WEEK #11, 14 – 20 March 2016

In this issue:



Campus Updates


Faculty and Staff Travel

Classifieds (Jobs)





Dear Members of AIT Community

As an international postgraduate only institute, AIT is not eligible to participate in the 3 renowned world ranking systems (ARWU, THE, QS). Whenever a world ranking was announced, without AIT but with several local universities in the top 1,000, people assumed that AIT is now inferior to those universities.

I am pleased to inform you that today the truth is unveiled by the result of the official Thailand Research Fund (TRF) Rating of universities in Thailand, which was announced on March 1, 2016, before the audience of over 400 university scholars.

In the announcement, AIT, receives the top rating in 7 disciplines out of the 10 disciplines it participated.

In overall, among all participating 28 universities in 36 disciplines, AIT received the most number (5) of TRF Rating 5. Thus, a Grand Special Award was presented to AIT for bagging the most number of TRF Rating 5.

I was at the meeting to receive the official certificates at the awarding ceremony. A complimentary news headline highlighting AIT's achievement was extracted from this link:



In summary, AIT was rated top in the following disciplines.

(1) Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (TRF Rating 5)

(2) Industrial Systems Engineering (TRF Rating 5)

(3) ICT (TRF Rating 5)

(4) Energy (TRF Rating 5)

(5) Environmental Engineering & Management (TRF Rating 5)

(6) Regional & Rural Development Planning (TRF Rating 4.3)

(7) Aquaculture & Aquatic Resources Management (TRF Rating 4.0).


In addition to the certificates, TRF has pledged to provide a "Basic Research Development Fund" to all units with TRF Rating of 5.0. In the previous round of similar exercise, which AIT was not invited, TRF awarded each Rating 5.0 unit with a matching fund of 6 million Baht for 3 years.

I would like to recognize that this well-earned accolade is a result of hard work and dedication of our faculty and research staff. We should also appreciate the supports of all VPs and Deans, and especially Mr. Gopi Krishna who helped coordinate with TRF.


With kind regards,

Professor Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai

AIT President


P.S. The TRF Rating aims to evaluate the quality and impact of research discipline-wise, based on 4 important parameters of equal weights: (1) Total publication (of top quality equivalence); (2) Publication per faculty headcount; (3) Total citations; and (4) Citations per faculty headcount.


Call for Ideas: AIT Research Competition 2016

Do you have a research / business idea that has the potential to be a scalable solution?

Your idea could be exactly what the industry/ society is looking for.

Join the AIT Research Competition 2016, a platform for AIT researchers to develop their research / business idea to scalable solutions by working with industry experts and venture capitalists. Winners will have the opportunity to access adequate funds, technical assistance, and guidance required to bring your innovative ideas to life.

Focus areas include: Energy Efficiency/ Green Energy; Food and Agriculture; Infrastructure, Housing, Disaster Risk Reduction; Logistics and Supply Chain Management; Robotics and Automation; Software and IT.

For further information, please contact program coordinators:

Mr. Abhishek Shah (abhishek@ait.asia) and Mr. Parthiv Bharali (parthiv@ait.asia)

Visit: http://collaborationforinnovation.solutions.ait.asia/



Campus Updates


Social Security Hospitals for 2016

Members of Social Security who would like to change their registered hospital, please contact HRO within 15 March 2016.

Please note that Camillion Hospital is no longer in the Social Security list of participating hospitals.  For those registered in this hospital please contact HRO to register the hospital of your choice.

Human Resources Office


Give away free booth during Career Fair 30 Mar 2016

The AIT Career Fair will be held on 30 March 2016. It is a good opportunity for AIT students to explore and connect with business firms.

With the support of Career Center, there are available spaces which have been given away as first come first serve. To make an event fascinating, you can sell things, show some works/cultures, or playing games. This is open for everyone not limited to only AITians. External parties can be invited to join the events as well.

To make a reservation, please contact Khun Carla or Khun King at Career Center, Admin Building. Email: careercenter@ait.asia

A total of 200 THB has to be made as a deposit and will be refunded after the event.

If you need more details or have any questions, please feel free to reach SU External Affairs at

Email: suexternal.ait@gmail.com and


Looking forward to see some fancy ideas and thank you for your kind support.


Promotional activity of Emerald

Emerald has arranged a promotional activity called RESCUE ME and would like to invite you to participate to find the dragons in the AIT Library from now to 15 March 2016.  Two winners will get Lomo Paper Camera.

To join the activity, just do the following.

1) Find dragons in the AIT Library

2) Take 4 pictures of the dragons you have rescued

3) Go to see the Librarian on duty at the Circulation counter to have a Surprise Gift

4) Post on instagram#egpdragon#AIT

5) Tag@emeraldthailand

Have fun in finding the dragons in the Library!


Ongoing construction projects on campus

Kindly be informed about the following ongoing construction projects on campus.

