Dr Takuji W. Tsusaka joins as Assistant Professor

Dr. Takuji W. Tsusaka has joined the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in the Department of Development and Sustainability as Assistant Professor.

Dr. Tsusaka obtained his Bachelor of Engineering in Applied Physics from University of Tokyo (1999), Master of International Development Studies jointly from National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) and Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development (FASID),Tokyo (2008), and Ph.D. in Development Economics from GRIPS (2011).

Prior to joining AIT, he was serving as a scientist at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics  (ICRISAT) in its Eastern and Southern Africa Program.

Dr Manzul Kumar Hazarika takes over as Director, GIC

Dr. Manzul Kumar Hazarika has assumed charge as Director of AIT’s Geoinformatics Center (GIC). He takes over from Dr. Lal Samarakoon.who served as Director of GIC for 14 years.

The announcement was made by AIT President Prof. Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai in an email sent to the AIT community on 12 January 2018.

Dr. Hazarika will be responsible for coordination and administrative responsibilities of GIC. Prior to assuming this position, he was serving as Director (Project Operations) at GIC. A graduate from Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur, India (Agricultural Engineering, 1989); Dr. Hazarika holds a Master’s from IIT Kharagpur (Soil and Water Conservation Engineering, 1990) and AIT (Remote Sensing and GIS, 1997). He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo (Civil Engineering, 2003). He has been serving in AIT since December 2003.

In his message, Prof.