In this issue:
C. Faculty and Staff Travel
D. Classifieds (Jobs)
(i) Vacancy Announcement: Two Vice Presidents Positions (VPAA and VPA) (Office of the President )
AIT seeks qualified professionals and outstanding individuals who will provide the leadership required for the positions of Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) and Vice President for Administration (VPA), and who are motivated to join a graduate education institution about to embark on a re-positioning of introducing innovation in education across the board. Both Vice Presidents will be on the senior leadership team of the Institute and shall report directly to the President.
Ref no: 43/18
Deadline: November 15, 2018
Tel no. (66-2) 524-5019
More details at this link
(ii) ISE welcomes new seconded faculty members - Dr. Millie Pant and Dr. Akshay Dvivedi
Email from ISE/SET (Sept. 2018)
School of Engineering and Technology welcomes Dr. Millie Pant and Dr. Akshay Dvivedi who joined Industrial Systems Engineering (ISE) Program as Visiting Associate Professors. They are seconded to AIT by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
Dr. Millie Pant
Dr. Pant is working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Science and Engineering (DASE), Saharanpur Campus of IIT Roorkee since 2012. Her research interests include Operations Research, Numerical Optimization, Multi Criteria Decision Making,Evolutionary Algorithms, Swarm Intelligence Algorithms and their applications to real life problems arising in diverse fields. She along with her research group is actively engaged in development of sophisticated optimization techniques for determining the solution to complex and intricate optimization problems that are otherwise difficult to solve by the classical optimization methods. Dr. Millie Pant has to her credit around 100 publications in journals and around 100 papers in conferences of national and international repute. She has completed 3 sponsored research projects out of which 2 projects were of international collaboration (Germany and Russia). 12 students have obtained PhD degree under her supervision and currently 6 students are pursuing PhD under her supervision. She is associated with Liverpool Hope University, UK and UKZN, Durban, South Africa, NTNU Norway as a visiting researcher and is working on different topics related to optimization. She has coordinated 3 short term courses and 5 international conferences.
During her stay at ISE/AIT, Dr. Pant will teach Deterministic Optimization Models (AT 72.01). She may be contacted at Room No. 206 (ChalermPrakiat Building); Ext# 5684 and on e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Akshay Dvivedi
Dr. Akshay Dvivedi is anAssociate Professor in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department of the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India.Dr. Dvivedi graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Jiwaji University, Gwalior followed by Master of Technology in Production and Industrial Systems Engineering from IIT Roorkee. He was awarded doctoral degree from IIT. Roorkee. Dr. Dvivedi has 18 years of experience in academics and industry. Before joining IIT Roorkee, he has worked as Principle Scientist, Centre of Excellence in Manufacturing at Research Technology and Innovation Centre, Thermax India.
He has authored more than 100 research papers published in reputed international journals and conference proceedings. He has authored 9 books/book chapters based on his research works. He is a member of several national and international advisory committees. He has handled several sponsored research projects and industrial consultancy projects. He has been quite active in supervising master’s and doctoral research. He is currently involved with research projects on microfabrication and development of Lab-on-a-Chip Devices.
Dr. Dvivedi is an active researcher. He has developed many research and experimentation facilities at IIT Roorkee. These include Ultrasonic Micromachining, Ultrasonic Turning, Grinding assisted Electrochemical Discharge Machining, Near-Dry Electric Discharge Machining, Electric Discharge Form Machining, Rotary Electric Discharge Machining, Powder Electric Discharge Machining, Stir casting, Powder Mixed Rotary Tool Electro Discharge Deposition Process. Also, he has contributed in the development of an innovative device for creating tissue plane cleavage by the hydro - dissection method. This device has reduced cleft palate surgery time to nearly half, and had brought down the complication rate to near Zero. He has been facilitated with several technical awards and social recognitions. He is also honoured with OutstandingTeacherAward by IIT Roorkee.
