WEEK# 10, 21 - 27 March, 2022

In this issue:

A. Announcements 

B. Faculty & Staff Travel

C. Classifieds (jobs)

A. Announcements 

1) Invitation: Webinar | From Lab to Market: Research to Commercialization

Greetings ! Inviting you all to join the Webinar titled From Lab to Market: Research to Commercialization jointly organized by the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) Pakistan on 25 March 2022 (Friday) at 3:00 PM (Thailand time) to discuss the significance of converting research to industry solutions with success stories to be shared by Founders Mr. Harry Kasuma Aliwarga of UMG IdeaLab and Ms. Sadia Junejo of M-Artist. Keynote speakers include AIT’s Prof Thammarat Koottatep (NATSLab) and MUET’s Prof. Dr. Arabella Bhutto (INVENT-C).

Register to join:


2) Food Fair 

We are excited to show you the diversity of food we have. Don't forget to join the Food Fair x Culture show event where you can taste the fancy food from Thai, Indian, Sri Lanka, Vietnamese, Indonesian, and Burmese. Moreover, we also have a game booth from Sustainability club. The Menu list is following the pictures below.

Date       : 24 March 2022

Time       : 15:00 - 19:00 BKK Time

Location :  AIT Pond

3) Online Workshop on Reference Data Management for Research (25 March 2022: 1 – 2.30 PM Bangkok Time)

Referencing is an essential part of academic writing that you are required to cite any source you use, whether it's a journal article, book, image, table, or website. Sometimes you may be confused about writing an in-text citation and reference list.

To help you more understand and easy to manage your citation and reference list, we are pleased to invite you to join our online workshop on "Reference Data Management for Research," which will be held on 25 March 2022 from 1 – 2.30 PM (Bangkok Time).

Join this session, you will learn about:

  •  What is Mendeley
  •  Easy start and how to set up
  •  Information management: how to organize references
  •  Read literature: use Mendeley to help you read and organize ideas
  •  Cite as you write: use Mendeley to help you create a bibliography list for your thesis

Speaker: Dr. Kelwalin Dhanasarnsombut, Elsevier Customer Consultant.

Register: https://bit.ly/3tre0qd

For students who are preparing a thesis or dissertation, we would like to encourage you to attend this workshop so that you can easily generate citations and bibliographies for your research papers.

Should you require any further information about this workshop, please feel free to contact Library.

4) Workshop on "Food Innovation and the SDGs" on Friday, 25 March 2022

We would like to cordially invite the students and staffs to participate in the one-day workshop on the theme "Food Innovation and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)", organized by the Food Innovation, Nutrition, and Health (FINH) Academic program, Department of Food, Agriculture and Bioresources (FAB), School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD). The event consists of a talk program by invited experts followed by brainstorming sessions and pitching based on the workshop theme.

Workshop overview:

This workshop will widen the understanding of challenges and emerging technologies in food systems to achieve some of the relevant sustainable development goals (SDGs). Food system innovations will be instrumental to achieving multiple Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, major innovation breakthroughs can trigger profound and disruptive changes, leading to simultaneous and interlinked reconfigurations of multiple parts of the global food system. The emergence of new technologies or social solutions, therefore, have very different impact profiles, with favourable consequences for some SDGs and unintended adverse side-effects for others. Stand-alone innovations seldom achieve positive outcomes over multiple sustainability dimensions. Instead, they should be embedded as part of systemic changes that facilitate the implementation of the SDGs. Emerging trade-offs need to be intentionally addressed to achieve true sustainability, particularly those involving social aspects like inequality in its many forms, social justice, and strong institutions, which remain challenging. Trade-offs with undesirable consequences are manageable through the development of well-planned transition pathways, careful monitoring of key indicators, and through the implementation of transparent science targets at the local level.

This workshop is organized under the project "Food Processing Innovation (FOODI)". FOODI is a project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme specifically to develop capacity building for higher education in South East Asia (SEA), especially incorporating cutting-edge technologies and innovation management in food processing with a view to turning the local food processing sector into a driver of social and economic growth. The FOODI consortium consists of 16 Institutions including 6 from EU and 10 from SEA.

