WEEK # 41, 17 - 23 October, 2022

In this issue:

A. Announcements 

B. Workshops/ Conferences

C. Visitors/ MoU/ Agreement Signing 

D. Faculty & Staff Travel

E. Classifieds (jobs)

A. Announcement

We invite you all to the Opening Ceremony of AIT Mini Olympics.
Date: 17th October, 2022
Venue: Football Ground 
Time: 4:00 p.m. 
We will be having “March-past of every country with the country head carrying the flag of their country, National Anthem of each country, torch lighting ceremony” for officially starting the Mini Olympics. After the ceremony, we will kick start the event with a few matches of “Tug of War”. 
We invite you all to represent your country. 


2) LC Workshop Series: "Let's get to know Japan”

We would like to invite you to join the second workshop as part of the Japanese language and culture workshop series. Registration is free and based on a first-come-first-served policy. 

Japanese culture: "Let's get to know Japan”

Date/Time: October 18, 2022/5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Venue: Library Training Room (in-person only)

Target Participants: AIT students & staff


Maximum # of participants: 40

You can also check the attached flyer for more details.  Click here to register. 

 3A special TIK TALK Session with AIT President Prof. Kazuo Yamamoto

Dear students,

We are pleased to invite you to a special TIK TALK Session with AIT President Prof. Kazuo Yamamoto on:

"Innovation or Invention, or by Chance?  Lessons from developing the submerged hollow-fiber membrane bioreactor (MBR)"

Prof. Yamamoto will share his pioneering work in developing the submerged hollow-fiber membrane bioreactor (MBR), for which he was awarded the prestigious Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2020 and lessons from the R&D at a university. Please find details below and pre-register to indicate your participation

Date: 19 October 2022 (Wednesday)
Time4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Bangkok time)
VenueMilton E. Bender Auditorium, AIT Extension Building
Register: QR attached (Link)
Program schedule:

4:15 pm to 4:30 pm - Arrival of students

4:30 pm to 4:35 pm - Welcome remarks 

4:35 pm to 5:15 pm-  Talk by AIT President on the submerged Membrane Bioreactor (MBR)

5:15 pm to 5:25 pm- Open forum

5:25 pm to 5:30pm-  Photo session

Speaker: Prof. Kazuo Yamamoto, President AIT

Speaker Profile:

Professor Yamamoto has served AIT in various capacities starting as a former Japanese seconded faculty, and also as the AIT Vice President for Resource Development and Vice President for Administration on a joint appointment with the University of Tokyo and is very familiar with the Institute. He is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Tokyo, Professor for Research and Development Initiative at Chuo University, Visiting Professor at Kindai University, and is currently serving as the President of the Zosui (Water Reuse) Promotion Center in Japan and Audit & Supervisory Board Member of IDEA Consultants Inc. Professor Yamamoto was awarded the prestigious Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2020 for his pioneering work in developing the submerged membrane bioreactor (MBR). He has authored and co-authored 20 books and more than 130 scientific publications and was conferred 12 awards from international institutions including the European Desalination Society, the Japan Society on Water Environment, and the International Water Association, primarily for his notable invention of the world’s first operationally viable submerged membrane bioreactor (MBR).

Please register the soonest but not later than 17 October 2022 (Monday). Limited seats available!

 4) AIT Career Fair (onsite) on 26 October 2022!

Warm greetings from the AIT Career Center ! We are pleased to inform you that the Fall 2022 Semester AIT Career Fair (onsite) is scheduled on 26 October 2022 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  at the AIT Conference Center.

With 24 companies confirmed so far for the AIT Career Fair on 26 October 2022. 

