- Born of parents U San Shwe and Daw Than Tin in 1933
- Attended the East Rangoon Methodist School in Rangoon
- Matriculated in 1949 from East Rangoon Methodist
Stood Seventh in the First Division
Received the Collegiate Scholarship awarded by the Government.
- Attended I.Sc (A) and I.Sc (B) in (1949 and 1950).
- Continued to study in BOC College of Engineering
Took Mechanical Engineering.
- Upon completion of Second year Mechanical Engineering,
he was selected as a Government sponsored Scholar in the Spring of 1954
at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA.
- Completed the Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering in 1956.
- Received his Masters of Science Degree also in Chemical Engineering in 1957.
In his Masters course he was enrolled in the coveted Chemical Engineering Practice School.
- Went back to Burma in 1957
- Appointed Lecturer and Head of Department in Chemical Engineering.
- In 1959 he married Daw Mya Mya Than, daughter of U Sein Nyo and Daw Than Yin.
- Appointed full Professorship in 1966
- Promoted to Rectorship in 1977.
- Very active as a consultant from the academia in the design and construction of the two fertilizer plants (Sale and Kyun Chaung); the Sittang Paper Mill and other various state owned chemical plants.
- Retired from the Rector’s position in 1988.
- Because of his passion for teaching he could not stay retired for long and continued working in Thailand at the Rangsit University as a Professor. He is the only foreigner accepted in the Thai Institute of Chemical Engineering.
- Passed away in 2020
For SPZP-2012, Saya U Khin Aung Kyi gave an interview.
- Chemical Engineering courses were initially offered with contract sayas from India.
- When the then newly minted Saya taught, there was “testing of nerves” by some students.
- After Saya mentioned that an Indian saya would be brought in if the noisy atmosphere persists.
That solved the problem.
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