WEEK 18, 15 - 21 April 2024

In this issue:

A. Announcements 

B. Workshops/ Conferences

C. Visitors/ MoU/ Agreement Signing 

D. Faculty & Staff Travel

E. Classified (Job)


A. Announcement


1) Appointment of Prof. Mukand S. Babel as Distinguished Professor


Email from AIT President on 10 April 2024
Dear AIT Family,


I am pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Mukand S Babel as the Distinguished Professor of the Asian Institute of Technology. This appointment signifies his dedication to advancing the Institute's work through his expertise in research, education and outreach activities and additional tasks assigned by the President. 


Professor Babel is a Professor of Water Engineering and Management (WEM) and Director of the Centre for Water and Climate Adaptation (CWCA) at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand. He was recognized among the top 2% of influential scientists globally in Environmental Engineering in the annual rankings published by Stanford University in October 2023. He was among the world’s top 1,000 influential climate scientists in the Reuters Hot List published in April 2021. He appeared in the top 2% list of scientists worldwide for research impact based on 2019 achievements in Engineering. You can see his profile here.


Please join me in extending our wholehearted support to Prof. Mukand S babel in this new appointment, and in wishing him continued success in his endeavours.



2) Free Yoga Classes at Korea House on 19 April 2024 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

As part of the HR employee health and wellness initiative, we are excited to announce the free yoga classes to be held every Friday from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Korea House.  The first class will be on Friday, 19 April 2024. 
Practicing yoga is a great way to support your physical and mental well-being. We believe that this program will help you lead a healthier and more balanced life, both in and out of the workplace. Please scan the QR code below to register.
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3) Doctoral Final Examination - Ms. Xiao Yi (121997)


Ms. Xiao Yi (121997), a candidate for the degree of Doctor of Business Administration in the School of Management, will have her final examination via Zoom on 22 April 2024 (Monday) at 15:00 hrs. Her dissertation title is 'How Digital Technologies Help Enhance Agile Supply Chain Management in Facilitating Emergency Response.' 
The members of her Program Committee members are as follows:
Dr. Vatcharapol Sukhotu (Chairperson)
Prof. Yuosre F.M. Badir (Member)
Prof. Huynh Trung Luong (Member)
All those who are interested in the topic are invited to join.
Join Zoom Meeting  https://ait-ac-th.zoom.us/j/99292451557?pwd=dE1raXdCbkRDeXFUd1dNU1Z5dHR6UT09

Meeting ID: 992 9245 1557
Passcode: 471011


4) Doctoral Final Examination - Ms. Assanee Piancharoenwong (119875)


Ms. Assanee Piancharoenwong (119875), a candidate for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the School of Management, will have her final examination via Zoom on 23 April 2024 (Tuesday) at 15:00 hrs. Her dissertation title is ' IoT Smart Farming Adoption Intention Under Climate Change: A Dual Perspective on Gain and Loss  .' 
The members of her Program Committee members are as follows:
Prof. Yuosre F.M. Badir (Chairperson)
Dr. Willi Zimmermann (Member)
Dr. Mongkol Ekpanyapong (Member)
All those who are interested in the topic are invited to join.
Join Zoom Meeting  https://ait-ac-th.zoom.us/j/96351505022?pwd=NVYybGhaRk5EdHA4VnV4NTRITzZLQT09
Meeting ID: 963 5150 5022
Passcode: 271797

5) Doctoral Final Examination - Mr. Phenthai Phinmuang (105280)


Mr. Phenthai Phinmuang (105280), a candidate for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Microelectronics, Department of  Industrial Systems Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology, will have his final examination on 24 April 2024 (Wednesday) at 10:00 hrs via Zoom. His dissertation title is " The Effect of Metal Electrodes and Deposition Angle on Sculptured TI02 Humidity Microsensors."


