WEEK 15 # 25 - 31 March 2024

In this issue:

A. Announcements 

B. Workshops/ Conferences

C. Visitors/ MoU/ Agreement Signing 

D. Faculty & Staff Travel

E. Classified (Job)


A. Announcement


1) Introduction of the newly appointed Distinguished Professors

Email from AIT President on 22 March 2024

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Professors Joyashree Roy and Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh as the Distinguished Professors of the Asian Institute of Technology. This appointment signifies their continued commitment to advancing the work of the Institute through their expertise and contributions to research, alongside any additional tasks assigned by the President. 

Professor Joyashree currently serves as the Founder Director of the South and South East Asia Multidisciplinary Applied Research Network on Transforming Societies of Global South (SMARTS). Previously, she held the position of Bangabandhu Chair Professor at AIT from 2018 to 2022. Prof. Roy's expertise spans economics, sustainable development, sustainability transition, resource and energy economics, environmental economics, and natural resource accounting, with a focus on addressing challenges such as climate change. Click here to view her profile. 

Professor Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh has been a faculty member of the School of Environment, Resources and Development faculty since 1997. With over 35 years of experience in research, education, consultancy, and capacity building, Prof. Kim Oanh is internationally recognized for her work on air pollution and climate in Asia, particularly within ASEAN countries. Her areas of expertise encompass air quality management, PM2.5 and ozone air quality, climate and air quality co-benefit, short-lived climate pollutants, air pollution meteorology, and the monitoring and control of persistent organic pollutants. Click here to view her profile.

Please join me in extending our wholehearted support to both Prof. Joyashree Roy and Prof. Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh in their new appointments, and in wishing them continued success in their endeavours. 

2) Institute Wide Seminar on Novel Application of Gases for Sustainable Food Processing and Preservation, 26 Mar 2024, 3pm, MEB Auditorium

Please be invited to an institute wide Seminar to be held on Tuesday 26 March 2024 at 3:00-4:00 PM at Milton Bender Auditorium organised by the "Food Innovation, Nutrition and Health (FINH) and the Food Engineering and Bioprocess Technology (FEBT) Academic Program, Department of Food, Agriculture and Bioresources (FAB), School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD).

Title: Novel Application of Gases for Sustainable Food Processing and Preservation
Date: Tuesday, 26 March 2024
Time: 3:00- 4:00 PM
Venue: Milton E. Bender (2nd Floor)
Speaker: Professor Bhesh Bhandari; University of Queensland, Australia

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3) DSAI Seminar on "Develop Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) Screening Tools Based on the MoCA Test", 27 Mar 2024, 1pm, TC103 and Zoom


We are pleased to invite you to attend the DSAI Seminar titled "Develop Mild Cognitive Impairment(MCI) Screening Tools Based on the MoCA Test" by  Dr. Itthi Chatnuntawech, Nanotech, Thailand is scheduled as follows:
Speaker:    Dr. Itthi Chatnuntawech
Topic:         Develop Mild Cognitive Impairment(MCI) Screening Tools Based on the MoCA Test
Date:           Wednesday 27 March 2024
Time           13:00 - 15:00
Venue:       TC 103, Telecommunication Building
For the online, please join the Zoom link below:
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 592 715 4698
Passcode: 965943

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4) Invitation to Students and Professors to showcase your research or project in Dubai [Prototypes for Humanity]

Greetings from AIT Entrepreneurship Center!
We are sharing this exciting opportunity for students and professors to showcase your project in Dubai through Prototypes for Humanity, one of the biggest international platforms for academics working towards social and environmental impact. This annual programme includes an exhibition in Dubai, cash awards, start-up development and funding, as well as collaboration opportunities for professors.

Funded by the Government of Dubai and private philanthropy, the programme's quality often results in coverage by the leading international press, including BBC, CNN, Reuters, Forbes and Euro news.

You can get a further idea of what they do in the Prototypes for Humanity intro video  here.

Over the past 10 years they have engaged with 20,000+ professors and students from over 700 universities in more than 100 countries, and they believe that the work carried out in AIT resonates with their programme. 

Below are the application form links for 2024, also attached is the Entry Guide which explains the evaluation criteria and a poster for your reference. 


Url: https://ap-plat.nies.go.jp/adaptation_literacy/resources/e_learning/floo....


5) Special NRM Guest Lecture: Sustainable Preservation of Cambodian Wooden Houses - A Case on NbS


Special NRM Guest Lecture: Sustainable Preservation of Cambodian Wooden Houses - A Case on NbS
Date: 28 March 2024 from 15:00-17:00
Venue: Room S101, SERD Building
Organizer: Natural Resources Management, SERD, AIT

Speaker and Author: HOK Sokol, Registered ASEAN Architect
Position: Freelance Architect

This seminar will discuss the rich tapestry of Khmer civilization, once a beacon of prosperity and creativity, has left behind a legacy encapsulated in its architectural marvels. This legacy spans from the enigmatic temples, testaments to a glorious past, to the intricately designed private dwellings that equally contributed to the societal fabric of villages and cities. Among these, the traditional Khmer wooden houses stand out, showcasing a remarkable blend of style and design deeply rooted in Cambodia’s cultural heritage. However, this invaluable patrimony faces threats of decline due to various factors, including civil unrest and a shift in societal values, risking the erasure of a significant chapter of Khmer civilization due to negligence in preservation efforts.

