WEEK #4, 25 – 31 January 2016

In this issue:


Management Team News and Notes


Campus Updates



Faculty and Staff Travel

Classifieds (Jobs)


Management Team News and Notes


Confirmed AIT Management Notes, 14 January 2016

Please be informed that the confirmed notes of the 14 January 2016 meeting of the AIT Management are now Intranet-published at http://www.ait.ac.th/management/aitmt-notes




Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Seminar by Dr. Bindu Lohani

Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Seminar will be delivered by Dr. Bindu Lohani entitled, “Technological Challenges and Opportunities in Addressing Climate Resilience Smart Cities”


Date     :           Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Time    :            10:00 -  12:00 hrs

Venue  :           Main Auditorium, AIT Conference Center

Dr. Bindu Lohani is currently the Head of Global Climate Change Practice, Centennial Group, USA; Distinguished Fellow, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan; and Chief Advisor, K water and Founding Member, Asian Water Council, Korea.

Dr. Lohani is a distinguished AIT alumnus, who served as Chairman and Associate Professor of the Division of Environmental Engineering at AIT, prior to joining ADB. Dr. Lohani is a current member of the AIT Board of Trustees.

Dr. Lohani was Ranking Vice-President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development until 30 June 2015. He was responsible for the ADB’s Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department (Office of the Chief Economist), Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, and Office of Information Systems and Technology.

Before the above position, Dr. Lohani was Vice-President (Finance and Administration) of ADB.  Dr. Lohani also served as Chair of Investment Committee of the Pension Fund (more than $2 billion); Chair of Asset Liability Management Committee; and Chair of Crisis Management Committee.

All are invited to attend this very interesting and very timely Seminar!

See more details: http://www.ait.ac.th/news-and-events/2016/events/daf-seminar-technological-challenges-and-opportunities-in-addressing-climate-resilience-smart-cities/#.Vph0xsv-IdU

There will be a live broadcast of the talk by Dr. Bindu N. Lohani. The URL for the live broadcast is available at the below link:



A special talk on "Water Resources by the End of the Century in Mountains with Declining Snow and Ice" by a Nobel Prize Winner, Prof. Martin Beniston 

Prof. Martin Beniston, from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, will be visiting AIT on 5 February 2016 to deliver a special talk on "Water Resources by the end of the Century in Mountains with Declining Snow and Ice". 

Prof. Martin specializes in climate impact research, and was part of the IPCC team that was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.

He is currently a full professor at the University of Geneva and Director of its Institute for Environmental Sciences. A renowned authority in climate research, he has close to 180 publications in international literature (h factor: 48), and is the editor / associate editor of several journals and book series with international publishers. Please visit http://www.unige.ch/climate/Team/Beniston.html for details of his credentials.

You are all cordially invited to this special lecture, and interact with him. The relevant details are:

Date: 05 February 2016 (Friday)

Time: 10:00-11:00h

Venue: Milton Bender Auditorium

Interested persons, please register through the link below:



SET welcomes new visiting faculty members seconded from India

School of Engineering and Technology (SET) welcomes two visiting faculty members -- Dr. Balkrishna Eknath Narkhede and Dr. Mukesh Kumar Barua who joined Industrial Systems Engineering Field of Study as Visiting Associate Professors in January 2016.

They are seconded to AIT by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

Dr. Mukesh Kumar Barua, is currently visiting Associate Professor at School of Engineering and Technology, AIT Bangkok, and Associate Professor, Department of Management Studies. IIT Roorkee. He is also a Visiting Professor at Defense Engineering College, FDRE’s Metals and Engineering Corporation, Ethiopia.  He holds a Ph.D. in Supply Chain Management from IIT Madras, an M. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Madras, and a B.E. in Industrial and Production Engineering from SGSITS Indore, India. He has 21 years of teaching and research experience at IIT Roorkee and SGSITS Indore.

