Dr. Pho Kaung

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Dr Pho Kaung is Rector of University of Yangon (UY). Before taking this position, he has been Pro-rector of UY since 2009. He has also been leading a team of researchers from various disciplines as a professor of Physics at Universities’ Research Centre. Prior to that, he had worked as a teaching-cum-research staff at Physics Department, UY for 23 years. He got Doctorate degree in Physics from Hokkaido University, Japan in 1995. He supervised over 200 research projects of postgraduates in MSc, MResearch and PhD programs specializing Physics, Chemistry and Computer Science. He published over 40 articles in international and regional research journals. He gave talk on “Myanmar Strategy in Research” at the British Council Global Education Dialogue in July 2014 held in partnership with the Myanmar Ministry of Education and United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization ( UNESCO ).

Service History:
(1) Demonstrator / Tutor ( 7 years, 1986 – 1993)
(2) Assistant Lecturer ( 5 years, 1993 – 1998)
(3) Lecturer ( 5 years, 1998 – 2003)
(4) Associate Professor ( 4 years, 2003 – 2007)
(5) Professor ( 2 years, 2007 – 2009 )
(6) Pro-rector ( 2009 – 2016 )
(7) Rector ( 2016 – Now)
Experience in Teaching & Research ( A brief account):
(1995-2001) MSc 1styr – Digital Electronics
(1995-2001) MSc 2ndyr – Digital Computer Electronics
(2001 to date) PhD Preliminary – Spectroscopy in Solid State Physics
(2001 to date) PhD thesis – Supervision on Physics, Chemistry and Computer Studies
Present Field of Research:
(1995-1996) Interfacing PC & Instrumentation
(1996-2005) Raman Scattering in Phase Transition
(1997-2005) FTIR Spectroscopy
(1998-2005) Fuzzy Logic in Temperature Controlling
(2003-2005) X-ray Diffraction in Single Crystal
(2005-2006) Embedded System
(2006-2007) Parallel Processing
(2007-2011) Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles (UAVs)
(2012 to date) Simulation with Graphical Processing Units ( GPUs )

Publication ( International and Regional ):

  1. M Kasahara, P Kaung and T Yagi 1992 “Raman Scattering Study of K3 H(SO4)2 and K3 D (SO4)2 Single Crystal” J PhysSocJpn 61, 10 pp 3432 – 3435 ( View & Download PDF )
  2. M Kasahara, P Kaung and T Yagi 1994 “Anomaly of the Raman Linewidth of the Internal v2 Mode near the Phase Transition Point of K3 D (SO4) 2” J Phys Soc Jpn 63, 2, pp 441- 444 ( View & Download PDF )
  3. M Kasahara, P Kaung and T Yagi 1994 “Raman Scattering Study of K3 D (SO4)2 ” Ferroelectrics 152, 2, pp 279 – 283 ( View & Download PDF )
  4. P Kaung, M Kasahara and T Yagi 1996 “Raman Scattering of K3DxH1-x(SO4)2 Single Crystals ” Ferroelectrics 170, pp 175 – 180 ( View & Download PDF )
  5. P Kaung, M Kasahara, T Yagi 1996 “Study on the Phase Transition of K3DxH1-x(SO4)2 by the Raman Scattering of the Internal v2 Mode” J PhysSocJpn, 65, 4, pp 1114 –1118 ( View & Download PDF )
