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Dr. Peeyush Soni
Position: Associate Professor
Coordinator, Biosystems Engineering of UGP
Country of Origin: India
Email: soni@ait.ac.th


Ext: 5480

Academic Affiliation

Agricultural Systems and Engineering
School of Environment, Resources and Development

Areas of Expertise (Keywords)

Agricultural Systems Analysis
Design and Development of Agricultural Machinery
Traction and Tillage
Controlled Environment Agriculture
Quantitative Analysis and Decision Tools in Agribusiness

Education

Aug 2003 – Dec 2006
Doctor of Engineering (Agricultural Engineering)
Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok (Thailand)
CGPA: 4.0/4.0

Jan 2002 – Aug 2003
Master of Engineering (Agricultural Engineering)
Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok (Thailand)
CGPA: 4.0/4.0

Aug 1997 – June 2001
Bachelor of Engineering (Agricultural Engineering)
College of Technology and Engineering, Udaipur (India)
Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology (MPUAT), Rajasthan

Professional Experience

March 2015 – 
Associate Professor; 
Asian Institute of Technology

June 2014 – 
Coordinator: UG Program on Biosystems Engineering; 
Asian Institute of Technology

June 2012 – Feb 2015
Assistant Professor; 
Asian Institute of Technology

Sept 2010 – May 2012

Senior Instructor; Asian Institute of Technology

 

Apr 2010 – Dec 2011
Coordinator: ABM; Asian Institute of Technology

 

Dec 2009 – Jan 2010 
 Coordinator: ASE, ABM;
Asian Institute of Technology

Sept 2009 – Aug 2010
Adjunct Faculty; Asian Institute of Technology

Apr 2007 – Aug 2009 

Affiliated Faculty; Asian Institute of Technology

Present Research Involvements

Research Interests

Doctoral Research Supervision

Doctoral Students under direct supervision (Graduated)

1.     Mr. Parish Prakash Nalavade, [India] – Graduated in August 2010
Dissertation title: “Modeling Soil and Powered-Disc Interactions for Development of a Disc Harrow”.

2.     Mr. Grianggai Samseemoung, [Thailand] - Graduated in December 2011
Dissertation title: “Low-Altitude Remote Sensing and Image Processing for Weed and Disease Monitoring by an Unmanned Radio-Controlled Helicopter”.

3.     Mr. Prinya Kamolsin, [Thailand] - Graduated in June 2012
Dissertation title: “Development of a Submerged Aquatic-Weed Harvester for Irrigation Canals in Thailand”.

4.     Mr. Chakkrapong Taewichit, [Thailand] - Graduated in July 2012
Dissertation title: “Multicriteria Decision Making in Integrated Agriculture Production Systems under Thai Rainfed Condition”.

5.     Mr. Muhammad Makky, [Indonesia] – Graduated in Dec 2014
Dissertation title: “Design and Development of an Automatic Grading Machine for Palm Oil (Elaeis guineensis) Fresh Fruit Bunches (FFB) using Non-Destructive Examination”.

6.     Mr. Bambang Marhaenanto, [Indonesia] – Graduated in Intersemester 2013
Dissertation title: “Design and Evaluation of a Smart Greenhouse Control System with Remote Interface Over the Internet”.

7.     Ms. Nita Kuswardhani, [Indonesia] – Graduated in Aug 2013
Dissertation title: “Potential and Constraints for Protected Cultivation of Selected Vegetables in West Java Province, Indonesia”.

8.     Mr. Adisak Suvittawat , [Thailand] - Graduated in Dec 2013
Dissertation title: “Cassava Root Sourcing Strategies for Sustainable Cassava Supply to Starch Mills: A Case Study of Corn Products Thailand (CPT)”.

9.     Ms. Yuwadee Leeben, [Thailand] - Graduated in Dec 2013
Dissertation title: “Development Potential of Pineapple Canning Industries in Thailand: A Case Study of Canned Pineapple Industries in Prachuap Kirikhan Province, Thailand”.

10.  Mr. Robertoes Koekoeh Koentjono Wibowo, [Indonesia] - Graduated in July 2014
Dissertation title: “Anthropometry of Indonesian Agricultural Workers of Java and Madura Tribes in East Java and its Application in Design of Agricultural Tools”.

11.  Mr. Warinthon Yimyong, [Thailand] - Graduated in July 2014

       Dissertation title: “Effect of Controlled and Modified Atmosphere Storage on Qualities and Senescence of Dendrobium Orchid”.