His areas of interest include Operations Research, Operations Management, Quality Control, Project Management, Business Statistics, Multivariate Techniques (Discriminant Analysis, Factor Analysis, Cluster Analysis, Structural Equation Modeling), and Marketing research.

He has organized more than 15 MDP and FDP at IIT R and other Engineering and Management Institutes.

He also completed a project on “Development of quantitative techniques laboratory” sponsored by IIT Roorkee. Completed a project on “Study of Pharmaceutical Supply Chain” sponsored by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

He has guided 7PhD theses, 2 independently and 5 jointly, 15 ME and 8 BE theses, currently guiding 5 PhD scholars.

Dr. Barua has organized several conferences in recent years as follows:

- International Conference on "Research and Sustainable Business" jointly Sheffield Business School (UK) and Department of Management Studies, IIT Roorkee, during December 4-6, 2015 at NOIDA campus of IIT Roorkee.

- International Conference of the Department of Management Studies, IIT Roorkee, on “Research and Sustainable Business" on March 8-9, 2014.

-  A National Conference of the Department of Management Studies, IIT Roorkee, on “Emerging Challenge for Sustainable Business” on June 1-2, 2012.

During his stay at ISE/AIT, Dr. Mukesh Kumar Barua will be teaching Deterministic Sequencing and Scheduling (AT 72.10) in the January 2016 semester. He can be contacted at Room No. 208 (Chalerm Prakiat Building) Ext. 5675 and over an e-mail at mukesh@ait.asia, baruafdm@iitr.ernet.inbarua71@gmail.com

Dr. Balkrishna Eknath Narkhede received his Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering) degree from University of Mumbai, India. His undergraduate degree is in Production & Industrial Engineering from SGGS Institute of Engineering & Technology Nanded, India (Govt Autonomous Institute) and he holds a master’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Visvesvarayya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, India. He has also completed FDPM from Indian Institute of Management, Indore, India.

He is Associate Dean (Resource Mobilization & Finance) at Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI), Mumbai, India. He is also a Visiting Faculty at the National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) Mumbai, India. He is editing Industrial Engineering Journal published by Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering since 2009.

His research interests are Industrial Engineering and Management particularly Operations Strategy, Supply Chain Management, Project Management, Entrepreneurship.

He can be contacted at Room No. 206 (Chalerm Prakiat Building); tel. No. 02 524 5684; Email : balkrishna@ait.asia , benarkhede@vjti.org.in     


AIT Distinguished Researcher Awards: DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS 29 JANUARY 2016

The "AIT Distinguished Researcher Awards 2016" was established last year to recognize the valuable contributions and professional accomplishments of AIT Faculty and Staff in research.

The awards have two categories namely:

1. AIT Research Leader Award

2. AIT Young Researcher Award

Applications can be submitted to the Vice President for Research Prof. Kanchana Kanchanasut at email: vpresearch@ait.ac.th  by Friday 29 January, 2016.


Call for Papers for the 19th International Society for Business Innovation and Technology Management Conference

The 2016 19th International Society for Business Innovation and Technology Management Conference on Corporate Sustainability in Business Decision Making Model will be held in Bangkok Thailand from June 12-14, 2016.

Authors wishing to submit a paper should send an abstract to the Secretariat, ml.tseng@mail.lhu.edu.tw on or before March 12, 2016

Τhe outstanding papers will be recommended for entry to various journals, including Resources, Conservation, and Recycling (SCI); J of Cleaner Production (SCI), J of APBITMS, Progress of BITM, and other SCI Journals.

The registration fee and other details are in the attached Call for Papers.

More information is available at: www.isbitm.org .


Campus Updates


Contact Information Update, Medical Reimbursement Procedure and AIT Plastic ID Card

A gentle reminder for AIT faculty and staff members on the following matters:

1. Contact Information in HRIS

It is imperative that we have a correct record of your personal data in our system. Information such as name of contact person and telephone numbers are very important especially during emergencies. There are still employees who have not provided the above information. Please log in the web link, https://hris.ait.ac.th  to update your contact information. Use your AIT email account credential to log in then click “View Employee Profile” and complete the fields in the “Contact Information”.

