WEEK 16, 1 - 7 April 2024

In this issue:

A. Announcements 

B. Workshops/ Conferences

C. Visitors/ MoU/ Agreement Signing 

D. Faculty & Staff Travel

E. Classified (Job)


A. Announcement


1) Invitation: Workshop on "How to Prepare a Fundamental Manuscript and Use Mendeley for Reference Management"


Please be reminded of the workshop scheduled for tomorrow titled "How to Prepare a Fundamental Manuscript and Use Mendeley for Reference Management," which is set for 2nd April, 2024, from 1-3 PM Bangkok Time.

If you are interested in learning how to publish your paper in reputable journals and how to automatically cite and format references in your thesis, we highly recommend attending this workshop. The event will be held at the VDO Teleconference Room, AIT Library, and will also be accessible online via Zoom for remote participants.

Here are the details:

Topic: How to Prepare a Fundamental Manuscript and Use Mendeley for Reference Management
Description: Learn about preparing your manuscript for publication and understand the necessary components for ensuring high-quality research. Additionally, discover how to utilize Mendeley for reference management within your research. The workshop will include a dedicated Q&A session.
Speaker: Dr. Yoottapong Klinthongchai (Dr. Win), Customer Success Manager, Elsevier SEA
Location: Hybrid (VDO Teleconference Room, AIT Library, and Zoom)
Date & Time: April 2, 2024 (1-3 PM Bangkok Time)

Meeting Details for Zoom:

Meeting URL: https://elsevier.zoom.us/j/99805389127?pwd=SE0yc3llVkUwUm5YdS82U05IT0Nodz09
Meeting ID: 998 0538 9127
Passcode: 701344

Walk-ins are welcome. For those requiring the installation of Mendeley on their desktop, please bring your laptop to the workshop.

Should you need further information or assistance, please feel free to contact the Library.

We look forward to seeing you at the workshop.


2) Research Presentation | Brown Bag Session on April 3 at 3:00 p.m., Online Studio (1st Floor, Library Building)

You are cordially invited to our Brown Bag Session on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at 3:00 p.m.

Determining the Suitability of Social Infrastructure as an Evacuation Center for Flood Hazards to Achieve Disaster Risk Reduction in Nadi, Fiji
Presenter: Rubina Rana
Master's Student, Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Format: Hybrid
Venue: Online Studio (1st Floor, Library Building)
Zoom: Meeting ID 659 6869 1154 [https://thairen.zoom.us/j/65968691154]

3) Mourning Ceremony for Dr. Za Chieh Moh in Thailand, 4 April 2024, 5pm, AITCC RBB Auditorium
Dear AIT Community,

On behalf of SEAGS-AGSSEA and GTE, we extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of Dr. Za Chieh Moh, and we cordially invite you to join us in commemorating his memory in Thailand. The event details are as follows:

Date: April 4th, 2024

Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Robert B. Banks Auditorium, Asian Institute of Technology

Address: 58 Moo 7 Paholyothin Highway Km. 42 Klongnueng, Klongluang, Pathumthani, Thailand [Google Maps]


  • Gathering and Welcome
  • Eulogies Speech
  • Moment of Silence
  • Closing Remarks

Your presence would be greatly appreciated as we come together to honor and remember Dr. Za Chieh Moh.

Please find the registration link here: https://forms.gle/mRqfrVBsiqJASS2u5


4) Join Us for Campus Walk on Campus Clean-Up Day-II ! [Register Now]

Dear AIT Community,

Yet again we are excited to invite you to participate in the Campus Walk for Campus Clean-Up Day-II on 04 April 2024, Thursday at 4:00 PM. This initiative, organized by the Student Representative Team and Office of Sustainable Campus(OSC), aims to foster a sense of responsibility and pride in keeping our campus clean and green. 

Details of the event are as follows:

Date: 4th April 2024 (Thursday)

Time: 4:00 PM

Meeting Point: AIT Square

Registration: Click Here

By participating, you'll have the chance to:

  • Buzz with Pride: Be part of the clean campus initiative and take pride in actively contributing to the well-being of our campus community.
  • Learn Practically: Gain hands-on experience and practical knowledge about waste segregation and sustainable practices.
  • Enjoy Refreshments: Refreshments will be provided to all participants as a token of appreciation for your efforts.

