WEEK# 31, 8 - 14 August, 2022

In this issue:

A. Announcements 

B. Workshops/ Conferences

C. Visitors/ MoU/ Agreement Signing 

D. Faculty & Staff Travel

E. Classifieds (jobs)

A. Announcements 

1) Promotion of Dr. Avishek Datta and Dr. Huynh Trung Luong from the rank of Associate Professor to Full Professor

Email from Professor Shobhakar Dhakal, Vice President for Academic Affairs on 5 August 2022

Dear Members of the AIT Community,

I am pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Avishek Datta and Dr. Huynh Trung Luong from the rank of Associate Professor to Full Professor, following the approval of the Board of the Trustees at its meeting held on the 4th of August 2022.  

Dr. Datta joined AIT as an Assistant Professor in the School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD) in 2012 and was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in 2016. He obtained his Ph.D. in Agronomy from the University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia in 2008. Dr. Datta earned his Master of Science and Bachelor of Science (Honors) degrees in Agronomy from the BC State Agricultural University, Nadia, West Bengal, India in 2002 and 2000, respectively. Dr. Datta’s research encompasses the areas of crop water management, crop tolerance to soil and environmental stresses, climate change and food security, climate-smart agriculture, crop nutrient management, organic agriculture, and integrated pest management practice.

Dr. Luong joined AIT as an Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering and Technology (SET) in 2003 and was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in 2009. He obtained both his Doctor of Engineering and Master of Engineering degrees in Industrial Systems Engineering from AIT in 2000 and 1995, respectively. He was the recipient of AIT’s James A. Linen III Memorial Prize for the most outstanding academic performance in 1995. He earned his Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering from Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Vietnam in 1992. Dr. Luong’s research focuses on operations research applications such as inventory control and management, maintenance management, supply chain management – particularly on the analysis of Bullwhip effect in supply chain.

The CVs of Dr. Datta and Dr. Luong can be accessed via the following links:   Dr. Avishek Datta and Dr. Huynh Trung Luong

We warmly congratulate Professor Avishek Datta and Professor Huynh Trung Luong on their promotion.

2. AIT Institute Wide Orientation

Our Orientation Program for new incoming students for August Intake, 2022, will be held on 8 August 2022 at 9am at Robert B. Banks (RBB) Auditorium, AIT Conference Center, we also provide a Zoom Meeting for those students who are not currently in Thailand yet.  In this regard, your participation in this program would be highly appreciated

Topic:  AIT Institute Wide Orientation, Monday, 8 August 2022

Date:   Aug 8, 2022 

Day:    Monday

Time:   09:00 AM Bangkok

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 924 9599 4479

Passcode: 902986

3) Webinar on Showcasing Leading Nature-based Solution Experiences from Europe and Asia

The Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RRC.AP) located at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand invites you to join our second webinar on Nature-based Solutions (NbS) titled “Showcasing Leading Nature-Based Solution Experiences from Europe and Asia”.

The webinar will be held virtually and is scheduled for

11 August 2022 ● 14.00 HRS (UTC+7, Thailand Time) ● Via Webex

For more information and registration click HERE

The webinar aims to share knowledge and practical experiences in the field of NbS application to facilitate the effective uptake of this knowledge and contribute to a higher level of coordination among relevant sectoral policies and different institutional levels.

For queries, please contact asmita.poudel@rrcap.ait.ac.th



B. Workshops/ Conferences  

 Project Monitoring and Impact Evaluation | AIT Extension

Precision Farming and Climate Smart Agriculture | AIT Extension

Shrimp/Prawn Farming 101 | AIT Extension


Smart Grids: Technical, Commercial and Business Drivers | AIT Extension





C. Visitors/ MoU/ Agreement Signing 

 The MoU Signing Ceremony with Agriculture and FOrestry University (AFU), Nepal scheduled on Monday, 8 August 2022 at 1pm in the BoardRoom, Administration Building








D. Faculty & Staff Travel

 Dr. Thi Phuoc Lai Nguyen / Hanoi, Vietnam/ 31 July - 10 August 2022







 EClassifieds (jobs) 

Position: Assistant Professor, School of Engineering & Technology (CIE-TRE)
Ref: 5/ 21
Deadline: 30 September 2022

Position: Associate / Assistant Professor, SET-ICT
Ref: 2/ 22
Deadline: 30 September 2022

Position: Post Doctoral Research Scholar, SERD-GDS
Ref: 44/ 22
Deadline: 5 September 2022

Position: Coordinator, OIA
Ref: 22/ 22
Deadline: 15 August 2022

Position: Research Chair, IDRC-SERD
Ref: 01/ 22
Deadline: 15 September 2022

Position: Structural Engineer (Project Developer) AITS
Ref: 39/ 22
Deadline: 15 September 2022

Position: Digital Media Officer, Office of Public Affairs (OPA)
Ref: 42/ 22
Deadline: 15 August 2022

Position: Public Relations Officer, Office of Public Affairs (OPA)
Ref: 41/ 22
Deadline: 15 August 2022

Position: Lab Supervisor, EEM-EEC
Ref: 25/ 22
Deadline: 31 August 2022

Position: Program Officer/ Specialist, RRCAP 
Ref: 32/ 22
Deadline: 24 August 2022

Position: Administrative Officer, GRU-OTA
Ref: 43/ 22
Deadline: 16 August 2022

Position: Program Officer, BRRC
Ref: 33/ 22
Deadline: 31 August 2022