WEEK #26: 27 June – 3 July 2016

In this issue:



Campus Updates


Faculty and Staff Travel

Classifieds (Jobs)




AIT and NSTDA to launch a joint academic cooperation


AIT and National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) will launch a joint academic cooperation between both parties at the Agreement Signing Ceremony to be held on Wednesday, 29 June 2016 at the AIT Conference Center, AIT Campus in Pathumthani province.

According to the agreement, NSTDA will send 11 Thai experts / researchers in various fields to serve as special faculty members to teach AIT students and to conduct joint research at AIT. The researchers are from: BIOTEC, NECTEC, MTEC, and NANOTEC, Royal Thai Government.

At the ceremony, Dr. Hiroyuki Konuma, Senior Advisor to the AIT President and former FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific, will deliver a Keynote Lecture on the topic “ World Food Security and Role of Research and Science ”.


Call for Abstracts for a Conference on "Water Security and Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities in Asia"

AIT (through one of its Asia Pacific Network (APN) on Global Change Research project) in association with Exceed centers CNRD (Cologne) and SWINDON (Braunschweig) in Germany will organize a conference on "Water Security and Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities in Asia". The relevant details of the conference are:

When? 29 November - 01 December, 2016

Where?  AIT Conference Center, Bangkok, Thailand

Who can Attend?  Academicians, practitioners, development workers, public sector officials, policy makers, private sector delegates, and students.

Please visit the conference website (http://sea.exceed-swindon.org/water security conference/ ) for additional details.

The 2015 Stockholm Prize (the world's most prestigious water award) Laureate, Rajendra Singh, will make a special keynote address in the conference.

The call for abstracts is now open. Limited financial support is available for participants from Asian universities. Participation as observers is also welcome.

For further details, please contact Ms. Aakanchya Budhathoki (Conference Coordinator) at watersecurityconf@ait.asia .

Kindly pass on the information pertaining to this conference to interested persons within your networks.


Project Opportunities in Azerbaijan and Myanmar

As part of the CTCN project, there are requests for technical assistance received from:

  • Azerbaijan titled “Strengthening Capacities to Assess Climate Change Vulnerability and Impacts to Shape Investments in Adaptation Technology for Azerbaijan’s Mountain Region" (contact deadline 27 Jun. 2016)
  • Myanmar titled “Promoting data for climate change, drought and flood management in Myanmar" (contact deadline 27 Jun. 2016)

If the subject areas fit your expertise well, and if you would like to be involved in providing 'technical services' towards the implementation of this request, please contact Victor Shinde (victorshinde@ait.asia ). He will help you in preparing a small application package (2-3 pages) that will be submitted to the CTCN Headquarters in Copenhagen. He will also explain to you the CTCN assistance mechanism. The application package will essentially contain information on:

-          Capacity to work in the language used by the country requesting assistance.

-         Work conducted on related topic/technology, if any (optional: provide relevant documents).

-         Previous work in the country or region, if any (optional: provide relevant documents).

-         Relationships and partnerships you may have in the country, if any.

Please note that submission of an application package does not guarantee an award. The CTCN Headquarters receives a number of applications from different organizations and it is their prerogative to choose the one they deem appropriate.


Campus Updates


Renovation of Dorm G

Please be informed that Office of Facilities and Asset Management (OFAM) is starting the renovation of dorm G from today 27 June 2016. The renovation of the dorm G is scheduled for a period of 3 months.

During this renovation period there might be loud noise or disturbance on the pathway near dorm G. In this regard, OFAM requests your kind understanding until the renovation is completed.




5th AIT Distinguished Adjunct Faculty (DAF) Seminar

The 5th AIT Distinguished Adjunct Faculty (DAF) Seminar will be delivered by Professor Sudip K. Rakshit entitled, "Transition to a Sustainable Bio-economy: Global Perspectives"

Date : Tuesday, 5th July 2016

Time : 1:30 -  3:00 p.m.

Venue: Main Auditorium, AIT Conference Center

Prof. Sudip K. Rakshit is a Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Biorefining and Bioenergy Processes at Lakehead University (LU) . He is associated with the Biorefining Research Institute (BRI) and the Department of Chemical Engineering at LU.  Professor Rakshit served as the AIT Vice President for Research from September 2005 to March 2012 and Professor in the Food Engineering and Bioprocess Technology (FEBT) program from January 1995. His first employment was in the Chemical Engineering Department at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras, India. Prof. Rakshit obtained his Master and PhD in Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology from IIT, Delhi, India and B.Tech from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India.  His first degree was  Chemistry Honours from the Loyola College, Chennai, India.

Interested persons please kindly confirm your participation by registering through the following link or by emailing Ms. Chotiros (Nam) at chotirosm@ait.asia, Tel.  02-524 6319.

