WEEK # 45, 13 - 19 November 2023

In this issue:

A. Announcements 

B. Workshops/ Conferences

C. Visitors/ MoU/ Agreement Signing 

D. Faculty & Staff Travel

E. Classified (Job)


A. Announcement



1) Special NRM Guest Lecture: Discover the Future of Financing Nature-Based Solutions with Ladaporn Khunikakorn


Email sent on behalf of the School of Environment, Resources & Development on 13 November 2023


I am pleased to extend an invitation to you for our upcoming Special NRM Guest Lecture, "Financing Nature-Based Solutions," a crucial conversation led by Ladaporn Khunikakorn (a regional director of South Pole), known to many as Kat. A renowned expert in renewable energy, energy efficiency, waste management, and Nature-Based Solutions, Kat brings over 15 years of extensive experience in project finance, regulations, climate policies, and the carbon market, primarily in Southeast Asia and Oceania.


In this guest lecture, Kat will share her invaluable insights on the critical role of innovative financing in the advancement of Nature-Based Solutions (NbS). Her expertise in developing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) mitigation programs and diverse climate projects across Southeast Asia and Oceania has positioned her as a leading voice in this field.


This lecture is a unique opportunity to explore how Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors, Net Zero commitments, and Sustainable Development principles can interplay with investment strategies to drive NbS initiatives. Kat’s perspective is essential for anyone interested in understanding the intersection of environmental sustainability and finance.


Join us for an enlightening session that promises to deepen your understanding of the innovative financial strategies shaping our approach to nature conservation and sustainability. Kat's guidance will be invaluable for anyone looking to contribute to a more resilient and sustainable future through Nature-Based Solutions.


Date: 14 November 2023

Time: 10-12 (BKK time)

Zoom: 8270948779, Code: 699507

In-person: E131, SERD


We look forward to your participation in this enlightening event. Please mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details.



2) Seminar: The Human Side of the Organization’s Digital Transformation by Dr. Yuosre Badir


Email from Vice President for Academic Affairs on 11 November 2023


Dear AIT Community,


You are cordially invited to a Zoom Seminar to be delivered by Dr. Yuosre Badir, a faculty in the School of Management.


Seminar Topic: The Human Side of the Organization’s Digital Transformation  


Current research indicates that only a limited number of organizations are adequately prepared to confront the challenges presented by digital transformation (DT). Consequently, many fail in its implementation. One possible reason is that these organizations initiate technological changes without fostering the necessary mindsets among their human resources (HR) to adopt and implement DT successfully. In this seminar, I provide an overview of three distinct studies that focus on the HR (employees and leadership) aspects of DT. Study I investigates the variability in individual employees' digital competence and their readiness for DT. This study examines the factors (i.e., employees’ entrepreneurial orientation) contributing to disparities in digital competence among employees. Study II centers on the identification of specific employee characteristics linked to a higher degree of DT readiness. The research aims to uncover the key attributes that enhance employees' effectiveness in navigating digital changes. In Study III, we explore the relationship between leadership styles and organizational DT. This study aims to determine which leadership approach is more likely to facilitate and drive higher levels of digital transformation within an organization. 


Date: 15 November 2023 (Wednesday)


Time: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.


Join Zoom: 




Meeting ID: 947 5562 9193


Passcode: 222899


Public Seminars serve as a platform for our faculty members to present significant contributions to their field of expertise or area of research. These events not only provide an opportunity for dissemination of knowledge but also foster a sense of academic community by encouraging the sharing of expertise and insights among colleagues, students, and staff.


Looking forward to your participation. 


3) Special Lecture on "Data Governance Foundation and Case Studies", 15 Nov 2023, 10am, TC103 and Zoom

We are pleased to invite you to join the Special lecture titled is "Data Governance Foundation and Case Studies" by Mr.Wanthisn Kongkraiyenura(Senior Management Officer), Securities and Exchange Commission, Thailand is scheduled as follows:

Speaker: Mr.Wanthisn Kongkraiyenura
Topic: Data Governance Foundation and Case Studies
Date: Wednesday 15 November 2023
Time 10:00 - 12:00
Venue: TC 103, Telecommunication Building.

