Professor Prinya Nutalaya has been bestowed with the rank of Professor Emeritus.This was decided at the meeting of the AIT Board of Trustees held on 30 August 2018.
Prof. Prinya joined AIT as an Assistant Professor in 1975, and he was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor and Professor in 1977, and 1983 respectively. He served AIT as a faculty member for 25 years, and as a Professor for 17 years.
Prof. Prinya obtained his B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Colorado, USA, in 1961, 1964 and 1966 respectively.
Prof. Prinya has published more than 100 articles in refereed journals, proceedings in international conferences and meetings and research papers. Professor Prinya brought to AIT his expertise in Engineering Geology and enlarged the Soil Engineering Program to include Engineering Geology and Engineering Geophysics.
Prof. Prinya has received a number of awards which include amongst others, the David W. Brunton Award for Excellent Work in Geology (1961), the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists Tarr Award for Outstanding Geologists (1966), and D.Sc. (Honoris Causa) by Chiang Mai University in 1999.
He served as Vice-Minister of The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Thailand (2003-2004) and member of the Scientific Committee of the UNESCO-International Union for Geological Sciences (IUGS) International Geoscience Program (IGCP) during 1984-1989.
At AIT, Prof Prinya served as the Special Advisor to the AIT President (1998), Associate Provost for Non-Academic Services, AIT (’97-’98), and Dean of the School of Civil Engineering, AIT (’94-’98).