WEEK# 23, 3– 9 June 2019


 In this issue:


A. Announcements

B. Events

C. Visitors

D. Faculty and Staff Travel

E. Classifieds (Jobs)



(i)Intellectual Property Support Office (IPSO)

Email from VP Knowledge Transfer (28 May 2019)

 Dear Colleagues,

 We are setting up an IP Support Office (IPSO) at the Institute. This office is part of a comprehensive ecosystem being established to aid in the knowledge and technology transfer and entrepreneurship development.

The purpose of this office will be to provide advise, support and assistance in identifying the research outcome that can be protected through trademarks, patenting or licensing.  This in line with the existing P&P of the Institute regarding intellectual property. (AA-5-1-1)

The office will draw on, and build upon the existing initiatives and expertise available in the institute for this purpose.  An advisory group will soon be formed to provide technical guidance and oversea the activities of the IPSO.

I would like to request and encourage colleagues involved in research and development, including sponsored projects to please reach out to this office if you feel any of your ideas and research can be or should be protected and may be suitable for transfer or licensing to industry.

The office is coordinated by Ms Pondchanok Piraintorn at pondchanok@ait.asia . You can also reach the IPSO through ipso@ait.asia 

Through this email, may I also invite those who would like to serve on the IP Advisory Group,  

Please feel free to contact me for additional information or advise.


(ii)AIT Newsletter: June 2019

Email from Office of Public Affairs (1 Jun. 2019)

 Dear AIT Community,

The June 2019 edition of our monthly newsletter narrates the story of AIT's 131st graduation. We share words of wisdom from our Graduation speaker and a photogallery from the event.

A new platform for knowledge sharing called 'AIT Share' was launched in May, and we bring you the story of its unveiling. The newsletter has dedicated an entire page to AIT's global engagements, and we celebrate 20 years of our Geoinformatics Center.

Download links for PDF, EPUB and Kindle versions:


EPUB: https://bit.ly/2WinztK 

MOBI: https://bit.ly/2MmA9DN 


 Happy Reading.


(iii)Seeking resource persons

Email from Language Center (29 May 2019)

The Language Center has restructured and now provides 2 academic programs, namely English and Foreign Languages Program (EFP) and Research Support Program (RSP).

We are looking for resource persons in many fields who will play a significant role in helping us with various new courses and workshops to be offered to the AIT community. This is open to AIT students and staff, and those at other institutions.

To help us in the EFP, we are looking for those who can conduct the following courses and workshops:

•EL research seminars (meeting with our EL students for an hour (4-5pm) to discuss research interests or ongoing research studies)

•Field-tutoring for the Bridging Program (meeting with our Bridging Program students to introduce current academic issues in your field of study)

•English Conversation Club

• Japanese for Beginner's

•French for Beginner's

•Chinese for Beginner's 

If you are interested in helping us with the EFP courses and workshops or if you need more information regarding the courses and workshops above, email us at languages@ait.ac.th .

To help us in the RSP, we are looking for those with experience or expertise in 

•statistical and graphical analysis of data

•the use of NVivo or Atlast.ti

•laboratory and field experiments

•field research

• research communication

•writing project proposals for granting agencies

•writing papers for publication

•reviewing papers and/or books

•conference presentations

If you are interested in helping us with the RSP, please send a short CV highlighting the specific skills in which you are proficient to lcresearchsupport@ait.asia  


(iv)A new service for staff members: Advising sessions for pronunciation, speaking and writing

Email from Language Center (29 May 2019)

The Language Center is pleased to announce that we are offering advising sessions for staff members. These one-on-one advising sessions can focus on various aspects of English communication to address individual needs and problem areas.

For more information about the service and on how to make appointments, follow the link below:



(v)AIA notification on medical reimbursement

Email from Office of Human Resources Service (28 May 2019)

Dear AIA insurance members, 

The AIA can now notify its members through SMS if the medical reimbursement submitted to AIA through OHRS has been processed and transferred to their respective bank accounts.

To help AIA facilitate this service, OHRS will provide AIA the telephone numbers of insured employees.  In this regards, please make sure that you have your updated telephone number in HRIS or make sure that you have completely filled up your contact information in HRIS. For any updates you made in the Contact Information Section, remember to click "Update (by employee)" to finish the process. 

 Please be guided accordingly.



B. Events


 (a) World Environment Day Celebration: 5 June 2019

World Environment Day Celebration!

World Environment Day (WED) is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. Since it began in 1974, the event has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries.

World Environment Day is the "people's day" for doing something to take care of the Earth. That "something" can be local, national or global. It can be a solo action or involve a crowd. Everyone is free to choose from. 

Commemorated yearly on 5 June, the theme for 2019 is “Air pollution”.  This year Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RRC.AP) in cooperation with the School of Environment Resources and Development (SERD AIT) is initiating the commemoration within the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT).  The celebration starts in the morning by tree planting, in the afternoon a special talk on the topic “Beat Air Pollution” and concluding with a fun run around the campus in the late afternoon. 

We urge you to join and let our cause be heard! 

For more information please visit www.rrcap.ait.ac.th 


(b) Orientation for New Students: 2 Aug. 2019

Fri Aug 2nd 9:00am - 5:00pm

 Orientation Day for new students will be organized at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) on 2 August 2019 at the AIT Conference Center.