Selected Publications

Peer-reviewed Internatinoal Journal (45)

  1. Robertoes Koekoeh K. Wibowo and Peeyush Soni (2016). Farmers’ Injuries, Discomfort and Its Use in Design of Agricultural Hand Tools: A Case Study from East Java, Indonesia.” Agriculture and Agricultural Science Procedia 9:323-327, Publisher: Elsevier. ISSN: 2210-7843  http://www.journals.elsevier.com/agriculture-and-agricultural-science-procedia 
  2. Mohammad Badrul Masud, Peeyush Soni, Sangam Shrestha and Nitin K. Tripathi (2016). “Changes in Climate Extremes Over North Thailand During 1960-2099”. Journal of Climatology. Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation. Article ID. 234504
  3.  Peeyush Soni, and May New Soe (2016). Energy Balance and Energy Economic Analyses in Myanmar: Is Irrigated Rice Production System of Ayeyarwaddy Region More Efficient than Rain-fed? Energy Efficiency, 9(1) : 223-237. Publisher: Springer. ISSN: 1570-6478.
  4.  Abbadi Girmay Reda, Nitin K. Tripathi, Peeyush Soni, and Taravudh Tipdecho (2015). “Rain Fed Rice under Climate Variability in Southeast Asia: The Case of Thailand”. Journal of Earth Science and Climate Change, 6(8) : 1-9. Publisher: OMICS Group. [IF: 2.089]. ISSN: 2157-7617 doi: 10.4172/2157-7617.1000297
  5.  Asmat Ullah, Sylvain R. Perret, Shabbir H. Gheewala, and Peeyush Soni (2015). ‘Eco-efficiency of Cotton-Cropping Systems in Pakistan: An Integrated Approach of Life Cycle Assessment and Data Envelopment Analysis’. Journal of Cleaner Production. Publisher: Elsevier. ISSN : 0959-6526
  6.  Kuswardhani, N., Peeyush Soni and Ganesh P. Shivakoti (2014). “Development of Protected Cultivation in Horticulture Product: Feasibility Analysis in West Java Province”. International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology. Vol. 4(5):66-70. Publisher: Indonesian Society for Knowledge and Human Development. ISSN: 2088-5334 
  7.  Aisjah Rachmawaty Ryadin, S. L. Ranamukaarachchi, Peeyush Soni and Rajendra P. Shrestha (2014). “Vegetative Propagation of Five Local Cultivars of Malay Apple (Syzygium malaccense spp.) in Ternate Island”. International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology, 4 (2): 35-39. Publisher: INSIGHT - Indonesian Society for Knowledge and Human Development, ISSN: 2088-5334
  8.  Muhammad Makky, Peeyush Soni and Vilas M. Salokhe (2014). “Automatic Non-destructive Quality Inspection System for Oil Palm Fruits”. International Agrophysics, 28(3):319-329. Publisher: Walter de Gruyter, GmbH [IF:1.025] doi: 10.2478/intag-2014-0022, Available online at: http://www.international-agrophysics.org/infopage/articles/y/2014/pub/1/issue/3
  9.  Hena Imtiyaz and Peeyush Soni (2014). Marketing Supply Chain Management of Brinjal : Challenges and Opportunities. International Journal of Management, 5(2): 116-125. Publisher: International Association of Engineering and Management Education (IAEME). ISSN 0976-6502
  10.  Hena Imtiyaz and Peeyush Soni (2014). Evaluation of Marketing Supply Chain Performance of Fresh Vegetables in Allahabad District, India. International Journal of Management Sciences and Business Research, 3(1): 72-83. Publisher: QS Publisher, UK, ISSN 2226-8235 
  11.  Adisak Suvittawat, Peeyush Soni, Barbara Igel and Do Ba Khang (2014). “Cassava Root Supply Chain in Nakhornratchasima Province: Challenges and Opportunities for Local Starch Mills” Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment, 12(1): 332-338. Publisher: WFL ISSN: 1459-0255.
  12.  Warinthon Yimyong and Peeyush Soni (2014). “Effects of Modified Atmosphere Packaging on Quality of Cut Dendrobium Orchid”. Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment, 12(1): 408-411. Publisher: WFL. ISSN: 1459-0255
  13.  Nita Kuswardhani, Peeyush Soni, and Ganesh P. Shivakoti (2014). Cluster Analysis for Classification of Farm Households Based on Socio-Economic Characteristics for Greenhouse Technology Adoption: A Case Study of West-Java Province, Indonesia Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment, 12(1):238-247. Publisher: WFL ISSN: 1459-0255
  14. Muhammad Makky and Peeyush Soni (2014). “In-situ Quality Assessment of Intact Oil Palm Fresh Fruit Bunches using Rapid Portable Non-contact and Non-destructive Approach”. Journal of Food Engineering, 120: 248-259. Publisher: Elsevier. ISSN: 0260-8774.
  15. Robertoes Koekoeh K. Wibowo and Peeyush Soni (2014). Anthropometry and Agricultural Hand Tool Design for Javanese and Madurese Farmers in East Java, Indonesia.” APCBEE Procedia 8:119-124, Publisher: Elsevier. ISSN: 2212-6708

 

Books and Monographs (4)