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6) JOIN US! “Making Cities’ Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) Series Webinar: Asia and the Pacific Cities’ Experiences in Applying Water-related Disaster Management Approaches”
The Asian Institute of Technology, Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (AIT RRC.AP), along with partners, is pleased to invite you to the upcoming event, “Making Cities’ Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) Series Webinar: Asia and the Pacific Cities’ Experiences in Applying Water-related Disaster Management Approaches”.
The webinar will be held virtually and is scheduled for:
 28 March 2024 14.00 HRS (UTC+7, Bangkok Time) Via Webex
For more information and registration please follow the link HERE.
Recognizing the critical role water plays in disaster risk, this thematic webinar aims to share practical experiences on water management tools and approaches derived from cities in the Asia-Pacific region. These insights will integrate considerations of climate change uncertainty into the development of disaster risk reduction, resilience, and adaptation action plans and strategies for cities.
This webinar is tailored for cities and local governments, UN agencies, International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs), Civil Society Organizations officials, urban planners, and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and adaptation experts in Asia and the Pacific region.
Please join us in this collaborative effort to build resilient water management strategies that address the unique challenges faced by cities in the Asia-Pacific region.
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7) Invitation to the 19th Annual Research Symposium of NAC2024_TAIST-Tokyo Tech Research Symposium
Email from RTG Office on 25 March 2024
We are delighted to extend our warmest invitation to you to join us for the 19th Annual Research Symposium of the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NAC2024), themed "TAIST-Tokyo Tech Research Symposium: Research Outputs from Young Researchers Supporting BCG Implementation" (mistletoe). 
The National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) is committed to developing human resources in science and technology to drive research towards tangible benefits and enhance the country's competitiveness sustainably. As part of this mission, NSTDA has actively supported research in Biotechnology, Circular Economy, and Green Technology (BCG) through collaborations, including the TAIST-Tokyo Tech program. This program, funded by the National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT) since 2022, involves cooperation with Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan and a network of five Thai universities: King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Kasetsart University, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, and Mahidol University.
The upcoming symposium aims to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and dissemination of research outputs in the field of BCG, bridging students, educators, researchers, and interested parties. It serves as a platform for networking, collaboration, and sustainable development for the country.
Event Details:
Date: March, Friday 29th, 2024
Time: 13:30 - 16:00 hrs.
Venue: Room CC-404, Convention Centre, National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Pathum Thani, Thailand
Please find attached the program schedule for the TAIST-Tokyo Tech Research Symposium 
For further details and registration, kindly visit the official website: https://www.nstda.or.th/nac/2024/seminar/nac-42/
We eagerly anticipate your esteemed presence at this significant event.
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8) Call for Responsible "E-Waste Management Campaign" at AIT

AIT underscores the importance of sustainable e-waste management, given its environmental repercussions. Incorrect disposal of electronics poses pollution and health hazards. When e-waste ends up in landfills, it can release hazardous substances such as lead, mercury, cadmium, and brominated flame retardants into the soil, water, and air, causing pollution and harming ecosystems and human health. E waste also contains various valuable and precious metals such as gold, silver, platinum, palladium, copper, and rare earth elements. Recycling metals from e-waste curbs mining, conserves resources, and fosters a sustainable society. 

In light of this, as committed by the AIT Campus Sustainability Committee chaired by "Prof. Kazuo Yamamoto, President of AIT'', Office of Sustainable Campus(OSC) officially announces the launch of "E-Waste Management Campaign" encouraging all schools, offices, and residences within the AIT community to take proactive steps in identifying any unused or obsolete electronic devices that may be lying around in your schools, office buildings and at your AIT residence. These could include old computers, printers, mobile phones, keyboards, fax machines, power banks and other electronic equipment that are no longer in use.

Once identified, kindly notify the OSC by emailing director-osc@ait.ac.thdetailing the types and quantities of e-waste available for disposalOSC will organize the collection of e-waste from various locations across the campus as necessary. Additionally, we also encourage the AIT community to identify and report any unused or broken furniture in schools and offices to help optimize building space effectively.

We kindly request the secretaries of schools and offices to identify e-waste and old furniture and report to OSC by April 30, 2024. All collected e-waste will be sent to a professional recycling company specialized in safe and environmentally friendly disposal and recycling of electronic devices, ensuring responsible handling and minimal environmental impact.

Your cooperation in this initiative is highly valued as it contributes to our collective endeavor to promote sustainability and reduce our environmental footprint at AIT. Together, we can create a more sustainable campus environment for future generations.

Thank you for your attention and support.

Remark: The collected E-waste or furniture if recorded as AIT inventory will be coordinated with OPIA for proper procedure to write it off.

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 9) Invitation to AIT Career Fair: 27 March 2024, AITCC, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Email from Career Center on 23 February 2024

We are pleased to inform you that the March/Spring Semester 2024 AIT Career Fair is scheduled on 27 March 2024 (Wednesday) from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  at the AIT Conference Center. 

