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Chemical Engineering

Double degree programme with Technical University of Košice, Slovakia

Double degree programme with the University of Bologna, Italy

Doctoral studies in Chemical engineering 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

Research topics

Topic title Possible scientific supervisors Source of funding
Use of natural flocculants in wastewater treatment and biomass compaction
doc. dr. Joana BENDORAITIENĖ state non-funded
The synthesis and properties of alternative binding materials
prof. dr. Kęstutis BALTAKYS state non-funded
Synthesis and studies of organic hole-transporting materials with low ionization potentials
prof. habil. dr. Juozas Vidas GRAŽULEVIČIUS state non-funded
Valorisation of agrofood processing by-products and waste using biorefinery concept
prof. dr. Petras Rimantas VENSKUTONIS state non-funded
Development of dietary fibres for the improving nutritional value and providing additional health benefits to food products
prof. dr. Daiva LESKAUSKAITĖ state non-funded
Synthesis of polymers from renewable raw materials by photopolymerization and investigation of their properties
prof. dr. Jolita OSTRAUSKAITĖ state non-funded
Synthesis and properties of calcium silicate binders hardening in the CO2 environment
prof. dr. Raimundas ŠIAUČIŪNAS state non-funded
Synthesis, properties and use of environmentally friendly cements
prof. dr. Rimvydas KAMINSKAS state non-funded
Polysaccharide based biodegradable thermoplastic materials
lekt. dr. Laura PEČIULYTĖ state non-funded
Peculiarities of the resistance of food systems microorganisms to physicochemical factors
doc. dr. Antanas ŠARKINAS state non-funded
Innovative antibacterial light and ultrasonic technologies for the reduction of mycotoxins and phytoviruses in plant material m.d. dr. Darius ČERNAUSKAS state non-funded
Synthesis and application of plasmonic nanoparticles for enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for the qualitative and quantitative identification of phytopathogens
m.d. dr. Lina Trakšelė 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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Entry requirements

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.  

Applicants to the doctoral program in the field of science are accepted by competition according to the competition score. Minimum Competition Score 8.0

Additional conditions:
1. 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
2. A recommendation by the supervisor of the topic to which the candidate is applying


Application procedure

Mandatory documents for admission:

  • Filled in application form (online on apply.ktu.edu)
  • 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 Master’s 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.





Study programme modules