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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
Synthesis, properties and application of additives for cements
doc. dr. Irmantas BARAUSKAS state-funded
Modification of carbon fibre electrodes and their application in electrochemical energy sources doc. dr. Egidijus GRIŠKONIS state-funded
Synthesis and properties of calcium silicate binders hardening in the CO2 environment
prof. dr. Raimundas ŠIAUČIŪNAS state-funded
Enzymatic synthesis of functional oligosaccharides and development of synbiotic beveragess
doc. dr. Michail Syrpas state-funded
Modification and application of secondary raw materials in innovative environmentally friendly technologies
prof. dr. Kęstutis BALTAKYS state-funded
Regulation of interrelationships of microorganisms in ecosystems by modeling the qualitative and quantitative composition of nutrients
doc. dr. Antanas ŠARKINAS state-funded
Development of novel biodegradable polysaccharide-based composites and investigation of their structure and properties doc. dr. Joana BENDORAITIENĖ state-funded
Biopolymer derivatives for immobilization of active substances
prof. dr. Ramunė RUTKAITĖ state-funded
Synthesis and electrocatalytic activity of nanostructured oxide films for water electrolysis and CO2 reduction
doc. dr. Agnė ŠULČIŪTĖ state-funded
Aditive nano and microfibre technology for the enhancement of aerosol filtration process
prof. dr. Dainius MARTUZEVIČIUS state-funded
Valorisation of agro-food processing by-products and waste by developing their biorefining methods and schemes
prof. dr. Petras Rimantas VENSKUTONIS state-funded
Development of new functional fertilizing products and their manufacturing technologies from non-traditional raw materials
doc. dr. Rasa PALECKIENĖ state-funded
Polysaccharide based biodegradable thermoplastic materials
lekt. dr. Laura PEČIULYTĖ state-funded
Innovative antibacterial light and ultrasonic technologies for the reduction of plant pathogens and phytoviruses in plant material m.d. dr. Darius ČERNAUSKAS state non-funded
Donor-acceptor type organic semiconductors exhibiting close to infrared absorption for photodetectors
prof. habil. dr. Juozas Vidas GRAŽULEVIČIUS state-funded
Use of food waste in the development of functional food components with hypoglycemic activity and hypolipidemic effects
prof. dr. Daiva LESKAUSKAITĖ state-funded
Development of bio-ink for the production of intestinal health enhancing foods
prof. dr. Daiva LESKAUSKAITĖ state-funded
Development and application of genetically encoded biosensors for the discovery and engineering of efficient biocatalytic processes for the degradation and valorisation of lignin and for the production of phenolic acids
prof. dr. Naglis Malys state-funded
Polymers from renewable raw materials for optical 3D printing
prof. dr. Jolita OSTRAUSKAITĖ state-funded
Calcium aluminates substituted with Cu2+, Co2+ and Cr3+ ions synthesis, modification, and application doc. dr. Anatolijus EISINAS state-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 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)
  • 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) and the certificate of recognition if higher education qualification acquired abroad (see academic recognition)
  • 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, Studentų g. 50, 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)


Recommendations by scientists

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


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





Study programme modules