More details at this link: https://www.ait.ac.th/event/orientation-new-students-2-august-2019/ 


(c)"100 Innovations and Entrepreneurs": 14 – 17 Aug. 2019 

"100 Innovations and Entrepreneurs" is the name of a grand event being organized by AIT that seeks to celebrate the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of AIT. Featuring 100 innovations and entrepreneurs, the event will be organized from 14-17 August at Centara Grand, Bangkok.

More details: https://www.ait.ac.th/ev…/100-innovations-and-entrepreneurs/ 



 (a) Bangabandhu Chair Dialogue: Lecture Series, EECC Seminar by Dr. Sabuj Kumar Mandal - 4 June 2019

AIT will organize Bangabandhu Chair Dialogue: Lecture Series, EECC Seminar by Dr. Sabuj Kumar Mandal, from the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Indian Institute of Technology Madras, on the following date and time.


Title: Impact of Energy efficiency on economic growth: A non linear panel data estimation

Date:    Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Time:   14:30 - 16:00 hrs.

Venue:  S101, SERD Seminar room


Kindly register your participation here to enable us to make better logistics.


(b)The 6th International Conference on Fisheries and Aquaculture on “Sustainable Aquaculture: Nutritional Security and Exports”: 22 – 23 Aug. 2019

Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management program under Department of Food, Agriculture, and BioResources, School of Environment, Resources, and Development (SERD), will host the 6th International Conference on Fisheries and Aquaculture on “Sustainable Aquaculture: Nutritional Security and Exports” at Hotel Windsor Suites and Convention, Bangkok, from 22 – 23 August 2019.

See more details: https://aquaconference.com/icfa-2019/ .



C. Visitors


 •Delegation from Asian Development Bank, led by Mr. Tatsuya Kanai, Senior Advisor, Partner Funds Division, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department / 6 June 2019 / to have a courtesy call to AIT President and to have a meeting with ADB Scholars at AIT

•Delegation from the Embassy of Republic of South Africa and some institutes / Organizations, led by H.E. Mr. Geoffrey Quinton Mitchell Doidge, The Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa to Thailand / 7 June 2019 / to discuss partnerships, develop strategic relationships, opportunities for collaboration and student exchange programs with AIT



D. Faculty and Staff Travel 


Ms. Qing Xia / Songdo, Republic of Korea / 25 February – 2 March 2019*

Dr. Pisut Koomsap / Warsaw, Poland, and Tunisia / 18 May – 17 June 2019

Dr. Oleg Shipin / California, USA / 25 May – 17 June 2019

Dr. Kavinda G. Hettiarachchige / Colombo, Sri Lanka / 26 – 29 May 2019*

Dr. Manzul K. Hazarika / Uttarakhand, India / 26 – 30 May 2019*

Prof. Joyashree Roy / Cambodia and Myanmar / 26 – 31 May 2019*

Dr. Avishek Datta / Khon Kaen and Chaiyaphum, Thailand / 28 May 2019*

Dr. Sangam Shrestha / Chaiyaphum, Thailand / 28 May 2019*

Mr. Frank G. Yrle / Chaiyaphum, Thailand / 28 May 2019*

Prof. Thammarat Koottatep / Myitkyina, Myanmar / 28 – 30 May 2019*

Mr. Ida Bagus Hendra Gupta / Myitkyina, Myanmar / 28 – 30 May 2019*

Dr. Sarawut Ninsawat / Khon Kaen, Thailand / 29 May 2019*

Mr. Sanjeev Jayasinghe / Colombo, Sri Lanka / 29 May – 5 June 2019

Prof. Pennung Warnitchai / Philippines / 30 May – 1 June 2019*

Prof. Rajendra P. Shrestha / Colombo, Sri Lanka / 30 May – 5 June 2019

Dr. Yuosre Badir / Hanoi, Vietnam / 31 May – 8 June 2019

Dr. Huynh Trung Luong / Poland / 31 May – 10 June 2019

Mr. Hoang Hung Manh / Poland / 31 May – 6 June 2019

Mr. Clifford M. Gasillos / Poland / 31 May – 10 June 2019

Prof. Thammarat Koottatep / Vientiane, Laos / 1 – 4 June 2019

Mr. Ashok Dahal / Manila, Philippines / 2 – 6 June 2019

Mr. Santosh Dhungana and Mr. Suraj Pradhan / Vientiane, Laos / 4 – 7 June 2019

Dr. Sarawut Ninsawat / Suphanburi, Thailand / 5 June 2019

Ms. Pratichhya Sharma / Uttarakhand, India / 5 – 8 June 2019

Dr. Sundar  Venkatesh / Colombo, Sri Lanka / 7 – 10 June 2019

Ms. Kluaymai Thongkham / Colombo, Sri Lanka / 7 – 10 June 2019

Mrs. Adelaida B. Roman / Manila, Philippines / 8 – 23 June 2019


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


E. Classifieds (Jobs)


Position: Purchasing Director (Office of Procurement, Inventory and Assets (OPIA))
Ref. No. 28/19
Deadline: 7 June 2019
Position: Director (AIT Center in Vietnam (AITCV))
Ref. No. 24/19
Deadline: 15 June 2019
Position: Purchasing Director (Office of Procurement, Inventory and Assets (OPIA))
Ref. No. 28/19
Deadline: 30 June 2019
Position: Technician (School of Environment, Resources and Development)
Ref. No. 30/19
Deadline: 30 June 2019