WEEK #8, 23 Feb. – 1 March 2015


This Issue:


Scholarship Opportunity

Campus Notes


Faculty and Staff Travel

Classifieds (Jobs)




Call for Nominations: 2015 HM King's and HM Queen's Scholarship


Application Deadline: 27 February 2015

Apply to AIT for August Semester

VISIT: http://www.ait.ac.th/admissions/Current_Scholarships/royal-thai-government/


Special Talk: Dr. Bindu N. Lohani, ADB Vice President (AIT alumnus)


Topic: “Development and Innovation Challenges in Asia: Role of Knowledge Institutions"

Date: Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Time: 1pm

Venue: Milton E. Bender Jr. Auditorium, AIT


You are cordially invited to a talk, which will be delivered by Dr. Bindu N. Lohani, Vice-President (Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development), Asian Development Bank (ADB), at the Milton E. Bender Jr. Auditorium, AIT, from 1:00-2:15 p.m. on Wednesday, 25 February 2015. Dr. Lohani’s talk will be followed by a Q&A session.


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 has authored more than 200 publications, including eight books. Dr. Lohani is an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) of United States - the highest professional distinction accorded to an engineer - for his work on economic cum-environmental approach to sustainable development. He is a Diplomat of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers (awarded for excellence in the practice of environmental engineering) and is a licensed professional engineer. In October 2007, Dr. Lohani was elected to the rank of AAAS Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Council for world leadership in development country planning for integrated economic cum-environmental sustainable development through protection of natural/social resources.





“Regional Forum on Climate Change (RFCC) - Low Carbon and Climate Resilient Societies: Bridging Science, Practice, and Policy”


Organized by Asian Institute of Technology; French Ministry of Foreign

Affairs and International Development; ASEAN Secretariat, and the European Union (EU)


Keynote Speaker: José Ramos-Horta (1996 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate)


Date: 1-3 July 2015

Venue: AIT Campus

Visit: www.rfcc2015.ait.asia


“Call For Extended Abstracts”

Visit: http://www.rfcc2015.ait.asia/

Abstracts for themes and sub-themes and other details for submission of extended abstracts.


For further details, please contact: Prof. Mukand S. Babel, Chair, Organizing Committee, RFCC 2015. Asian Institute of Technology Tel: (66-2)-5245790, rfcc2015@ait.asia




“Regional Forum on Climate Change (RFCC) - Low Carbon and Climate Resilient Societies: Bridging Science, Practice, and Policy”, which will be held from 1st – 3rd July, 2015 at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. The event is jointly organized by the Asian Institute of Technology; French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development; ASEAN secretariat, and the European Union.


The main objective of the RFCC is two-fold. First, it aims to create a platform for engaging a variety of stakeholders from the ASEAN region in discussions on climate change related agenda in order to ease the translation of science into practice and policy. Second, it aspires to assist negotiators, policy makers and high-level advisers from ASEAN to benefit from the results of contemporary scientific research to carve climate change related policies in the long term, as well as to offer ASEAN negotiators a venue to build positions of increased ambition prior to the COP 21.


The RFCC will discuss a wide range of topics related to climate change, and thus welcomes participation from all sectors and streams. I will encourage you, and your organization, to participate in this Forum, and avail of this opportunity to both benefit, and contribute, to the multidisciplinary discussions and perspectives.


Please visit the “Call For Extended Abstracts” at: http://www.rfcc2015.ait.asia/Abstracts for themes and sub-themes and other details for submission of extended abstracts.


The RFCC will feature keynote speeches from renowned dignitaries like José Ramos-Horta (1996 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate). To add versatility to the proceedings, apart from regular presentations made by the participants on the identified themes of the RFCC, the Forum will also include a number of other special activities such as ‘round table discussions among ASEAN policy makers and scientific advisers’; ‘ASEAN Scholars Program (ASP); ‘COP 21 media training’; ‘side events and exhibition booths hosted by leading national and international organizations’; among others. A key feature of the Forum is the SCIENCE AND CLIMATE CHANGE – CALL FOR PROPOSALS, which will be announced during the Forum to fund scientific projects led by multinational teams.


