P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Flip Tanedo, 2010

Associate Professor of Physics, University of California, Riverside

Flip Tanedo is the child of immigrants from Philippines

Fellowship awarded to support work towards a PhD in Physics at Cornell University

Philip "Flip" Tanedo is an associate professor of theoretical physics at the University of California, Riverside. His research seeks to determine the fundamental physics of dark matter. He was a Chancellor's ADVANCE postdoctoral scholar at UC Irvine and had received his PhD in theoretical high-energy physics at Cornell University with support from the National Science Foundation. He is a recipient of a 2021 NSF CAREER award.

Flip was born in Los Angeles to parents who had emigrated from the Philippines.

As an undergraduate at Stanford, Flip graduated with majors in physics and mathematics, and was awarded a British Marshall Scholarship. He earned a master's degree in physics from Durham University and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Mathematics from Cambridge University.

As a teenager, Flip fell in love with physics through science fiction, though he struggled to find Asian-American and particularly Filipino-American role models. As a result, he has worked hard to serve as an active role model for Filipino-American youth who are interested in science and mathematics.

  • PhD Physics | Cornell University 2013
  • Certificate Advanced Studies in Math | University of Cambridge 2007
  • BS Physics and Mathematics | Stanford University 2006
  • National Science Foundation (Graduate Research Fellowship)
  • Marshall Scholarship
  • Barry Goldwater Scholarship
  • Excellence in Education Program (Goldwater Scholarship)
Work History
  • University of California, Riverside, Associate Professor of Physics | July 2016 - PRESENT
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