  6. T Shima, M Kasahara,P Kaung and T Yagi 1996 “Central Peak of Ferroelectric Li H3 (SeO3)2 near the Mealting Point Studied by Raman Scattering” J Phys Soc Jpn 65, 4, pp 1102 –1105 ( View & Download PDF )
  7. M Kasahara, T Shima, P Kaung and T Yagi 1996 “Low-frequency Raman scattering of ferroelectric LiH3(SeO3)2 near the melting point”, Physica B 219&220 pp.590-592. (View & Download PDF )
  8. S Kubuki, T Nishida, P Kaung, T Yagi and Y Maeda 1997 “Application of the IR Transmission Method and the Mossbauer Effect to the Crystallization of Calcium Gallate Glass” J Non-Crystalline Solids 209( 1-2 ) pp 87-95 ( View & Download PDF )
  9. M Kasahara, P Kaung and T Yagi 1997 “Dynamics of Deuteron and Hydrogen in Mixed Crystals of Zero Dimensional Hydrogen-bonded Antiferroelectrics K3DxH1-x(SO4)2” Solid State Physics ( in Japanese ) 32, 2 pp 83 – 89
  10. Sein Htoon and Pho Kaung 1998 “Quantum Computing”, A Symposium on Trends in Computing jointly conducted by Higher Education Department (Lower Myanmar) of the Ministry of Education and Canberra University of Australia
  11. Pho Kaung and Shwe Zin Aung 1998 “An Interface for Low-cost Applications” A Symposium on Trends in Computing jointly conducted by Higher Education Department (Lower Myanmar) of the Ministry of Education and Canberra University of Australia
  12. Sayne Lei Shwe,Pho Kaung, Zaw Win and Myint Kyi 2001 “PC-based Temperature Monitoring” J. Myan. Acad. Tech. 1. 113-119, p 115-123 ( View & Download PDF )
  13. Win Kyaw, Ye Chan, Ohn Than, Pho Kaung, Sein Htoon 2004 “Ferroelastic-Superprotonic Phase Transition of [K3]x [(NH4)3]1-x H(SO4)2 Single Crystal Studied by Raman Scattering” Journal of Asia Research Centre, Yangon University, Vol 1, No 1, p 132-145( View & Download PDF )
  14. Sandar Maung, Pho Kaung & Sein Htoon 2004 “The Fourier Transform and FTIR System as a Technique in Semiconductor Research” The Jour. Myan. Acad. Arts & Sc 2004 Vol.II(Part One) No. 2 (Science)p 162-172 ( View & Download PDF )
  15. Win Kyaw, Win Zaw, Thein Soe, Pho Kaung and Sein Htoon 2005 “Characterization of MnO4′ / KBr Single Crystal” The Jour. Myan. Acad. Arts & S& 2005 Vol. m. No. 3(i) Physics
    p 25-33 ( View & Download PDF )
  16. Thet Mar Win, Khin Lay Thwe, Pho Kaung, N Gautham , P K Bajpai 2006 “X-Ray Diffraction Structure Analyses of [Rbx(NH4)1-x]3 H(SO4)2 Mixed Crystals: Nature of H-Bonds” National Conference on Advances in Electronic Material & Devices(AEMD-2006) India
  17. N. Kishore, Myo Lwin, Pho Kaung & SeinHtoon 2006 “Study of Effect of Thermal Annealing on xB2O3-(95-x) TeO2-5Fe2O3 Glasses” National Conference on Advances in Electronic Material & Devices(AEMD-2006), India  ( View & Download PDF )
  18. Khin Soe Oo, Myo Lwin, Pho Kaung and Sein Htoon 2006 “Infrared Spectroscopy and Raman Scattering Studies on the Structure of Lithium Borate Glass” The Jour. Myan. Acad. Arts & Sc. 2006 Vol. IV. No. 2, p 277-281( View & Download PDF )
