PhD Students

Vajarothai, Pintip

Name Pintip Vajarothai MSc.
Department Construction Management & Engineering
Room Horstring-Z202/Z208
Tel. 053-489 6863
Tel. secretary 053-489 4254/2670
E-mail p.vajarothai@utwente.nl
Position Ph.D. student

Postal address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Department of Construction Management & Engineering
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

Education

2015-current
PhD student, Department of Construction Management and Engineering, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
Topic: An Integrated Decision Model for Public Investment Project Selection
The Royal Thai Government’s Scholarship

2005-2008
MSc in Technology Management, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand
Specialization: Technology Management and Project Management
Master Thesis: " Study of Commodity Supply Chain and Application of GIS for Economy-Sufficiency Strategic Planning Development : Area Based Approach in Cholburi Province ", Thailand

1997-2001
Bachelor of Visual Communication Arts, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
Bachelor Thesis: Development of Interactive Multimedia, “Simply Beauty from Herbs”

Employment record

2012 - current
Head of Administrative and Project Management, Research and Development Section at Hydro and Agro Informatics Institute, Ministry of Science and Technology, Bangkok, Thailand

2006 - 2012
Project Management Officer, Research and Development Section at Hydro and Agro Informatics Institute, Ministry of Science and Technology, Bangkok, Thailand

2003 - 2006
Business Analyst and Project Coordinator, at Cyber Club Corporation (1997) Co.,Ltd., Bangkok, Thailand

2002 - 2003
Web Interface and Interactive Designer, at Cyber Club Corporation (1997) Co.,Ltd., Bangkok, Thailand

Research Project Description

PhD research: An Integrated Decision Model for Public Investment Project Selection

All industries in general are undergoing radical changes all over the world and especially in developing countries where governments face the increasing demands for more economic growth and better welfare of society. At the same time, society’s awareness for their rights and delicate environmental equilibrium is becoming a key element in the successful implementation of the development projects. These changes demand the current project evaluation and selection process to be revisited and re-adjusted to incorporate social participations into account without putting aside economic aspects that are usually considered. This research will describe a theory and practices that enable the incorporation of these aspects into the process of selecting projects in public sector. This includes the development of a methodology to assist the decision maker in the process of choosing between various investment and development projects that best meet national requirements (top-down) as well as the needs of local community (bottom-up). The methodology represents an integrated decision model as a framework within which projects can be appraised using multiple criteria (monetary and non-monetary). In addition, the model will be extended to allow for incorporation of uncertainties due to possible variable policies and strategies. The testing of methodology will be to investigate whether the model is sensitive to changes in order to test its robustness. The flexibility and adaptability of the model will also be tested and verified by applying the model under different scenarios.

Publications

  1. Contributor- National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office, “Thailand Technology Needs Assessments Report for Climate Change, Adaptation”, July 2012, ISBN: 978-616-12-0220-0, supported by UNEF/GEF
  2. Staff and Secretary- Ad-Hoc Committee for Evaluating and Solving Water Resource Problem, House of Parliament, “Framework Study for Thailand Water Resource Management”, September 2008