Meeting ID: 592 715 4698

Passcode: 965943

Looking forward to your participation.




4) [INVITATION] Dive into Diversity: Join us for Cultural Odyssey at AIT!


Dear AITians,




This is a gentle reminder for the invitation to join us for our Cultural Show themed: Cultural Odyssey! This spectacular event promises an unforgettable journey through diverse cultures, captivating performances, and artistic expressions.


Event Details:


Date: November 15, 2023 ; Wednesday

Time: From 4:30 PM onwards

Venue: RBB Auditorium | AITCC 


This event is a collective celebration of the unique talents and cultural backgrounds that each of you bring. This is your moment to express yourself through different forms of art you've always loved and connect with your peers on a whole new level!


If you’re interested to be a part of it, kindly Register Here! 


*Registration Deadline: November 11, Saturday*


*Note: For the ones who have already registered, kindly fill in this provided form that pertains to performance details.  Every important update has been mentioned in the Google Form for convenience purposes.


Here's an additional touch to make the event even more special: Please feel free to come in your cultural attire to showcase the beauty and diversity of your cultural identity. Whether it's traditional clothing, accessories, or any other cultural expressions, your unique presence will add to the richness of the event. ✨


Join us in creating an atmosphere of celebration, appreciation, and unity.


We look forward to your presence at the RBB Auditorium, AITCC on November 15th - Wednesday, where we'll embark on this extraordinary journey together.


Thank you for your enthusiasm and participation!


5) Doctoral Final Examination

Email from the Registry Unit on 10 November 2023.

Mr. Sheikh Faruk Ahmed (121589), a candidate for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Systems and Engineering, Department of Food, Agriculture and Bioresources, School of Environment, Resources and Development, will have his final examination on 14 November 2023 (Tuesday) at 16:00 hrs in Room A216, AFE Building. His dissertation title is "Iron Toxicity in Rice: Factors Affecting the Sensitivity and its Alleviation."

The members of his Program Committee members are as follows:

Prof. Avishek Datta (Chairperson)

Dr. Loc Thai Nguyen (Member)

Dr. Farhad Zulfiqar (Member)

Dr. Suriyan Cha-um (External Expert)

All those who are interested in the topic are invited to join.


6) Doctoral Final Examination

Email from the Registry Unit on 3 November 2023

Mr.Twinchok Tanthuwanit (120574), a candidate for the degree of Doctor of Business Administration in the School of Management, will have his final examination via Zoom on 15 November 2023 (Wednesday) at 10:00 hrs. His dissertation title is ' Organization's Environment as Perceived by Middle Manager and Its Influences on Operation Coordination: Empirical Evidence from a Thai-Based International Shipping Company.'

The members of his Program Committee members are as follows:

Dr. Yuosre F. M. Badir (Chairperson)
Dr. Roger Levermore (Member)
Dr. Pisut Koomsap (Member)

All those who are interested in the topic are invited to join.

Join Zoom Meeting https://ait-ac-th.zoom.us/j/96594245179?pwd=MEpnMmpsOVF0MUV2UkVOVUdXUGcx...
Meeting ID: 965 9424 5179
Passcode: 752518

7) Invitation to the webinar on "Advances in Flood Hazard Modelling" on 17 November 2023

AIT Extension together with Geoinformatics Center is pleased to invite you to the webinar on "Advances in Flood Hazard Modelling" by

Prof. Victor Jetten from the University of Twente, Netherlands on Friday, 17 November 2023 at 10:00 am. Bangkok time.

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For more information and registration please visit https://extension.ait.ac.th/course/webinar-advances-flood-hazard-modelling

Looking forward to welcoming you to our webinar.

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8) Invitation to the closing ceremony of the 2023 AIRLAB Microsensors Challenge, Alliance Française headquarters, 23 Nov 2023, 3pm

Airparif, the independent regional air quality observatory for the greater Paris region, is thrilled to announce the expansion of its prestigious AIRLAB Microsensors Challenge to Bangkok, Thailand, for the year 2023.

