Chemistry (Notes)

Video Broadcast : #043
September 28, 2020


  • Studied basics of Chemistry as part of General Science

Dhatu Beda (Chemistry in Burmese)

  • Took “Dhatu Beda” in the first ever HSF Only examination in 1962.
  • Maung Maung Kyi (SPHS) scored the highest marks in Chemistry.
    He had Distinction in Chemistry also in Matriculation and I.Sc(A).
    Chemical Engineering (specializing in Pulp and Paper) from Dresden, Germany.

Chemistry (in English)

  • Took Chemistry in the first ever Matriculation Only examination in 1963.
  • Khin Maung U (SPHS) scored a perfect 100 and stood first in Burma.
  • Grapevine says that the Physics examiners reluctantly took away a mark from Khin Maung U’s perfect score. He ended up with 99 marks in Physics, 100 marks in Chemistry and 100 marks in Mathematics.

Pros and Cons

  • Guinea pigs for the Education System.
  • Lost one year in the process, but learned some “Translation”.

Our Chemistry Sayas

  • Saya Cecil D’Cruz (SPHS, Chemistry Saya, GBNF) moved to Australia and worked as librarian.
  • I.Sc(A) : Daw Khin Khin Aye
  • 2nd BE : Daw Thaung Khin (later Dr) …

Chemistry Sayas

U Po Tha

  • First native Professor of Chemistry at Rangoon University
  • Nephew : U Aung Khin (retired Professor of Mechanical Engineering)
  • Served as an Interim Dean of Engineering at Rangoon University.
  • Wrote Foreword for a book by Dr. Htin Aung

U Aung Khin

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U Aung Khin
  • Saya succeeded U Po Tha as Professor
  • Cousin : U Khin Maung Myint
  • Children : Robert and Maureen (GBNF)

Mehm Thet San

  • Doctorate from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC)
  • Room mate at UIUC : Dr. Yan Naing Lwin
  • Director General of CRO
  • Deputy Minister.
  • Per U Aye (M62, HIC/ FAO/UN (Retired)) :
    Dr. Mehm Thet San was from Kadoe- Kaw Hnat, near Moulmein.
    He matriculated from St, Patrick’s HS, Moulmein, in 1947.
    He was our Dy. Minister for Industry.

Mehm Tin Mon

  • Principal of Moulmein College.
  • Professor and Adviser at IMBTU.
  • Bilingual author
  • Wrote and taught “condensed” courses in Abhidhamma.
  • Daughter : Dr. Mi Sandar Mon (Mechanical Engineering Professor).

Dr. Ko Gyi

  • Met Saya when I attended the Head of Department meeting(s) as a representative from ICST.

Dr. Soe Win

  • Stood first in the Matriculation examination in 1958.
  • Father : Saya Sein (Our Burmese teacher in SPHS)
  • Spouse : Daw May Saw Lwin
  • Sons : U Aung Mon, Dr. Nyi Thet Lwin
  • Took Chemistry Honors
  • Joined the Chemistry Department of Rangoon University
  • Doctorate from Imperial College, University of London
  • Retired as Rector of YUFL (Yangon University of Foreign Languages).

Some Other Sayas and Sayamas

  • Dr. U Aung
    Brother : U Soe Thein (UCC)
  • Dr. Aung Myint
    Former Head, Workers’ College
    Once known for his long hair and Yaung Don
  • Daw Khin Aye
    Spouse : Dr. Myint Thein
  • Daw Khin Aye Than
    Lu Ye Chun for 3rd year in the summer of 1965
  • U Khin Maung Myint
    Spouse : Daw Than Than
    Moved to USA
  • U Khin Maung Zaw Taught at IM(1)
  • Dr. Khin Mar Tun
    Spouse : U Nyunt Win
  • U Khin Zaw (Workers’ College)
    Requested “Chemistry Mi Thar Su” to help teach (on line)
  • U Kyaw Zaw
  • U Kyaw Tun
    Taught at Chemical Engineering Department
    Transferred to Chemistry
    Spouse : Daw Than Than
    Moved to Canada for some time
  • Daw Kyi Kyi Tin (PBRS, Workers’ College, Assumption University)
  • Daw May Saw Lwin
    Spouse : Dr. Soe Win
  • Dr. Myint Oo
    Attended UCC courses.
  • Dr. Myint Thein
    First Myanmar to study Nuclear Chemistry in the US
    Spouse : Daw Khin Aye
  • Dr. Myint Tun (Henry Cho Tun, SPHS60)
    Collegiate Scholarship in the Matriculation examination of 1960
    Gold Medal for I.Sc.
  • U Nyunt Win
    Early Associate Professor
    Brothers : Dr. Ohn Kyaw, Dr. Myo Nyunt
    Spouse : Dr. Khin Mar Tun
  • Dr. Ohn Kyaw
    Brother : U Nyunt Win, Dr. Myo Nyunt
  • Daw Than Than
    Spouse : U Kyaw Tun
    Moved to Canada for some time
  • Daw Than Than
    Spouse : U Khin Maung Myint
    Moved to USA
  • Dr. Than Than Nyein
    Sister : Daw Yin Yin Waing
    Requested former students not to invite her to the Acariya Pu Zaw Pwes (in order to concentrate on her meditation practice)
  • Dr. Daw Thaung Khin
    Head of RIT Chemistry Department.
  • Dr. Thein Aung (GBNF)
    Warden of Thaton Hall.
    Principal of Pathein College
    Spouse : Daw Than Sein, Myanmar sar (Burmese Dept)
    He and his wife passed away recently.
  • Dr. Thein Aung
    Taught at RIT before moving abroad.
  • Dr. Tin Win (David)
  • Dr. Tin Win (Alan)
    Moved to Thailand
  • U Yu Htay
  • Dr. Zeya (Moved to Canada)


  • Branches of Chemistry
  • Relationship with other disciplines
  • Bridge : IC – Chemical Engineering
  • Dr. Myint Han (SPHS59, 9th)
    Studied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
    won awards from Sweden
  • U Ye Myint
    Played soccer and badminton
    RASU Lu Ye Chun for 2nd year in the summer of 1965.
  • U Maung Maung Kyi (SPHS63)
    Highest marks in Chemistry in the first ever High School Final Only examination in 1962.
    Stood 11th in Burma in Matriculation examination in 1963 and was awarded Collegiate Scholarship.
    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.

Some Chemistry Graduates

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Chem 67 – 71

Dr. Soe Win and Daw May Saw Lwin

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Chem 1
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Chem 2
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Chem 3

At Geeta Hewun

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Daw May Saw Lwin 1
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Daw May Saw Lwin 2
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Daw May Saw Lwin 3

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