Prof Chongrak Polprasert appointed Emeritus Professor
Prof. Chongrak Polprasert has been bestowed with the title of Emeritus Professor by the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT). This was announced by the AIT President Prof. Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai following the approval by the AIT Board of Trustees in its meeting held on 18 February 2016.
Prof. Chongrak completed his Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from Chulalongkorn University (1971), and his Master’s in Environmental Engineering from AIT (1974). He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Washington, Seattle, USA in 1977.
Prof. Chongrak joined AIT as Assistant Professor in 1977 and was promoted to the rank of Professor in 1989. He had served as Professor at AIT for about 20 years, and had graduated 24 Ph.D. and 100 Master’s students. His publication record includes three books, 34 book and monographs and 112 refereed journal articles. He has also served AIT as Dean of the School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD) for a period of nine years.
Prof. Chongrak also received a number of national awards and international recognitions which include amongst others, the Royal Decoration on Companion (Fourth Class) of the Most Admirable Order of the Direkgunakorn bestowed by H.M. the King of Thailand in 2004, the Outstanding Scientist Award by the Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Technology under Patronage of H.M. the King of Thailand in 2000, the Biwako Prize for Ecology, Shiga Prefecture, Japan in 1998, and the Distinguished Alumni Award in Education and Research presented by AIT Alumni Association in 2008.