In this year's event, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) has played a crucial role, contributing expertise to the international expert jury. The AIT team, comprising air quality experts from Environmental Engineering and Management and data experts from the Internet Education and Research Lab (intERLab), made substantial contributions to data quality assurance/control and analysis. Their evaluation of low-cost microsensors under real usage conditions aims to provide a decision-support tool for potential users, emphasizing innovation.

Airparif cordially invites the AIT community to join them at the closing ceremony of the 2023 AIRLAB Microsensors Challenge in Bangkok on November 23, 2023. The event will take place in person at the Alliance Française headquarters from 15:00 pm to 18:00 pm.

More details of the projected closing ceremony can be found on the AIRLAB website.
To participate, please submit your registration request at the following link: Registration Form.

 9) Extended library hours until 3 AM from 14th to 27th November 2023, for the final examination period

Email from AIT Library on 13 November 2023

Please be informed that from 14th to 27th November 2023, the Library will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. to support your studies during the final examination period.

Please note that after midnight until 3 AM, access to the Library will be limited to the 1st floor. (Your kind cooperation in following the library rules is highly appreciated).

Group Study Rooms
Group study rooms are available for your use until closing time. The rooms can be booked at the counter or online at http://library.ait.ac.th/2019/04/20/book-group-study-room-online/.

E-Past Examination Papers
To provide you with insight into the structure and format of the examinations, AIT Library has made e-past examination papers available. You can check the available courses and download them from this link: To download, please log in with your AIT account.

Should you need any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the Library.

Best of luck with your exams!



  Workshops/ Conferences  

1) International Training Course On Pump Technology For Water Supply

Date: 15 – 22 November 2023
Venue: Ambassador Hotel Bangkok, Thailand
Deadline of Application: 8 October 2023 at 4:00 pm. (Japan time)

For more information please contact Ms. Worawan Sumroetrum, Program Coordinator at worawan@ait.ac.th or tel: +66(0)2 5245237

The registration please visit https://extension.ait.ac.th/course/international-training-course-pump-technology-water-supply



2) Professional Training Program On “Climate Smart And Sustainable Agriculture Using Cutting-Edge Technology And IoT

For more information and registration please visit 




3) Join IFS 2023 and Giant Prawn Conference in Bangkok for Sustainable Aquaculture

Join us at these two back-to-back conferences at the Novotel Bangkok Future Park Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand, organized by the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), a leading international postgraduate institute in Thailand. Also, avail attractive discounts by registering for both conferences together. 

International Fisheries Symposium (IFS 2023): Building Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture for Future Generations
https://aitaquaculture.org/ifs2023/,  22 – 24 November 2023, Bangkok.

GIANT PRAWN 2023 Conference: Another Giant Leap for Sustainability
https://giantprawn.org/, 27 – 29 November 2023, Bangkok.

We are proud to announce an impressive lineup of speakers and have received an overwhelming response from industry professionals, academia, and various national governments in Asia and around the world.

In addition to our main program, we are offering special sessions on the Future of Shrimp Farming; Advancements in Mud Crab Aquaculture; Seaweed farming; ASACHA: The Agro-ecology Network for Sustainable Aquaculture; and Aquatic Animal Welfare. The technical program and the list of speakers will be updated and announced soon.

Delegates attending IFS 2023 and GIANT PRAWN 2023 will have the unique opportunity to visit some of Thailand’s most successful aquaculture facilities. We have also arranged a tour of the Fishing Port and Vessel Monitoring System to showcase how Thailand sustainably regulates the capture fisheries sector.

Furthermore, there will be an Exhibition showcasing the global aquaculture and fisheries industry. A few more booths are available and can be reserved at https://aitaquaculture.org/ifs2023/expo.htm.

We thank you for your interest and look forward to meeting you in Bangkok.