2.  Medical Reimbursement

Please be reminded that in order to process your medical reimbursement, you must submit the medical receipt and medical certificate showing the diagnosis and date of consultation to the Human Resources Office within 60 days after the consultation. Reimbursement submitted later than 60 days will not be accepted.

3. AIT Plastic ID Card

For permanent employees and those on contracts of one or more years, a plastic AIT ID card can be availed from the Human Resources Office.

If you still have not changed your laminated paper ID card, please visit the Human Resources Office to have your photo and electronic signature taken.  The plastic AIT ID cards will be ready within three (3) working days.

Your plastic AIT ID cards can be used to borrow books from the AIT Library, as well as serve as a cash card in the AIT Cafeteria.

Human Resources Office


Social Security Hospitals for 2016

Members of Social Security who would like to change their registered hospital, please contact HRO within 15 March 2016.

Please note that Camillion Hospital is no longer in the Social Security list of participating hospitals.  For those registered in this hospital please contact HRO to register the hospital of your choice.

Human Resources Office


Thai Language Classes

The Language Center is pleased to announce the opening of Survival Thai Course and Reading and Writing Thai course for Beginners.


Survival Thai Course

From 25 January – 9 March 2016 (20 hours)

On Monday and Wednesday, from 17:00 - 18:30


Reading and Writing Thai

 From 26 January – 10 March 2016 (20 hours)

 On Tuesday and Thursday, from 17:00 - 18:30

Course Fee: 2,000 baht

Class Size: 15 persons

Register and payment at the Language Center, Room 216.


Chinese Courses

The Language Center will organize Chinese courses as follows:


Basic Chinese Conversation

From 2 February -  24 March  (16 classes)

On Tuesday and Thursday 16.30 - 18.00


Writing and Reading for Beginners

From 2 February  – 24 March (16 classes)

On Tuesday and Thursday 12.00 - 13.00


These courses are discounted to 750 Baht due to support of the Chinese Government through the Confucius Institute.  (no refunds)

Interested persons please register at the Language Center, Room 216.


ERP Offline

Please be informed that ERP will be offline every day, January 4-29, 2016
from 11:30 - 13:00 during offline period finance has to process the transaction
of Y2015 (Due to Year-end closing).

Finance Department


Bicycle Sticker

Please be informed that bicycle sticker are available at security office located at gate-1. Office of Facilities and Asset Management (OFAM) encourages the AIT community, especially the new students to take the sticker for their bicycles.


- In case if the bicycle with sticker is lost, security officer can help to identify the lost bicycle easily

- Security can also identify the outsiders easily entering the campus from gate-1 & gate-2

Procedure to take the sticker:

1. Present your AIT ID card to the AIT Cashier located in Admin Building and pay Baht 20 for the bicycle sticker

2. Bring the original receipt and copy of AIT ID card to security officer at gate-1 to claim for the sticker

Office of Facilities and Asset Management (OFAM)




International Forum on Sustainable Future in Asia “Converting Aspirations to Actions”

An International Forum on Sustainable Future in Asia “Converting Aspirations to Actions” will be organized by the Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RR.CAP) at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) on 27-28 January 2016.

See more details: http://www.ait.ac.th/news-and-events/2016/events/international-forum-on-sustainable-future-in-asia-201cconverting-aspirations-to-actions201d/#.VpyLR8v-IdU  


UN Winter School on Sustainable Consumption and Production in Asia and the Pacific

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and its partners, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), AIT, and the ASEAN Secretariat, in consultation with UNIDO, are welcoming applications for the forthcoming:

Dates and Venue:

(TBC) 17-30 January 2016
Asian Institute of Technology Campus


Strategic objective:


To improve the knowledge of future decision makers in the area of Sustainable Consumption and Production and thus contribute to the design and implementation of policies, business models and practices that can promote sustainable resource management in a life cycle perspective for goods and services produced and used by governments, business and civil society.


