WEEK #32: 6 – 12 August 2018



 In this issue:


A. Announcements

B. Events

C. Campus Updates

D. Faculty and Staff Travel

E. Classifieds (Jobs)




A. Announcements


(i) Bangabandhu Chair Professor, Prof. Joyashree Roy joins the EECC Department / SERD


Prof. Joyashree Roy has joined the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate, School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD), AIT. Prof. Roy is the inaugural Bangabandhu Chair Professor at AIT. Prior to joining AIT, she was with Department of Economics, Jadavpur University where she initiated and was coordinator of the Global Change Programme and Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF) Project.

She was Indian Council of Social Sciences Research (ICSSR) national fellow and a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, USA.

Prof. Roy was among the network of scientists IPCC-2007 Nobel Peace Prize winning panel, has been a chapter author of Global Energy Assessment. She is in the winning team of Prince Sultan Bin Aziz award for water. She has published more than 100 peer reviewed journal articles, authored and edited books.

Her research interests: Economics of Pollution and Climate Change, Modeling energy demand, Economy-wide modeling exercises for deriving policy implications, Water quality demand modeling, Water pricing, Sustainable development, Natural resource accounting, Valuing environmental services, Developmental and environmental issues relevant for informal sectors, Coastal Ecosystem service evaluation.

A Bangabandhu Chair on Sustainable Energy at the Asian Institute of Technology was formally inaugurated on 15 March 2018 following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Asian Institute of Technology and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Bangladesh.







(ii) AIT Newsletter: August 2018


Email from OMCO (1 Aug. 2018)


Dear members of the AIT community,


The August 2018 edition of the monthly AIT newsletter shares the story of how the Tiger-Leong International Innovation and Leadership Camp is emerging as the premier destination for aspiring leaders. We also talk of innovative market place organized at AIT, along with stories of success of AIT alumni. Read about various seminars, conferences and workshops held in July and much more.
The PDF and EPUB (iOS and android) and MOBI (for Kindle) editions of the Newsletter can be downloaded from the link below.



Download Links
PDF: https://bit.ly/2LGX2Bn
EPUB: https://bit.ly/2v2UhzE
MOBI: https://bit.ly/2voy4vA







(iii) Library Orientation: 6  - 10 August 2018

Email from AIT Library (6 Aug. 2018)


AIT Library will arrange library orientation for new students from 6 - 10 August 2018.

- Morning session from 9.00 a.m. - 10.00 a.m.
- Afternoon session from 01.00 p.m.- 02.00 p.m.

Please select the date and time convenient to you. You may register from today for the orientation via e-mail at library@ait.ac.th or contact the library staff on duty at the Circulation Desk.

The Library will also arrange orientation for a small group of three to four persons at your convenience time. For small group orientation, please contact Khun Somporn at sompornp@ait.ac.th


Thank you very much for your attention.






(iv) Dr. Chuenchom Chueluecha (Rehabilitation Physician) will change time schedule


Email from AIT Medical Center (6 Aug. 2018)


We would like to inform you that the schedule of Dr. Chuenchom Chueluecha (Rehabilitation Physician) will be changed from Friday, 10 August 2018 to Wednesday, 8 August 2018 from 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.












(v) Global Youth Climate Video Competition! Application Deadline - 31 August 2018!

Email from AIT Career Center (20 Jul. 2018)


Are you 18-30 and taking part in activities to fight climate change?

Send a 3 minute video for a chance to be a youth reporter at the UN Climate Change Conference in Poland in December.

The two themes of the 2018 Global Youth Video Competition are:

•             Sustainable Consumptions and Production

•             Green and Climate-friendly Jobs

For further information and application, click here.

Deadline for application: 31 August 2018 

The Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change is co-organized by the UNFCCC secretariat and the UNDP-GEF Small Grants Programme.


For more details, please contact:

UNFCCC secretariat
UN Campus
Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1
53113 Bonn


Email: secretariat@unfccc.int , sgp.info@undp.org , connect4climate@worldbank.org 

Please do not miss this opportunity and apply now!






