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Dr Myo Aung
Dr Myo Aung

Internal News - 29 September 2008

Obituary of Dr Myo Aung

It is with great regret that the University announces the death of Dr Myo Aung, lecturer in the Department of Electronic & Electronic Engineering.

Dr Myo T Aung was born in 1969 in Burma.

He gained a BEng degree in Electrical Power Engineering from Yangon Technological University in Rangoon, an MEng in Electric Power System Management from The Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand and a PhD in Electrical Power Quality from UMIST in the UK.

From 2005 to 2006 he worked as a planning engineer for the Mott MacDonald group. He was appointed lecturer in the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering at Bath in March 2007.

Myo joined the department's Centre for Sustainable Power Distribution under Prof Raj Aggarwal. His research interests included planning and operational studies of the integration of renewable energy (wind farms) into the grid. A particular interest was researching new ways to ensure that electrical-power quality could be preserved as increasing amounts of renewable generation are used.

He was most definitely a "rising star" in the Faculty. He was awarded a first grant from EPSRC in record time and his expertise was recognised by the National Grid Company, which awarded him a major contract through its Innovative Funding Initiative.

He was a very effective teacher. His popularity amongst the MSc students was reflected in the number of students wanting to do projects with him.

On a personal level, Myo was a dynamic and enthusiastic colleague who was very popular with staff and students. He was irrepressibly cheerful and polite.

Myo died after a short illness. The funeral service was held on 24 September 2008 and was attended by his family and many members of the department.

We offer our most sincere condolences.