Update : April 4, 2020
U Tu Myint, son of U Tu Maung and Daw Hla Myint, graduated with a Mechanical Engineering Degree from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow in 1966. He then obtained a Masters Degree from the same University in 1967, and joined RIT as an Instructor.
He supervised the M73 Hovercraft project.
He left RIT as an Assistant Lecturer in 1976. He joined Singapore Polytechnic as a lecturer in 1977 and later promoted to Head of Mechanical and Manufacturing Department in 1988. In 1997, he became a Director of Industry Services, a department responsible for Students Industrial Training, Continuing Education, Consultancy Services and R&D.
His hobbies are tennis and radio controlled modeling. He is married to Daw Mya Myitzu. One of her hobbies is puppet dancing and she performed the Burmese Puppet (Yoke Thay) show during the Year 2000 Singapore Polytechnic Thingyan Festival.
Their daughter, Hla Thazin, followed the father’s footsteps and has become an electronics engineer. She has graduated with a Masters degree in Communication and Information Technology and presently working for Creative Technologies in Singapore.
Update in 2020
Met Saya in Singapore in December, 2019 at the mini-gathering organized by M73 (John Rao, Ko Hla Win …)
Say retired from Singapore Polytechnic