4) The 3rd International Symposium on Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development (DRSD 2023)

The 3rd International Symposium on Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development (DRSD 2023) is a continuation of previous symposia held in 2019 and 2021 and which were heralded as successful events. This year, DRSD 2023 will be a fully in-person event which will include keynote speeches, panel discussions, technical sessions, poster presentations and academic exhibitions.

The Symposium is open for participants from around the world and from various fields, such as researchers, practitioners, social motivators, innovators, IGOs, INGO/NGOs, civil society, early career academics, and students. The International Symposium aims to present a discourse on improving developmental practices to reduce long-term complex risks and promote equitable sustainability. This is reflected in the Symposium's six (6) thematic areas.

We are currently open for abstract submission for oral and poster presentations at the Symposium. Visit this link to submit your abstract: http://www.disaster-sustainability.org/paper-submission/

For more information on the Symposium, thematic areas, registration fees and processes, and submission of abstracts, please visit our website: www.disaster-sustainability.org




C. Visitors/ MoU/ Agreement 

  •  MoA Signing with American International University Bangladesh on 15 November 2023 
  •  A visit of delegation form Asia-Pacific Telecommunity to AIT on Wednesday, 15 November 2023


D. Faculty & Staff Travel

  • Prof. Kazuo Yamamoto, AIT President/ Hanoi, Vietnam/ 16 - 17 November 2023
  • Prof. Anil Kumar Anal, Faculty, SERD/ India/ 16 - 17 November 2023
  • Dr. Sarawut Ninsawat, Faculty, SET/ Yunnan, China/ 17 - 24 November 2023
  • Prof. Faiz Shah, Executive Director, Yunus Centre/ Pakistan/ 9 - 19 November 2023
  • Dr. Wenchao Xue, Faculty, SERD/ Perth, Australia/ 3 - 9 December 2023
  • Dr. Ekbordin Winijkul, Faculty, SERD/ Manila, Philippines/ 13 - 17 November 2023
  • Pongsakorn Punpukdee, EEM, SERD/ Manila, Philippines/ 14 - 20 November 2023
  • Sawita Janwattanaudom, EEM, SERD/ Manila, Philippines/ 14 - 20 November 2023
  • Songpon Saengpon, AITX / Lao, PDR/  13 - 18 November 2023
  • Ms. Chalita Lertwinyu, OTA Director/ Hanoi, Vietnam/ 15 - 18 November 2023
  • Prof. Vilas Nitivattananon, Faculty-SERD/ PR China/ 8 - 11 November 2023
  • Ms. Angsana Chaksan/ Hanoi, Vietnam/ 5 - 13 November 2023
  • Mr. Voravate Chonlasin, Executive Director, AITX/ Geneva, Switzerland/ 11 - 18 November 2023
  • Dr. Gopi Krishna, SCPU/ Geneva, Switzerland/ 11 - 18 November 2023
  • Prof. Weerakorn Ongsakul, Faculty, SERD/  Nakhonnayok, Thailand/ 19 -20 November 2023
  • Prof. Weerakorn Ongsakul, Faculty-SERD/ Hanoi, Vietnam/ 15- 18 November 2023
  • Ms. Aprilia Nidia Rinasti, GIC/ Taipei, Taiwan/ 29 October - 4 November 2023
  • Dr. Jirawee Polprasert, Faculty-SERD/ Hanoi, Vietnam/ 14 - 18 November 2023
  • Ms. Watcharathorn Chantinmathorn, SERD/ Hanoi, Vietnam/ 14 - 18 November 2023
  • Sunangrat Phusuwan, SERD/ Hanoi, Vietnam/ 14 - 18 November 2023
  • Mr. Sanjeev Jayasinghe, Executive Director, OAAA/ Colombo, Sri Lanka/ 12 - 17 November 2023
  • Mr. Sanjeev Jayasinghe, Executive Director, OAAA/ Doha, Qatar/ 26 - 30 November 2023



 E. Classifieds (jobs) 

Staff Position:

1. Assistant Teacher, AITIS

2. Network Engineer, intERLab

3. IT Officer, SET-ISE

4. Laboratory Supervisor (School of Engineering and Technology)

5. Structural Engineer, AITS