WEEK #17 & 18, 27 April – 10 May 2015

This issue:


Campus Updates


Faculty and Staff Travel

Classifieds (Jobs)



AIT Fund Raising Campaign for Nepal Disaster

Message from AIT President Prof. Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai

On Monday, 27 April, I called a meeting with about 40 Nepalese faculty and staff working at AIT, along with members of the management, to discuss how the AIT Community can provide help to relieve the great difficulties after the Nepal Earthquake.

The meeting supported my proposal to send a 3-man inspection team to Nepal to see first-hand the situation and find out how AIT can assist based on the Institute’s strength and resources.  This is in addition to the team in DPMM (Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management) which will be flying to Nepal with our partner, Telecoms Sans Frontieres (TSF), to assist in the humanitarian response in Nepal through telecommunications.

The AIT Nepalese community have collected money, food, clothes etc and held a candle light vigil on Sunday, 26 April, which was attended by a large and diverse group of AITians.

AIT will now start a campaign at the Institute level, to collect donations among its community, alumni, partners and friends, and an AIT account has now been set up, with the below details.

Account Name:     AIT Fund Raising Campaign for Nepal Disaster

Account Number:  178-2-54143-7

Bank Address:       KASIKORNBANK

Klong Luang Branch

                              58/1 Moo 9, Paholyothin Road

                              Klong Nueng, Klong Luang

                                Pathumthani 12120


SWIFT:                  KASITHBK

For immediate needs, our Remote Sensing & GIS program is preparing a geo-portal to launch a website to display satellite maps of the damaged areas and conduct some analyses.  Likewise, our Environmental Engineering Program is looking at water purification technologies which could be applicable in disaster situations, while intERLab (Internet Education & Research Laboratory) proposed deploying mobile wireless network on an ad hoc basis for emergency conditions, such as after a natural disaster when a fixed network infrastructure is not available or have been destroyed.

For the medium term, AIT’s Habitech Center is expected to assist with the cooperative housing project, similar to the ones in the South of Thailand after the Tsunami, and in Aceh after its earthquake and in the Philippines after the typhoon.

There are several initiatives AIT is already working on and Mr. Karma Rana, Institute Secretary, (karma@ait.ac.th ; ext 6002), will serve as the focal person, in coordinating the Institute’s efforts.

Before the end of the meeting, a moment of silence was observed as a show of respect and empathy for all victims of this giant earthquake.

I would like to invite you to please actively take part in this drive and show our support and solidarity for Nepal during this most difficult and challenging period for the country.

Thank you.

Professor Worsak Kanok-Nukuchai
Asian Institute of Technology


May 2015 AIT Newsletter

"AIT ranked ‘top international’ university in 2015"

The May 2015 edition of the monthly AIT Newsletter has been released.

It can be downloaded at these links:

PDF: http://goo.gl/9SlRnZ  

EPUB: http://goo.gl/p38kNY  

MOBI: http://goo.gl/mlRPTa


Appointment of Acting Dean of the School of Management

I wish to inform the AIT Community that Dr Donyaprueth Krairit has tendered her resignation from our Institute for personal reasons.  She would be taking leave until her contract as Dean of the School of Management expires on 30 June 2015, thus, her last working day at the Institute would be on 30 April 2015.

On behalf of our Institute, I wish to express our sincere appreciation of the excellent services Dr Donya has rendered in her capacity as Dean of the School of Management over the past two years, and as faculty for almost 13 years.  I have indeed great pleasure in having worked with her as a Dean and faculty colleague.  I am confident that we will continue to benefit from her good services as a faculty and colleague in the future.  We wish her continued success.

In this regard, I am also pleased to announce that Professor M Nazrul Islam has agreed to serve as Acting Dean of the School of Management from 1 May 2015 until we are able to find a replacement.  This appointment is concurrent to his current positions as Visiting Professor and Academic Coordinator in the School of Management.  We wish Professor Islam every success on this additional assignment and wish him well in carrying this additional administrative task.

Professor Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai


Asian Institute of Technology


Pruksa Scholarships at AIT for Thai National in August 2015 Intake

Pruksa Real Estate Public Co., Ltd. will offer 5 scholarships for Thai Nationality in August 2015 Intake.

Criteria in Awarding Scholarship

1.Thai national only

2.Graduated bachelor’s degree with a minimum grade at least GPA 3.00

3. Apply in the major field of study that set up by Pruksa Real Estate Public Co., Ltd.

4. Passed the preliminary selection from AIT

5. Applicant must be a person who is not funded or has no obligations from other agencies/sponsors

For more details: http://www.ait.ac.th/admissions/Current_Scholarships/pruksa-scholarships-at-ait-for-thai-national-in-januarny-2015-intake/#.VTco_E_-IdV   

AIT Vietnam offers new master’s degree scholarships to celebrate its 25th Anniversary

The Asian Institute of Technology in Vietnam (AITCV) is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year by offering 42 full academic scholarships over the next three years (2015 – 2018) for Vietnamese nationals to earn Master’s degrees at the main AIT campus in Thailand.

