WEEK# 9, 25 February – 3 March 2019


 In this issue:


A. Announcements

B. Events

C. Campus Updates

D. Faculty and Staff Travel

E. Classifieds (Jobs)


A. Announcements

(i) Condolence: Prof S M Qureshi

AIT Hall of Fame Inductee Prof S M Qureshi passed away on 17 February 2019. The founder Vice-Chancellor of Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET), Jamshoro, Pakistan, he also served as a federal secretary in the Government of Pakistan and as an honorary advisor to the Governor of Sindh, Pakistan.

After completing his Bachelor's in Engineering from the University of Karachi, Dr. Qureshi came to AIT to pursue his Master's in Structural Engineering and Construction (1965). He completed his Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield, UK.

He played an important role in promoting cooperation between AIT and Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan. An active participant in AIT affairs, he was among the 11 alumni who were inducted in the AIT Hall of Fame in September 2010. Prof. Qureshi also attended the inauguration of the modernized AIT Library in April last year, where he was among the alumni who greeted HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.

According to family sources, prayers was offered at Jamia Masjid (Askar-IV) in Karachi on 19 February. The AIT family joins everyone in offering condolences at the passing away of its illustrious alumnus.



(ii) AIT Alumna Appointed Deputy Minister in the Maldives

AIT alumna Fathimath Yumna (Master's in Gender and Development Studies, 2004) has been appointed as Deputy Minister of Gender, Family and Social Services, Republic of Maldives: She has previously served at the post of a consultant in the SAARC/UNWOMEN and also as a Director General at the Department of Gender and Family Protection Services at the Ministry of Health and Family.




(iii) Library hours during the mid-semester examination periods (15 - 28 February 2019)

Email from Library (13 Feb. 2019)

Dear all,

According to the student’s request for longer opening hours in the Library for their learning process and examination, a trial of extended opening hours has been planned to collect the information about the late-night user of the Library during this mid-semester examination period.

The details of the opening hours and the library services are as follows.

- From 15 - 28 February 2019 (2 weeks), the Library will be open 24 hours.

- During 8.00 a.m. -12.00 a.m., the Library provides library facilities and services.

- During 12.00 a.m. - 8.00 a.m., the Library provides only the 24 hours study area on the 1st floor. The area covers from the front of the Library to the end of e-book Zone. One Library staff will monitor for security. (No library services)

Thank you very much for your attention.


(iv) Updates on the plastic bottle wastes initiative

Email from AIT Solutions (31 Jan. 2019)

Dear AIT Community,

An initiative was launched to help AIT become plastic bottle waste free by collecting all empty bottles and giving people reward point for every bottle they return. 

The purpose of this initiative is not to encourage people to buy and drink more plastic bottles but to get rid of all the plastic bottle wastes we have in the campus and to have a channel where people can properly segregate their plastic bottle wastes and turn into reward points.

The main goal is to use the plastic bottle wastes for research and experimentation purposes.

Updates on the rewards/ prizes:

50 points
Beverage coupon worth 80THB or
Discount coupon worth 50THB at Chill Chill when you purchase 200 and above

100 points
Lunch coupon worth 120THB or
Reusable water bottle/ cooler worth 130THB

200 points
Leather envelope bag worth 350THB or
Discount coupon worth 200THB at Chill Chill when you purchase 1000THB and above

What kind of plastic bottles are accepted?

We accept water and soda plastic bottles in any shapes and sizes

How can I get points/ rewards?

You need to get the stamp card at AIT Solutions office or at Chill Chill shop to start earning points every time you give your empty bottles to Innovation Lab at AIT Solutions

Why is Innovation Lab collecting plastic bottles?
These plastic bottles will be used for research and experimentation to make an innovative construction materials

What is the duration of this project?

We will accept plastic bottles until 30 April 2019 and will resume in the next semester.

Thank you for your kind support.