What to expect:

¤  Long-term career prospects

¤  Job placements

¤  Internship opportunities

¤  Research partners

¤  Networking with company representatives

¤  Food market

¤  Free goodies, Raffle Prizes and

¤  Career Talks on 6  & 13 March at the AIT Entrepreneurship Center leading to the Fair!

Partial List of  29 Companies Participating in this Link

Please assist us in spreading the word out about the Fair, and let us know as well if you have any company contacts that you want us to invite to the Fair. 

Mark your calendar! For developments and career opportunities,  please visit: www.careercenter.ait.ac.th or like/follow: FB:  www.facebook.com/officialaitcareercenter/  IG: @aitcareercenter or email: careercenter@ait.ac.th

or contact us via phone: 662 524-6326. We will keep you posted with all the updates. 

Thank you for your continued support! 

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10) Invitation to the webinar on "Addressing HR Challenges in the New Era: Strategies for Success" on Tuesday, 9th April 2024

AIT Extension is pleased to invite you to the webinar on "Address HR Challenges in the New Era: Strategies for Success" on Tuesday, 9 April 2024 at 09:30 am. Bangkok time.

For more information and registration please visit https://extension.ait.ac.th/course/webinar-addressing-hr-challenges-new-...

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  Workshops/ Conferences  

1) Summer Training Program on Climate Smart and Sustainable Agriculture Using Cutting-Edge Technology and IoT

Duration: 10 – 21 June 2024
Venue: Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

For more information and registration please visit 

2) Summer Training Program Aquaculture Development & Aquatic Resources Management in South and South East Asia

Date: 8-19 July 2024
Venue: Asian Institute of Technology

Training Fee: USD 1,500/- (Inclusive of training-related expenses, excluding accommodation and subsistence allowances)

For more information and registration please visit 



3) [ICUE-AIT] ICUE 2024: Abstract submission due date is EXTENDED

The call for abstracts has been a great success! We have received more than a hundred abstracts from working professionals, students, and researchers from all over the world!

Nevertheless, we are receiving several requests on our inbox for a little more time to work on abstracts. Therefore, the ICUE 2024 Organizing Committee is happy to announce that the due date for the abstract submission is officially extended to 15 April 2024.

You may still SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACTS for the 2024 edition of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)’s ICUE conference series at our conference website (www.icue2024.ait.ac.th).

ICUE 2024 will be held on 21-23 October 2024 at the Long Beach Garden Hotel, Pattaya City, Thailand. The International Conference on sUstainable Energy 2024 (ICUE 2024) on Energy Transition and Net Zero Climate Future will focus on sustainability issues and how best different forms of energy can be harnessed towards a sustainable green growth aiming for a net-zero climate future.

We are also proud to share that this conference is Technically Co-Sponsored by IEEE Power and Energy Society (IEEE PES). Papers presented at this conference will be included in a conference proceedings to be published in the IEEE Xplore digital library. More information about this notable update is available at this link: https://icue2024.ait.ac.th/awards-and-publications/




C. Visitors/ MoU/ Agreement 





D. Faculty & Staff Travel 

  • Prof. Manukid Panichkun, Faculty, ISE-SET/ Greece/ 15 - 23 April 2024
  • Prof. Weerakorn Ongsakul, Faculty, SERD/ Phnom Penh, Cambodia/ 5 - 7 April 2024
  • Dr. Jirawadee Polprasert, SERD/ Phnom Penh, Cambodia/ 5 - 7 April 2024
  • Dr. Manzul K. Hazarika, Director GIC/ Germany, the Netherlands/ 11 - 21 March 2024
  • Ms. Yanee Sornkaew, WEM-SET/ Lopburi, Thailand/ 29 - 30 March 2024
  • Prof. Weerakorn Ongsakul/ Faculty SERD/ Nong Khai, Thailand/ 30 - 31 May 2024
  • Dr. Sanjeev Jayasinghe, Executive Director, OAAA/ Houston, New Jersey, Dalias, San Antonio, Humble/ 22 June - 23 July 2024
  • Dr. Pisut Koomsap, Faculty ISE-SET/ Porto, Portugal/ 20 - 31 March 2024
  • Dr. Duanthida Hussadintorn na Ayuttaya, Faculty SET/ Porto, Portugal/ 20 - 31 March 2024
  • Sirima Sirimattayanan, International Affairs/ Spain/ 13 - 23 April 2024





 E. Classifieds (jobs) 

Staff Position:

1. Assistant Professor, SET-ISE

2. Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, SERD-GDS

3. Associate / Assistant Professor, SET-ICT

4. Faculty Position,  SET-WEM

5. Research Associate, CGC (Center for Global Challenges)

6. Senior Research Associate, CGC (Center for Global Challenges (CGC))

7. Lab Supervisor - Hydraulic Lab, SET/WEM

8.  Editorial Assistant, SERD/GTD

9. Assistant Teacher, AITIS

10. Programme Officer, Media and Branding, RRCAP/WaRMC

11. Class Teacher, AITIS

12. Thai Teacher, AITIS

13. Knowledge Management Officer, GWSC