Dr. Noppadol Phien-Wej has been promoted to the rank of Professor. His promotion was confirmed at the meeting of the AIT Board of Trustees held on 30 August 2018.
Dr. Noppadol joined the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) as an Assistant Professor in May 1987, and he was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in 1992. He is affiliated with Geotechnical and Earth Resources Engineering and Geosystem Exploration and Petroleum Geoengineering at AIT's School of Engineering and Technology (SET).
He obtained his Bachelor’s in Engineering in Civil Engineering from Chulalongkorn University in 1977, and his Master’s in Science and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A. in 1987 and 1981, respectively.
Dr. Noppadol’s research encompasses the areas of underground excavations and tunneling, rock engineering, engineering geology-geo-hazards, slope stability and earth retaining structures, dams and earth embankments, and pile foundations.