(v) Vacant Seats Available for Staff Vans

Email from Office of Human Resources Services (9 Jan. 2018)


Kindly be informed that the available seats for AIT Staff Vans are indicated as follows:

Route 1:  Latplakaow - Ramintra - Sapanmai - Phaholyothin km. 27 - AIT, still has 3 seats available (from 4 seats left 1 seat for relaxing space)

Route 2:  Sathorn - BTS Morchit  - Vibhavadi - AIT , still has 2 seats available  (from 3 seats left 1 seat for relaxing space )

Route 3 :  Nonthaburi - BTS Ministry of Public Health - Pongpetch - Laksi - Vibhavadi - AIT, still has 3 seats available (from 4 seats left 1 seat for relaxing space)

Route 4:  Thonburi- The Mall Tha-pra - Pinklao Intersection- Rama VII Bridge -Vibhavadi - AIT, still has 4 seats available (from 5 seats left 1 seat for relaxing space)


For further communication and reservation, please contract Khun Jirada at ext.5018 or jirada@ait.asia .






B. Events



(a) Blood Donation Camp: 5 Mar. 2019

A blood donation camp will be organized by AIT along with the Thai Red Cross Society on 5 March 2019 from 09:00-11:30 hours in the parking lot in front of the AIT Conference Center.

Details: https://www.ait.ac.th/event/blood-donation-camp-5-march-2019/

(b) AIT Career Fair & SU Research Exhibition - 27 March 2019


Eighteen (18) organizations have confirmed so far to join the AIT Career Fair scheduled on 27 March 2019 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at the AIT Conference Center.
You are cordially invited to explore and uncover opportunities offered by the companies that are joining the event.

27 Feb (Wed) - Daikin
6 March (Wed) - Schneider
12 March (Tues) - SCB
13 March (Wed) - Siam Makro
18 March (Mon) - Fircroft CV/Interview Workshop
21 March (Thurs) - Consultants of Technology (COT)
28 March (Thurs) - THK


Test Of English for International Communication (TOEIC) Test  - 15 March 2019, 1:00 - 5:00 pm, AIT Conference Center

¤ Student Union (SU) Research Exhibition!

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 drop by at: 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



(a) Daikin Industries Career Talk: 27 Feb. 2019                                        

Email from AIT Career Center (20 Feb. 2019)

We are pleased to announce another Career Talk by Daikin Industries (Thailand) Ltd., the leading air conditioning and refrigeration innovator and provider for residential, commercial and industrial applications. Students from CS, ICT, Mechatronics and Microelectronics and Embedded Systems academic programs who are interested to apply for the open positions at Daikin are requested to bring hard copies of updated CVs and submit to the company representatives for consideration during the Career talk.  Please thus reserve your seats and get closer to a very interesting career opportunity.

Program details:

Date: Wednesday, 27 February 2019
Time : 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Venue : Milton E. Bender Auditorium

Program Schedule:

3:15 pm to 3:45 pm - Arrival of students
3:45 pm to 3:50 pm - Welcome remarks
3:50 pm to 4:15 pm- Career Talk by Daikin representatives
4:15 pm to 4:20 pm- Open forum
4:20 pm to 4:25 pm- Closing remarks & Giving of Tokens
4:25 pm to 4:30 pm - Photo session

Speaker: Mr. Smith Lerdudomsak, R&D Manager

Preferred Academic Programs:
(1) Computer Science
(2) Mechatronics
(3) Microelectronics & Embedded Systems
(4) Information and Communications Technologies

CV Counselling for students: If you are thinking about how to make a CV and wish to have CV Counselling, please feel free to walk in at the AIT Career Center between 9 am to 5 pm and get your CVs updated before sharing them with the company.

To pre-register, please fill up the link below : 


(b) International Symposium on Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development: 7 – 8 Mar. 2019

An international symposium on "Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development: Integrating Higher Education Institutions achieving SFDRR and SDG" will be organized from 7-8 March 2019 at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT).

More details: https://www.ait.ac.th/event/international-symposium-disaster-resilience-...


(c) Special Talk on "Processing and Rendering Gigapixel Images and Videos" by Dr. Pedro Sander, HKUST: 8 March 2019

A special talk on Processing and Rendering Gigapixel Images and Videos will be delivered by Dr. Pedro Sander, Department of Computer Science Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), on 8th March 2019 from 15:00-16:30 hours at the Milton E. Bender Auditorium.