Let's come together, roll up our sleeves, and make our campus sparkle! Your involvement and support are crucial in making this event a success

5) Talk on "Satellites Helping Track Climatic Changes" by NASA scientist Dr. Ramakrishna Nemani, 4 April 2024, 2pm, GIC and Zoom

Title: Satellites Helping Track Climatic Changes 

Date and Time: April 4 (Thursday), 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Venue: Geoinformatics Center

Abstract: Continuous observations of atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration and air temperature serve as two key indicators for ongoing climatic changes. The year 2023 marked a significant milestone in recorded history, breaking all records as the warmest. While acknowledging the perturbations in the Earth system, comprehending the spatially and temporally varying responses and feedback remains a formidable task. Satellites, providing a synoptic view of our planet, emerge as ideal tools for the continuous monitoring of our evolving Earth. Technological advancements now allow us to monitor changes in radiation budget, aerosols, rainfall, snow cover, ice sheets, ocean and land temperatures, ocean colour, and plant growth. Long-term monitoring of these changes provides us with an opportunity for effective management, adaptation, and thriving on our planet. During the seminar, I will explore some of the notable contributions, including the greening of the Earth, made by NASA's foundational mission, the Earth Observing System. 

Speaker’s profile: Ramakrishna Nemani is a research scientist with over forty years of experience in theory and application in remote sensing, numerical bio-geochemical modelling, and climatology. He served as a science team member for three NASA missions, including EOS (Earth Observing System), LDCM (Landsat Data Continuity), and NPP (NPOES Preparatory Project). He published over 250 papers and received numerous awards, including NASA’s highest honour, the Distinguished Service Medal, for his visionary leadership in using global satellite observations to understand critical ecosystem processes vital to NASA’s advancement of science and human welfare.

Note: The talk can be accessed online through the Zoom link below:

          Link: https://ait-ac-th.zoom.us/j/99710231055?pwd=bDVEZVhTOWU0aFRSakxoYXdZRGVm...

          Meeting ID: 997 1023 1055

          Passcode: 429265

6) Doctoral Final Examination

Ms. Yhing Sawheny (120605), a candidate for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the School of Management, will have her final examination via Zoom on 10 April 2024 (Wednesday) at 14:00 hrs. Her dissertation title is ' Factors Motivating International Student Intentions and Selection of University: A Critical Analysis of a Private University in Thailand  .' 

The members of his Program Committee members are as follows:

Dr. Lakeesha K. Ransom (Chairperson)

Prof. Yuosre F.M. Badir (Member)

Dr. Djoen San Santoso (Member)

All those who are interested in the topic are invited to join.

Join Zoom Meeting  https://ait-ac-th.zoom.us/j/91789365069?pwd=VCswdlZROFowSXpCeWlnaC9oNFBJ...

Meeting ID: 917 8936 5069

Passcode: 793540

7) 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.

 8) 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-...




  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 


  • MoU between FDI Accounting and Advisory Co., Ltd. and Asian Institute of Technology on 2 April 2024
  • Virtual MoU signing ceremony between AIT and the Suratthani Rajabhat University (SRU) on 2 April 2024
  •  MoU Signing Ceremony with PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited (PTTEP) on 3 April 2024




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
  • 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
  • Sirima Sirimattayanan, International Affairs/ Spain/ 13 - 23 April 2024
  • Dr. Joseph J. French, Faculty-SOM/ Colombo, Sri Lanka/ 4 - 15 April 2024
  • Mr. SK Shahin Hossain, AIT Extension/ Pattaya, Thailand/ 5 - 7 April 2024
  • Ms. Narumon Wangnai, AIT Extension/ Pattaya, Thailand/ 5 - 7 April 2024
  • Dr. Indrajit Pal, Faculty SET/ Vienna, Austria/ 9 - 18 April 2024
  • Ms. Anushree Pal, SET/ Vienna, Austria/ 9 - 19 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

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