The members of his Program Committee members are as follows:


Dr. Mongkol Ekpanyapong (Chairperson)


Prof. Weerakorn Ongsakul (Member)


Dr. Chaklam Silpasuwanchai (Member)


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


Join Zoom Meeting



Meeting ID: 934 1690 3480

Passcode: 952457


6) Join us for the TECH PLANTER Thailand 2024 Info Session on April 25, 2024


Leave a Nest Singapore will be holding an information session at the Asian Institute of Technology on 25 April 2024 to be held at the EC Creator Space to expose students, researchers, and startups at AIT to the TECH PLANTER programme.
Date: Thursday, 25th April 2024
Time: 09:30 to 11:30 am
Venue: AIT Entrepreneurship Center Creator Space 
Register here to reserve your seat: https://forms.gle/89da8T2k6v6k8ENC6
Kindly find the message below from Leave a Nest and the attached flyers for further details:
Leave a Nest's TECH PLANTER 2024 season is open! The TECH PLANTER programme is where passionate deep tech startups and research teams pitch to address deep issues across SouthEast Asia.

Who can apply for TECH PLANTER Demo Day Programme?

- Pre-startup research teams 

- All stages of startups 

Merits of becoming TP Ecosystem member:

- Connection to Japanese & Local Corporates 

- Connection to Prototyping or Manufacturing partners in Japan 

- Investment opportunities from Glocalink Singapore and Real Tech Holdings Singapore 

Because of our science background and our activities with universities, being a part of our ecosystem gives access to talent hiring and opportunities to deepen any research if required. The programme is designed to be a light commitment, requiring only a few mentoring sessions before the demo day itself, if selected.

We are now calling for applications!  (till may 10th!)

The programme is designed to be a light commitment, requiring only a few mentoring sessions before the demo day itself, if selected.

For more information and application, see here:


Click on the Link for the TECH PLANTER TH website

Click on the Link for the TECH PLANTER Application form
Some key deadlines:
Application deadline: 10th May 2024 

Finalist Announcement: 14th June 2024 

Mentoring period: June/July 2024 

Demo Day: 6th July 2024 (Sat)

6) Call for Responsible "E-Waste Management Campaign" at AIT

AIT underscores the importance of sustainable e-waste management, given its environmental repercussions. Incorrect disposal of electronics poses pollution and health hazards. When e-waste ends up in landfills, it can release hazardous substances such as lead, mercury, cadmium, and brominated flame retardants into the soil, water, and air, causing pollution and harming ecosystems and human health. E waste also contains various valuable and precious metals such as gold, silver, platinum, palladium, copper, and rare earth elements. Recycling metals from e-waste curbs mining, conserves resources, and fosters a sustainable society. 

In light of this, as committed by the AIT Campus Sustainability Committee chaired by "Prof. Kazuo Yamamoto, President of AIT'', Office of Sustainable Campus(OSC) officially announces the launch of "E-Waste Management Campaign" encouraging all schools, offices, and residences within the AIT community to take proactive steps in identifying any unused or obsolete electronic devices that may be lying around in your schools, office buildings and at your AIT residence. These could include old computers, printers, mobile phones, keyboards, fax machines, power banks and other electronic equipment that are no longer in use.

Once identified, kindly notify the OSC by emailing director-osc@ait.ac.thdetailing the types and quantities of e-waste available for disposalOSC will organize the collection of e-waste from various locations across the campus as necessary. Additionally, we also encourage the AIT community to identify and report any unused or broken furniture in schools and offices to help optimize building space effectively.

We kindly request the secretaries of schools and offices to identify e-waste and old furniture and report to OSC by April 30, 2024. All collected e-waste will be sent to a professional recycling company specialized in safe and environmentally friendly disposal and recycling of electronic devices, ensuring responsible handling and minimal environmental impact.

Your cooperation in this initiative is highly valued as it contributes to our collective endeavor to promote sustainability and reduce our environmental footprint at AIT. Together, we can create a more sustainable campus environment for future generations.

Thank you for your attention and support.

Remark: The collected E-waste or furniture if recorded as AIT inventory will be coordinated with OPIA for proper procedure to write it off.