Companies confirmed to join the Fair

  1. Osotspa Public Company Limited ( https://www.osotspa.com/new/th/home/)
  2. King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) (https://admission.kmutt.ac.th/)
  3. The Siam Cement PLC (www.scg.com)
  4. EssilorLuxottica ( http://www.essilorluxottica.com)
  5. TEAM Consulting Engineering and Management Co. Ltd ( https://www.teamgroup.co.th/en/about-us/)
  6. Siam Yamato Steel Co.,Ltd ( http://www.syssteel.com )
  7. WAL Consultant Co., Ltd ( https://walconsultant.com/ )
  8. Indorama Ventures Global Services Limited( https://www.indoramaventures.com/en/home)
  9. UN ESCAP ( https://www.unescap.org/ )
  10. Pandora Production Co., Ltd ( https://www.pandora.net/en-th)
  11. Factorytalk Co.,Ltd ( http://www.factory-talk.com)
  12. Tietex Asia, Ltd ( http://www.tietex.com)
  13. Siam Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd ( https://www.linkedin.com/company/siam-pharmaceutical/about/)
  14. Tractebel Engie(http://www.tractebel-engie.com)
  15. Bangkok University (https://hr.bu.ac.th/web/)
  16. Delta Electronic (https://deltathailand.com/en/)
  17. Modern Dyestuffs & Pigments Co., Ltd (http://www.modern.co.th)
  18. Regional integrated multi-hazard early warning system( https://www.rimes.int/)
  19. Laxmi Group ( https://www.laxmigroup.com.np/)
  20. Bouygues-Thai., Ltd ( https://www.bouyguesthai.com/ )
  21. Hana Semiconductor (Ayutthaya) Co., Ltd (http://www.hanagroup.com)
  22. FPT Software Thailand ( https://www.fpt-software.com/)
  23. PepsiCo ( http://www.pepsicojobs.com)
  24. Dexon Technology Public Company Limited ( https://www.dexon-technology.com/)

Please help us in spreading the word out about the Fair!  And let us know as well if you have any company contacts that you want us to invite to the Fair

Mark your calendar! For developments and career opportunities, please visit: www.careercenter.ait.ac.th

or check/like:  https://www.facebook.com/officialaitcareercenter
or email: careercenter@ait.ac.th
or contact us via phone: 662 524-6744, 662 524-6326


   B. Workshops/ Conferences  

1) The ICUE 2022 conference

The last time Asian Institute of Technology held the ICUE international conference in 2020, the pandemic was at its peak. The COVID 19 has changed nearly all the aspects of our lives including the way we organize and hold academic events like ICUE. Even in the worst time of pandemic, we never fail to exchange our knowledge, opinions, and our findings not just to improve and support each other’s research works but also to implement the goals we set for sustainable development.

“ We are glad to inform you that this year, AIT will proudly organize and hold the ICUE 2022 conference in Pattaya City from 26 to 28 October 2022.

Attaining the goals of sustainable development is based on three interlinked criteria: economic development, social progress, and environmental protection. Development would be meaningless if it does not ensure a sustainable economic growth that guarantees future generations’ ability to thrive and prosper without sacrificing the regenerative capacity of the environment. Economic activities always equate to environmental degradation and pollution, CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions and consequently global warming and climate change consequences. Thus it is our generation’s challenge to aim for a low-carbon based economic growth as it is the only way to help mitigate environmental pollution and subsequent effects of climate change. The ICUE 2022 conference is being organized by the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) to be a venue to exchange research ideas, outputs, experiences by covering technical, social, financial, economic and policy issues on Energy, Environment, and Climate Change. The conference is part of the ICUE conference series being organized by AIT every two years. Here, we expect professionals, policy makers, researchers, engineers, members of the academia, to convene and discuss global, regional, and national issues, covering a wide range of technical, economic, and social dimensions of energy utilization, its effect on the environment and climate change.

The ICUE 2022 Scientific Committee will select and announce the best conference papers (presented) after the conference. The selected papers can be recommended to the journal of Frontiers of Environmental Science and Engineering. It is an internationally peer-reviewed scientific journal of Chinese Academy of Engineering (IF 4.357), aiming to advance and disseminate knowledge in a wide range of environmental disciplines, and to promote interchange of ideas between environmental scientists and engineers in China and around the world. Authors who accept the recommendation can submit their full paper to the journal for further peer-review. Authors can also choose to publish their papers in the conference proceedings.

Best Student Paper Awards will be accorded to well-written and presented student papers (oral presentation MUST be done by a current student). The winning papers will be invited for publication in the International Energy Journal (IEJ) – an open-source, Scopus-indexed, ESCI-abstracted, and EI Compendex-listed peer-reviewed journal published by the Asian Institute of Technology. Moreover, the proceedings of the ICUE 2022 conference will be published inthe IEEE Xplore.

On behalf of the organizing committee of the ICUE 2022, we cordially invite you to participate in this conference. The early bird registration for the conference will open until 15 August 2022, so take your chance to register before the deadline. See you in Pattaya. For more information, please visit our conference website at www.icue2022.ait.ac.th.

2) The Water Security and Climate Change Conferences

Date: 1-3 December 2022

Venue: Hybrid (with physical sessions at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand)

Organizers: CNRD (TH Köln), SWINDON (TU Braunschweig), FSC (Univ. Hohenheim),

SDG Network (Univ. Gießen), ABCD Centre (TU Dresden), & the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT).