There will be also be a live broadcast of the talk (link will be communicated closer to the date of the event).

Further details on the DAF initiative is available at the below link:



NSTDA’S Auto Parts Tech Day 2016

The National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) through Auto Parts Innovation Cluster, will organize the “AUTO PARTS TECH DAY 2016” with a theme of “AUTO PARTS AND THE FUTURE INDUSTRIES: Driving Thailand through AVIATION AND ELECTRIC VEHICLE” on 28 and 29 July 2016 at Thailand Science Park, Pathumthani. Participants can attend the following activities:

  • Keynote and Special Talks in Aviation and Electric Vehicle Industires
  • Technical Serviced Providers Exhibition and Technology Showcases
  • Laboratory Tours of the Thailand Science Park
  • Electric Vehicle Test Drive

To register, please go to: http://goo.gl/ddSwdu 

For more information, please contact: 02-564-8000 or email: techday2016@nstda.or.th


Training Course on "Accounting for Carbon Emission Reductions and Removals through REDD+ Activities"

Natural Resources Management Field of Study, School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD) will organize a training course on "Accounting for Carbon Emission Reductions and Removals through REDD+ Activities" on  27 November – 4 December 2016 at the AIT conference center.


For more information, please see:  


Closing: 30 September 2016


Faculty and Staff Travel


Dr. Matthew Dailey / Colombo, Sri Lanka / 21 – 24 June 2016*

Dr. Than Lin / Vancouver, BC, Canada / 23 June – 6 July 2016

Dr. Clemens M. Grunbuhel / Vienna, Austria and Washington DC, USA / 23 June – 7 July 2016

Mr. Norman Alcoba / Pattaya, Chonburi / 24 – 25 June 2016*

Prof. Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh / San Francisco, California, USA / 24 June – 1 August 2016

Ms. Chomchaba Katinted / Pattaya, Chonburi / 25 – 27 June 2016

Mr. Norman Del Mundo Alcoba / Beijing and Shanghai, Chinia / 25 – 29 June 2016

Dr. Djoen San Santoso / Hungary / 25 June – 3 July 2016

Dr. Shobhakar Dhakal / Phetchaburi Province, Thailand / 26 – 27 June 2016

Dr. Weerakorn Oongsakul / Phetchaburi Province, Thailand / 26 – 28 June 2016

Mr. Biplov Bhandari / Nay Pyi Taw and Yangon, Myanmar / 26 June – 1 July 2016

Prof. Rajendra P. Shrestha / Phetchaburi, Thailand / 27 – 28 June 2016

Dr. Firman Hadi Darodji / Phnom Penh, Cambodia / 27 – 30 June 2016

Dr. Manzul K. Hazarika / Phnom Penh, Cambodia / 27 – 30 June 2016

Dr. Naveed Anwar / Nairobi / 27 – 30 June 2016

Dr. Atitaya Panuvatvanich / Singapore / 27 June – 1 July 2016

Preechai Mekbungwan / Paris, France / 27 June – 26 September 2016

Dr. Jonathan Shaw / Colombo, Sri Lanka / 28 June – 2 July 2016

Mr. Voravate Chonlasin / Colombo, Sri Lanka / 28 June – 2 July 2016

Ms. Phyu Sin / Chonburi and Chanthaburi, Thailand / 28 June – 3 July 2016

Mr. Fazle Karim / Denpasar Bali, Indonesia / 29 June – 2 July 2016

Dr. Barbara Igel / Osaka and Nagoya, Japan / 1 – 10 July 2016

Dr. Sangam Shrestha / Kathmandu, Nepal / 2 – 6 July 2016

Prof. Pennung Warnitchai / Japan / 2 – 15 July 2016

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


Classifieds (Jobs)


Position: Head, Human Resources Office (Human Resources Office)

Ref. No. 7/16

Deadline: 30 June 2016



Position: Development Officer (President's Office)

Ref. No. 24/16

Deadline: 30 June 2016



Position: Administrative Officer (Government Relations Unit)

Ref. No. 26/16

Deadline: 30 June 2016



Position: Head of Waste Management Cluster (Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific)

Ref. No. 27/16

Deadline: 30 June 2016


Position: Assistant Facilities Officer / Facilities Officer (Office of Facilities and Assets Management)

Ref. No. 28/16

Deadline: 10 July 2016



Position: IT Officer (AIT Library)

Ref. No. 16/16

Deadline: 14 July 2016



Library Assistant (AIT Library )

Ref. No. 17/16

Deadline: 14 July 2016



Position: Assistant / Associate Professor (School of Environment, Resources & Development)

Ref. No. Fac 01/16

Deadline: 30 September 2016