pathogens and pests. Dr. Zhang is skilled in molecular plant pathology, plant biotechnology, and microbiology with a focus on plant protection and trait discovery. Dr. Zhang's publications have received more than 600 Google Scholar citations. Dr. Zhang has rich experience in technical writing.

 
 
Wayne Feng, Ph.D.
Technology Specialist 
on materials science
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Education:

  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science & Engineering, 2015

  • East China University of Science & Technology, Bachelor of Science in Polymer Materials & Engineering, 2010

 

Dr. Feng received his Ph.D. in Materials Science from Georgia Institute of Technology (乔治亚理工学院), USA, and B.S. in Polymer Materials and Engineering from East China University of Science and Technology (华东理工大学), China. Dr. Feng worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Texas A&M University (德克萨斯农工大学), USA, and an engineer at Formosa Plastics Corporation, a renowned chemical company.

Dr. Feng is experienced in polymer design and synthesis, processing, additive formulation, and characterization. He is also familiar with polymer structure-property relationship, fabrication process, and manufacturing technology. Dr. Feng has published 11 papers in scientific journals such as Chemistry of Materials, Polymer Chemistry, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, and Small. Dr. Feng's publications have received more than 350 Google Scholar citations. Dr. Feng has rich experience in technical writing.

Noel Leon, Ph.D.
Technology Specialist 
on chemistry
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Education:

  • University of Illinois at Chicago, Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, 2020

  • Northwestern University, Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, 2013 

 

Dr. Leon is a synthetic organometallic chemist with experience in catalysis, small molecule activation, and novel electrolytes for multivalent-ion batteries. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2020 from University of Illinois at Chicago (伊利诺伊大学芝加哥分校) and B.A. in 2013 from Northwestern University (西北大学), USA. Dr. Leon has acquired research skills including electrochemistry involving cyclic voltammetry, NMR spectroscopy, powder/single crystal x-ray diffraction, isothermal titration calorimetry, and thermogravimetric analysis. He used his synthetic organometallic expertise for work through the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, a multidisciplinary and multi-institutional hub funded by the Department of Energy. Dr. Leon published articles in academic journals such as Frontiers in Energy Research, Synlett, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, and Dalton Transactions. He has rich experience in technical writing.

Ying-Ying Tsai, Ph.D.
Technology Specialist 
on biology & physiology
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Education:

  • Medical College of Georgia, Doctor of Philosophy in Physiology, 2014

  • National Yang-Ming University, Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, 2005

 

Dr. Tsai received her Ph.D. in Physiology in 2014 from the Medical College of Georgia (乔治亚医学院), USA, and her B.S. in Physical Therapy in 2005 from National Yang-Ming University (国立阳明大学), Taiwan. From 2014 to 2015, Dr. Tsai was a Postdoctoral Researcher at Georgia Regents University (乔治亚摄政大学), researching on the mechanism underlying VLDL-induced aldosterone production in vivo. Dr. Tsai has published 7 articles in academic journals including Journal of Endocrinology, Journal of Investigative Dermatology, and PLoS One. Dr. Tsai has rich experience in technical drafting of immigration petitions.

 
 
Chia-Wei Hsu, Ph.D.
Technology Specialist 
on chemistry & materials science
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Education:

  • University of Houston, Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Organic & Material Chemistry, 2016

  • National Tsing Hua University, Master of Science in Inorganic & Organometallic Chemistry, 2008

  • National Tsing Hua University, Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, 2006

 

Dr. Hsu received his B.S. and M.S. from National Tsing Hua University (国立清华大学), Taiwan. In fall 2011, he started his Ph.D. career with Dr. Miljanic in the Department of Chemistry, University of Houston (休斯顿大学), and obtained his degree in spring 2016. Then, Dr. Hsu moved to Chicago to work with Dr. Neal Mankad at the University of Illinois Chicago (伊利诺伊大学芝加哥分校) in 2016. From 2018 to 2020, Dr. Hsu was a Postdoctoral Researcher, focusing on process R&D and scale up, at the Materials Engineering Research Facility, Argonne National Laboratory (阿贡国家实验室).


Dr. Hsu is experienced in organometallic chemistry, especially metal-metal multiply bonded complex synthesis, and physical organic chemistry, especially adsorption-driven molecular self-sorting. Dr. Hsu has published more than 15 articles on top journals such as Journal of the American Chemical Society and Angewandte Chemie International Edition, and his publications have received more than 580 Google Scholar citations. Dr. Hsu has rich experience in technical drafting.