Dr. Dvivedi has taught a number of under-graduate and postgraduate courses including Advanced Manufacturing Processes, Quality Management, Principles of Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Techniques, Manufacturing Technology, Non-traditional Machining and Total Quality Management. Noteworthy in his teaching efforts are interactive activities and practical orientation of course including case studies which serve to improve student receptivity.
Dr. Akshay Dvivedi is seconded to Asian Institute of Technology by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. During his stay at ISE/AIT, he will teach Advanced Manufacturing Process (AT 73.9007). He may be contacted at Room No. 206 (ChalermPrakiat Building) Ext. 5684 and on e-mail at email@example.com
(iii) Personal data for 2018 Income Tax calculation
Email from Office of the Human Resources Services (3 Sept. 2018)
Dear Faculty and Staff,
To ensure that personal income tax of AIT faculty and staff comply with Tax Regulation, it is imperative that we have a correct record of your personal data in our system. Please log in the web link, https://hris.ait.ac.th
to update your personal data. Use your AIT email account credential to log in then click “View Employee Profile”. Furthermore, please update or complete your contact information such as the name and telephone number of your emergency contact person.
For employees with children, particular attention is required in the status of your children in the system, check if it is correct. Update the system if they are studying or working either here in Thailand or abroad. Please request to amend as appropriate.
Any changes on your personal data from previous to current year should be supported with documents in hard copies. These include passport copy, marriage certificate, birth certificates of your children as well as receipts of investment in RTF/LTF and personal life insurance.
Please submit it to Khun Denphoom in the Office of the Human Resources Services (OHRS), Room 223, Second Floor of the Administration Building within 2 October 2018.
Thank you for your cooperation.
(iv) AIT Medical Center’s Schedule of Doctors for This Week
Email from AIT Medical Center (10 Sept. 2018)
Kindly note that the schedule of Dr. Bunsert Jatchavala (General Medicine) on Monday, 10 September, starts from 10:00-14:00 hrs. Dr. Amornwan Nilsuwan (ENT Specialist)'s schedule for this Thursday will be from 13:00-14:00 hrs. Dr. Chuenchom Chueluecha (Rehabilitation Physician) will be on leave this Friday, 14 Sept. Other services will be available as usual, thank you.
(v) Web of Science Discovery Quiz 2018
Email from AIT Library (30 Aug. 2018)
Clarivate Analytics invites you to participate in the Web of Science Discovery Quiz. The objective of the quiz is to create greater awareness and familiarity of Web of Science for students and researchers. Participants will learn on how to use Web of Science in a fun way and discover useful features which will help them in their work. Grand prizes include such as Apple Watch, Fitbit, wireless earphones and many more.
The quiz will start on 1 September – 31 October 2018. Announcement of winners will be on Thursday, 15 November 2018.
For more details, please find enclosed the banners and quiz announcement.
(vi) Change to WhatsApp Backup in Google Drive
Email from Helpdesk (23 Aug. 2018)
Due to a new agreement between WhatsApp and Google, WhatsApp backups will no longer count against Google Drive storage quota. However, any WhatsApp backups that have not been updated in more than a year will automatically be removed from storage. This policy will go into effect for all users on November 12, 2018 though some users may see the quota benefits earlier.
To avoid the loss of any backups, we recommend that users manually back up WhatsApp before November 12, 2018.
2. If you would like to refresh any existing backups, please manually back up your WhatsApp client before October 30, 2018
(vii) A free trial for SAGE Premier 2018 Journal Database
Email from AIT Library (22 Aug. 2018)
Sage has offered a free trial for SAGE Premier journal database to AIT. The journals can be accessed and downloaded from 20 August – 30 November 2018 from this URL link: http://journals.sagepub.com/
Details of the product are underneath for your perusal.
SAGE Premier was designed with and for librarians to provide great savings off list prices for individual journals!
