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28 Jan 2000


I am pleased to announce that the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, at its meeting on 13 January 2000, has approved the promotions of Dr. Phan Minh Dung, SAT/Computer Science & Information Management Program, Dr. Surapong Chirarattananon, SERD/ Energy Program, Dr. Thierry Lefevre, SERD/ Energy Program, and Mrs. Samorn Muttamara, SERD/ Urban Environmental Engineering & Management Program to the rank of Full Professor effective 01 January 2000.
We congratulate them on the well-deserved recognition of their services to our Institute.

(SGD) Professor Jean-Louis Armand


Prof. Dung holds Master’s and Doctoral degrees from the University of Dresden, Germany. He headed a software engineering project in the Institute of Computer Science and Cybernetics in Hanoi, before joining AIT in 1988 as a Senior Research Associate in the then Division of Computer Science. His teaching and research experience covers software engineering, foundation of computation, principles of programming and related fields.

Prof. Samorn obtained her M. Sc. from Oregon State University, USA and B. Sc. from Chulalongkorn University. She joined AIT in 1968 as senior laboratory supervisor, rising to the rank of Associate Professor in 1982. Her current research is focused on waste lubricating oil regeneration and motorcycle emission tests.

Prof. Lefevre obtained his D. Eng. from Universite Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France, and an MBA from the University Simon Bolivar (USB) in Venezuela. He joined AIT in 1990, after serving as Professor and Chief of the Energy Planning Section of USB’s Institute of Energy. He has extensive experience in long term energy planning and policy making and in contract negotiation with industrial and official institutions.

Prof. Surapong obtained his degrees in electrical engineering from Australia: Ph. D. from the University of Newcastle, M. Eng. from Monash University, and B. Eng. from the University of New South Wales. He joined AIT in 1989, after serving in King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology, Thonburi campus (1987-89) as Dean of the School of Energy and Materials, and Khon Kaen University as Director of the Computer Center (1980-81) and Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering Department (1975-80). His current research interest includes energy conservation in buildings, efficient lighting and daylighting, and electrical energy management.