Prasit Prapinmongkolkarn received 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 had joined Chulalongkorn University since 1976 and was appointed as a full professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Chulalongkorn University in 1997. He was the former Commissioner/ Chairman of NTC/NBTC, (2004 – 2010); former President of Chulalongkorn University Intellectual Property Institute, Director of Chula Unisearch, a consultancy service organization, and also Bangkok Area Representative of IEICE, Japan.
His area of research interests are spectrum policy, next generation network, developing equipment for handicaps, universal service obligation (USO), and regulatory framework development related to new technology deployment in the real world such as WiMAX, 3G/4G/LTE, digital broadcasting technology, Smart City and Smart Grid and telecommunications industrial research and development promotion.
He is currently Emeritus Professor and Chair Professor of Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, a board member and Vice Chairman on the Information Technology and Communication Art Committee of the National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT), as well as an Honorary Ph.D. Degree recipient from King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi. He was also awarded the Quality Man of The Year 2011 in Technology by Federation of Science & Technology Foundation, Ministry of Science and Technology, Thailand.