Asst. Prof. Dr. Sommai bestowed the position of President at Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi by Appointment of His Majesty the King

Asst. Prof. Dr. Sommai bestowed the position of President at Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi by Appointment of His Majesty the King

Asst. Prof. Dr. Sommai Pivsa-Art, was bestowed the position of President at Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi on 2 July 2020 by Appointment of His Majesty the King.

The ceremony was joined by the University Council, management executives, staff, students, alumni and other honourable guests.

Asst. Prof. Dr. Sommai Pivsa-Art, along with his wife, were present at the ceremony to receive the Office of the Prime Minister announcement delivered by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sujira Khojimate Vice President, as follows:   

“As Mr Prasert Pinprathomrat on 4 December 2019 submitted his resignation from the President position at Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi bestowed on 27 August 2017 and signed on 4 September 2017, Asst. Prof. Dr. Sommai Pivsa-Art was bestowed the position of President at Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi by Appointment of His Majesty the King. His Majesty the King has issued a royal command to appoint him as President at Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi, effective from 8 March 2020.  The royal command is countersigned by Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak.” 

Asst. Prof. Dr. Sommai Pivsa-Art responded to the royal command, saying: “As His Majesty the King bestowed the appointment on me, Asst. Prof. Dr. Sommai Pivsa-Art, to be promoted as President of  Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi, it is the highest honour for me and my family to be grateful for His Majesty’s kindness. On this occasion, I would like to extend best wishes to His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua for joyful longevity with excellent health and happiness during his reign. I, Asst. Prof. Dr. Sommai Pivsa-Art, President of  Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi, would like to take an oath to work with maximum capacity to serve His Majesty the King with optimum knowledge and skill, along with honesty, dedication, and diligence, to deliver work progress and gather Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi people to create and develop the university to reach prosperity and receive wide recognition in society, communities and at national and international  levels, following His Majesty the King’s footprints, and adhere to morality and virtue.”

Asst. Prof. Dr. Sommai Pivsa-Art was born on 16 March 1961. He graduated from the Bachelor of Science Program in Chemistry at Chiang Mai University and later gained a Master of Engineering (Applied Chemistry) degree from Osaka University, Japan, and a Ph.D. in Engineering (Molecular Chemistry) from Osaka University, Japan. Asst. Prof. Dr. Sommai Pivsa-Art was awarded a Ph.D. research scholarships, including “STA”at the Department of Organic Materials, Osaka National Research Institute, AIST, Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Japan; “NEDO” scholarship at Department of Organic  Materials, Osaka National Research Institute, AIST, Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Japan;  “ITIT” at Department of Organic Materials, Osaka National Research Institute, AIST, Ministry of  International Trade and Industry, Japan;  “Alexander von Humboldt” at Department of Organic  Chemistry, Bochum University, Bochum, Germany.   

Asst. Prof. Dr. Sommai Pivsa-Art was a visiting professor at the Institute of Advanced Energy, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, and was Deputy-Dean at Faculty of Engineering, Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi; Director at Science and Technology Institute, Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi; Dean at Faculty of Science and Technology, Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi; Dean at Faculty of Engineering, Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi; Vice Chancellor of Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi; Committee at Faculty of Science & Technology, Thepsatri Rajabhat University; Honourable Member of Secondary School Committee, Region 5 (Sing Buri, Lop Buri, Chai Nat, Ang Thong); President of Nawamintrachinuthit Satriwittaya 2 School Committee, Bangkok; and Committee of Thanyarat School, Pathum Thani.


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