Deadlines for application:  15 June 2015 for August 2015 Semester; 15 November 2015 for January 2016 Semester.

For more details:  http://www.ait.ac.th/admissions/Current_Scholarships/ait-vietnam2019s-25th-anniversary-scholarship-program-for-2015-2018/#.VTnAEE_-IdU  



Campus Update

An article authored by GDS alumnus and faculty is one among the most downloaded articles published in Routledge Social Sciences journals in 2014

An article "Contesting and complying: gender and ethnicity among Thai-Sikh diaspora youth in Bangkok", authored by Ms. Tresa Virankabutra, an AIT alumnus from Gender and Development Studies, School of Environment, Resources, and Dr. Kyoko  Kusakabe, was published in Migration and Development and has been included in an online article collection featuring the most downloaded articles published in Routledge Social Sciences journals in 2014. The collection features the top three most downloaded articles that were published and downloaded in 2014 in each Routledge Social Sciences journal.  

The article is freely available on the website until the 30 June 2015, via the collection homepage here: http://bit.ly/social-sciences-most-read   

To find the article, please click on Development Studies in the above link.

The paper focuses specifically on Third and Fourth generation Thai Sikh youth and how they struggle to find a balance between the ethnic boundaries of their Diaspora community and the multicultural context of the larger society of Thailand, the host country. Negotiating a healthy balance without surrendering group identity leads to contesting and complying while highlighting the differences between young women and men as they maneuver their cultural spaces in different ways.

Ms. Tresa who graduated in 2014 is now working at Concordian International School (www.concordian.ac.th  ) as the Head of Counseling.


K-water Internship Program

K-water (Korea Water Resources Corporation),  one of the world's leading water companies based in Daejon, Republic of  Korea, is once again inviting AIT Master’s and PhD students to attend its  5-week Internship Program from 22 June - 24 July 2015.  The program is open for continuing students only, those who are NOT graduating in May 2015 or during the intersem.

Interested candidates are requested to send the following documents to careercenter@ait.asia    and K-water staff Ms. Kyung-young Yoon, HR Management Team Senior Clerk (yky9197@kwater.or.kr )


Change of clinic schedule of Rehabilitation Physician

Please note that Dr.Chuenchom Chueluecha (Rehabilitation Physician) has changed her schedule from Wednesday to every Friday from 3.00 to 5.00 p.m.

Other medical specialists schedules remain the same as follows:

Dr. Bunsert Jatchavala (General Medicine) every Monday - Friday at 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.

Dr. Amornwan Nilsuwan (ENT Speicalist) every Thursday at 2.00 - 3.00 p.m.


AIT Student Union Newsletter

AIT Students Union Newsletter (April 2015) now available for download:




  • Mr. Masanobu Tsuji, New Director of JAXA, Bangkok Office / 4 May 2015 / to have a courtesy on AIT President

  • Prof. Nay Htun, Founder and Hon. Parton, Green Economy Green Growth, CEGG Myanmar (Not-for-Profit) Association, Yangon, Myanmar, and former UN, Assistant Secretary-Geneneral, UCDP, UNEP / 8 May 2015 / to introduce GEGG and ongoing activities in Myanmar as well as learn more about AIT and our initiatives on Green Growth and Climate Change  and  exploring possible areas of partnership


Faculty and Staff Travel

Dr. Vatcharaporn Esichaikul and Ms. Siriporn Nanthasing / Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand / 1 Apr. 2015*

Mr. Olivier Nicole / Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand / 1 Apr. 2015*

Prof. Sumanta Guha / Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand  / 1 Apr. 2015*

Dr. Naveed Anwar / Singapore and San Francisco, USA / 7 – 17 Apr. 2015*

Ms. Rowena Alcoba / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Singapore / 18 Apr. – 2 May 2015*

Prof. Mukand Singh Babel / Delft, The Netherlands / 18 – 23 Apr. 2015*

Dr. Faiz Shah / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / 24 – 28 Apr. 2015*

Dr. Ram C. Bhujel / Kathmandu, Nepal / 25 Apr. – 5 May 2015

Miss Aye Sandar Phyo / Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar / 25 Apr. – 10 May 2015

Dr. Peeyush Soni / Phnom Penh, Cambodia / 26 Apr. – 1 May*

Dr. G. Louis Hornyak / Indonesia / 27 Apr. – 1 May 2015*

Ms. Phyu Sin / Chanthaburi, Chonburi, Rayong, Phuket, Nakhon Sri Thammarat, Songkhla / 28 Apr. – 3 May 2015*

