His Majesty the King of Thailand issued a royal command appointing
Prof. Worsak as Fellow of the Royal Society of Thailand, for his
national expertise in Civil Engineering, effective from the 8 June
Fellows of the Royal Society are appointed by the Monarch as senior
experts in the society within their individual fields. Before being
appointed as Fellows, prospective scholars have to serve as associate
members, and can be considered only when there is a vacancy in the
Fellow positions. Fellows of the Royal Society are divided into
three academies, namely, Academy of Sciences, Academy of Arts and
Academy of Moral and Political Sciences. The Royal Society of Thailand
was formerly known as the Royal Institute of Thailand.
The Royal Society of Thailand has three main duties, namely to conduct
research in all fields and publish the outcomes for the common good of
the nation, to exchange knowledge with foreign academic bodies, and to
provide academic opinions to the government and public agencies.
Prof. Worsak described the honor as “a lifetime royal grace I have
gratefully received from His Majesty the King over my professional
contributions to the nation and to the society.” Chairperson of the AIT
Executive Committee, Dr. Sahas Bunditkul termed the appointment as
“very prestigious,” stating that it “serves as testimony to the
valuable contributions which Professor Worsak, has made in the field of
civil engineering.” It is also an honour for AIT, he added.