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  Workshops/ Conferences  
1) Professional Development Program on Strategic Human Resource Management and Business Leadership
Date: 27 – 31 May 2024
Venue: Asian Institute of Technology
For more information and registration please visit 

2) Summer Training Program on Climate Smart and Sustainable Agriculture Using Cutting-Edge Technology and IoT

Duration: 10 – 21 June 2024
Venue: Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

For more information and registration please visit 

3) Summer Training Program Aquaculture Development & Aquatic Resources Management in South and South East Asia

Date: 8-19 July 2024
Venue: Asian Institute of Technology

Training Fee: USD 1,500/- (Inclusive of training-related expenses, excluding accommodation and subsistence allowances)

For more information and registration please visit 



4) [ICUE-AIT] ICUE 2024: Abstract submission due date is EXTENDED

The call for abstracts has been a great success! We have received more than a hundred abstracts from working professionals, students, and researchers from all over the world!

Nevertheless, we are receiving several requests on our inbox for a little more time to work on abstracts. Therefore, the ICUE 2024 Organizing Committee is happy to announce that the due date for the abstract submission is officially extended to 15 April 2024.

You may still SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACTS for the 2024 edition of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)’s ICUE conference series at our conference website (www.icue2024.ait.ac.th).

ICUE 2024 will be held on 21-23 October 2024 at the Long Beach Garden Hotel, Pattaya City, Thailand. The International Conference on sUstainable Energy 2024 (ICUE 2024) on Energy Transition and Net Zero Climate Future will focus on sustainability issues and how best different forms of energy can be harnessed towards a sustainable green growth aiming for a net-zero climate future.

We are also proud to share that this conference is Technically Co-Sponsored by IEEE Power and Energy Society (IEEE PES). Papers presented at this conference will be included in a conference proceedings to be published in the IEEE Xplore digital library. More information about this notable update is available at this link: https://icue2024.ait.ac.th/awards-and-publications/


C. Visitors/ MoU/ Agreement 




D. Faculty & Staff Travel 

  • Prof. Shobhakha Dhakal, Faculty, SERD/ Latvia, Netherlands/ 15 - 28 April 2024
  • Prof. Yuosre Badir, Faculty, SOM/ Hanoi, Vietnam/ 19 - 21 April 2024 & 26 - 28 April 2024
  • Prof. Manukid Panichkun, Faculty, ISE-SET/ Greece/ 15 - 23 April 2024
  • Prof. Weerakorn Ongsakul/ Faculty SERD/ Nong Khai, Thailand/ 30 - 31 May 2024
  • Mr. Sanjeet Amatya, Director of Public Affairs/ Kathmandu, Nepal/ 24 - 28 April 2024
  • Mr. Sanjeev Jayasinghe, Executive Director, OAAA/ Houston, New Jersey, Dalias, San Antonio, Humble/ 22 June - 23 July 2024
  • Sirima Sirimattayanan, International Affairs/ Spain/ 13 - 23 April 2024
  • Mr. Fazle Karim, AITE/ Rayong, Thailand/ 24 - 25 April 2024
  • Mr. Voravate Chonlasin, Executive Director, AITE/ Rayong, Thailand/ 24 - 25 April 2024
  • Ms. Slanee Meeto, AITE/ Rayong, Thailand/ 24 - 25 April 2024
  • Dr. Indrajit Pal, Faculty SET/ Vienna, Austria/ 9 - 18 April 2024
  • Ms. Anushree Pal, SET/ Vienna, Austria/ 9 - 19 April 2024
  • Mr. Venkata Anantha Kiran Kona, AITE/ India/ 3 - 22 April 2024





 E. Classifieds (jobs) 

Staff Position:

1. Assistant Professor, SET-ISE

2. Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, SERD-GDS

3. Associate / Assistant Professor, SET-ICT

4. Faculty Position,  SET-WEM

5. Research Associate, CGC (Center for Global Challenges)

6. Senior Research Associate, CGC (Center for Global Challenges (CGC))

7. Lab Supervisor - Hydraulic Lab, SET/WEM

8.  Editorial Assistant, SERD/GTD

9. Assistant Teacher, AITIS

10. Network Engineer, intERLab

11. Class Teacher, AITIS

12. Thai Teacher, AITIS

13. Technician, GTE