WEEK #38, 21 –27 September 2015


In this issue:



Campus Updates



Faculty and Staff Travel

Classifieds (Jobs)




SET welcomes two new seconded faculty members – Dr. Deepak Sharma and Dr. Shrikrishna Nandkishor Joshi

School of Engineering and Technology (SET) welcomes two new seconded faculty members, Dr. Deepak Sharma and Dr. Shrikrishna Nandkishor Joshi, who joined Industrial Systems Engineering Field of Study as Visiting Assistant Professors, starting from 14 September and 11 September 2015, respectively.

Dr. Deepak Sharma is seconded to AIT by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. He is an Assistant Professor in the department of Mechanical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati, Assam, India. He received his Master and PhD degrees from IIT Kanpur, India in2004 and 2010, respectively. His current research areas are System Design Optimization, Genetic Algorithms, Multi-objective Optimization, GPU Computing for Finite Element Analysis. Dr. Sharma has worked with various international research teams in Finland, France, Singapore, and Germany. He has received NVIDIA-Innovation award 2014 and, Best Paper Awards in IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation conferences in 2007 and 2008. He is a reviewer of many peer reviewed journals and conferences. He is also member of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, Association ofComputing Machinery (SIGEVO), and American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME). He has published around 25 papers in high impact peer reviewed journals and conference, and also has written many book chapters. He has organized three short term courses and skill development programs for academicians and executives of public enterprises from India.

During his stay at ISE/AIT, he will be teaching Deterministic Optimization Models (AT 72.01) in August 2015 semester.

He can be contacted at the following:
Room No. 208 (Chalerm Prakiat Building)
Tel. Ext. 5675
Email: dsharma@iitg.ernet.in


Dr. Shrikrishna Joshi is seconded to AIT by the Ministry of Human Resource  Development, Government of India.  He received his Ph.D in “Intelligent process modeling and optimization of electric discharge machining” from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, India in the year of 2010. He has worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology  (IIT) Guwahati, India. His research interests are laser based manufacturing, ultr-precision machining, computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) and, manufacturing process modeling and optimization. Dr. Joshi has about 30 papers published in journals and conferences of national/international repute and has edited a book on “Laser-based manufacturing, Spinger” along with Prof. U. S. Dixit, IIT Guwahati. He has also authored four book chapters in the books published at international level.

He will be responsible to teach the course  AT73.02: Advanced Manufacturing Processes, 3(3-0) in August 2015 Semester.

He can be contacted at the following:
Room No. 206, (Chalerm Prakiat Building)
Tel. Ext. 5684
Email: shrikrishna@ait.asia  


Emerald Online Quiz 2015

Emerald has launched online quiz 2015 for all universities in Thailand who subscribe to Emerald.

To join activities please click to https://goo.gl/lWvr5i   

The online quiz starts now until 31st October 2015
1st winner iPad Mini 1 prize
2nd winners Emerald Backpack 2 prizes
3rd winners Emerald Power Bank 3 prizes
4th winners Emerald Sheep Bag 5 prizes
5th winners Emerald keychain 10 prizes

Emerald will announce all winners on Instragram @emeraldthailand on 5 November 2015.


Follow up call for Proposals due in Sept. and Oct.

Prof. Kanchana Kanchanasut, Vice President for Research, would like to remind the AIT Community regarding the following call for proposals due in September/October 2015:

1-      AIT / ICT-ASIA: Additional ICT-ASIA Grant with the Asian Institute of Technology.  Max 143 000 EUR for 2-year projects. Teams: at least 3 research centers:  1 AIT, 1 French, 1 other Asian. Directed at fundamental research in ICT.
Deadline: September 27

2-       Regional Forum on Climate Change grant of 143 000 EUR for 3 projects (adaptation/mitigation/cross-cutting studies).Teams must involve at 3 research centers: 1 AIT, 1 French, 1 other Asian.
http://www.rfcc2015.ait.asia/Presentation/CallForTermsOfReferece     (English)
Deadline: October  31


ABU Asia Pacific Robot Contest

Thailand will host ABU Asia Pacific Robot Contest next year under the theme "Clean Energy Recharging the World",  organized by Thailand’s Channel 9 (MCOT)

The contest’s rules  were announced on 23 August 2015  in Indonesia. The rules are specified by an academic committee chaired by Dr. Manukid Parnichkun of Mechatronics Program, School of Engineering and Technology.

Please see the contest introduction VDO from the following links:

Further information is available at: www.aburobocon2016.com   


NSTDA-EURAXESS Slam Competition

NSTDA- Euraxess Slam Competition is open to researchers (from masters students to advanced researchers) of all nationalities and research fields currently based in Thailand.

To participate, send a 3-minute video describing your work, before October 5, 2015, to M. Simon Grimley: simon.grimley@euraxess.net

This competition is a three step one. The first step happens in Thailand. The winner will go to the second step at an ASEAN level. Last step of participation is the final at an international level.

For more information: http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/index.cfm/links/events/asean/science_slam   



Campus Updates


Donation to Myanmar for flood victims through AIT & AITAA Thailand

On 21 September 2015, representatives from AIT Alumni Association Myanmar will hand over the donation of 162,870 Baht (THB) for flood victims in Myanmar through AIT and AITAA Thailand.


Vacant Space at AITIS Canteen available for Lease

Please be informed that the AITIS Canteen is now available for lease.

Interested parties are invited to submit your proposals within 3.30p.m., Friday, 25 September 2015 at OPIA (Purchasing Office).

