Materials Physics and Nanotechnologies

The Materials Physics and Nanotechnology programme is designed for students who have an interest in and an aptitude for both technological sciences and physics. This is a unique bidirectional undergraduate study programme in English. The programme provides students with a fundamental knowledge of physics, an understanding of technologies, technological design, together with problem-solving skills, and is aimed to address the needs of students seeking innovative careers in today’s technological age.

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Code 6122FC001
Location Kaunas
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Cycle First cycle
Field Physics, Materials Technology
Language English
Study mode and duration Full-time studies - 4 y.
Degree awarded Bachelor of Technological and Physical Sciences

Guest lecturers

Artūras Vailionis

Professor of Stanford University (USA)

Hidenori Mimura

Professor of Shizuoka University (Japan)

Yoshiaki Himeno

Professor of Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)

Masaki Saito

Professor of Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)

Toru Aoki

Professor of Shizuoka University (Japan)

Audrius Alkauskas

Senior Researcher at Centre of Physical Sciences and Technologies
 

Values

Why @KTU?

Bidirectional studies

As the program emphasizes science, mathematics and technologies, students are well prepared to pursue graduate work in either technological field or physics. Interdisciplinary areas in physical and technological sciences such as novel advanced materials, materials for energy, biomolecular materials, macromolecules, quantum mechanics to devices, surfaces, interfaces, and nanostructures, and computation promise to become increasingly relevant in the twenty-first century.

Why @KTU?

Visiting professors and experts from industry

Visiting professors from Stanford University, University of Southern Denmark, Tokyo Institute of Technology and experts from industry organize international seminars and workshops to be in touch with global scientific solutions.

Why @KTU?

Modern and advanced equipment

Besides training laboratories at the faculty, the latest and most advanced equipment installed in KTU science and business valley “Santaka“ is used during the study process.

Why @KTU?

Growing demand for specialists worldwide

Researches show that in year 2025 the demand for specialists with multidisciplinary knowledge and skills will grow up to 25% in Lithuania, whereas 3,6 million jobs will be created in EU.

 

Skills

Phenomena – quantic, mechanic, electromagnetic, optic, plasma.
Materials – composition, features, processes, creating and applications.
Objects – nano- and micro formations, solid state, crystals, biomaterials, nanostructures, thin films.
Applications – sensors, Nano electronics, solar elements, nanotechnologies, high technologies, physical-plasma technologies.
Acquire understanding of fundamentals of physics Material features and design Nanotechnologies and functional materials Performance of experiments and analysis of results

Testimonials

Evaldas Mačiunskas

UAB „Triplan LT“ factory executive

 

Prorgamme covering both technological and physical fields will meet the growing demand of physicist-engineer occupation. It will contribute to industries of smart materials and high-tech; encourage successful business development and new scientific research in Lithuania and abroad.

Career

Student’s competences
– Is competent to apply, knows and understand the main physical and chemical phenomena, their concepts, fundamentals of engineering, electrotechnics and electronics, as well as theoretical mechanics, numerical methods, mathematical concepts and principles, understands problems of application of mathematical methods.
– Has learned the main modern methods of physical and chemical analysis applied in materials science and nanotechnologies.
– Is competent to apply modern micro and nano technologies and instruments, functional (optical, electrical, magnetic) materials used, micro and nano structures, and their development, production, application and quality assessment / or biomaterials, their technologies, human’s physiological systems, biomedical and ultrasonic systems, devices and their development, production, application and quality assessment (respectively, according to the chosen speciality).
Is competent to apply technologies of modern engineering materials and their physical principles, micro and nano technologies, for search and development of new materials and structures following the established requirements, has work experience with technological and material analysis equipment.
– Is competent to critically assess information, results of his/her activities, professional innovations, participate in discussion and improve his/her activities, present and transfer knowledge and understanding of studies and chosen activities to specialists and non-specialists.

 

Student’s skills
– Able to combine theoretical and applied knowledge while solving technological problems, forecast, select or develop materials with optimal properties for various engineering purposes, select and adapt appropriate technological methods for modelling, analysis in solving of engineering problems.
– Able to apply analytical, mathematical and other methods for modelling and forecast of material properties.
– Able to learn material analysis methods, select required technological and material analysis equipment, work with modern technological and material analysis equipment, analyse and interpret analysis results, apply standard research methods.
– Able to use information technologies and basic software, apply and use numerical computer methods for solving of specific problems of materials science and nano technologies.
– Able to work in interdisciplinary team, generate new ideas, can acquire deeper understanding of provided arguments, able to organise professional activities, plan time and resources, knows project management and business aspects.

 

 

You may become

– Preparation of technical specifications for production, forecast of materials, equipment, capacities, layouts of factory and systems;
– Management of maintenance of the factory’s buildings and equipment, and projects, consultations on new production methods, ways and equipment;
– Preparation of standards and policies for installation, changing, quality control, testing, inspections and maintenance according to the engineering principles and safety rules.

– Application of engineering knowledge in design, improvement and assessment of biological and health care systems;
– Design of the elements of optical equipment that use light;
– Analysis of production processes, identification of possible risks, and introduction of safety procedures and measures.

– Preparation, implementation of standards and protocols for the use of physical phenomenon measurement nuclear technologies in industry and medicine and supervision of their compliance;
– Performance of scientific research and experimental works;
– Development, preparation and improvement of concepts, measures, software and methods of physics and astronomy.

– Quality and quantity control of laboratory equipment and materials, preparation of detailed estimations of the amount of materials, costs and labour costs for projects;
– Installation, control and maintenance of laboratory devices and equipment, monitoring of experiments, calculation and registration of data;
– Performance of tests, provision of technical assistance to chemists and physicists who perform scientific research works.

 

Minimum requirements

Proficiency in English
Language requirements

IELTS ≥5.5, TOEFL ≥75, CEFR ≥B1, or equivalent

Eligibility CGPA
High school certificate

Maximum 3 years after high school graduation is eligible.

Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.

The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Russian.

The documents must be legalised (Apostille) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country where the documents were issued. This requirement does not apply for the documents issued in the EU and Belarus, Ukraine.

Minimum average grade (CGPA) > 60 % in each entry subject.

 

Score structure

Subject Coefficient Type
First subject

Mathematics

0,4

Final exam

Second subject

Physics or Chemistry

0,4

Final exam

Third subject

English language

0,2

IELTS, TOEFL, CEFR or equivalent

 

Tuition fee

Full-time studies 3200 €
Price per credit 53,33 €
 
Foreign nationals with Lithuanian origins and EU citizens
Full-time studies 2595 €
Price per credit 43,25 €

 

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