  19. N. Kishore, Myo Lwin, Pho Kaung, M.S. Sheoran & P.K. Bajpai 2005 Dec, “Study of the Effect on Thermal Annealing of x B2O3 (95-x) TeO2 5 F2O3 Glass” International Conference on Inter Disciplinary Approach in Physical Sciences C.CS University, Meerut. 29 – 31,  ( View & Download PDF )
  20. Thet Mar Win, Khin Lay Thwe, Pho Kaung, N Gautham , P K Bajpai 2006 “X-Ray Structural Investigation on (NH4)3 H(SO4)2 Single Crystal: Nature of H-Bonds” National Conference on Advances in Electronic Material & Devices(AEMD-2006),India  ( View & Download PDF )
  21. Thazin Myint, Soe Soe Thin, Pho Kaung and Sein Htoon 2006 “Infrared Spectroscopy and Raman Scattering Studies on the Structure of Ag2O. B2O3. TeO2 Glass ” The Jour. Myan. Acad. Arts & Sc. 2006 Vol. IV. No. 2, p 305-310 ( View & Download PDF )
  22. Thet Mar Win, Khin Lay Thwe, Pho Kaung, N Gautham , P K Bajpai 2006 “X-Ray Structure Analysis of Rb3H(SO4)2 Single Crystal: Nature of H-Bonds” National Conference on Advances in Electronic Material & Devices(AEMD-2006),India ( View & Download PDF )
  23. Thidar Nyunt, Thet Mar Win, Pho Kaung and P K Bajpai 2006, 2007 “Structure Determination of [Kx (NH4)1-x]2 ZnCl4 Single Crystals by X-ray Diffraction” Chh J Sci Tech,Vol 3 and 4, pp 63-74 ISSN 0973-7219( View & Download PDF )
  24. Myat Htut, Myo Lwin, Pho Kaung and Sein Htoon 2006 “Infrared Spectroscopic Study on the Structure of Ag2O.B2O3 Glasses” The Jour. Myan. Acad. Arts & Sc. 2006 Vol. IV. No. 2, p 339-346 ( View & Download PDF )
  25. J.Radha Krishna, M.Krishnaiah, Y.B.Kiran, C.Devendranath Reddy, Thetmar Win and Pho Kaung 2006 “Crystal and Molecular Structure of 2-(2-chlorophenoxy)-3-4-dehydro-3-(3′-chloro 4′-flurophenyl)-2H-[1,3,2] benzoxazaphosphorin 2-oxide” Joint Conference of the Asian Crystallographic Association and the Crystallographic Society of Japan, Tsukuba, Japan( View & Download PDF )
  26. R Ravi Krishna, M Krishnaiah, ThanZawOo & Pho Kaung 2006 “Crystal Structure of 7-methyl[3-(2-(4-Chlorophenyl Sulfonyl)ethenyl]-4H-1-Benzopyran-4-one” Joint Conference of the Asian Crystallographic Association and the Crystallographic Society of Japan, Tsukuba, Japan( View & Download PDF )
  27. Ye Chan and Pho Kaung 2006 “Fuzzy Logic: A Solution for Embedded Control Systems” Myanmar-Germany Workshop on Computational Science, Yangon University, Myanmar
  28. M Krishnaiah, J Radha Krishna, Y B Kiran, C Devendranath Reddy, Win Thetmar & Pho Kaung 2007 ” 3-(3-Chlor-4-fluorophenyl)-2-(2-chlorophenoxy)-3,4-dihydro-2H-1,3,2-benozoxazaphosphorine 2-oxide” ActaCryst. E63, pp o1756-o1758 ( View & Download PDF )
  29. Aye Aye Thant, Srimala Sreekantan, Pho Kaung, Mitsuru Itoh, Radzali Othman and Ahmad Fauzi M. N. 2007 “Magnetic Study of Magnesium Rich Manganese Soft Ferrite System”. 3rd Colloquium on Postgraduate Research, National Postgraduate Colloquium on Materials, Minerals and Polymers 2007, Malaysia
  30. Aye Aye Thant, C.H. Tan, J.S. Lee, SrimalaSreekantan, Pho Kaung, Mitsuru Itoh, Radzali Othman and Ahmad Fauzi M. N. 2007 “ Study of Mg0.9Mn0.1Fe2-xRxO4 Soft Ferrite System.” AUN/SEED-Net 10th Field Wise Seminar, Engineering Materials: Current Advances and Potential Application 2007, Malaysia