Please note that the RFCC is also open to potential synergies with like-minded organizations in the region. If your organization wishes to be associated with this event, please contact AIT.




Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGS) to study at AIT 

Application Deadline is: 19 March 2015

See on AIT Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AITasia/photos/a.108924384708.93473.102952369708/10153112694819709/?type=1&theater

Applicants can apply in these eight (8) streams:

  • Master's in Agricultural Systems and Engineering (ASE)
  • Master's in Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management (AARM)
  • Master's in Environmental Engineering and Management (EEM)
  • Master's in Food Engineering and Bioprocess Technology (FEBT)
  • Master's in Gender and Development Studies (GDS)
  • Master's in Natural Resources Management (NRM)
  • Master's in Regional and Rural Development Planning (RRDP)
  • Master's in Urban Environmental Management (UEM)
  • Master's in Water Engineering and Management (WEM)

Details at World Bank website:


Applicants must apply directly to AIT. If selected, they can submit the "AIT Offer letter" to apply for the World-Bank Scholarship.



Campus Notes


Structural Engineering Faculty appointed as a Member of the Board of Directors of MRTA


Dr. Thanakorn Pheeraphan, an Adjunct Faculty in Structural Engineering FoS, School of Engineering and Technology (SET), has been appointed as a Member of the Board of Directors of Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA).

READ: http://www.mrta.co.th/th/aboutMRTA/board/thanakorn.php  

Dr. Thanakorn, who is now an Associate Professor in Department of Civil Engineering of the Royal Thai Air Force Academy, has been teaching courses at the Structural Engineering field of study for more than 17 years (1998-Present). The courses he teaches contain important and relevant knowledge about concrete materials and concrete structures. He has been serving as a Chairman of the Technical Committee on Concrete, Materials, and Construction division, Thailand Concrete Association, from 2014-present and as a Chairman of Academic Committee No.522, Thai Industrial Standards Institute, from 2010-present.

Dr. Thanakorn obtained his Ph.D from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.


Library closes its main entrance after 5.00 p.m.


The AIT Library has a need to close its main entrance after 5.00 p.m. onward when all the workers of the contractor leave the Library. This is done to prevent the brand new furniture from being bitten by animals like dogs that enter the Library while there is no one on the ground floor. One sofa has already been bitten by dog(s). 


Until further notice, from Sunday, 15 February 2015 after 17.00 hours, library users are requested to enter and exit the AIT Library through the Language Center’s entrance which is on the other wing of the Library’s building. The

AIT Library is next to the Language Center on the second floor. Signs have been situated to help library goers. The Library apologizes for any inconveniences caused.


SCG Opens 69 job vacancies for Thai Bachelor’s and Master’s degree graduates


A good opportunity for our graduates! SCG Cement-Building Materials Company Ltd., a leader in cement and building materials manufacturing and building materials business as well as selling through distributor networks, invites interested Thai persons to work with the company. 


Vacancies: Credit Officer, Accounting Consultant, Technical Architect, Green Building Consultant, Green Portfolio Management, Green Project Development, Green Service Excellent, Marketing Communications Officer, Architect, Design Engineer – Metal Sheet, Sale Representative


For more details please see: http://www.careercenter.ait.ac.th/jobs/job_profile.php?value=77 

(OR) http://www.job-108.com/jobs-id3722.html






Webinar on “Cities and Climate Change: An Introduction


A webinar on “Cities and Climate Change: An Introduction” will be delivered on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 from 15:30-17:00 hours (ICT: GMT +07:00 hours).


Designed by the Climate Technology Center and Network (CTCN), Consortium Partner of AIT, expert resource persons for the seminar will be Dr. Sangam Shrestha: expert in climate change assessments and adaptation; Dr. Shobhakar Dhakal: expert in energy policies, carbon market and finance, and low carbon society; Dr. Vilas Nitivattananon: expert in infrastructural planning, climate and coastal cities; and Prof. Kim Oanh: expert in air pollution, environmental monitoring and modeling. The webinar will be facilitated by Dr. Victor R. Shinde of AIT.


