WEEK #9: 26 Feb. –4 Mar. 2018


 In this issue:


A. Announcements

B. Events

C. Campus Updates

D. Faculty and Staff Travel

E. Classifieds (Jobs)


A. Announcements


(i)    Promotion of Dr. Djoen San Santoso to the Rank of Associate Professor

Email from President (19 Feb. 2018)
Dear Members of the AIT Community,
I am pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Djoen San Santoso to the rank of Associate Professor in the School of Engineering and Technology (SET). I have approved the promotion of Dr. Santoso taking into account the recommendations of the Faculty Evaluation Panel (FEP) and the SET Faculty Evaluation Committee.
Dr. Santoso was appointed at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) as an Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering and Technology in December 2011. Prior to joining AIT, he was holding the position of Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Science and Engineering in Saitama University, Japan (December 2008 – November 2011).

Dr. Santoso obtained his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (major in Infrastructure Management and Transportation Planning) from Saitama University, Japan in September 2005 and his master’s degree in Civil Engineering (major in Construction Engineering and Management) at the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand in April 1999. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Parahyangan Catholic University, Bandung, Indonesia in July 1995.

Dr. Santoso’s research encompasses the areas of infrastructure planning and policy, asset management, risk management, public-private partnerships, sustainable transportation in developing countries, public transportation, and non-motorized transportation.

Dr. Santoso’s curriculum vitae, the Institute Criteria for Promotion (PA-1-2-5) and the Procedure for Evaluation of Faculty for Promotion (PA-1-2-2) can be accessed through the link provided below:
We warmly congratulate Dr. Djoen San Santoso on this promotion in recognition of his valuable contributions to his field.

Professor Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai
AIT President

(ii)    Reminder: Webmasters of individual AIT websites

Email from OMCO Director: 14 Feb. 2018

Dear Faculty and Staff members,

Besides the main website, AIT also hosts a number of individual websites for its schools, offices, units and projects etc.

We need to designate a webmaster to each of these individual websites.

The webmaster will be responsible for the website's content and maintenance, and s/he will ensure that it is updated regularly. Individual RC/SC/Office/Unit can depute and authorize an individual who will act as the webmaster.

Enclosed is the Google Sheet with a list of various AIT websites. Kindly add the name and email of the individual in this sheet.

Please appreciate that all websites need to have a webmaster/owner.

If your website is missing, feel free to contact us.

(iii)    Direction for filling Time and Attendance Report
Email from interim Director- OHRS (21 Feb. 2018)

To comply with the guidance of the Internal Auditing Team, the new Time and Attendance Report has been made to facilitate legalization of payment on AIT employees' salaries and benefits. The legitimate payment of salaries and benefits have to be recorded and maintained in line with the Thai Labor Protection Law and the Thai Civil Code.

This Subject Report has to be done by each non- supervisory staff and to be approved by his /her immediate supervisors together with the Dean and or the Unit Head.

As the matter of trust, all supervisory positions are exempted.

In the report is divided into 3 parts, namely DATE,  OVERTIME and LEAVE .
The date starts with 21 to 20 of the following month. In a case of overtime may be required, please indicate it on the block of OVERTIME.

Whilst, the block of LEAVE is indicating types of leave of employees to be reported to their immediate supervisors and to be on- time of leave administration for OHRS.

Thank you.

Best regards

Jiraphong Bumpenyoo
Interim Director
Office of Human Resources Services

(iv)    Final Development : Attendance Report and it descriptions

Email from Interim Director – OHRS (23 Feb. 2018)

Please note that we will process payment just only employees who return the attendance report to OHRS on conditions as indicated below:

1.  Effective date is from 16 March - 15 April 2018 (to be filled in the form )

2.  Return this subject form to OHRS, not later than 17th of each month.

3. Direct supervisory position should delegate authority for signing the Attendance Report during his / her absent.

4. Staff of grade 1 to grade 7 are required to fill this Attendance Report.

5. All types of leave forms can submit to OHRS on regular basis.

Thank you.

