The new Marine Plastics Abatement (MPA) one year Master’s program is designed to train a new generation of environmental leaders who will help to combat marine plastic litters with advanced technologies and management practices. This program will help leaders to combat the ocean plastic litter problem through advanced technologies and sound management practices.

The program consists of preparatory (e-learning) courses, e-learning modules, and provocative discussions with field exposures and the “Intensive Summer (Winter) School Program” (ISSP).

Research Areas:

  • Fate of plastic wastes in dumpsites, landfills, river, and coastal zones
  • Circular economy in plastic waste management
  • Health-care plastic wastes & COVID-19
  • Material flow analysis of plastics in different communities
  • Applications and effects of bioplastics and its byproducts
  • Stakeholder engagement in plastic value chains
  • Plastics to materials innovations
  • Effects of marine plastic litters on coastal livelihoods
  • Health implications of nano- and micro-plastics
  • Sustainable business model
  • Behavioral changes in plastic uses, reuse, recycle and disposal

Preferred Background:

  • Bachelor degree (four-year program or equivalent), in relevant field of study from an institution of good standing acceptable to AIT
  • Undergraduate grades significantly above average (GPA > 2.75 or equivalent)
  • Work experience (if any) in areas related to waste management, plastic industry, pollution control, businesses on reuse/recycle/recovery of wastes, marine ecosystems, waste-to-energy, waste-to-resources, etc.
For more information, kindly contact:

Ms. Suchitra Piempinsest

Senior Administrative Officer


 Tel. 66-2-5245642                                       

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