(vi) New Trial Databases : eBook Academic Collection and eBook Business Collection


Email from AIT Library (2 Jul. 2018)

Please be informed that EBSCO has offered a trial for eBook Academic Collection and eBook Business Collection. The trial period starts from now until the end of December 2018. Full-text downloads are available.

For your information:

eBook Academic Collection

Offering more than 170,000 e-books, this collection includes titles from leading university presses such as Oxford University Press, MIT Press, State University of New York Press, Cambridge University Press, University of California Press, McGill-Queen's University Press, Harvard University Press and many others. Additional academic publishers include Elsevier, Ashgate Publishing, Taylor & Francis, Sage Publications and John Wiley & Sons.

Subject coverage includes: Art, Business and economics, Education, Language arts and discipline, Literary criticism, Medical, Performing arts, Philosophy, Poetry, Political science, Religion, Social science, Technology and engineering, and other academic fields.

eBook Business Collection

This collection offers more than 18,000 business e-books selected to assist students and scholars with various business research, special project and entrepreneurial needs. A key resource for academic and business school libraries, eBook Business Collection encompasses a variety of topics, such as marketing, finance, supply chain management and entrepreneurship. Titles are available from many noteworthy academic and business publishers, including Oxford University Press, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, World Scientific Publishing Company, Princeton University Press, AMACOM and Gallup Press.

The URLs to access “eBook Academic Collection Trial” and “eBook Business Collection Trial” are:

eBook Academic Collection Trial:



Book Business Collection Trial:



Please note that off-campus users will be required to enter ID and Password.  User ID and Password will be provided by the Library upon request via e-mail to the library at library@ait.ac.th.

The Library hopes that these trial databases will be useful for your study and research.  If you have any inquiries, please feel free to contact the Library at library@ait.ac.th








(vii) GENTLE REMINDER: Online Performance Appraisal 2018 (covering the period 1 July 2017-30 June 2018) 

Email from OHRS (31 Jul. 2018)

To all concerned immediate supervisors and Unit Directors of direct-hire (centrally-funded) staff members,

The online performance appraisal for this year 2018, covering the period from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 is open until 18 August 2018.

The online system can be accessed through the “PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL” link in the HRIS menu (https://hris.ait.ac.th). The immediate supervisors can complete the individual Performance Appraisal Reports for all the employees under their supervision, and individually (electronically) submit them. The Unit Heads shall then review and endorse all completed Performance Appraisal Reports not later than 18 August 2018.








(viii) 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 3 seats available  (from 4 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)SU Welcome Party: 11 Aug. 2018
Email from SU Accommodation and Reservation Committee (8 Aug. 2018)
Welcome to your new journey. As part of the tradition of AIT, it is our pleasure to invite you all for the welcome party on the 11th of August, 2018. The theme for this semester's welcome party is “NEW MOON MASQUERADE’’ , and We all encourage you to come in white and black color costumed with your favorite masquerades for the party.
Event: AIT Student Union Freshers Welcome Party August – 2018
Date: Saturday, 11 August 2018
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Venue: AITCC
Hope to see all happy and new faces around. Cheers!!

(b) Blood Donation: 5 Sept. 2018

Email from AIT Medical Center (3 Aug. 2018)


The Thai Red Cross Society has been working with volunteer students and staff to collect units of blood from the AIT community. The bloodmobile visits AIT every three months, four times a year, hoping to collect enough units to supply the constant demand for blood.

AIT Medical Center again would like to ask for your help. The next visit for blood donation is scheduled on Wednesday, 5th September 2018, 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. at the parking lot in front of the AIT Conference Center.

Give blood! You'll experience a fulfilling sense of contribution. And the donation process isn't time-consuming. It only takes about half an hour.

On behalf of needy patients whose lives you may save, we would like to thank you very much for your time and support.








(a) Conference on Enhancing International Cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation for Addressing Wildlife and Forest Crimes and Attaining SDGs: 28 – 29 Aug. 2018


AIT solutions will organize a Conference on Enhancing International Cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation for Addressing Wildlife and Forest Crimes and Attaining SDGs at AIT on 28 – 29 August 2018.