1. As part of the water supply system improvement project, the construction of a new water storage tank with a volume of 700 m3 near to the Physical Plant building has started. We also plan to lay a new main water pipe line from golf course to the new storage tank and automatic control valves to maintain the pressure, which is scheduled to start from 15 February 2016. The water supply system improvement project is scheduled to be completed before April 2016.

2. We are also glad to inform the campus community that a new coffee shop managed by Inthanin Coffee will be opened near the library to serve AIT community.  Kindly be informed that the construction of the coffee shop has started, near the path way from library to the SU snack bar. The construction of the coffee shop is scheduled to be completed before April 2016.

During this period the community may experience some loud noise, dust and disturbance on the path way. Your kind understamding is highly appreciated.

Office of Facilities and Asset Management (OFAM)


TOEIC test at AIT

The AIT Career Center will again organize the TOEIC test on 17 March 2016 from 08:00 - 12:00 hrs. at the Milton Bender Auditorium, AIT.

The TOEIC test questions are based on real-life work settings in an international environment (meetings, travel, telephone conversations, etc). The Test is used by organizations to determine whether an employee is suitable for a particular task. If you work or want to work for a large organization, particularly in Asia, then the TOEIC test will be useful to you.

The schedule of registration, payment method, confirmation of payment and TOEIC preparation course are given below:

1-14  March 2016 Online Registration & Payment for TOEIC Test

Payment (by cash) at Career Center Office thru Ms.Chatchata , AIT Admin Building (beside Registry) during office hours

17 March 2016 : TOEIC Test at the Milton Bender Auditorium from 08:00 - 12:00 hrs.

The price for students is 700 baht (from 1,500) and for current AIT staff is 1,000 baht (from 1,500).

Please note that a minimum of 25 students is needed for this test to be administered in AIT.

Important link:

To register for the test: 


For more information and questions, please visit our Career Center FB page at

http://www.facebook.com/aitcareercenter  or e-mail: careercenter@ait.asia


Dr. Chuenchom Chueluecha (Rehabilitation Physician) will be on leave

Dr. Chuenchom Chueluecha (Rehabilitation Physician) will be on leave on Friday, 18 March 2016. For those who have appointments with her please re-schedule accordingly. Other services will be available as usual.


Close Swimming Pool on 14 - 16 March 2016

Please be informed that the swimming pool will be closed on 14-16 March 2016 at 16.00 pm - 18.00 pm for student activity “Mini Olympic”.


Lost and Found

A guest, EI THEINGI from Myanmar, who is staying at the AIT Conference Center has lost her wallet. Anyone who found her wallet, please contact AIT Conference Center.





CdTe Photovoltaics for Sustainable Electricity Generation

A Seminar on “CdTe Photovoltaics for Sustainable Electricity Generation” will be delivered by Prof. W.S. Sampath, currently a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University & Site Director of the NSF Industry University Cooperative, Research Center for next Generation Photovoltaic

Date     :      Wednesday, 16th March 2016

Time    :       10:00am -  11:30pm

Venue  :      ET108, Energy Building




30 March 2016, AIT Conference Center


Twenty-four (24) organizations have confirmed so far to join the AIT Career Fair scheduled on 30 March 2016 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. at the AIT Conference Center.

AIT community are invited to explore and uncover opportunities offered by the companies that are joining the event.

A brief profile of the companies that are attending our Fair for the very first time are given below:

1. Supalai PCL – real estate development operator

2. Lanna Engineering Consulting Co. Ltd.- engineering consulting firm

3. Axentel Thailand Co. Ltd. -   IT services company

4. BRF Global Singapore – one of the giants of the global food market

The above companies are now joining the list with:


1. TEAM Consulting Engg and Mgt Co. Ltd. – engineering consulting services 

2. Parker Bridge RecuitmentCo. Ltd.-  professional recruitment agency

3. Siam Makro Co. Ltd. – wholesale center for professional business operators

4. Cal-comp Electronics Thailand PCL – electronics manufacturing services (ems) business

5. Bangchak Petroleum PCL – petroleum services provider

6. Agoda Services Co.Ltd.  - one of the fastest-growing online hotel platforms worldwide

7. Chia Tai  Co. Ltd. - pioneer seed business Producer

8. NSF  Asia-Pacific Co. Ltd.  –  public health and safety company

9. MACkerel Engineering Co. Ltd. – engineering services company for maintenance in industry, pipeline as well as cathodic protection

10. Ozaki Consulting Co. Ltd. - human resource solutions company

11. Italthai Engineering Co.Ltd.  - leading experienced engineering contractor

12. Index International Group Co. Ltd. (INDEX) – engineering consultancy firm

13. Boon Rawd Brewery Co. Ltd. - Thailand’s first brewery

14. Meinhardt Thailand Co. Ltd. – engineering, infrastructure and project management consulting firm

15. Mitrphol Sugar Corp. Ltd. - producer of Mitrphol sugar

16. CMO PCL - provider of turnkey integrated marketing communication solutions

17. Prominent Fluid Controls Thailand Co. PCL - supplier of chemical dosing and control stations and water treatment systems