Best regards,

Jiraphong Bumpenyoo
Interim Director,
Office of Human Resources Services

(v)  Extended library hours from 15 -28 February 2018

Email from Library (14 Feb. 2018)

AIT Library has extended the library hours to one o'clock in the morning during the mid-semester exams from 15-28 February 2018.  The Library hours will be as follows.

Monday - Sunday   8.00 a.m. -1.00 a.m.

(vi)Team Sports Registrations - Mini Olympics Jan 2018

Email from SU Sports Committee (23 Feb. 2018)

We are delighted to inform you that we have opened the registration forms for Team Sports during Mini Olympics.

Names of the team sports are as follows:

    Chair ball
    Dodge ball
    Tug of War - Men's
    Tug of War - Women's

If you want to represent your country in aforementioned sports, please contact your country head or sports coordinator of your country. Registrations of team sports will only be done through country heads and sports coordinators.

For teams with mixed nationalities can be register under the category of 'International'. Captain of this team can fill the registration form.

For the registration of the team, only the captains details will be required. Full squad should be finalized and presented to the coordinator for the respective during the captain's meeting. We will soon announce the date and the schedule of the captain's meeting.

Deadline for the team sport registrations is 3rd of March 2018.

Registration form for team sports

We will soon send the form for Individual Sport Registrations.

Thank you!
Best Regards,

Saurav KC (Chairperson)
Shashika Atapattu (Secretary)
SU Sports Committee - January 2018

(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 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 .

(viii) Competition with Vinci Construction for Civil Engineering Students

Vinci Construction, the world’s top construction company, is looking for innovative students to imagine tomorrow’s construction industry, encompassing 3 domains:

    The construction site of the future
    Sustainable construction and resilience
    Cities above and under cities

The finalist teams will be invited to Annecy in France in mid-May 2018 to pitch their project in front of Vinci's top managers and participate in a 2-day final including a sports challenge. Also, the best team will be invited to visit one of Vinci's exceptional projects in Europe, Asia or South America.

To participate, you simply have to create or join a 4-member team (not less or more) and submit the following deliverables in your participation field before 18 March 2018, 23.59:

    A 3-slide PowerPoint or PDF about your project in English
    A 1min30-video introducing your project in English

See more details: https://www.agorize.com/en/challenges/thetrail













B. Events


 (i)    EVENTS

(a)    AITIS Fun and Food Fair

Email from AITIS Fun & Food Fair Committee (21 Feb. 2018)

28 February 2018
9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (0900-1400 hours)
AIT Administration Field

We are pleased to invite you to this year’s AITIS Fun and Food Fair which will be held on Wednesday, 28 February 2018. This fair will be a fun day where children and adults will enjoy international cuisine, fun games / activities, stage performances and much more. It is a fundraising event for AITIS, organized by the parents in coordination with the school. The money raised during the fair will be used for various future projects that would benefit the school and all our children.
This year, we have two major zones – the International Food Zone with delicious foods from around the world and a Fun Activity Zone that will include fun interactive games and other activities. In addition to this, we will have Creative Stage Performances from children, teachers and parents to entertain everybody; and our Exciting Raffle Draw, where all stand a chance to win awesome prizes.
Looking forward to seeing everyone there!!!

(b)     Blood Donation Announcement: 7 Mar. 2018

Email from Medical Center (2 Feb. 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.
We again would like to ask for your help. The next visit for blood donation is scheduled on Wednesday, 7th March 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.

(c)    AIT Career Fair & SU Research Exhibition - 28 March 2018!

Email from AIT Career Center & Student Welfare Unit (19 Feb. 2018)


Dear all,

Sixteen (16 ) organizations have confirmed so far to join the AIT Career Fair scheduled on 28 March 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 which have confirmed to join so far:

1. Amata Corporation PCL -  world’s leading industrial city developer  
2. Asian Engineering Consultants (AEC)  Corp. Ltd. - consulting services for major public and private construction projects  
3. Bouygues-Thai Ltd. - leading construction company in Asia
4. Codium Co. Ltd. – build mobile, tablet, desktop application, and enterprises solutions using the latest open source technology  
5. Dee Staff Recruitment Co. Ltd.  - recruitment company
6. Erawan Sugar Co. Ltd. -   one of the leading companies in sugar business in Thailand  
7. Goldwind International (Thailand) Co. Ltd. - international enterprise specializing in wind turbine generators, R & D and manufacturing of its innovative leading edge wind turbine technology
8. Meinhardt Thailand Co. Ltd. - one of the world's few multidisciplinary, and truly integrated engineering, infrastructure and project management consulting firm  

