P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Ricardo Gonzalez Rubio, 2007

Director, Hellman & Friedman

Ricardo Gonzalez Rubio is an immigrant from Dominican Republic

Fellowship awarded to support work towards a PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Ricardo was born in the Dominican Republic, where he lived until 2002, when a limited availability of physics programs prompted him to move to the United States. Ricardo is a green card holder.

Ricardo completed an MBA at Stanford University after receiving his MS from MIT. He holds a BSc in physics, summa cum laude, from the City College of New York (CCNY), where he was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

As an undergraduate, Ricardo worked with molecular nanomagnets and also investigated how students try to learn and understand Newton's Third Law. At Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he has worked as a research and technical assistant at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Ricardo's lab work focused on the development of an X-ray guided neurosurgery system for small animals.

Ricardo envisions a career in research and teaching.


  • BS Physics | The City College of New York, CUNY 2005
  • PhD Biomedical Engineering | Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • MBA Business | Stanford University
Work History
  • Hellman & Friedman, Director | January 2013 - PRESENT
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