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Dr. Avirut Puttiwongrak

Assistant Professor
Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (CIE)
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Avirut Puttiwongrak received his Ph.D. in Environment and Resource System Engineering from Kyoto University in 2013. Dr. Avirut is currently an assistant professor at the Asian Institute of Technology, where he teaches an introductory Engineering Geology course as well as graduate courses in subsurface engineering and geoenvironment. Dr. Avirut’s current research interests include groundwater exploration; groundwater modeling; groundwater resource assessment; subsurface pollution monitoring and evaluation; CO2 sequestration (CCS); Geo-data analytics studies; and laboratory-scale geohazard investigations.

  1. Kyoto University / Ph.D. in Environment and Resource System Engineering (Research – Base), Kyoto/JAPAN (2013)
  2. Asian Institute of Technology / M.Eng. in Geosystem Exploration and Petroleum Geoengineering (Prize), Thailand  (2009)
  3. King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok / B.Eng. in Civil Engineering (Hons), Thailand (2007)

Geophysical, geotechnical, and geomechanical techniques in the exploration of the surface and subsurface,Integrated knowledge of geo-engineering for contributing to the development of geo-energy, geo-environment, and infrastructure.

  1. CE71.31 Engineering Geology
  2. CE71.41 Analytical and Numerical Methods for Geotechnical Engineering
  3. CE71.70 Petrophysics
  4. CE71.73 Advanced Subsurface Analytics and Interpretation Techniques for Geoenvironment
  5. CE71.65 Exploration Geophysics
  6. CE71.68 Well Logging Interpretation
  1. Puttiwongrak, A., Solina, K., Sakanann, V., Arpornthip, T., Suteerasak, T., and Sukontasukkul, P. (2023). Geological and Climatic Factors Affecting the Correlation between Electrical Resistivity and SPT N-Value in Sandy Soils of Phuket, Thailand. Geosciences 13(185), 1-13, 
  2. Sukontasukkul, P., Tontiwattanakul, K., Puttiwongrak, A, Zhang, H., Parichatprecha, R., Suksiripattanapong, C., Phoo-ngernkham, T., Imjai, T., and Chindaprasirt, P. (2023). Use of Viscoelastic Polymer Sheet as An Acoustic Control Treatment in Ceramic Tiles to Improve Sound Insertion Loss. Results in Engineering , 17, 1-8.
  3. Puttiwongrak, A., Syukaratun, N., Chaiyasart, C., Giao, P. H., Sakanann, V., Suteerasak, T., and Hashimoto, K. (2022). A 3D Empirical Model of Standard Compaction Curve for Thailand Shales: Porosity in Function of Burial Depth and Geological Time. Open Geosciences , 14, 607-614 .
  4. Puttiwongrak, A., Ratha, M., Sakanann, V., Sam Ol, K., Suteerasak, T., and Nontapot, T. (2022). Groundwater Modeling for Natural Recharge Estimation in Phuket Island, Thailand. Burapha Science Journal , 27(1), 316-333..
  5. Puttiwongrak, A., Ratha, M., Sakanann, V., Hashimoto, K.., and Suteerasak, T. (2021). Application of Geoelectrical Survey and Time-lapse Resistivity with Groundwater Data in Delineating Groundwater Potential Map: A Case Study from Phuket Island, Thailand. Sustainability , 14(1), 397, 1-17.
  6. Tran, T.N.H., Puttiwongrak, A., Pongsopha, P., Intarabut, D., Jamsawang, P. and Sukontasukkul, P. (2021). Microparticle Filtration Ability of Pervious Concrete Mixed with Recycled Synthetic Fibers. Construction and Building Materials , 270, 1-13.
  7. Puttiwongrak, A., Giao, P.H., and Sakanann, V. (2020). An Easily Used Mathematical Model of Porosity Change with Depth and Geologic Time in Deep Shale Compaction. International Journal of GEOMATE , 19(73), 108-115.
