Prasit Prapinmongkolkarn obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Chulalongkorn University and a Ph.D. in
Communication Engineering from Osaka University, in 1969 and 1976, respectively. He was a professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, teaching communication system, information theory and coding. He was the Chairman of The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) an independent national regulator of Thailand. During his time in NBTC he has been working on universal service obligation (USO) and regulatory development relating to new technology deployment, dynamic spectrum allocation and telecommunications industrial research promotion.
He is currently a Professor Emeritus of Chulalongkorn University, a chair professor of Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, an Honorary PhD. Degree recipient from King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi and he was recently awarded The Quality Man of The Year 2011 in Technology by the Federation of Science & Technology Foundation, Ministry of Science and Technology Thailand. His area of research interests include Broadband Wireless Access, IP network, Self-Organizing Network, NGN and regulatory framework development. Apart from being the Chairman of NBTC; he was former President of Chulalongkorn University Intellectual Property Institute, Director of Chula Unisearch and also Bangkok Area Representative of IEICE, Japan.
He has been recently appointed as board member and Vice Chairman on the Information Technology and Communication Arts Committee of the National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT).