WEEK #9, 29 February – 6 March 2016

In this issue:


Management Team News and Notes


Campus Updates



Faculty and Staff Travel

Classifieds (Jobs)


Management Team News and Notes


Please be informed that the confirmed notes of the 11 February 2016 meeting of the AIT Management are now Intranet-published at AIT Management Confirmed Meeting Notes: http://www.ait.ac.th/management/aitmt-notes/confirmed-notes-aitmt-11-feb-2016.pdf  





Call for Ideas: AIT Research Competition 2016

Do you have a research / business idea that has the potential to be a scalable solution?

Your idea could be exactly what the industry/ society is looking for.

Join the AIT Research Competition 2016, a platform for AIT researchers to develop their research / business idea to scalable solutions by working with industry experts and venture capitalists. Winners will have the opportunity to access adequate funds, technical assistance, and guidance required to bring your innovative ideas to life.

Focus areas include: Energy Efficiency/ Green Energy; Food and Agriculture; Infrastructure, Housing, Disaster Risk Reduction; Logistics and Supply Chain Management; Robotics and Automation; Software and IT.

For further information, please contact program coordinators:

Mr. Abhishek Shah (abhishek@ait.asia) and Mr. Parthiv Bharali (parthiv@ait.asia)

Visit: http://collaborationforinnovation.solutions.ait.asia/



The mother of Ms. Lucia Vonny Sukhanenya, Sr. Program Associate/Fish Production Unit Manager of AARM-SERD, passed away on 24 February 2016 in Indonesia.

The AIT Community wishes to express our condolences and sympathies to Ms. Lucia and her family during this time of bereavement.



Campus Updates


Partial Eclipse of the Sun

Dr. Shinichi Nakamura, JAXA seconded faculty in Remote Sensing and GIS as well as Telecommunications, encouraged AIT Community to witness the partial eclipse of the sun in Thailand due to dry season as follows:

Date: 9 (Wed) March 2016

          Start 6:38  Elevation = 1.8 deg
          Max 7:32  Elevation = 14.5 deg, Eclipse 40.3% (Area Ratio)
          End  8:32  Elevation = 28.8 deg


Give away free booth during Job Fair 30 Mar 2016

The AIT Career Fair will be held on 30 March 2016. It is a good opportunity for AIT students to explore and connect with business firms.

With the support of Career Center, there are available spaces which have been given away as first come first serve. To make an event fascinating, you can sell things, show some works/cultures, or playing games. This is open for everyone not limited to only AITians. External parties can be invited to join the events as well.

To make a reservation, please contact Khun Carla or Khun King at Career Center, Admin Building. Email: careercenter@ait.asia

A total of 200 THB has to be made as a deposit and will be refunded after the event.

If you need more details or have any questions, please feel free to reach SU External Affairs at

Email: suexternal.ait@gmail.com  

and https://www.facebook.com/ait.su.externalaffairs/

Looking forward to see some fancy ideas and thank you for your kind support.


Promotional activity of Emerald

Emerald has arranged a promotional activity called RESCUE ME and would like to invite you to participate to find the dragons in the AIT Library from now to 15 March 2016.  Two winners will get Lomo Paper Camera.

To join the activity, just do the following.

1) Find dragons in the AIT Library

2) Take 4 pictures of the dragons you have rescued

3) Go to see the Librarian on duty at the Circulation counter to have a Surprise Gift

4) Post on Instagram #egpdragon #AIT

5) Tag @emeraldthailand

Have fun in finding the dragons in the Library!


Ongoing construction projects on campus

Kindly be informed about the following ongoing construction projects on campus.

1. As part of the water supply system improvement project, the construction of a new water storage tank with a volume of 700 m3 near to the Physical Plant building has started. We also plan to lay a new main water pipe line from golf course to the new storage tank and automatic control valves to maintain the pressure, which is scheduled to start from 15 February 2016. The water supply system improvement project is scheduled to be completed before April 2016.

2. We are also glad to inform the campus community that a new coffee shop managed by Inthanin Coffee will be opened near the library to serve AIT community.  Kindly be informed that the construction of the coffee shop has started, near the path way from library to the SU snack bar. The construction of the coffee shop is scheduled to be completed before April 2016.

During this period the community may experience some loud noise, dust and disturbance on the path way. Your kind understanding is highly appreciated.

Office of Facilities and Asset Management (OFAM)


AIT Call Center Announcement

This is to inform all the new students and staff of AIT (a gentle reminder to others) that the communication channels to lodge a request/s for various services and maintenance under OFAM is through Call Center.

AIT Call Center operates from 8 am to 5 pm, 7 days a week, Call center is the major communication channel for all the community members to lodge their maintenance requests/repair requests in both academic & accommodation area. Community may also book the vans with Motor pool, gas cylinders, AIT bottled water, request for labors to move heavy things, tents, stage etc where the cost of service varies based on kind of service, payable at AIT cashier

Email: callcenter@ait.asia - Registered ticket no. shall be sent to your email

Call: 02524-5800 - After working hours call shall be transferred to Security office at gate-1

Web request: http://fims.ait.asia/ - Registered ticket no. shall be sent to your email


AITCC Announcement

The AIT Conference Center has the facility of hotel rooms, meeting rooms, auditorium, dining & function rooms. Reservations for any of the AITCC facilities, could be made through the following Web link: http://aitcc.ait.ac.th/

Email: aitccr@ait.asia - For reservation

AITCC front desk: Tel. Ext. 5250 - For any information

AITCC dinning: Tel. Ext. 5256 - For reservation


Accommodation and Mail Office Announcement

Accommodation office - Student Dorms & staff units registration point

Email: accommodation@ait.asia

Contact no. - Tel. 02524-5093

Working hours: Monday-Saturday from 7.30 am to 4.30 pm (closing from 12 noon to 1 pm for lunch)

Mail Office - DHL service & postal mail collection point

Contact no. - Tel. 02524-5094

Working hours: Monday-Saturday 7.30 am to 4.30 pm (closing from 12 noon to 1 pm for lunch)

Office of Facilities and Asset Management (OFAM)





AIT Open House

AIT Open House will be organized on 11 March 2016 at the AIT campus, where prospective students and their families can visit AIT and interact with AIT officials, faculty members and students to learn more about the Institute.

For REGISTRATION click here: http://goo.gl/forms/xdBqQcIlgt

For ADMISSION details, click here: http://www.ait.ac.th/AIT/admissions/


Seminar on Using DNA to Conserve and Protect Tropical Forests

Dr. Andrew Lowe, Professor and Director of the Centre for Conservation Science and Technology at the University of Adelaide, Australia, will be delivering a seminar on “Using DNA to Conserve and Protect Tropical Forests” on 1 March 2016 from 10:30-11:50 hours at the Milton E. Bender Jr. Auditorium.


More details: http://www.ait.ac.th/news-and-events/2016/events/seminar-on-using-dna-to-conserve-and-protect-tropical-forests/#.Vs5ogMv-IdU


Talk on Biomass Supply Chain Sustainability in India

A talk on "Biomass Supply Chain Sustainability in India" will be delivered by Prof. Sadhan Kumar Ghosh from the University of Jadhavpur, Kolkatta, India on 8 March 2016, from 10:30 - 12:00 hours at the Milton E. Bender Jr. Auditorium.


Training course on Urban Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience (UCCAR)

AIT and USAID (through their Adapt Asia-Pacific Project) will be conducting a training course on "Urban Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience (UCCAR)" for participants from Asia. This is a "Train-the-Trainer" course, developed by USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific in collaboration with the East-West Center at the University of Hawaii.

The UCCAR course aims to improve climate change knowledge among mid- to senior-level professionals working in urban and infrastructure planning and, in turn, help them design better adaptation projects. This seven-module, five-day course starts with an introduction to climate change and climate change adaptation; provides tools and techniques for assessing climate change impacts and vulnerabilities; presents a framework for identification, evaluation, selection, and implementation of climate adaptation strategies, programs and projects; and finally looks at the options available for financing adaptation projects and methods of accessing climate change finance.

There are FIVE participant slots available for AIT delegates to attend this training course. Details of the course are:

Dates:  07-11 March, 2016

Time:   Full day (09:00 - 16:00h)

Venue: B-108, AIT Conference Center

Cost:    Free (lunch and coffee will be provided)

If you are interested in participating in this course, please send your CVs (1-2 pages should be fine) to Dr. Victor Shinde (victorshinde@ait.asia), along with a short motivation statement (max. 1 page) latest by 14 February, 2016. Because this is a Train-the-Trainer course, we are looking for participants who are (or likely to be) involved in relevant capacity building activities as part of their work profile.

Also, to ensure that participants receive the full benefit of the course, only those who are available for the entire duration of the training will be considered.