  31. Aye Aye Thant, C.H. Tan, J.S. Lee, Srimala Sreekantan, Pho Kaung, Mitsuru Itoh, Radzali Othman and Ahmad Fauzi M. N. 2007 “Physical Properties Characterization of Undoped and Gd- & Y-Doped Mg0.9Mn0.1Fe2-xRxO4 Soft Ferrite System.” 1st International Conference on Sustainable Materials 2007 (ICoSM2007), Malaysia ( View & Download PDF )
  32. Aye Aye Thant, Srimala Sreekantan, Pho Kaung, Mitsuru Itoh, Radzali Othman and Ahmad Fauzi M. N. 2007 “ Physical Properties: Characterization of Mg0.9Mn0.1Fe2O4 Soft Ferrite System ” Proceedings of the PSU-UNS International Conference on Engineering & Environment (ICEE2007), Thailand. ( View & Download PDF )
  33. Myo Lwin, Nay Myo Khine, Ye Chan, Pho Kaung, 2009 “Effect on Thermal Annealing of x B2O3 (95-x) TeO2 5 F2O3 Glass” Journal of Asia Research Centre, Yangon University, Vol 2, No 2, p 1-7 ( View & Download PDF )
  34. Aye Aye Thant, Srimala Sreekantan, Pho Kaung, Mitsuru Itoh, Radzali Othman, Ahmad Fauzi M. N. 2009 “Single Step Synthesis of Magnesium Ferrite Nanocrystallites and Some of Its Characteristics” International Journal of Nanoscience8 (1/02 ) p 87-91  ( View & Download PDF )
  35. Pho Kaung and Ye Chan 2009 “Performance Test of Fast Fourier Transform on the Computing Cluster at Yangon University” The 1st AUN/Seed-Net Electrical and Electronics Engineering Regional Conference, International Symposium on Multimedia and Communication Technology, Thailand
  36. M Krishnaiah, R Ravi Kumar, Thanzaw Oo and Pho Kaung 2009 “4-(4-Chlorophenyl)-5-phenylisoxazole” ActaCryst, E65( View & Download PDF )
  37. R Ravi kumar, M. Krishnaiah, Thanzaw Oo, Pho Kaung and N Jagadeesh Kumara 2009 “6-methyl {3-[2-(4–Chlorophenylsulfonyl)ethenyl]-4H-1-Benzopyran-4-one” ActaCryst. E SU2136
  38. R Ravi Kumar., M. Krishnaiah, Thanzaw Oo, Pho Kaung and N. Jagadeesh Kumara 2009 “(E)-3-[2-(4-Chlorophenylsulfonyl)ethenyl]-6-methyl-4-chromanone” ActaCryst. E SU2142
  39. R Ravi Kumar., M. Krishnaiah, Thanzaw Oo, Pho Kaung and N. Jagadeesh Kumara 2009 “(E)-3-[2-(4-Chlorophenylsulfonyl)vinyl]6-methyl-4H-chromen-4-one” Acta Cryst. (2009). E65, o2760 ( View & Download PDF )
  40. Pho Kaung 2009 ”High Performance Computing on the Compute Cluster at Yangon University” Asia Research Network, p 61 ( View & Download PDF )
  41. Ye Chan, Win Zaw Oo, Mie Mie Aye, and Pho Kaung,“Automation of Small Scale Arial Vehicle on Low Cost Sensor Platform,” Presentation on the 2nd AUN/SEED-Net Regional Conference in Manufacturing Engineering, INDONESIA, 2010
  42. A. A. Thant, S. Srimala, P. Kaung, M. Itoh, O. Radzali, M. N. Ahmad Fauzi, 2010 “Low Temperature Synthesis of Mg Fe2 O4 Soft Ferrite Nanocrystallites” Journal of the Australian Ceramic Society 46[1] p 11-14( View & Download PDF )
  43. Pho Kaung, Tin Naing Latt, Thant Zin Aung, and Ye Chan, “Automation of Small Scale Arial Vehicle on a System-on chip Platform,” 3rd Regional Conference on Mechanical and Aerospace Technology, Manila, Philippines, 2011.