9.  MFEC PCL -  Thailand's fastest growing IT Services enterprise
10. Panya Consultants Co. Ltd. - provides consulting and management services to the government, private sector and international organizations
11. Project Planning Services PCL -  leading engineering professional services firm
12. Pylon PCL - specialty foundation contractor company  

13. Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Africa and Asia (RIMES) - international institution for the generation & application of early warning information
14. SEC Consult Thailand Co. Ltd. - leading European consultancy for application security services and information security consultancies with subsidiaries internationally  
15. Siam Makro PCL – wholesale center for professional business operators  
16. Thermax Ltd. - engineering company providing sustainable solutions in energy and environment in India and internationally

¤ Long-term career prospects
¤ Job placements
¤ Internship opportunities
¤ On-the-job training
¤ Research partners
¤ Networking with company representatives
and the
¤ Student Union Research Exhibition!
Many more are confirming in the days ahead! 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.
We also request faculty to please encourage your student advisees to join the Research Exhibition. Showcasing students’ research could be beneficial for future exchange of research initiatives between young researchers and the industries.
Mark your calendar! For developments and career opportunities, please drop by at: www.careercenter.ait.ac.th
or check/like:  https://www.facebook.com/officialaitcareercenter
or email: careercenter@ait.ac.th
or contact us via phone: 662 524-6744, 662 524-6326

(a)    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, Chinese and French Courses for Beginners

Email from Language Center (8 Jan. 2018)

The Language Center is pleased to announce the opening of language courses.
•    Survival Thai Course for Beginners
·         22 January – 7 March 2018
·         Monday and Wednesday
·         Time: 17:00 – 18:30
·         Total of 20 hours
·         Course Fee: 2,000 baht

•    Chinese Course for Beginners
·         22 January – 7 March 2018
·         Monday and Wednesday
·         Time: Group 1 (17:00 – 18:30)  Group 2 (12:00-13:00)
·         The course fee is 1,000THB due to the kind support of the Chinese Government through the Confucius Institute.  (Refunds are not available.)

•    French Course for Beginners
·         31 January – 16 March 2018
·         Wednesday and Friday
·         Time: 17:00 – 18:30
·         Total of 20 hours
·         Course Fee: 2,000 baht
Register and make a payment at the Language Center, Room 216.

(b)    Training Programme on Economics of Climate Change Adaptation: 12 – 23 Mar. 2018
The Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific at the AIT, in cooperation with UNDP and USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific, will organize the second run of the training course on the Economics of Climate Change Adaptation under the Climate Change Asia initiative from 12 – 23 March 2018 in Bangkok (exact location to be confirmed)
More details: https://www.ait.ac.th/events/




C. Campus Updates


(i)    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.