Dr. K. R. Salin / Shanghai, China / 21 – 26 Apr. 2015*

Mr. Keerati Tunthasuwatana and Dr. Vatwong Greepala / Dhaka, Bangladesh / 22 – 24 Apr. 2015*

Prof. Nitin K. Tripathi / Bangalore, India / 22 – 25 Apr. 2015*

Dr. Vilas Nitivattananon / Ho Chi Minh City & Binh Duong & Can Tho, Vietnam / 23 – 25 Apr.*

Dr. Sundar Venkatesh / Colombo, Sri Lanka / 23 – 25 Apr. 2015*

Dr. Chotchai Charoenngam / Vietnam / 24 – 26 Apr. 2015*

Dr. Faiz Shah / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / 24 – 28 Apr. 2015*

Dr. Noppadol Ph Dr. Faiz Shah / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / 24 – 28 Apr. 2015*

Dr. Faiz Shah / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / 24 – 28 Apr. 2015*

Dr. Ram C. Bhujel / Kathmandu, Nepal / 25 Apr. – 5 May 2015

Miss Aye Sandar Phyo / Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar / 25 Apr. – 10 May 2015

Dr. Djoen San Santoso / Vietnam / 26 – 27 Apr. 2015*

Dr. Lal Samarakoon / Phnom Penh, Cambodia / 26 – 27 Apr. 2015*

Ms. Suwimol Wattanawiroon / Jeju, South Korea / 27 Apr. – 1 May 2015*

Ms. Liang Li / Jeju, South Korea / 27 Apr. – 1 May 2015*

Dr. Lal Samarakoon / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / 28 – 29 Apr. 2015*

Dr. Sangam Shrestha / Bgor, Indonesia / 28 Apr. – 1 May 2015*

Prof. Voratas Kachitvichyanukul / Colombo, Sri Lanka / 29 Apr. – 1 May 2015*

Prof. Sivanappan Kumar / Yangon, Myanmar / 29 Apr. – 1 May 2015*

Dr. Matthew N. Dailey / Colombo, Sri Lanka / 29 Apr. – 1 May 2015*

Dr. Noppadol Phien-Wej / Lao PDR / 30 Apr. – 3 May 2015*

Mr. Jaruwat Watanatanachart, Dr. Nawatch Surinkul, and S. Nawatch / Dhaka & Khulna & Kushtia and Jhenaidah, Bangladesh / 9 – 14 May 2015

Mr. Mohammad D. Hossain / Dhaka & Khulna & Kushtia and Jhenaidah, Bangladesh / 9 – 14 May 2015

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



Research Assistant (School of Environment, Resources & Development, Energy FoS)

Ref. no: 27/15

Deadline: 11 May 2015



Research Associate (School of Environment, Resources & Development, Energy FoS)

Ref. no: 26/15

Deadline: 17 May 2015



Head, Human Resources Office (Human Resources Office)

Ref. no: 02/15

Deadline: 22 May 2015



Class Teacher (AIT International School)

Ref. no: 20/15

Deadline: 29 May 2015



ICT Teacher (AIT International School)

Ref. no: 21/15

Deadline: 29 May 2015



Senior Laboratory Supervisor (School of Environment, Resources & Development)

Ref. no: 18/15

Deadline: 30 May 2015



Assistant/Associate Professor level (GTE) (School of Engineering & Technology)

Ref.no: Fac 3/15

Deadline:  31 May 2015



Laboratory Supervisor (ISE) (School of Engineering & Technology)

Ref. no.: 4/14

Deadline: 31 May 2015



Assistant / Associate Professor (RRDP) (School of Environment, Resources and Development )

Ref. no: Fac 06/15

Deadline: 31 May 2015



Project Development Officer (AIT Consulting)

Ref. no: 22/15

Deadline: 31 May 2015



Quality Assurance Manager (AIT Consulting)

Ref. no: 23/15

Deadline: 31 May 2015



Senior Structural Engineer (AIT Consulting)

Ref. no: 24/15

Deadline: 31 May 2015



Senior Project Engineer (AIT Consulting)

Ref. no: 25/15

Deadline: 31 May 2015



Assistant or Associate Professor in Natural Resources Management (School of Environment, Resources & Development)

Ref.no: Fac 4/15

Deadline: 31 July 2015



Faculty Position in the Environmental Engineering and Management (School of Environment, Resources & Development)

Ref.no: Fac 11/14

Deadline: 31 July 2015



Assistant or Associate Professors Positions (School of Management)

Ref.no.: Fac 5/15

Deadline: 31 August 2015