  44. Aye Aye Thant, Van Lal En Hlu, Myo Aung, San Htoo, Win Win Thar and Pho Kaung 2011 “Effect of Fuels in the Preparation of MgFe2O4 via Soft Solution Method” Universities Research Journal 2011, Vol. 4, No. 4, p 7-18( View & Download PDF )
  45. Nway Han Myat Thin and Pho Kaung 2011 “Growth and Characterization of Cd1-xZnxTe Films” Universities Research Journal 2011, Vol. 4, No. 4, p 257-269 ( View & Download PDF )
  46. Myat Shwe Wah, Mar Mar Swe, Aye Aye Thant, Pho Kaung and Win Win Thar 2011 “Study on Electrical Properties of MgMn Films Prepared by Chemical Spray Pyrolysis Deposition” Universities Research Journal 2011, Vol. 4, No. 4, p 77-85 ( View & Download PDF )
  47. Ye Chan, Lwin Lwin Aung, Win Win Thar, J G Lee, and Pho Kaung, 2013“Robust Navigation System for a Land Vehicle,” Power Control and Optimization (PCO) Proceeding 2013 based on AIP Guide Vol: 2008, ISBN: 978-983-44483-63( View & Download PDF )
  48. Myint Myint Thein, Pho Kaung 2013 “Parallel MPI/C++ Programming for the Kalman Filter” PCO Proceeding 2013 based on AIP Guide Vol: 2008, ISBN: 978-983-44483-63( View & Download PDF )
  49. Lwin Maung, Pho Kaung, Win Win Thar 2013 “Fabrication of Graphene based counter-electrode for Dye Sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC) by using Bitumen precursor” PCO Proceeding 2013 based on AIP Guide Vol: 2008, p 187- 190 ISBN: 978-983-44483-63 ( View & Download PDF )
  50. Ye Chan, C G Park, and Pho Kaung, 2014 “Application of Unscented Kalman Filter with Non-symmetric Sigma Point Sampling on the Integrated Navigation System,” Transactions on GIGAKU 2(2)(2014)S01007/1-6,Special issue of 1st International Conference on Energy, Environment and Human Engineering (ICEEHE) ( View & Download PDF )
  51. Soe Linn Htet, Tin Naing Lat, Ye Chan, Soe Mya Mya Aye and Pho Kaung, 2014 “Mission Control over Multi UAVs inthe Real-time Distributed Hardware-In-the-Loop Environment” Transactions on GIGAKU 2(2) S01018/1-9, Special issue of 1st International Conference on Energy, Environment and Human Engineering (ICEEHE)  ( View & Download PDF )
  52. Pho Kaung, Hla Toe 2014 “Renewable Energy Initiatives in Myanmar” Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium of Advanced Energy Science, Kyoto, Japan.
  53. Pho Kaung, Aye Aye Thant, Tin Naing Latt, Nwe Ni Hlaing 24-25 August 2015 “Synthesis of Microstructured Ca(OH)2 by a Simple Precipitation Method”, International Conference of Sustainability Initiatives (ICSI) 2015 in conjunction with 8th ASEAN Environmental Engineering Conference (AEEC), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
  54. Myo Aung, Ye Chan & Pho Kaung 2016 “Case Study on Innovative Projects in Science Fair, University of Yangon” Journal of Thai Interdisciplinary Research, ISSN: 2465- 3837 ( View & Download PDF )
  55. Hsan Htoo & Pho Kaung 2017 ” Crystal structure analysis of organic compound C 18 H 13 ClO 4 S”  Acta Crystallographica Section A: Foundations and Advances 73(a2):C218-C218  ( View & Download PDF )
  56. Saw Lin Oo, Zayar Thu, Than Zaw Oo, Pho Kaung 2017 “Optical and Electrical Properties of Antimony and Fluorine Doped Tin Oxide Thin Films” Universal Journal of Physics and Application 11(3) pp 91-96 ( View & Download PDF )
  57. Myat Shwe Wah, Pho Kaung & Win Tha Htwe 2018 ” Synthesis of Graphene Oxide using Modified Hummer’s Method and its Characterizations” to be published ( View & Download PDF )
  58. U Pho Kaung, Rector, University of Yangon: Improving Educational Outcomes, Interviewed by Oxford Business Group ( View )
  59. Pho Kaung, Rector,Principal of University of Yangon: International Engagement from University of Yangon Perspective towards Knowledge Societies ( View )