Chemical Engineering

Double degree programme with Technical University of Košice, Slovakia

Chemical engineering PhD studies are a traditional, research based, usually four-year, doctoral degree program, which provides:
•A thorough grounding in the fundamental principles of chemical engineering, as well as an intensive research experience;
•A mentoring-intensive environment with co-supervision flexibility, allowing students to work with the outstanding Lithuanian scientist of their field;
•The real-world experience through an experimental and practical assignments, hands-on operation of the modern pilot scale equipment and analytical techniques;
•The accessibility to a modern computer technology enabling the process modelling, simulation and control;

The accessibility to a wide-range of seminars, conferences and scientific workshops.

Cycle Third cycle
Language Lithuanian, English
Duration 4 y.
Degree awarded Doctor of Science

 List of available research topics for intake 2021 will be announced in February 2021


Topic title Possible scientific supervisors Source of funding
Development and application of genetically encoded biosensors to discover and engineer the efficient biocatalytic processes for lignin degradation and valorisation pursuing the production of phenolic acids prof. dr. Naglis Malys state-funded
Valorisation of agrofood processing by-products and waste using biorefinery concept prof. dr. Petras Rimantas VENSKUTONIS state non-funded
Formulation of food-grade aerogels for the controlled release of bioactive compounds during digestion
prof. dr. Daiva LESKAUSKAITĖ state non-funded
Synthesis and applications of amphiphilic polysaccharides
doc. dr. Ramunė RUTKAITĖ state non-funded
Peculiarities of the resistance of food systems microorganisms to physicochemical factors
doc. dr. Antanas ŠARKINAS state non-funded
Multistep biorefining of microalagae into high-added value products: process optimization and product characterization
doc. dr. Michail Syrpas state non-funded
Modification of carbon fibre electrodes and their application in electrochemical devices doc. dr. Egidijus GRIŠKONIS state non-funded
Bioplastic and biocomposites from agricultural materials dr. Paulius Pavelas DANILOVAS state non-funded
Relating physical properties of composite foods prepared as meat analogues with their dynamic sensory perception
vyr.m.d. dr. Gitana ALENČIKIENĖ state non-funded
Solvent separation of multilayer composite waste with recovering and processing of valuable materials: process theory and technology prof. dr. Gintaras DENAFAS state non-funded
Characteristics of phytopathogenic Xanthomonas spp. bacteria and the effect of variuos factors on their viability
v.m.d. dr. Irena MAČIONIENĖ state non-funded
Modeling of biological value, functional technological and safety properties of rest raw materials for meat analogue prototipes
m.d. dr. Alvija ŠALAŠEVIČIENĖ state non-funded
Study of phase transitions during the synthesis and hydration of belite and belite-sulphoaluminate cements
prof. dr. Raimundas ŠIAUČIŪNAS state non-funded
Genetically-encoded biosensors for metabolic engineering and improved biosynthesis of platform chemicals prof. dr. Naglis Malys state non-funded
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Minimum requirements

Persons with a Master’s Degree or equivalent degree of higher education may participate in an open competition for admission to doctoral studies.

Additional conditions: A sum of ECTS credits of the subjects in the fields of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry completed during I and II cycle University studies ≥ 30.   

Applicants to the doctoral program in the field of science are accepted by competition according to the competition score. Minimum Competition Score 8


Application procedure

Application and the following documents are submitted online at

  • Official legalised Bachelor’s and Master’s diplomas or a higher education degree equivalents and academic transcripts (translated into English or Lithuanian and notary verified)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Recommendations by two researchers of the relevant science field (one of the recommendations must be written by the supervisor of the research topic the candidate is applying for)
  • A list of the research works (this list is submitted with full bibliographic description) along with copies of the research works (or a research paper on the topic (-s) consistent with the dissertation topic (-s) indicated in the candidate’s application, if a candidate does not have any research works)
  • A copy of the passport personal data page, or a copy of the ID card
  • A copy of the receipt of the application fee payment (40 EUR for EU citizens, and 100 EUR for non-EU citizens)
  • A certificate issued by IELTS, TOEFL, CERF or any other competent institution within the last 2 years certifying the level of the English language if the candidate is not a graduate of the first or second cycle studies conducted in the English language

Participation in motivational interview  (Kaunas University of Technology, K. Donelaičio g. 73, Kaunas, Lithuania or online)

Signing a study agreement (if invited to study)


Selection criteria and their weighted coefficients

Weighted grade point average of the diploma supplement


Research experience

Research experience in ten-point grading system (The evaluation of the research experience includes the candidate’s scientific publications or the research paper, other research experience, scientific qualifications, the compliance of the scientific publications and research experience with the topic of doctoral studies)


Motivational interview, including evaluation of the knowledge of a foreign language


Recommendations by scientists

One of the recommendations must be written by the supervisor of the research topic the candidate is applying for.