The Water Security and Climate Change (WSCC) series of conferences have been held on an annual basis since 2016. The first edition of the conference was organized in Bangkok (2016), and subsequently in Cologne (2017), Nairobi (2018), San Luis Potosí (2019), and Hanoi (2021). The overarching objective of these conferences is to proliferate the exchange of knowledge and practical know-how on the intrinsic relationship between water security and climate change, with a view to advance fundamental and action research in this domain that will help humankind address one of the greatest challenges of our times.

The WSCC conferences have become a notable academic platform for scientific, technical discourses, and policy-oriented discourses and discussions, evidenced by the increased number of participants each year. Furthermore, the conference has also contributed to the strengthening of the EXCEED by connecting member networks as well as raising awareness on the topic of water security and climate change. The conference additionally broadens its organization committee in 2022 by including the DAAD-funded organizations SDG nexus Network and ABCD-Center.

This year, the WSCC will be held from 01–03 December 2022 in Bangkok. The conference will be organized in a hybrid format, with a selected number of participants invited to Bangkok to present their work in person, while some sessions organized online for a wider audience.

Conference website: https://watersecurity.info

Call for abstract submission:  https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wscc2022


3) International Symposium in Pattaya, 8-10 Dec 2022

Email was sent on behalf of the School of Engineering and Technolog on 24 August 2022.

I would like to invite you to participate in the 1st International Symposium on ONE HEALTH, ONE WORLD (OHOW). This is the first one in its series. The Symposium is initiated and organized by AIT and the University of Tokyo. 

The scope of the Symposium covers many subjects, which include, for example,

  • Urban Safety & Disaster Mitigation,
  • Pollution and environmental risk management,
  • Climate change and water resources,
  • Pandemic and public health issues,
  • Biodiversity, wildlife and terrestrial ecosystems,
  • Carbon emissions

You might be interested to share your work on these subjects in this Symposium. There will be many researchers from the University of Tokyo joining this Symposium.

Only an extended abstract is required (a full paper is not required), and the deadline is September 16th, 2022 (about 4- 5 weeks from now). The deadline is not rigid. All these abstracts will be open to the public after the symposium.

The venue is Pattaya. Most likely it will be a good hotel in Jomtien Beach. All participants and their family can enjoy it.

The registration fee is quite low: 150 US$ for domestic participants (Thai & non-Thai) and 50 US$ for domestic students (Thai & non-Thai).

It is a 2-day symposium followed by a one-day technical/cultural tour.

Please also help promote this symposium by distributing the attached symposium brochure to your colleagues and those who might be interested.

Thank you very much & looking forward to seeing you in the Symposium.

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4) The 17th Asian Internet Engineering Conference

The 17th Asian Internet Engineering Conference (AINTEC), in cooperation with ACM SIGCOMM, provides an international technical forum for experts from industry and academia. AINTEC especially aims at addressing issues pertinent to the Asia and Pacific region, with vast diversities of socio-economic and networking conditions, while inviting high quality and recent research results from the Internet research community at large. AINTEC 2022 follows the previous sixteen successful editions. The conference is single-track and features a technical program with significant opportunities for individual and small-group discussions among a diverse set of participants. The technical sessions will include invited talks by leading experts, presentations of papers, demos, and posters.

For more details: https://interlab.ait.ac.th/aintec2022/




C. Visitors/ MoU/ Agreement Signing 


   A delegation from TusPark WHA visit on Friday, 21 October 2022 from 10.30 - 12.00 hrs at AIT Belt and Road Research Center (BRRC).






D. Faculty & Staff Travel


Prof. Kazuo Yamamoto, President / Kathmandu, Nepal/ 25-28 November 2022

Prof. Sangam Shrestha, SET / Chicago, USA/ 9 - 18 December 2022

Anirban Mukhopadhyay, SERD / India/ 21- 30 October 2022

Prof. Kunnawee Kanilpong, SET / USA / 7 - 17 October 2022

Mr. Thaung Htat Aung / Manila, Philippines/ 16 - 20 October 2022

Ranadheer Mandadl / India / 8 - 19 October 2022














 EClassifieds (jobs) 


Position: Assistant/ Associate Professor (SERD-EECC-ETM) 
Ref: 4/ 22
Deadline: 30 November 2022

Position: Program Officer/ Specialist - RRCAP
Ref: 32/ 22
Deadline: 21 October 2022

Position: Program Officer - RRCAP
Ref: 50/ 22
Deadline: 15 November 2022

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

Position: Music Teacher
Ref: 51/ 22
Deadline: 31 October 2022