Date: Friday, 25 March 2022
Time: 08:30-17:30hrs (Bangkok time)
Venue: Robert B. Banks Auditorium, AIT Conference Centre (Hybrid Mode)
Workshop Interactivity: Case studies, Group discussions, and Pitching on the theme "Food Innovations and SDGs".
Registration link (in-person, limited seats, first come first serve, selected participants will be notified via email): Google form registration

Registration link (Zoom): Link to register

5) AIT Tech Talks on Geospatial Data and Technology-Innovations and Applications on 30 March 2022

We are pleased to announce the fifth event of the AIT Tech Talks on Geospatial Data and Technology-Innovations and Applications, which will be held in hybrid mode on 30 March 2022, Wednesday (13:30 - 16:00 hrs, Bangkok Time). This series of events will be organized under the AIT Enterprises Alliance (AEA) platform jointly with AIT Geoinformatics Center, to highlight the expertise of AIT in various emerging technologies and applications.

This fifth event will focus on the applications of Geospatial Data and Technology in disaster management, agricultural crop monitoring and management, and plastic waste management. The event will also highlight AIT's strength, leadership, and positioning in the domain of Geospatial Data and Technology.

You are cordially invited to attend this exciting hybrid event.

Event highlights:
• Keynote presentations from experts in AIT and from the Industry
• Technical talks by AIT faculty and experts
• Interaction with AIT Researchers
• Hybrid Event from AIT Entrepreneurship Center

Join this event to learn more on: Geospatial Data and Technology, and pertinent Innovations and Applications

Register: https://forms.gle/HhiW2983fEw3RuUk7
Website: http://www.aea.ait.ac.th/tech-talk-series-5/



 B. Faculty & Staff Travel

Dr. Adisorn Lertsinsrubtavee, intERLab / Maesot, Tak Province/ 28 March 2022 - 1 April 2022

Ms. Nisarat Tansakul, intERLab/ Maesot, Tak Province/ 28 March 2022 - 1 April 2022

Mr. Thitiwat Teerasateanrapak, intERLab/ Maesot, Tak Province/ 28 March 2022 - 1 April 2022

Mr. SK Shah Hossain, AIT Extension/ Dhaka, Bangladesh/ 20 March 2022 - 14 May 2022

Prof. Kyoko Kasakabe, SERD/ Saraburi province/ 24 - 27 March 2022

Dr. Christopher J. Garnier, AIT Extension/ Pakistan/ 24 - 30 March 2022

Mr. Furqan Ali Shaikh, AIT Extension/ Pakistan/ 6 March - 9 April 2022

Ms. Nadia Mohammed Almarri/ Pakistan/ 24 March - 9 April 2022

Mr. Sanjeev Jayasinghe, OAAA/ Sri Lanka/ 5 - 13 April 2022

Ms. Sirikat Owasit, OAAA/ Sri Lanka/ 5 - 13 April 2022




C. Classifieds (jobs) 

Position: Professor (School of Environment, Resources & Development)
Ref: 04/ 22
Deadline: 31 March 2022

Position: Professor (School of Environment, Resources & Development)
Ref: 1/ 22
Deadline: 31 March 2022

Position: Technician (Mechanical Engineering SERD-FEBT)
Ref: 6/ 22
Deadline: 30 April 2022

Position: Image Cropper, AI Center
Ref: 24/ 22
Deadline: 31 March 2022

Position: Network Engineer, AI Center
Ref: 23/ 22
Deadline:  31 March 2022

Position:  Coordinator , Office of International Affairs (OIA)
Ref: 22/ 22
Deadline: 30 March 2022

Position: Multimedia Officer (OPA)
Ref: 18/ 22
Deadline: 31 March 2022

Position: Software Developer, AIT Solutions
Ref: 21/ 22
Deadline: 31 March 2022