· Electronic access to more than 1,000 peer-reviewed journals (over 800,000 articles)
· Content ownership of the subscribed content published by SAGE during the term of the agreement
· Complimentary access back to 1999, where available, is included while a current subscription is maintained
· Quality new content added to the package annually
The Content: International in scope • Peer-reviewed • High-quality • Interdisciplinary journal content
· High impact - 52% of the content is ranked in the 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)*
· Scholarly and professional - research published in partnership with over 400 key societies
· Interdisciplinary - exceptional discipline coverage appropriate for numerous fields
· Discoverable - journals are indexed in Summon (ProQuest), World Cat Discovery (OCLC), Primo Central (Ex Libris), and EDS (EBSCO)
· Archives - Back articles available in the SAGE Deep Backfile and Shallow Backfile packages
Cutting Edge Online Access
· Responsive design - allowing for a seamless, multi-device experience
· Enhanced experience - including clear PDF download options and article metrics powered by Altmetric.com
· Usage statistics - COUNTER 4 compliant and available for download
The Support: Interactive • Customer Focused
· Training - user guides, videos, and live online training sessions highlight features and functionality for librarians and end-users
· Usage-driving tools - online banner ads, search widgets, posters, and custom end-user training
· Customer support - dedicated Account Representative Team to assist with inquiries, renewals of SAGE products, and any questions specific to your institution's account
The Library hopes you will find the journals useful and relevant to your research and studies.
(viii) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
(ix) SAGE Business Cases : A free trial
Email from AIT Lobrary (23 Aug. 2018)
Sage has offered a free trial for SAGE Business Cases from 22 August – 30 November 2018. The business cases can be accessed at this URL link:
SAGE Business Cases is the first digital collection tailored to library needs, providing librarians, faculty, and students with cases to support their curriculum and independent research. Offering 1,700 cases from around the world—this collection will grow to 2,500 case studies by 2018. These cases are:
• Accessible campus-wide, providing easy discovery for students and faculty for the use in courses and research
• Critically minded, up-to-date, and developed to elicit discussion and further research
• Accompanied by instructor-only teaching notes with suggested teaching strategies, target audience, and possible responses to discussion questions that can help facilitate classroom discussion
• Contemporary and newsworthy. Topics include Marketing, Operations Management, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, International Business, Human Resource Management, and more
• Offered on SAGE's digital library platform, SAGE Knowledge, these cases are integrated with SAGE's book, video, and reference content, allowing for a rich scholarly environment and enhanced discovery
• Complementary to other SAGE Business & Management content
• Designed to suit a range of academic uses: from short vignettes to narrative long form, written using both field research and publicly available sources
• Available for subscription or purchase
This collection brings together cases selected from a variety of sources, including key university and association partnerships, to meet the needs of business faculty and students internationally.
The Library hopes you will find the Sage Business Cases useful for your research and studies.
(x) SAGE Video - Business and Management : A free trial
Email from AIT Library (23 Aug. 2018)
Sage has offered a free trial for SAGE Video - Business and Management from 22 August - 30 November 2018. The video can be accessed from this URL link: https://sk.sagepub.com/video
SAGE Video is a series of online collections developed in partnership with leading academics, societies and practitioners, including many of SAGE’s own authors and academic partners, to deliver cutting-edge pedagogical collections mapped to disciplinary curricular needs within the social sciences.
Each discipline collection is now presented alongside our book and reference collections on SAGE Knowledge. SAGE Video supports use across higher education, from pedagogical needs for undergraduate teaching and learning, through to higher level academic research.
SAGE Video combines originally commissioned and produced material with licensed videos and co-productions, to provide a complete disciplinary resource for students, faculty, and researchers.
The Library hopes you will find the video useful for your research and studies.
(xi) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
(a) AIT Career Fair & SU Research Exhibition - 31 October 2018!
Email from AIT Career Center
AIT CAREER FAIR
EIGHT WEEKS TO GO!!!!