More details: https://www.ait.ac.th/event/talk-processing-rendering-gigapixel-images-v...



(a) Thai Courses: Jan – Mar. 2019

The Language Center is pleased to announce the opening of Thai Courses for Beginners.

Survival Thai

The 7-week survival Thai course is an introduction to Thai languages which will cover basic words, phrases, daily and simple expressions and basic grammatical structures to communicate with Thais. The purpose of the course is to introduce participants to the principles and basic of Thai language as used in everyday conversation. Moreover, the course will prepare them to feel confident to communicate with Thais and feel at ease while staying in Thailand.

- 29 January  –  13 March 2019
- Monday and Wednesday, twice a week
- From 17:00 – 18:30
- Total 20 hours
- Course fee: 2,000 baht

Thai Reading and Writing

This course is the introduction to reading and writing. It is the 7-week course that is designed for those who do not know how to read and write Thai language. The participants will practice reading letters and learn how to spell words and make up words.

- 5 February  – 21 March 2019
- Tuesday and Thursday, twice a week
- From 17:00 – 18:30
- Total 20 hours
-  Course fee: 2,000 baht

Interested persons can register and make payment at the Language Center, Room 216.


(b) Professional Training Program on Advanced Shrimp Farming: 3 – 10 Mar. 2019

A professional training program on advanced shrimp farming will be organized by AIT Extension from 03-10 March 2019 at AIT.

“Advanced Shrimp Farming” is a one-week long professional training program, which has been designed to address not only the lack of know-how and issues with farming practices but also to meet the specific needs and requirements for the development of this venture in the region. The program will cover the state of the art of farming practices, existing good practices, innovation and advanced technologies in farming and shrimp healthcare along with planning and management of environmental issues with shrimp farming.

Poster: https://www.ait.ac.th/wp-content/uploads/sites/2404/2019/01/ASF-Brochure...
Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf040ZWHhnrwm9YhXPBVy4PocDmM9VA...


(c) CLMVT Professional Development in Nonlife Insurance: 4 – 8 Mar. 

The Second CLMVT Professional Development in Nonlife Insurance will be organized by AIT Extension from 4-8 March 2019 at the AIT Conference Center.
Details of the training program are available at this link: https://www.extension.ait.ac.th/course/893




C. Campus Updates


(i) Parking area and pick-up points for Lazada, Kerry, etc delivery truck / pick-up

Email from OFAM (18 Feb. 2019)

This is to announce to everyone especially those who are usually shopping online that starting today, 18 February 2019, all delivery service trucks / pick-ups like Kerry, Lazada, Chillindo, etc. will park and deliver goods to AIT customers at the old Lawson 108 /Cafeteria parking area like before and beside 7-Eleven only.  This is for the purpose of keeping traffic and security in order around the campus.

However, for motorcycle delivery as they are not allowed to go beyond Interlab area, delivery by motorcycle will still be allowed in Admin area as usual.

Thank you very much for your kind understanding and cooperation.


(ii) Improvement project: Cleaning and Painting of Dorm J Building

Email from OFAM (11 Oct. 2018)

Please be informed that subcontractor will start the improvement project at Dorm J, to clean and paint the exterior and corridors of the building.

Project has started on 12 October 2018 (Friday)
Expected to finish soon.

During this time there may be loud noise and dust around the area work. Residents of Dorm J are requested to close their doors and windows properly. 

Apologies for any inconvenience that it may cause.

After this dorm, we will continue with dorm E and Dorm K, which will be announced later.



