Rangoon Institute of Technology

GBNF : Dr. Julie Han

Sayama Julie Han (T61) was among the first batch of female engineering graduates. Her contemporaries include

  • Sayama Daw Tin Tin Ohn (Amy Thwin, T61)
  • Daw Yin Yin Kyi (T61)
  • Ms. Pauline Reynolds (ChE61)
  • Daw Khin Than Nwe (Margaret Than Maung, T62).

Sayama completed her Doctorate in the US.

Sayama served as the Vice President of Theravada Buddhist Association of America (TBSA) and headed the fund raising for the first Dhammananda Vihara in Daly City, Northern California.

She passed away several years ago. She has a daughter.

Saya U Htin Paw (EE 58, Past President of TBSA) donated to the new Dhammananda Vihara in Half Moon Bay in memory of Sayama Julie.


Sayama attended SPZP-2000. She stayed with her elder sister Polly Han.

The following is what she wrote for SPZP-2000.

Here is a brief description of my years after leaving RIT.

I spent 6 years at Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina,
getting a M.S. degree in Textile Chemistry and Ph. D. in Materials Science.

The companies that I worked for in chronological order are:
Burlington Industries, CIBA-GEIGY, Sears Roebuck, Levi-Strauss, Raychem Corp, Tacan Corp, Johnson Matthey Inc, Xytronyx Corporation.

At present I am working as a sales manager for an optoelectronic company IPITEK, which is a division of Tacan Corp. Since 1980 I left the field of textile engineering and have been working in opto-electronic field.

Look forward to seeing you at the Reunion.
Best regards.

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