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PRINCE LEO DE LIGNAC DONATES TO AIT

PRINCE LEO DE LIGNAC DONATES TO AIT
Prince Leo de Lignac of the Netherlands has generously donated US$200,000 to AIT's Bioprocess Technology field of study (BPT) in the School of Environment, Resources and Development. The amount will support salaries and fees of employee Doctoral students enrolled in BPT.
Our heartfelt thanks to Prince Leo de Lignac for his generous donation.

WELCOME NEW FACULTY

WELCOME NEW FACULTY

The School of Advanced Technologies is pleased to welcome Dr. Lertsak Lakawat as a Visiting Faculty in our new Field of Study in Microelectronics, starting from the May 2000 term.

Dr. Lertsak received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. in 1993. From 1994-1996, he worked at Seagate Technology, Bloomington, Minnesota, U.S.A., participating in the design and development of thin-film, magnetic recording heads for data storage on rigid disk files.

MEETING THE PRESIDENT

Photo shows Ms. Olsson and Mrs. Hallgren (left and center) discussing with Prof. Jean-Louis Armand, AIT President.
MEETING THE PRESIDENT

A Delegation from the Marcus Wallenberg Foundation, led by Ms. Ingrid Olsson (left), the Assistant Secretary of the Foundation's Selection Committee, visited the Institute on 24 April . She was accompanied by Prof.

PRESIDENT’S EXECUTIVE COUNCIL (PEC) RESOLUTIONS

Summary of PRESIDENT'S EXECUTIVE COUNCIL (PEC) RESOLUTIONS
Covering Meetings held on 28 March, 4, 10, 18, and 21 April
Issued on 25 April 2000
00.16 RTG GENERAL SUPPORT / LUMP SUM GRANT

Several proposals were put forward for the use of the RTG General Support / Lump Sum Grant (79.8 million Baht for FY 2000-2001), including: (i) to top up the partial scholarships in the form of fellowships, thus enhancing the revenue without increasing expenditures, and with the additional revenue compensating for the lost income tax reimbursement.

CONDOLENCE: Prof. Thomas H. Evans

Prof. Thomas H. Evans being welcomed by H.E. Mr. Pote Sarasin, the then Secretary-General of the South-East Asia Treaty Organization, upon his arrival in Bangkok in 1957.
CONDOLENCE
The AIT Community extends deepest sympathy to the family of Prof. Thomas H. Evans, first Dean of the SEATO Graduate School of Engineering.

AIT WELCOMES NEW FACULTY

AIT WELCOMES NEW FACULTY

The School of Environment, Resources and Development and the Agriculture, Aquatic Systems and Engineering Program welcome Dr. Julie Macaranas as a post-doctoral Research Fellow and an Affiliated Faculty in the AARM field of study.

GRADUATION ADDRESS BY MR ADRIANUS MOOY

From left: Mr. Craig Keating, Second Secretary of the Australian Embassy; Mr. Khamsone Souliyaseng, Second Secretary of the Embassy of Lao, PDR; Mrs. Hoang Thi Co, Counsellor of the Vietnamese Embassy; H.E. Prof. Dr. Bountiem Phissamay, Laos Minister to the Prime Minister's Office; AIT President, Prof.

GRADUATION AWARDEES

GRADUATION AWARDEES
AIT's 88th Graduation ceremony, held on April 21, brought the total number of alumni to 10,240. A total of 273 degrees were awarded (253 Master's Level, 11 at the Doctoral level and nine Diplomas).
Graduation Awardees:
Deesawasmongkol Prize

Mr. Chumlarp Tejasen
(M.Eng.

Visiting AIT

Visiting AIT
11 April
103 Officers from the Command and General Staff College, Royal Thai Army
18 April
Dr. Heinrich Geiger, Head of Asia Department, KAAD (Catholic Academic Support Program for Foreigners), Germany

24 April
Dr. Kirit Vaidya, Lecturer in Business Economics at the Aston Business School, Aston University, Birmingham and member of Asian Business and Management (ACABAM) Research Group.