D. Faculty and Staff Travel 


Dr. Syed Faizul Hassan Shah / Chengdu & Shanghai, China / 2 – 13 September 2018*

Dr. K. R. Salin / Nairobi, Kenya and Chennai, India / 12 – 24 January 2019*

Ms. Slanee Meeto / Chonburi, Thailand / 26 – 27 January 2019*

Prof. B.H.W. Hadikusumo / Vietnam / 15 – 17 February 2019*

Dr. Adisorn Lertsinsrubtavee / Daejeon, South Korea / 17 – 25 February 2019

Mr. Ashok Dahal / Uttarakhand & Delhi, India / 20 – 30 February 2019

Dr. Naveed Anwar / Karachi, Pakistan / 20 – 23 February 2019*

Dr. Anil Kumar Anal / Kathmandu, Nepal / 23 February – 4 March 2019

Mr. Md. Omar Farouk / Songkhla, Thailand / 24 – 27 February 2019

Mr. Tharakorn Chanlapa / Songkhla, Thailand / 24 – 27 February 2019

Ms. Mahbooba Amin / Songkhla, Thailand / 24 – 27 February 2019

Ms. Phyu Sin / Ratchaburi and Samut Sakorn , Thailand / 25 – 26 February 2019

Mrs. Chalita Lertwinyu / Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi, Vietnam / 25 – 27 February 2019

Mr. Takuji W Tsusaka / Yangoon, Myanmar / 26 February - 1 March 2019

Dr. Sylvia Szabo / Hanoi, Vietnam / 26 February – 2 March 2019

Ms. Worawan Sumroetrum / Phuket, Thailand / 27 February - 2 March 2019

Ms. Chatchata Prasongsuk / Phuket, Thailand / 27 February - 2 March 2019

Ms. Phyu Sin / Hanoi, Vietnam / 27 February – 2 March 2019

Prof. B.H.W. Hadikusumo / Vietnam / 28 February – 4 March 2019

Ms. Kanchana Wilailak / Chiang Rai, Thailand / 28 February 2019

Prof. Nitin K. Tripathi / Lucknow, India / 28 February - 3 March 2019

Prof. Weerakorn Ongsakul / Loas / 1 – 4 March 2019

Dr. Sarawut Ninsawat / Enschede, The Netherlands / 1 – 10 March 2019

Dr. Chitrini Mozumder / Enschede, The Netherlands / 1 – 10 March 2019

Dr. Rishiraj Dutta / Uttarakhand, India / 3 – 15 March 2019

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



E. Classifieds (Jobs)

Position: Director (AIT Solutions)
Ref. No. 63/18
Deadline: 28 February 2019

Position: Senior Fundraising Officer (Office of Advancement)
Ref. No. 03/19
Deadline: 28 February 2019

Position: Professional Staff (Center Manager) (School of Engineering & Technology )
Ref. No. 62/18
Deadline: 28 February 2019

Position: Senior Librarian (Head of Acquisition) (AIT Library)
Ref. 59/18
Deadline: 28 February 2019

Position: International Affairs Coordinator (International Affairs Office)
Ref. No. 05/19
Deadline: 1 March 2019

Position: Administrative Staff (Coordinator) (Office of Thailand Affairs (OFA))
Ref. No. 07/19
Deadline: 1 March 2019

Position: Administrative Staff (China Relations Officer) (Office of International Affairs)
Ref. No. 08/19
Deadline: 1 March 2019

Administrative Staff (Admin Secretary or Admin. Officer) (Office of the President)
Ref. No. 09/19
Deadline: 1 March 2019

Position: Administrative Staff (Admin Secretary or Admin. Officer) (Office of the President)
Ref. No. 10/19
Deadline: 1 March 2019

Position: Accountant (Administrative Staff) (Finance Office)
Ref. No. 11/19
Deadline: 8 March 2019

Position: Administrative Staff (International Affairs Coordinator) (International Affairs Office)
Ref. No. 05/19
Deadline: 15 March 2019

Position: Administrative Staff (China Relations Officer) (Office of International Affairs)
Ref. No. 08/19
Deadline: 15 March 2019

Faculty Position: Assistant/Associate Professor [ASE] (School of Environment, Resources & Development)
Ref. No. Fac 12/18
Deadline: 19 March 2019

Faculty Position: Associate/Assistant Professor (STE) (School of Engineering & Technology )
Ref. No. 04/18
Deadline: 31 March 2019

Position: Administrative Staff (Administrative Officer) (School of Engineering & Technology )
Ref. No. 06/19
Deadline: 31 March 2019

Faculty Position: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (School of Environment, Resources & Development)
Ref. No. 01/19
Deadline: 30 April 2019

Faculty Position (Assistant Professor or Associate Professor) (School of Environment, Resources & Development)
Ref. No. 02/19
Deadline: 30 April 2019