  8. Tesfaldet, Y.T, Puttiwongrak, A. and Arpornthip, T. (2020). Spatial and temporal variation of groundwater recharge in shallow aquifers in Thepkasattri of Phuket, Thailand. Journal of Groundwater Science and Engineering , 8(1), 10-19.
  9. Sakanann, V., Puttiwongrak, A., Suteerasak, T. and Koedsin, W. (2020). Delineation of Seawater Intrusion Using Geo-Electrical Survey in a Coastal Aquifer of Kamala Beach, Phuket, Thailand. Water . 12(2), 1-15.
  10. Puttiwongrak, A. and Htwe, N.N. (2019). Application of Electrical Resistivity Imaging and Slope Modeling to the Investigation of the Sliding Geometry of Landslides in Phuket. Geotechnical Engineering . 50(4), 89-95.
  11. Tesfaldelt, Y.T. and Puttiwongrak, A. (2019). Seasonal Groundwater Recharge Characterization using Time-Lapse Electrical Resistivity Tomography in Thepkasattri Watershed on Phuket Island, Thailand. Hydrology . 6(2), 36, 1-15.
  12. Puttiwongrak, A., Sakanann, V., Rattanakom, R. and Ruamkaew, S. (2019). Preliminary Assessment of Seawater Intrusion in Phuket Island using Groundwater Data Analysis and GIS Techniques, Engineering Journal of Research and Development , 30(4), 75-88.
  13. Puttiwongrak, A., Suteerasak, T., Mai, K.P., Hashimoto, K., Gonzalez, J.C., Rattanakom, R., and Prueksakorn, K. (2019). Application of multi-monitoring methods to investigate the contamination levels and dispersion of Pb and Zn from tin mining in coastal sediments at Saphan Hin, Phuket, Thailand. Journal of Cleaner Production , 218, 108-117.
  14. Puttiwongrak, A., Sam Ol, K. and Sakanann, V. (2018). Groundwater Recharge Estimation in Kathu, Phuket using Groundwater Simulation. Geotechnical Engineering . 49(3), 4-10.
  15. Puttiwongrak, A. (2017). Rock Deformation Caused by Different Fluid injection for CO2 Sequestration Technique. The Journal of King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok , 27(3), 481-491. (in Thai).
  16. Puttiwongrak, A., Honda, H., Matsuoka, T. and Yamada, Y. (2013). Compaction Curve with Consideration of Time and Temperature Effects for Mudstones. Geotechnical Engineering , 44(1), 34-39.
  1. EGAT Research and Developing Innovation Funds, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) / Characterization of Backfill Soils for Substation, September 2020 – August 2021,  1,989,500 Baht/Co-PI/Project Completed
  2. 2018 Annual Expenditure of Government Statement – Budget Bureau of Thailand / Geo-Disaster Monitoring at Phuket City, October 2017 – September 2018, 3,335,000 Baht /Project Initiator and Consultant/Project Completed
  1. Hydrotech Research Institute-National Taiwan University / The outstanding performance in a summer training course for slope land disaster reduction 2015 August 2015,  Taipei/TAIWAN
  2. Asian Institute of Technology / The Deeswasmongkol prize in recognition of the most outstanding academic performance in the field of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology, May 2009,  Pathumthani/THAILAND
  3. Siam Cement Public Company Limited (SCG) / SCG Talent Scholarship, January 2007,  Bangkok/THAILAND
  4. King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok / The outstanding academic performance, June 2006,  Bangkok/THAILAND
  1. Engineering Institute of Thailand (EIT) / Member, Bangkok/THAILAND
  2. Council of Engineers of Thailand (COE) / Member, Bangkok/THAILAND
  3. Engineering Geology of SouthEast Asian Geotechnical Society / Member, Pathumthani/THAILAND
  4. Integrated Research and Disaster Risk / Young Scientist Member, Beijing/CHINA 
  5. International Society for Digital Earth / Member, Beijing/CHINA
  • Geoengineering;
  • Geophysical exploration;
  • Geomechanics;
  • Geotechnical engineering;
  • Subsurface modeling;
  • CCS;
  • Geoenvironmental engineering;
  • Geo-Data analytics