Dear AIT Community,
Eight (8) organizations have confirmed so far to join the AIT Career Fair scheduled on 31 October 2018 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.
COMPANIES who have confirmed to join so far:
1. Bright Prospect SDN BHD (Malaysia) - recruitment, contract staffing & payroll outsourcing services (FIRST TIMER)
2. The Siam Cement PCL (SCG) – largest cement and building material company in Thailand and Southeast Asia
3. Pylon PCL - specialty foundation contractor company
4. Erawan Sugar Co. Ltd. - one of the leading companies in sugar business in Thailand
5. Amata Corporation PCL - world’s leading industrial city developer
6. WHA Corp. PCL - develops and manages properties in industrial estates and industrial zones in Thailand and internationally
7. Panya Consultants Co. Ltd. - provides consulting and management services to the government, private sector and international organizations
8. Stonehenge Co. Ltd. - provides professional services in design (architecture, structure, and historical conservation) and construction management (FIRST TIMER)
CAREER TALK schedule:
¤ Japan Career Seminar (by Energize, Inc - Japan) on 12 September 2018, Wednesday, 3:00 - 5:00 pm, Milton Bender Auditorium, AIT
CAREER CENTER WEBSITE SPONSOR Companies:
¤ Erawan Sugar Co. Ltd.
¤ WHA Corp. Public Company Limited
WHAT TO EXPECT:
¤ Long-term career prospects
¤ Job placements
¤ Internship opportunities
¤ On-the-job training
¤ Research partners
¤ Networking with company representatives
¤ 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.
Upcoming Career Talks:
1) 12 September 2018 (Wed) – Japan Career Seminar by Energize,Inc. (with Daikin), 3:00 pm, Milton E. Bender Auditorium
More details will follow about the Career Talks!
(ii) LECTURES / SEMINARS / CONFERENCES
(a) Energize Inc.- Japan Career Talk: 12 Sept. 2018
Want to explore living and working in Japan in the future? The AIT Career Center would like to invite you to the Japan Career Talk to be given by Energize Inc., Japan ,one of the leading providers of Business Development Solutions from Japan. Representatives will visit the campus all the way from Japan to share on behalf of ASEAN Career Fair with Japan Committee, career opportunities of Japanese companies like Daikin and also about the upcoming ASEAN Career Fair to AIT students. Please find details below:
Date: 12 September 2018 (Wednesday)
Time : 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Venue : Milton Bender Auditorium, AIT
Speaker: Mr. Taro Ozaki, President & CEO, Energize Incorporated, Japan
Program schedule :
3:00 to 3:15 - Arrival of participants
3:15 to 3:20 - Welcome remarks and Introduction
3:20 to 4:45 - Career Talk by Energize representatives
· Presentation – Japanese business past, now and future
· Real voice from a company representative
· How to reach the opportunities?
· Q&A Session
4:45 to 5:00 - Closing remarks, Photo Session and one-on-one with participants
About Japan Career Talk: Energize Inc. representatives will be visiting the AIT campus to introduce ASEAN Career Fair with Japan. It is the one and only career event which unites talents from all over Southeast Asia with excellent Japanese firms in SINGAPORE.
What is ASEAN CAREER FAIR with JAPAN?
ASEAN CAREER FAIR with JAPAN (ACF) was initiated in 2013 by Osaka University and Energize Inc., to match Southeast Asian students with Japanese businesses. By implementing the project, it aims at creating stronger ties between South East Asian society and Japan. It’s held every year right before Chinese New Years Day in Singapore, inviting students from all over South East Asia who applied and passed pre-selection. Travel scholarship is also provided to invitees.
To pre-register, please fill up the link below :
To know more about Energize Inc., Japan, please visit:
(b) Gender and Aquaculture Fisheries Conference 2018: 18 Oct. 2018
Gender and Aquaculture Fisheries Conference 2018 will be organized at the AIT from 18-21 October 2018.
(c) 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.