Contact person:

•        For Bid information and submission:     Pakkamol Dherapongsthada          pakkamol@ait.ac.th   

•        For Space information & requirements:   Elizabeth Chaloeyvares    bethc@ait.asia  





Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Seminar: “Second DAF Seminar: Lessons Learned from 50 years in the Waterbox”

The Second Distinguished Adjunct Faculty (DAF) Seminar titled “Lessons Learned from 50 years in the Waterbox” will be delivered by Dr. Mogens Dyhr-Nielsen on 22 September 2015 from 10:30 - 12:00 hrs at Room B108, AIT Conference Center.

See more details: http://www.ait.ac.th/news-and-events/2015/events/second-daf-seminar-lessons-learned-from-50-years-in-the-waterbox/#.VfofN8v-IdU  


Professional Training Program in Banking Management

AIT Extension is organizing a training program for 22 management professionals of Rastriya Banijaya Bank, Nepal from 21 - 25 Sept 2015.

About RRB:

Established on January 23, 1966, it is a pioneer Bank in Nepal. Earlier constituted under the RBB Act 2021 with the full ownership of the government of Nepal, the Bank is presently running under Bank and Financial Institute Act (BAFIA) and Company Act (CA) 2063.

More details are available at this link: http://www.rbb.com.np/

See more details: http://www.ait.ac.th/news-and-events/2015/news/professional-training-program-in-banking-management-1/#.VfofiMv-IdU  


DPMM Seminars for Asia Pacific Initiative for Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance

Disaster Preparedness Mitigation and Management (DPMM) program shall be conducting a seminar series from August-December 2015 as a part of the Asia Pacific Initiative for Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance. The seminars will be delivered from JICA Room, Second Floor, School of Engineering and Technology (SET).

To reserve a seat, kindly contact
Email: dpmm@ait.asia , dpmm.ait@gmail.com  
Website: www.dpmm.ait.asia  
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DPMM.AIT

See more details: http://www.ait.ac.th/news-and-events/2015/events/dpmm-seminars-for-asia-pacific-initiative-for-disaster-management-and-humanitarian-assistance/#.Ve-rSMv-IdV





•        Delegation from Assam Don Bosco University, India, led by Fr. Dr. Stephen Mavely, Vice Chancellor / 21 Sept. 2015 / to sign an MoA with AIT for Unified Bachelor-Master Degree Program



Faculty and Staff Travel


Mr. Bishwakanta Gautam / Hanoi, Vietnam / 14 – 25 September 2015

Ms. Amalia S.  Canullas / Hanoi, Vietnam / 14 – 25 September 2015

Ms. Atirose Rattanapanop / Hanoi, Vietnam / 14 – 25 September 2015

Prof. Kanchana Kanchanasut / Thimphu, Bhutan / 17 – 22 September 2015

Prof. Sivanappan Kumar / China / 20 – 22 September 2015

Mr. Syams Nashrrullah / Colombo, Sri Lanka / 20 – 24 September 2015

Prof. Mukand Singh Babel / Hanoi, Vietnam / 20 – 25 September 2015

Dr. Firman Hadi Darodji / Semarang & Jakarta, Indonesia / 20 September – 1 October 2015

Dr. Apichon Witayangkurn / Surat Thani Province, Thailand / 21 – 25 September 2015

Mr. Nawarathnage L. Deshapriya / Colombo, Sri Lanka / 21 – 24 September 2015

Dr. Peeyush Soni / Caragena, Colombia / 21 – 25 September 2015

Dr. Nagai Masahiko / Surat Thani Province, Thailand / 21 – 23 September 2015

Dr. Faiz Shah / Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney, Australia / 23 September – 1 October 2015

Mr. Faisal Alih / Brisbane, Hobart, Sydney, Australia / 23 September – 1 October 2015

Dr. Weerakorn Ongsakul / Phnom Penh, Cambodia / 24 – 26 September 2015

Dr. Ram C. Bhujel / Yangon, Myanmar / 24 – 29 September 2015

Dr. Noppadol Phien-Wej / Balin, Indonesia / 26 September – 1  October 2015

Dr. Masahiko Honzawa / Jakarta, Indonesia / 27 – 29 September 2015

Dr. Manzul K. Hazarika / Kathmandu, Nepal / 27 September – 1 October 2015

Ms. Anyamanee Onsomkrit / Kathmandu, Nepal / 27 September – 1 October 2015

Mr. Lakmal D. Nawarathnage / Jakarta, Indonesia / 27 September – 1 October 2015

Mr. Syams Nashrrullah / Kathmandu, Nepal / 27 September – 1 October 2015

Ms. Sumana Ratanasawetwad / Da Nang, Vietnam / 27 September – 2 October 2015

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



Classifieds (Jobs)           


Senior Laboratory Supervisor (School of Engineering & Technology) 
Ref. No: 43/15
Deadline: 30 September 2015


Laboratory Attendant (School of Engineering & Technology)
Ref. No: 44/15
Deadline:  30 September 2015


Administrative Assistant (School of Engineering & Technology)
Ref. No: 45/15
Deadline: 30 September 2015


Quality Assurance Manager (AIT Consulting)
Ref. No: 23/15
Deadline: 30 September 2015


Net Software Developer (AIT Consulting)
Ref. No: 38/15
Deadline: 30 September 2015


Head, Human Resources Office (Human Resources Office)
Ref. No: 2/15
Deadline: 31 October 2015


Assistant or Associate Professors Positions (School of Management)
Ref. Fac 5/15
Deadline: 31 December 2015


Assistant or Associate Professor, SERD (School of Environment, Resources & Development)
Ref. No: Fac 4/15
Deadline: 15 July 2016