Dr. Hul Seingheng, Dr. Ratha Doung, and Dr. Chhuon Kong awarded for Doctoral Degree Sandwich (PhD Sandwich) Program Scholarship to study Environmental Engineering at University of the Philippines Diliman (UP) in 2007, 2012, and 2013, respectively, are ones of our remarkable alumni. After graduation, they went back to work as faculty members at their Sending Institution, Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC). Since then, they have established a strong alumni and professional network in Cambodia.

In 2017, they formed a team to apply for hosting the 11th AUN/SEED-Net Regional Conference on Environmental Engineering in 2018 (RCEnvE-2018) and they were awarded. In 2018, the conference was successfully organized in conjunction with the 3rd International Symposium on Conservation and Management of Tropical Lakes at Sunway Hotel in Phnom Penh on September 26-27, 2018. More than 150 participants from AUN/SEED-Net Member Institutions, non-Member Institutions, Industrial sectors, and other professional organizations attended the conference. With a strong continuing bond after graduation, the previous academic advisors of Dr. Hul Seingheng, Dr. Ratha Doung, and Dr. Chhuon Kong also participated in and presented their current research outputs to other participants. The former advisor-advisee relationship was further enhanced and developed. It proves the power of alumni that we can grow AUN/SEED-Net network together even stronger, bigger, and more sustainable.

Currently, Dr. Hul Seingheng, Dr. Ratha Doung, and Dr. Chhuon Kong are working closely together at Research and Innovation Center, new facility dedicated to graduates and academic staff at ITC. Here, they share their feelings toward AUN/SEED-Net in 1 sentence;

Dr. Hul Seingheng: “AUN-SEED-Net is my family.”

Dr. Ratha Doung: “A big achievement in my life is given by AUN/SEED-Net”

Dr. Chhuon Kong: “AUN/SEED-Net is not only an education but it is a spiritual of helping and relationship”

Thank you very much to three of you and other alumni. It is such our pleasure to strengthen the existing network of academic staff and to support its national and international activities relating to scientific research and education in the field of engineering. May the power of alumni network be with you!

Left to right: Dr. Chhuon Kong, Dr. Hul Seingheng, and Dr. Ratha Doung

Flash meeting at the conference to make sure all arrangements went well

Dr. Hul Seingheng as master of ceremony of the 11th AUN/SEED-Net Regional Conference on Environmental Engineering in 2018 (RCEnvE-2018)

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