18. M Water Co. Ltd. - producer of Sprinkle water 

19. Tipco Asphalt PCL - manufacturer and distributor of asphalt products


CAREER TALKS to be held on Wednesday afternoons:

¤ BRF Career Talk on 16 March 2016, Wed, 4:00 - 5:00 pm, B-108, AITCC

¤ Thai Reinsurance Career Talk on 17 March 2016, Wed, 4:00 - 5:00 pm, Lecture Rm. 1, SOM Bldg

¤ Black and Veatch Career Talk on 23 March 2016, Wed, 4:00 - 5:00 pm, TV Lounge, AITCC



¤ Long-term career prospects

¤ Job placements

¤ Internship opportunities

¤ On-the-job training

¤ Research partners

¤ Networking with company representatives



¤ AIT Student Union (AIT-SU) sponsored RESEARCH EXHIBITION showcasing prototypes and posters related to students’ research at the AITCC Lobby

¤ Variety of food and drinks sold outside the AIT Conference Center

Note: Stalls for free to those interested to rent for selling refreshments/lunch and provide games! just contact AIT Career Center.

¤ AND Goodies! free stationery, bags and a lot more!



Mark your calendar! For developments and career opportunities, drop by at: www.careercenter.ait.asia

or check:  http://www.facebook.com/aitcareercenter   

or email: careercenter@ait.asia

or calling: 662 524-6744, 662 524-6326



Faculty and Staff Travel


Dr. Naveed Anwar / Kathmandu, Nepal / 1 – 5 March 2016*

Mr. MD. Zia Islam / Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai, Thailand / 6 – 8 March 2016*

Ms. Thaniya Jirasathitpornpong / Manila, Philippines / 6 – 15 March 2016

Miss Aye Sandar Phyo / Australia / 6 – 23 March 2016

Miss Siriporn Nanthasing / Phitsanulok, Thailand / 7- 8 March 2016*

Dr. Thammarat Koottatep / India and U.K. / 7 – 21 March 2016

Dr. Punchet Thammarak / Chiang Mai, Thailand / 8 March 2016

Dr. Vilas Nitivattananon / Chiangmai, Thailand / 8 March 2016*

Dr. Sarawut Ninsawat / Khon Kaen, Thailand / 10 March 2016*

Prof. J. K. Routray / Colombo, Sri Lanka / 10 – 14 March 2016

Dr. Shinichi Nakamura / Chiang Mai, Thailand / 11 – 14 March 2016

Prof. Kanchana Kanchanasut / Trieste, Italy / 12 – 21 March 2016

Mr. Agus Susanto Prajogo / Manila, Philippines / 13 – 19 March 2016

Ms. Nalinee Kongkerd / Chiang Mai / 13 – 15 March 2016

Ms. Narumon Wangnai / Chiang Mai / 13 – 15 March 2016

Mr. Vorate Chonlasin / Chiang Mai / 13 – 15 March 2016

Dr. Soparth Pongquan / Khon Kaen, Thailand / 14 – 15 March 2016

Dr. P. Abdul Salam / Chiang Mai, Thailand / 14 – 19 March 2016

Mr. Fazle Karim / Manila, Philippines / 15 – 19 March 2016

Prof. Mukand Singh Babel / Antalya, Turkey / 16 – 22 March 2016

Prof. C. Visvanathan / Mumbai, India / 17 – 19 March 2016

Dr. Indrajit Pal / Penang, Malaysia / 17 – 19 March 2016

Dr. Weerakorn Ongsakul / Kunming, PRC / 17 – 20 March 2016

Guilberto Borongan / Bandung and Bali, Indonesia / 17 – 26 March 2016

Ma. Bernadeth Lim / Bandung and Bali, Indonesia / 17 – 26 March 2016

Mr. Norman Del Mundo Alcoba / Jeju, South Korea / 20 – 25 March 2016

Prakriti Kashyap / Jeju, Korea / 20 – 25 March 2016


*(Staff or faculty member travelled and returned to AIT prior to documentation received for publication)



Classifieds (Jobs)


Administrative Officer (Center for Excellence in Nanotechnology)

Ref no: 08/16

Deadline: March 23, 2016



Senior Structural Engineer

Ref. No: 05/16

Deadline: 24 March 2016



Structural/Project Engineer (AIT Solutions)

Ref. No: 06/16

Deadline: 24 March 2016



Assistant / Associate Professor (IME) (School of Engineering & Technology)

Ref. No: Fac 09/15

Deadline: 31 March 2016



Business Development Officer (AIT Solutions)

Ref. No: 09/16

Deadline: 31 March 2016



Head, Human Resources Office (Human Resources Office)

Ref no: 7/16

Deadline: April 30, 2016



Assistant or Associate Professors Positions (School of Management)

Ref. No: Fac 5/15

Deadline: 30 June 2016