|May - August,1996|
76th Graduation Ceremony
from Chulalongkorn University
CHIN FUNG KEE PRIZE
Mr. Teerawut Juirnarongrit (M.Eng. Geotechnical Engineering)
Thesis: Constant rate of strain of consolidation test with radial drainage
BARBARA AND JOHN HUGH JONES PRIZE
Mr. Mongkut Piantanakulchai (M.Eng. Transportation Engineering)
Thesis:School bus system in Bangkok
Mr. Torsak Viravanichai (M.Eng. Structural Engineering and Construction)
Thesis:Applying a random decrement identification scheme for the optimal tuning of large-size tuned liquid dampers
JAMES A. LINEN III MEMORIAL PRIZE
Mr. Naveen Kumar. Mr. Kumar obtained his first degree in mechanical engineering from Punjab Engineering College, India, and worked as a trainee manager with IDMA laboratories Ltd., India.
Thesis: Framework for assessing the technology transfer potential of selected mechanisms: Case studies of telecom companies in India
HAIDER RAZVI PRIZE AND HIROMICHI SEYA PRIZE*
Miss Sahasakmontri Kanokthip,Thai, has a B.A. in economics from Thammasat University. She was a pricing analyst with Shell Co. Thailand.
Thesis:Use of the green marketing strategy in Thailand as a new competitive tool: Case study of the Body Shop and the Oriental Princess
* Presented by Keidanren in recognition of the most outstanding academic performance by a female graduate.
WILHELM HILL PRIZE
Mr. Vo Minh Tue. Mr. Vo received his B. Eng in electrical engineering from Hochiminh City University of Technology, where he was an Assistant Lecturer.
Thesis:Development and application of information technology in Vietnamese commercial banks: Case study of Vietcombank
ALASTAIR M. NORTH PRIZE
Mr. Truong Hong Tien (M.Eng. Water Engineering and Management). Mr. Truong, Vietnamese, was educated at Moscow Water Resources University, receiving his first degree in water management. He was a research assistant at the National Institute for Agricultural Planning and Projections, Vietnam.
Thesis:Evaluation of groundwater quality and monitoring system design for the Hanoi aquifer system
Mr. Zheng Peixi (M.Eng. Water Engineering and Management). Mr.Zheng obtained his B.Eng. in hydraulic engineering from Hohai University, Nanjing. He was a research engineer at the Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute, PRC.
Thesis:Analysis of analytical solutions of unsteady flow in open channel
Mr. Xu Qiang (M.Eng. Water Engineering and Management). Mr. Xu obtained his B.Eng. in irrigation and drainage engineering from Hohai University, Nanjing and was Deputy Chief of the planning section in the Planning and Capital Construction Department in the Henan Water Conservancy Bureau, Zhengzhou, PRC.
Thesis:Planning and operation of a multi-aquifer system under multiple objectives
MAHESH VARMA PRIZE
Mr. Abdul Samad Kazi (M.Eng. Structural Engineering and Construction). Mr. Kazi, President of the AIT Student Union (September 1995- April 1996), has a B.Sc. in civil engineering from Middle East Technical University in Turkey. He was a resident engineer for Isra Islamic Foundation Ltd. in Hyderabad, Pakistan.
Thesis:Metamodeling of an integrated multi-dimensional planning and control construction management information system environment
Newly Established Awards for Academic Excellence
Hodaka Prize supported from funds contributed by AIT Trustee Prof. Hiroyoshi Shi-igai of the Institute of Engineering Mechanics, University of Tsukuba, Japan, and by the Water Engineering Management Program at AIT.
Wilhelm Hill Prize supported from funds contributed by AIT Trustee Prof. Wilhelm Hill, Head of the Strategic Studies Research and Publishing Unit, University of Basel, Switzerland.
Alastair M. North Prize supported from funds contributed by Prof. Alastair M. North, outgoing AIT President, in recognition of outstanding academic performance in water resources development.
Aoyagi Prize supported from funds contributed by Prof. Yukio Aoyagi, former AIT faculty member, for outstanding academic performance in structural engineering.
AIT Honorary Degree for Dr. Thanat Khoman
(The following text is based on the AIT citation read by M.L. Birabhongse Kasemsri, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees, on the conferment of an AIT Honorary Degree of Doctor of Technology on Dr. Thanat Khoman).
Throughout his distinguished career, Dr. Thanat has demonstrated firm support for cooperation and partnership at all levels. As Foreign Minister of Thailand, he was one of the five signatories to the Bangkok declaration, which established ASEAN (the Association of South-East Asian Nations) in August 1967.
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