Blood Donation Camp

AIT Blood Donation Camp will be held on 11 March 2016 from 09:00-11:30 hours in the parking lot in front of the AIT Conference Center.

The AIT Blood Donation Camp is organized along with the Thai Red Cross every three months.


AIT Career Fair

A Career Fair is being organized at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) on 30 March 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the AIT Conference Center. Organized by the AIT Career Center, it will feature companies in Thailand as well as overseas companies operating in Thailand.  The fair is an opportunity for companies to get exposed to students from 50 plus nationalities studying at AIT.

The companies and organizations that have confirmed so far are:  TEAM Consulting Engineering and Management Co. Ltd., Parker Bridge Recuitment Co. Ltd.,

Supalai PCL, Siam Makro Co. Ltd., Cal-comp Electronics Thailand PCL, Bangchak Petroleum PCL, Agoda Services Co.Ltd., Chia Tai  Co. Ltd., NSF  Asia-Pacific Co. Ltd., MACkerel  Engineering Co. Ltd., Ozaki Consulting Co. Ltd., Italthai Engineering Co.Ltd.,  Index International Group Co. Ltd. (INDEX), Boon Rawd Brewery Co. Ltd., Lanna Engineering Consulting Co. Ltd., Axentel Thailand Co. Ltd., BRF Global Singapore, Meinhardt Thailand Co. Ltd., Mitrphol Sugar Corp. Ltd., CMO PCL, ProMinent Fluid Controls Thailand Co. PCL, Fircroft Thailand Limited,  M. Water (Sprinkle) Co. Ltd., Pylon PCL and Tipco Asphalt PCL.

A Research Exhibition to showcase prototypes and posters related to students’ research will concurrently be held on this day.

You are cordially invited to explore and uncover opportunities offered by the companies that are joining the event.

For more info please call 02-524-6744 or 02-524-6326 or email us at careercenter@ait.asia





  • Delegation from the University of Tsukuba, Japan, led by Prof. Hiroshi Oi, Professor, Faculty of Life and Environmental Science / 29 Feb. 2016 / to promote partnership and collaboration with AIT and discuss about student exchange program.



Faculty and Staff Travel


Dr. Huynh Trung Luong / HCMC, Vietnam / 19 – 29 February 2016

Dr. Vattikuti Rajesh Chowdhary / Hyderabad and Telagana, India / 19 February – 12 March 2016

Mr. Dmitriv Lagura / Pattaya, Chonburi / 20 – 21 February 2016*

Ms. Parichad Nuntavong / Pattaya, Chonburi / 20 – 21 February 2016*

Ms. Worawan Sumroetrum / Pattaya, Chonburi / 20 – 21 February 2016*

Prof. Nitin K. Tripathi / Chiang Mai, Thailand / 21 – 25 February 2016*

Dr. K. R. Salin / Chiang Mai / 21 – 25 February 2016*

Dr. Firman Hadi Darodji / Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar / 22 February – 1 March 2016

Dr. Masahiko Honzawa / Kathmandu, Nepal / 23 – 25 February 2016*

Dr. Jagath K. Rajapaksha / Phuket, Thailand / 24 – 27 February 2016*

Dr. Faiz Shah / Islamabad, Lahore, Pakistan / 24 February – 4 March 2016

Ms. Rowena Alcoba / Islamabad, Pakistan / 24 – 29 February 2016

Mr. Norman Del Mundo Alcoba / Islamabad, Lahore, Pakistan / 24 February – 4 March 2016

Mr. Mathew Kuruvilla / Seoul, South Korea / 26 – 29 February 2016

Dr. Nicolas Faysse / China / 28 February – 6 March 2016

Dr. Manzul K. Hazarika / Dhaka, Bangladesh / 28 February – 4 March 2016

Dr. Saroj Kumar Chapagain / Kofu and Yamanashi, Japan / 29 February – 5 March 2016

Dr. Atitaya Panuvatvanich / Kofu and Yamanashi, Japan / 29 February – 5 March 2016

Dr. Indrajit Pal / Kyoto, Japan / 6 – 9 March 2016

Ms. Melada Supakijnorset / Beijing, China / 6 – 11 March 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: 29 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




Ref. No: 04/16

Deadline: 29 February 2016



Senior Structural Engineer

Ref. No: 05/16

Deadline: 24 March 2016



Structural/Project Engineer (AIT Solutions)

Ref. No: 06/16

Deadline: 24 March 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