D. Faculty and Staff Travel


Prof. Kyoko Kusakabe / Vientiane, Laos / 10 – 11 December 2017*
Prof. Lawrence Stephen Abeln / Chiang Rai, Thailand / 29 – 30 January 2018*
Prof. Lawrence Stephen Abeln / Yangon, Myanmar / 4 – 8 February 2018*
Prof. Lawrence Stephen Abeln / Kathmandu, Nepal / 9 – 12 February 2018*
Prof. Nitin Kumar Tripathi / Pune, India / 14 – 17 February 2018*
Dr. B.H.W. Hadikusumo / Myanmar / 16 – 19 February 2018*
Dr. Philippe Doneys / Chiang Rai, Thailand / 19 February 2018*
Prof. Kanchana Kanchanasut / Kathmandu, Nepal / 19 – 27 February 2018
Nisarat Tansakul / Kathamandu, Nepal / 19 – 26 February 2018
Dr. Thammarat Koottatep / Gyeongsan, South Korea / 20 – 23 February 2018*
Ms. Wilailuk Yooprem and Ms. Kanchana Wilailak / Songkla, Thailand / 21 February 2018*
Dr. Vilas Nitivattananon / Songkla, Thailand / 21 February 2018*
Mr. Fazle Karim / Dhaka, Bangladesh / 21 February – 3 March 2018
Dr. B.H.W. Hadikusumo / Vietnam / 22 February 2018
Mr. Syed Muntasir Husain Bokhari / Dhaka, Bangladesh / 22 February – 2 March 2018
Dr. Kavinda Gunasekara / Ulaanbaatar, Monglisa and Tokyo, Japan / 24 February – 10 March 2018
Mr. Syams Nashrrallah / Uaanbaatar, Mongoles / 24 February – 10 March 2018
Mr. Karma Rana / Siem Reap, Cambodia / 24 – 27 February 2018
Prof. Kyoko Kusakabe / Yangon, Myanmar / 25 – 28 February 2018
Dr. Joyee S. Chatterjee / Yangon, Myanmar / 25 – 28 February 2018
Dr. Philippine Doneys / Yangon, Myanmar / 25 – 28 February 2018
Dr. Jonathan Leslie Shaw / Dhaka, Bangladesk / 25 – 28 February 2018
Dr. Thammarat Koottatep / Manila, Philippines / 26 February – 2 March 2018
Dr. Indrajit Pal / Hanoi, Vietnam / 27 February – 2 March 2018
Dr. Thi Phuoc Lal Nguyen / Hanoi, Vietnam / 28 February – 3 March 2018
Dr. Shobhakar Dhakal / Canada / 1 – 12 March 2018
Dr. Zakir Hossain / Denpasar Bali, Indonesia and Timor Leste / 3 – 11 March 2018
Ms. Farah Nashid Hossain / Phnom Penh, Cambodia / 3 – 11 March 2018
Mr. Mohammad Anishur Rahman / Denpasar Bali, Indonesia and Timor Leste / 3 – 11 March 2018
Mr. Syed Muntasir Husain Bokhari / Jakarta, Indonesia / 3 – 17 March 2018
Dr. Sundar Venkatesh / Phnom Penh, Cambodia / 4 – 10 March 2018
Dr. Ram C. Bhujel / Kathmandu, Nepal / 4 – 11 March 2018

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




E. Classifieds (Jobs)


Position: Senior Librarian (Head of Cataloguing Section)
Ref. No. 12/18
Deadline: 28 February 2018

Position: Structural Engineer (AIT Solutions)
Ref. No. 07/18
Deadline: 28 February 2018

Position: Licensing Counsel Officer (AIT Solutions)
Ref. No. 06/17
Deadline: 28 February 2018

Position: Administrative Staff (IT Officer) (Internet Education and Research Laboratory)
Ref. No. 01/18
Deadline: 28 February 2018

Position: Administrative Staff (IT Officer) (Internet Education and Research Laboratory)
Ref. No. 02/18
Deadline: 28 February 2018

Position: Administrative Staff (Internet Education and Research Laboratory)
Ref. No. 03/18
Deadline: 28 February 2018

Position: Administrative Staff (Finance & Accounting Officer) (Internet Education and Research Laboratory)
Ref. No. 04/18
Deadline: 28 February 2018

Position: Administrative Staff (School of Engineering & Technology)
Ref. No. 09/18
Deadline: 28 February 2018

Position: Administrative Staff (Senior Librarian) (AIT Library)
Ref. No. 12/18
Deadline: 28 February 2018

Position: Administrative Staff (Library Assistant) (AIT Library)
Ref. No. 13/18
Deadline: 28 February 2018

Position: Administrative Staff (Accountant) (Finance Office)
Ref. 17/18
Deadline: 23 March 2018

Faculty Positions (School of Management)
Ref. No. Fac 01/18
Deadline: 28 March 2018

Position: Elementary Teacher (AIT International School)
Ref. No. 14/18
Deadline: 30 March 2018

Position: Music Teacher (AIT International School)
Ref. No. 15/18
Deadline: 30 March 2018

Position: Pre-K Teacher (AIT International School)
Ref. No. 16/18
Deadline: 30 March 2018

Technical Staff (Technician) (School of Environment, Resources & Development)
Ref. No. 45/17
Deadline: 31 March 2018