WEEK #15: 9 – 15 April 2018


 In this issue:


A. Announcements

B. Events

C. Campus Updates

D. Faculty and Staff Travel

E. Classifieds (Jobs)


A. Announcements


(i)   Visit of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn to AIT, Friday, 27 April 2018 - Opening of the Modernized AIT Library - AIT Campus Renaissance

Email from President (28 Mar. 2018)


Dear Members of the AIT Community,

As you may already know, Her Royal Highness (HRH) Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn has graciously accepted our invitation to officially inaugurate our Modernized Library on 27 April 2018.

The AIT Library Modernization Campaign received a Royal Blessing on 27 January 2015, when AIT was informed that HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn has accepted the invitation to serve as the Honorary Chair of the International Advisory Committee. In addition, HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn graciously granted her personal donation of 1 million Baht to support the fundraising campaign.

Since then, the AIT campus has undergone extensive renovations, some of which are still ongoing – AIT Campus Renaissance.

In this regard, and as part of the AIT Campus Renaissance, the Chairman of the AIT Board of Trustees and AIT President cordially invite you to take part in the visit of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn to the AIT campus on Friday, 27 April 2018, for the opening of the Modernized AIT Library.


Thank you.

Professor Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)



(ii)    Confirmed AIT Management Notes, 8 Mar 2018

Email from Director, Office of Academic Administration (3 Apr. 2018)


At its 29 March 2018 meeting, the AIT Management confirmed the notes of its 8 March 2018 meeting, which are now Intranet-published at AIT Management Confirmed Meeting Notes.



(iii)    Winners of blog contest

Email from OMCO (2 Apr. 2018)


We are happy to announce that Rhea Gumasing of the School of Management has won the Blog Contest for the January 2017 semester.

Her blog post is now posted on the AIT website: https://www.ait.ac.th/2018/04/curiosity-killed-ignorant/

The three award winners are:

First Prize; Rhea Gumasing

Second Prize: Gayatri Tirumalasetty

Third Prize: Manasvi Siripurapu




(iv) Condolences

Email from OHRS (2 Apr. 2018)

We have learned with deep sorrow the passing away of the mother of Mr. Thanakorn Khamtha, Technical staff in SERD Dean’s Office, School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD), on 29 March 2018.

The cremation ceremony was held on Mon. 2 April 2018 at Sala 16 of Wat Phra Si Mahathat Wora Maha Wiharn, Bang Khen District, Bangkok.

We express our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.


(v) Condolences

Email from OHRS (26 Mar. 2018)


This is to announce with great sadness the loss of Jeeranan’s father who passed away on 23rd March 2018. Jeeranan is working at AIT International School as Administrative Staff. The religious rites were held on 27 March 2018 in Chaiyaphum province at Nhong Phong temple.

On behalf of the AIT Community, we wish to express our condolences and sympathies to Khun Jeeranan and her family during this time of bereavement.


(vi) Please collect your passport before Songkran long holiday

Email from Office of Host Country Relations (9 Apr. 2018)


As the Institute will be closed for Songkran Holidays during 13-16 April 2018, all non-Thai faculty, staff, and students who plan to use passports please collect them from GRU office before 13 April 2018.

We, however, arrange for a staff to stand by at GRU Office in case of emergency passport pick-up during 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the period of 13-16 April 2018. Please note that it is not possible for us to provide this service after 4 p.m. of the said period especially late at night.





(vii)  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

(i)    EVENTS

(a)   AIT’s 129th Graduation

AIT’s 129th Graduation will be held on 18 May 2018 at the Robert B Banks Auditorium, AIT Conference Center. 




(a)   Seminar-Workshop to Empower Structural Engineers: 31 May – 2 June 2018

AIT Solutions will organize Seminar-Workshop to Empower Structural Engineers from31 May – 2 June 2018 for Visionary Event and Technical at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok.

A Dinner Talk with Ashraf Habibullah will also be held on 31 May as part of the event.

Interested persons please contact: Khun Rakdao Pakdisi, Event Coordinator
rakdao@ait.ac.th, solutions@ait.ac.th
For more details, please visit: www.solutions.ait.ac.th 



(b)   7th Asia Conference on Earthquake Engineering

Seismic Resilience for Safer Cities and Infrastructures: 22-25 Nov 2018

Urbanization is one of the major global challenges of this era. To address the issues related to safety of cities and infrastructure, the 7th Asia Conference on Earthquake Engineering (7ACEE 2018) is being jointly organized by AIT and Engineering Institute of Thailand (EIT) in collaboration with the Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines Inc. (ASEP), from 22 - 25 November 2018 in Bangkok.

Engineers, architects, professionals, students, institutes, universities, and organizations are invited to submit abstracts and share their experience under the theme Seismic Resilience for Safer Cities. Download Abstract Template

All who are submitting Abstracts or papers are also requested to provide a short biography (no more than 100 words) and recent photo that will be published in both the conference program and the conference proceedings.