For further information, please contact visit our website:
(d) 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/
(iii)TRAININGS / COURSES
(a) Survival Thai Course for Beginners: 27 Aug. – 10 Oct. 2018
The Language Center will organize Survival Thai Courses for Beginners. 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.
Survival Thai Course for Beginners:
• 27 August – 10 October 2018 (20 hours)
• Monday and Wednesday from 17:00 – 18:30, twice a week
• Course Fee: 2,000 baht
• Class Size: 15 persons
Interested persons can register and make a payment at the Language Center, Room 216.
(b) Survival Thai Course for Beginners Group 2: 28 Aug. – 11 Oct. 2018
The Language Center is pleased to announce the Group 2-Survival Thai Courses for Beginners. 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.
Survival Thai Course for Beginners:
• 28 August – 11 October 2018 (20 hours)
• Tuesday and Thursday from 17:00 – 18:30, twice a week
• Course Fee: 2,000 baht
• Class Size: 15 persons
Interested persons can register and make payment at the Language Center, Room 216
(c) Chinese Course for Beginners: 27 Aug. – 26 Sept. 2018
The Language Center will organize Chinese Course for Beginners!
Chinese Course for Beginners:
• 27 August – 26 September 2018 (15 hours)
• Monday and Wednesday from 17:00 – 18:30, twice a week
• Course Fee: 1,000 baht due to kind support of the Chinese Government through the Confucius Institute. (Refunds are not available.)
• Class Size: 15 persons
Interested persons can register and make payment at the Language Center, Room 216.
(d) Thai Reading and Writing Course for Beginners: 28 Aug. – 11 Oct. 2018
The Language Center will organize Thai Reading and Writing Course for Beginners!
Thai Reading and Writing for Beginners:
• 28 August – 11 October 2018
• Tuesday and Thursday from 18:30 – 20:00, 2 times/week, Total 20 hours
• Course Fee: 2,000 baht
• Class Size: 15 persons
Interested persons can register now at the Language Center, Room 216.
C. Faculty and Staff Travel
Prof. Nitin Kumar Tripathi / Lucknow, India / 13 – 15 August 2018
Mr. Matthew Nelson Daily / Phuket, Thailand / 27 August 2018*
Dr. Naveed Anwar / Barcelona, Spain / 3 – 11 September 2018
Dr. Nicolas Faysse / Phnom Penh, Cambodia / 4 – 8 September 2018*
Dr. Abha Mishra / Delhi, India / 5 – 8 September 2018*
Dr. Indrajit Pal / Hongkong / 6 – 9 September 2018*
Glaziel Kae G. Tagamolila / Noumea, New Caledonia / 7 – 11 September 2018
Dr. Pisut Koomsap / Portugal / 7 – 19 September 2018
Dr. Masahiko Nagai / Japan / 8 – 12 September 2018
Dr. Attaphongse Taparugssanagorn / Nairobi, Kenya / 10 – 13 September 2018
Dr. Manzul K. Hazarika / Uttarakhand, New Delhi, India / 10 – 15 September 2018
Prof. Mukand Singh Babel / Tsu City, Japan / 12 -14 September 2018
Prof. Weerakorn Ongsakul / Nanning, China / 12 – 15 September 2018
Dr. Pramin Norachan / Dhaka, Bangladesh / 12 – 16 September 2018
Mr. Thaung Htut Aung / Dhaka, Bangladesh / 12 – 16 September 2018
Ms. Rowena Alcoba / Manila, Philippines / 12 – 22 September 2018
Dr. Phillippe Doneys / Yangon, Myanmar / 13 – 16 September 2018
Prof. S. Kumar / Shanghai, China / 16 – 18 September 2018
*(Staff or faculty member travelled and returned to AIT prior to documentation received for publication)
D. Classifieds (Jobs)
Faculty Position: Assistant/Associate Professor (School of Engineering & Technology)
Ref. No. Fac 08/18
Deadline: 30 November 2018