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Ali Maung Thet Lin
Regents' Proceedings 342

Ali Maung Thet Lin, Ph.D., associate research scientist in the College of Literature, Science, and Arts, retired from active faculty status on April 30, 2003.

A native of Burma, Dr. Lin received his B.S. degree from Rangoon University in 1960, his M.A. degree from Columbia University in 1963, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Michigan in 1968. During 1969-72 Dr. Lin was a postdoctoral research associate at Michigan State University, where he actively continued his research in high-energy experimental physics. From 1972-76 he was an associate professor of physics at Shiraz University, and from 1976-80 he was an associate professor of physics at the Abadan Institute of Technology in Iran, which trained Iranian petroleum engineers during the Shah's attempts to modernize Iran. During these years, Dr. Lin continued his research as a visiting scholar at the University of Michigan and as a visiting scientist at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. In 1981, Dr. Lin joined the University of Michigan faculty as a visiting associate research scientist. He was appointed senior research associate in 1984 and promoted to associate research scientist in 1990.

From 1981-03, Dr. Lin made major contributions to the spin physics center's research on the violent collisions of spinning protons by using the polarized proton beams and polarized proton targets at the 30 GeV Alternate Gradient Synchrotron at Brookhaven National Laboratory, the 20 TeV Supercollider in Texas, and the 400 GeV UNK and 70 GeV U-70 accelerators at the Institute for High Energy Physics in Protvino, Russia. Dr. Lin also very much enjoyed the many semesters he taught undergraduate physics classes at the University of Michigan. In addition to his valuable physics work at the University, he is a master chess player and a leader of the student chess club.

The Regents now salute this faculty member by naming Ali Maung Thet Lin associate research scientist emeritus.