More details: http://www.ait.ac.th/news-and-events/2016/events/un-winter-school-on-sustainable-consumption-and-production-in-asia-and-the-pacific/#.Vo8edMv-IdU




  • Students and lecturers from the Department of Urban Planning and Real Estate of Tarumanagara University, Indonesia / 27 Jan. 2016 / to visit AIT and to meet with faculty members related to RRDP, SERD
  • Delegation from Hydropower, Poyry PLC, Energy Business Group, Finland, led by Ms. Anja Silvennoinen, President of the Energy Business Line / 2 Feb. 2016 / to visit AIT campus and explore future collaborations


Faculty and Staff Travel


Dr. B.H.W. Hadikusumo / Vietnam / 13 – 15 January 2016*

Dr. B.H.W. Hadikusumo /Myanmar / 15 – 18 January 2016*

Prof. Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh / Hanoi, Vietnam / 15 – 21 January 2016*

Dr. Naveed Anwar / Dili, Timore-Leste / 15 – 23 January 2016*

Dr. Didin Agustian Permadi / Hanoi, Vietnam / 17 – 21 January 2016*

Dr. Jagath K. Rajapaksha / Colombo, Sri Lanka / 15 January – 1 February 2016

Dr. Oleg Shipin / Cambodia / 18 – 29 January 2016

Prof. Kanchana Kanchanasut / Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand / 20 – 22 January 2016*

Ms. Phyu Sin / Chiang Mai / 21 – 23 January 2016*

Mr. Bishal Bhari / Chonburi, Thailand / 22 – 24 January 2016*

Ms. Thaniya Jirasathitpornpong / Chonburi, Thailand / 22 – 24 January 2016*

Prof. Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh / Bandung, Indonesia / 23 – 25 January 2016

Dr. Didin Agustian Permadi / Bandung, Indonesia / 23 – 25 January 2016

Mr. Lal Nguyen Huy / Bandung, Indonesia / 23 – 25 January 2016

Dr. Kyoko Kusakabe / Kobe, Japan / 22 – 26 January 2016

Dr. Anil Kumar Anal / Kolkata, India / 31 January – 4 February 2016

Prof. Voratas Kachitvichyanukul / Kolkata, India / 1 – 4 February 2016

Dr. Manzul K. Hazarlka / Guwahati, India / 1 – 4 February 2016

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


Classifieds (Jobs)


Dean, School of Management (School of Management)

Ref. No: 60/15

Deadline: 31 January 2016



Head, Climate Change Cluster (Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific)

Ref. No: 54/15

Deadline: 31 January 2016



Cafeteria Supervisor (Office of Facilities and Assets Management)

Ref. No: 56/15

Deadline: 31 January 2016



Internal Auditor (Internal Audit Office)

Ref. No: 15/15

Deadline: 31 January 2016



Class Teacher (AIT International School)

Ref. No: 01/2016

Deadline: 15 February 2016



Assistant Facilities Officer (Office of Facilities and Assets Management)

Ref. No: 02 / 16

Deadline: 15 February 2016



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

Ref. No: Fac 06/15

Deadline: 28 February 2016



Laboratory Supervisor (Environmental Engineering and Chemical Analyses)

Ref. No: 57/15

Deadline: 29 February 2016



Senior Technician (School of Environment, Resources & Development)

Ref. No: 58/15

Deadline: 29 February 2016



Assistant / Associate Professor (IME) (School of Engineering & Technology)

Ref. No: Fac 09/15

Deadline: 31 March 2016



Assistant or Associate Professors Positions (School of Management)

Ref. No: Fac 5/15

Deadline: 30 June 2016