P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Flip Tanedo, 2010

Assistant 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

Flip Tanedo is an assistant professor of theoretical physics at the University of California, Riverside. He was a Chancellor's ADVANCE postdoctoral scholar at UCI and had received his PhD in theoretical high-energy physics at Cornell University with support from the National Science Foundation.

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

As an undergraduate at Stanford, Philip won a Goldwater scholarship, graduated with majors in physics and mathematics, and was awarded a British Marshall Scholarship. Under Marshall auspices, Philip earned a master's degree in physics from Durham University and a Certificate of Advanced Study (with merit in mathematics) from Cambridge University.

As a teenager, Philip had been largely unsuccessful in trying 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, Assistant Professor of Physics | July 2016 - PRESENT
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