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U Thit (GBNF) was studying Mechanical Engineering when he was offered to study MET at Lehigh University in the US. He completed BS and joined the Faculty as Assistant Lecturer. He received MS from Melbourne University in Australia. He became Lecturer and Head of Metallurgy Department. He taught “Materials and Processes” in our 2nd BE class. He would throw chalk at the noisy student(s). He moved to Australia. He sent condolences via the RIT Alumni Newsletter when Saya Allen Htay (C58) passed away. He was a bit senior to Saya Allen during their high school in Yegyaw. He wrote a brief history of the Metallurgy Department for HMEE project. He suggested other Met sayas to cover more (after he left RIT). He attended selected Reunion and PZPs in Yangon.

Dr. Saw Pru succeeded as Head of Department. U Than Tin studied in US. After teaching for several years, he moved to US. I spoke with him briefly before SPZP-2000.

Dr. Khin Maung Win (GBNF) graduated with B.Sc. from Mandalay University. Worked at Mandalay U and later at UBARI in Rangoon. He went on a government scholarship to USA to get his MS and PhD in Metallurgy. He joined RIT Met and later became DG of Technological Agricultural and Vocational Education.

He was one of the elders at my engagement.

U Aung Hla Tun retired as Associate Professor. He published two books. He won the National Literary Award for his first book. He served as Chief Editor of RIT Annual Magazine. He and his team published the History of Myanmar Engineering Education book in 2012. U Ohn Khine (M70) and I compiled the CD supplement for the book. Saya is the leader for both HMEE-2012 and HMEE-2018 projects.

Some Senior Sayas

  • U Pe Win : Professor and Rector
  • U Tin Maung Nyunt (Met70) : Retired as Professor. Note that U Tin Maung Nyunt (M60) taught Agricultural Engineering (under Mechanical Department).
  • Daw Victoria Simon (Met70) : Retired as Professor. Note that her father was Workshop Superintendent.
  • U Win Kyaw (Met71) : Rowing, UN
  • U Thein Aung (Met72) : Mr. RIT, SPZP-2000 (co-emcee, Associate Editor), Lawrence Livermore Lab
  • U Nyunt Htay (Met73) : High school Lu Ye Chun, Poet, Chief Editor of Mudita Myanmar)


U Win Kyaw, U Thein Aung and U Nyunt Htay had a micro-reunion at 2015 RIT Alumni Reunion in Los Angeles and the iNapa Winery Lunch & Dinner hosted by Gordon Kaung (M83) and Lillian Kaung (EC83).

U Nyunt Htay hosted a Dinner for U Win Kyaw, U Ye Myint and me during my visit to Yangon (from November 2019 to January 2020). He also gave me the Kabyar book (by five RIT sayas / alumni) and the Mudita Sar Saung (which featured the kabyars of him and Saya U Moe Aung).

Younger sayas and sayamas include Dr. Naing Naing Aung (Met91, who organized seminars).

U Win Kyaw & spouse
U Aung Hla Tun
U Thein Aung at SPZP-2000

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