Open for Abstract Submission - Mar 1, 2018
Deadline for Abstract Submission - Apr 15, 2018
Registration Deadline - Aug 31, 2018

More details: http://acee2018.org/




(a)   Thai Reading and Writing Course for Beginners: May-June 2018

The Language Center will organize a course, “Reading and Writing Thai for Beginners”.
Reading and Writing Thai for Beginners (8 May – 26 June 2018)

• Tuesday and Thursday from 17:00 – 18:30, 2 times/week, Total 20 hours
• Course Fee: 2,000 baht
• Class Size: 15 persons

Register now at the Language Center, Room 216




(b)   Chinese Course for Beginners: May-July 2018


The Language Center will organize Chinese Course for Beginners as follows:

Chinese Course for Beginners (15 May – 3 July 2018)
Tuesday and Thursday from 17:00 – 18:30, 2 times/week, Total 20 hours

The course fee is 1,000THB due to the kind support of the Chinese Government through the Confucius Institute. (Refunds are not available.)
Class Size: 15 persons
Register now at the Language Center, Room 216





















C. Campus Updates

(i)    Road improvement at Gate-1

Email from OFAM (5 Apr. 2018)

Please be informed that AIT Gate-1 is now closed for access of all vehicles during the improvement period until 10 April 2018.


(ii) Construction work of pavement from Admin to ISE
Email from OFAM (5 Apr. 2018)

Please be informed that, in addition to the road work at Gate-1, another subcontractor has started preparing for construction of pavement from Admin building to Junction at ISE building, from 6 April 2018.

The work is expected to complete within a week, before 12 April 2018. During this time there might be some noise and disturbance on the path and road.

We apologise for inconvenience that may be caused.


(iii) New AITCC Annex & renovation of car park near Arcade

A new AITCC Annex building will be constructed opposite to AIT swimming Pool/AIT Solutions. The construction work will start from 1 October 2017 and expected to be completed by April 2018. To prepare the area for construction, the car park area opposite to swimming pool/AIT Solutions will be demolished partially and a new sewage line will be laid from Arcade area.

During the process of this work, the area will be barricaded and there might be some disturbance as well as noise.

Please be also informed that currently partial section of car park area opposite to Arcade is being renovated. It may take a week to complete the work and the area will be closed.



(iv)    Korea House Renovation

Email from OFAM (22 Mar. 2018)

Please be informed that renovation of the Korea House has started from Monday, 26 March 2018 and is expected to be ready by mid of May 2018.








D. Faculty and Staff Travel 

  • Ms. Rowena Alcoba / Lahore, Pakistan; Istanbul, Turkey; and Washington DC., USA / 27 March – 21 April 2018
  • Dr. Chotchai Charoenngam / Vietnam / 29 March – 1 April 2018*
  • Dr. B.H.W. Hadikusumo / Vietnam / 30 March – 1 April 2018*
  • Ms. Sheldon Ayelsha Isabellah / Colombo, Sri Lanka / 1 – 16 April 2018
  • Dr. Sangam Shrestha / Siem Reab, Cambodia / 3 – 4 April 2018*
  • Dr. B.H.W. Hadikusumo / Vietnam / 5 – 9 April 2018
  • Ms. Patteera Jensupakarn, Ms. Auearee Jensupakarn, Ms. Pathumphon Dabsomsri, and Ms. Kannika Issarakul / Hokkaido, Japan / 5 – 16 April 2018
  • Ms. Boo Young Ko / Seoul, Korea / 6 – 21 April 2018
  • Dr. Chotchai Charoenngam / Myanmar / 6 – 8 April 2018*
  • Dr. Wenchao Xue / Tianjin, China / 6 – 15 April 2018
  • Prof. C. Visvanathan / Pradesh, India / 7 – 12 April 2018
  • Ms. Mahbooba Amin/ Singapore & Denpasar Bali & Jember, Indonesia / 7 – 15 April 2018
  • Ms. Thaniya Jirasathitpornpong / Singapore and Denpasar Bali, Indonesia / 8 – 13 April 2018
  • Ms. Prakriti Kashyap / Indore, India / 8 – 14 April 2018
  • Dr. Saroj Kumar Chapagain / Kathmandu, Nepal / 9 – 13 April 2018
  • Mr. Osamu Mizuno / Indore, India / 10 – 13 April 2018
  • Prof. C. Visvanathan / Tianjin, China / 14 – 17 April 2018
  • Mr. Surendra Shrestha / Seoul, Korea / 15 – 19 April 2018

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






E. Classifieds (Jobs)

Position: Research & Professional Staff (Laboratory Supervisor) (School of Environment, Resources & Development)
Ref. No. 25/18
Deadline: 15 April 2018


Position: Director/PRINCIPAL for AIT INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (AIT International School)
Ref. No. 50/2017
Deadline: 30 April 2018


Position: Licensing Counsel Officer
Ref. No. 06/17
Deadline: 30 April 2018

Position: Structural Engineer (AIT Solutions)
Ref. No. 07/18
Deadline: 30 April 2018


Position: Client Partner (AIT Solutions)
Ref. No. 18/18
Deadline: 30 April 2018


Administrative Staff (Program Officer) (AIT Solutions)
Ref. No. 19/18
Deadline: 30 April 2018


Position: Administrative Staff (Program Officer) (AIT Solutions)
Ref. No. 20/18
Deadline: 30 April 2018


Faculty Position (Assistant Professor or Associate Professor) (School of Engineering & Technology)
Ref. No. Fac 02/18
Deadline: 30 June 2018