Further details are available at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1763298157172514817  




Faculty and Staff Travel


Dr. B.H.W. Hadikusumo / Vietnam / 12 – 15 Feb.*

Mr. Upul K. Brahmanage / Uva Province and Colombo, Sri Lanka / 15 – 23 Feb. 2015

Dr. Faiz Shah / Uva Province and Colombo, Sri Lanka / 17 – 23 Feb. 2015

Dr. K. R. Salin / Chiang Mai / 18 – 19 Feb. 2015*

Prof. Voratas Kachitvichyanukul / Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam / 18 – 20 Feb. 2015*

Ms. Thida Tieng / Cambodia / 19 – 21 Feb. 2015*

Dr. Soparth Pongquan, Prof. Jayant K. Routray, Mr. Vitoon Nil-Ubol / Tha Luang District, Lopburi Province / 19 – 24 Feb. 2015

Dr. Lal Samarakoon / Colombo, Sri Lanka / 19 Feb. – 3 Mar. 2015

Ms. Thida Tieng / Cambodia / 21 – 24 Feb. 2015

Mr. Christoffer Larsson / Phnom Penh, Cambodia / 22 – 24 Feb. 2015

Ms. Kluaymai Thongkham / Cambodia, Phnom Penh / 22 – 24 Feb. 2015

Dr. Peeyush Soni / Phnom Penh, Cambodia / 22 – 27 Feb. 2015

Prof. Gopal B. Thapa / Kampong Thom, Posart Province, Phnom Penh, Cambodia / 22 – 27 Feb. 2015

Dr. Naveed Anwar / San Francisco, USA / 22 Feb. – 3 Mar. 2015

Dr. Prabhat Kumar / Phnom Penh, Cambodia / 23 – 26 Feb. 2015

Dr. Supat Wangwongwatana / Tokyo, Japan / 23 – 27 Feb. 2015

Dr. Jonathan Shaw / Kathmandu, Nepal / 23 – 28 Feb. 2015

Dr. Manzul K. Hazarika / Dushanbe, Tajikistan / 24 – 28 Feb. 2015

Mr. Syams Nashrrullah / Dushanbe, Tajikistan / 24 – 28 Feb. 2015

Prof. C. Visvanathan / Bali, Indonesia / 25 – 27 Feb. 2015

Prof. Ajit P. Annachhatre / Hanoi, Vietnam / 27 Feb. – 2 Mar. 2015

Prof. Kanchana Kanchanasut / Fukuoka, Japan / 27 Feb. – 3 Mar. 2015

Dr. Abha Mishra / Hanoi, Vietnam / 28 Feb. – 4 Mar. 2015

Ms. Sweet Mae Monteclaro / Fukuoka, Japan / 28 Feb. – 5 Mar. 2015

Dr. Rajendra P. Shrestha / Ho Chi Minh and Can Tho City, Vietnam / 1 – 4 Mar. 2015


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



Classifieds (Jobs)


Program Assistant (Geoinformatics Center)

Ref. No. 13/15

Deadline: 23 Feb. 2015



Head, Human Resources Office (Human Resources Office)

Ref. No. 02/15

Deadline: 28 Feb. 2015



Faculty Position in the Environmental Engineering and Management (School of Environment, Resources & Development)

Ref. No. Fac 10/14

Deadline: 31 Mar. 2015



Faculty Position Faculty Position In Agri-Business Management [ABM] (School of Environment, Resources & Development)

Ref. No. Fac 12/14

Deadline: 31 Mar. 2015



Faculty Position in Regional and Rural Development Planning (School of Environment, Resources & Development)

Ref. No. Fac 1/15

Deadline: 30 April 2015



Faculty Position in Water Engineering and Management -Hydraulics (School of Engineering & Technology)

Ref. No. Fac 2/15

Deadline: 1 May 2015



Assistant/Associate Professor level (GTE) (School of Engineering & Technology)

Ref. No. Fac 3/15

Deadline:  31 May 2015



Laboratory Supervisor (ISE) (School of Engineering & Technology)

Ref. No.: 4/14

Deadline: 31 May 2015