  1. Geoffrey C. Mrema, Peeyush Soni and Rosa Rolle (2014). “A REGIONAL STRATEGY FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL MECHANIZATION: SUSTAINABLE MECHANIZATION ACROSS AGRI-FOOD SUPPLY CHAINS IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC REGION”. FAO of the United Nations – Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (FAO-RAP). RAP Publication 2014/24. ISBN: 978-92-5-108676-6
  2.  Peeyush Soni and Yinggang Ou (2010). “AGRICULTURAL MECHANIZATION AT A GLANCE: SELECTED COUNTRY STUDIES IN ASIA ON AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY DEVELOPMENT”. Study Report prepared for the United Nations Asian and Pacific Centre for Agricultural Engineering and Machinery (UN-APCAEM). Pp-142
  3. V.M. Salokhe and Peeyush Soni (Editors) (2009). “BOOK OF ABSTRACTS”. International Agricultural Engineering Conference, December 7-10, Bangkok, Thailand. Published by Asian Association for Agricultural Engineering. ISBN: 978-974-8257-70-9
  4. V.M. Salokhe, H.P.W. Jayasuriya and Peeyush Soni (Editors) (2007). “BOOK OF ABSTRACTS”. International Agricultural Engineering Conference, December 3-6, Bangkok, Thailand. Published by Asian Association for Agricultural Engineering. ISBN: 978-974-8257-48-8

Book Chapters (3)

  1. Peeyush Soni, V.M. Salokhe and H. Nakashima (2008). “Traction and Trafficability of Off-road Operations in Soft Terrains”. Chapter-15. In Book “ADVANCES IN SOIL AND TILLAGE RESEARCH (2008)” Andrea Formato (Ed.), Transworld Research Network Publisher. ISBN: 978-81-7895-353-3. pp. 219-267.
  2. V.M. Salokhe, M.D. Gholkar, Peeyush Soni and H. Nakashima (2008). ”Vibration Characteristics of Tractors and Power-tillers: An Ergonomics Perspective”. Chapter no. 13 in: Scott, P. A. (Editor) “ERGONOMICS IN DEVELOPING REGIONS: NEEDS AND APPLICATIONS”, section four: Application in Specific Industries. Published by Taylor & Francis Group LLC, USA. ISBN: 978-1-4200-7911-1, pp. 203-233.
  3.  V.M. Salokhe and Peeyush Soni (2005). “Physics of Soil-tool Adhesion: A Review of Principles Involved in Reducing Adhesive Forces”. Book chapter in: G. Jozefaciuk, C. Slawinski and R. T. Walczak (Editors), “REVIEW OF CURRENT PROBLEMS IN AGROPHYSICS”, Institute of Agrophysics PAS, Lublin, Poland, ISBN: 83-89969-15-7, pp. 83-117. 

 

Memberships/Credentials

Professional Membership

Life Member, International Society of Bionic Engineering (ISBE); PM361

Member, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)

Life-member, Asian Association for Agricultural Engineering (AAAE); LM109

Life-member, Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers (ISAE); LM10014

Life-member, Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA); 10065

Life-member, AIT Alumni Association (AITAA); II009AU03

Life-member, CTAE Alumni Association; 2001/BE(Ag.)/227

Credentials

ScienceDirect Top 25 (2013)
Ranked 9th on the Top 25 for Journal of Terramechanics – January- March 2013. ScienceDirect Top 25 List of Most Downloaded Paper, by Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ScienceDirect Top 25 (2013) 
Ranked 24th on the Top 25 for Agricultural Systems – January- March 2013. ScienceDirect Top 25 List of Most Downloaded Paper, by Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Best  Paper Award (Sept 2011) 
The best technical paper presented at the 2011 ISTVS Conference; The International society for Terrain-Vehicle Systems; Sept. 18-22, 2011, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA

AMA-ShinNorinsha-AAAE Young Researcher Award (Sept 2010) 
In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the advancement of Agricultural Engineering profession; Asian Association for Agricultural Engineering (AAAE); conferred in 20 Sept, 2010 at 11th IAEC, Shanghai (China)  http://www.ait.ac.th/news-and-events/2010/news/ase-faculty-receives-the-young-researcher-award/view

ScienceDirect Top 25 (2005)
Ranked 4th on the Top 25 for Biosystems Engineering – October to December 2005. ScienceDirect Top 25 List of Most Downloaded Paper, by Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Reddy Award (2003-2004) 

For the best graduate thesis; Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers (ISAE); conferred in January, 2006 at 40th Annual convention, Coimbatore (India)

The AIT Alumni Association Prize (Aug 2003)

In recognition of the most outstanding academic performance in the School of Environment, Resources and Development, 98th Batch, Asian Institute of Technology

The Y. Y. Kishida Prize (Aug 2003)

In recognition of the most outstanding academic performance among students in Agricultural Engineering, Asian Institute of Technology

Government of the Netherlands Scholarship (2002) 

Recipient of scholarship for M.Eng.

The Maharana Mewar Foundation Bhamashah Award (2001-2002) 

For state level academic excellence in Agricultural Engineering, Rajasthan state, India  http://www.mmcfindia.org/Bhamashah_Award.asp

University Certificate of Merit (2001) 

For B.Eng. (Agri.); Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur, Rajasthan state, India

Certificate of Merit (1994) 

For secondary school examination, by Ministry of Human Resources & Development, Department of Education, Government of India

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