More details at this link http://solutions.ait.ac.th/eicsti2018/






(b) ICUE 2018 on Green Energy for Sustainable Development: 24 – 26 Oct. 2018

AIT will organize ICUE 2018 on Green Energy for Sustainable Development from 24 – 26 October 2018 at Thavorn Palm Beach Resort, Karon, Phuket, Thailand.

The organizer has received almost 300 abstracts so far from over 40 different countries.

Still many requests for extension are coming and so the deadline is further moved to 15 May 2018. New submissions can either be abstracts or full papers.

Notification of acceptance for the new submissions will be by 31 May 2018.

For further information, please contact visit our website:

www.icue2018.ait.ac.th  and  www.icue.ait.ac.th/2018

or contact:

Conference Secretariat at email: icue2018@ait.ac.th

More details: http://eecc.ait.ac.th/events/icue-conference-2018/






(c) 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/







































C. Campus Updates



(i) Vacant Shop for Lease

Email from Purchasing Office (1 Aug. 2018)


VACANT SHOP (Coffee Lounge) is now available for lease at SOM Building (Ground Floor).

Interested parties are invited to submit their proposal to the OPIA (Purchasing) until 15 August 2018.

For further information you may contact:-

• Purchasing Office (for bidding details):

Email: purchasing@ait.ac.th. Tel: 02 524 5027


• Auxiliary (for TOR & shop requirement):

Email: bethc@ait.ac.th. Tel: 02-524 6323, 02 524 5026























D. Faculty and Staff Travel 

  • Prof. Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh / San Francisco, California, USA / 30 June – 13 August 2018
  • Mr. Voravate Chonlasin / Chonburi, Thailand / 12 – 13 July 2018*
  • Prof. Nitin Kumar Tripathi / Lucknow, India / 26 July – 8 August 2018
  • Ms. Kluaymai Thongkham / Chittagong, Bangladesh / 27 – 29 July 2018*
  • Dr. B.H.W. Hadikusumo / Vietnam and Myanmar / 27 – 30 July 2018*
  • Mr. Thaung Htut Aung / Yangon, Myanmar / 27 – 30 July 2018*
  • Dr. Sarawut Ninsawat / Xiamen, China / 29 July – 4 August 2018*
  • Dr. Oleg Shipin / Xiamen, PR China / 29 July – 4 August 2018*
  • Mr. Ashok Dahal / Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Japan / 29 July – 9 August 2018
  • Ms. Rakdao Pakdisi / Khonkaen, Thailand / 3 August 2018*
  • Mr. Justin Finch / Khonkaen, Thailand / 3 August 2018*
  • Dr. Sangam Shrestha / Seoul, Korea / 4 - 8 August 2018
  • Prof. Kanchana Kanchanasut / New Zealand / 4 – 10 August 2018
  • Dr. Tai Nakamura / Utah, USA / 5 – 10 August 2018
  • Mr. Ida Bagus Hendra Gupta / Yogyakarta, Indonesia / 5 – 10 August 2018
  • Prof. Weerakorn Ongsakul / Portland, USA / 5 – 11 August 2018
  • Ms. Farah Nashhid Hossain / Hanoi, Vietnam / 7 – 12 August 2018


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


















E. Classifieds (Jobs)


Faculty Positions (School of Management) (SOM)
Ref. No. Fac 01/18
Deadline: 9 August 2018


Administrative Staff ( Program Officer) (School of Engineering & Technology)
Ref. No. 35/18
Deadline: 15 August 2018


Faculty Position: Associate/Assistant Professor (School of Engineering & Technology )
Ref. No. Fac 04/18
Deadline: 17 August 2018


Dual position for Director of the Center of Excellence in Nanotechnology (COEN) and faculty member (School of Engineering & Technology)
Ref. No. Fac 06/18
Deadline: 30 August 2018


Faculty Position: Assistant Professor (School of Engineering & Technology)
Ref. No. Fac 03/18
Deadline: 31 August 2018


Position: Director/PRINCIPAL for AIT INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (AIT International School) (AIT International School)
Ref. No. 31/18
Deadline: 31 August 2018