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Chemistry

The list is not exhaustive.

Saya U Po Tha is an early native Professor of Chemistry. He served as an Interim Dean at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Rangoon. He is an uncle of Saya U Aung Khin (Retired Professor of Mechanical Engineering).

Saya U Aung Khin (Professor) and his cousin Saya U Khin Maung Myint are some of the senior sayas.

I met Saya Dr. Ko Ko Gyi (Professor) at some of the meetings that I attended as an assistant or a representation of my sayas.

Dr. Mehm Thet San was a room mate of Saya Dr. Yan Naing Lwin (Physics, WIU) at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) in the mid-50s. Saya served as Principal, DG and Deputy Minister.

Dr. Mehm Tin Mon wrote several books including Abhidhamma (in Burmese and English). He taught condensed classes for Thingyo examination. His daughter is Professor and Head of Mechanical Engineering at YTU.

Dr. Soe Win stood First in Burma in the Matriculation examination in 1958. Saya served as Principal, Administrator and Rector.

There are many sayas and sayamas. They include

  • Dr. Ohn Kyaw
    Elder brother of U Nyunt Win
  • Dr. Thein Aung
    Taught at RIT before moving abroad.
  • Dr. Myint Tun (Henry Cho Tun, SPHS60)
    Won Collegiate Scholarship in the Matriculation examination of 1960 and Gold Medal for I.Sc.
  • Dr. Myint Oo
    Attended UCC courses.
  • Dr. Than Than Nyein
    Her younger sister Daw Yin Yin Waing managed a Montessori school for children.
  • Dr. Daw Thaung Khin
    Headed the RIT Chemistry Department.
  • Daw Than Than (spouse of Saya U Kyaw Tun)
    They moved to Canada (may be for some time)
  • Daw May Saw Lwin
    Spouse of Dr. Soe Win
  • Dr. U Aung
    Elder brother of U Soe Thein (Joe, UCC)
  • Dr. Aung Myint
    Once known for his Yaung Don and/or Gaung Baung.
  • Dr. Zeya
  • U Nyunt Win
    Early Associate Professor
  • U Kyaw Tun
    Taught at RIT Chemical Engineering Department before transferring to Chemistry
  • U Khin Maung Zaw
    Taught at IM(1)
  • U Khin Zaw
  • U Kyaw Zaw
  • U Yu Htay
  • Dr. Myint Thein
  • Daw Khin Aye
  • Daw Khin Aye Than
    Lu Ye Chun for 3rd year in the summer of 1965
  • Dr. Tin Win (David)
  • Dr. Tin Win (Alan)
  • Dr. Khin Maung Nyo (Writer)
  • Dr. Hla Wai

Miscellaneous

  • Many sayas received their doctorate from the UK and Canada.
  • Dr. Ko Ko Gyi received his doctorate from Zurich.
  • Dr. Myint Thein received his doctorate in Nuclear Chemistry from the USA.
  • U Ye Myint who played soccer and badminton was Lu Ye Chun for 2nd year in the summer of 1965.
  • U Maung Maung Kyi (SPHS63) scored the highest marks in Chemistry in the first ever High School Final Only examination in 1962. He stood 11th in Burma in Matriculation examination in 1963 and was awarded Collegiate Scholarship. He gained distinctions in Chemistry in the first ever Matriculation only examination and the last I.Sc.(A) examination. When the schools were closed, he applied for a scholarship to study Chemical Engineering (with specialty in Pulp and Paper) in Germany.

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