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.

Code T005
Cycle Third cycle
Language Lithuanian, English
Duration 4 y.
Degree awarded Doctor of Science
Doctoral research topics for candidates to doctoral studies intake 2019



Topic title Possible scientific supervisors Source of funding
Synthesis and studies of organic emitters exhibiting delayed fluorescence prof. habil. dr. Juozas Vidas GRAŽULEVIČIUS state-funded
Two stage production of friendly environmentally calcium silicates prof. dr. Kęstutis BALTAKYS state-funded
Synthesis and studies of properties of organic semiconductors containing donor and acceptor moieties prof. habil. dr. Juozas Vidas GRAŽULEVIČIUS state non-funded
Solvent separation technology for multilayer composites prof. dr. Gintaras DENAFAS state non-funded
Study of phase transitions during the synthesis and hydration of belite cements prof. dr. Raimundas ŠIAUČIŪNAS state non-funded
Synthesis and application of calcium aluminates doc. dr. Anatolijus EISINAS state non-funded
Optimization of culturing conditions and extraction processes for recovery of high-added value products from microalgae doc. dr. Michail Syrpas state non-funded
Disaggregation of press cake from plant origin drinks by innovative techniques to receive new food products and to increase the yield prof. habil. dr. Gražina JUODEIKIENĖ state non-funded
Development of leather manufacture processes employing less hazardous materials and/or bioactive materials. prof. dr. Virgilijus VALEIKA state non-funded
Peculiarities of the resistance of food systems microorganisms to physicochemical factors doc. dr. Antanas ŠARKINAS 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 7,5


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)
  • A copy of the passport page containing personal data, or ID card
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Recommendations by two academic referees or researchers from the relevant field of science (one of the recommendations must be written by the supervisor of the research topic the candidate is applying for)
  • List of scientific publications (also accepted publications)
  • Copies of scientific publications (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 publication)
  • Copy of application fee payment (40 EUR for EU citizens, and 100 EUR for non-EU citizens)
  • Certificate of English proficiency: IELTS >=6.5, TOEFL>=90, ECFR>=C1, or equivalent (or a proof that the previous studies were in English)
  • Consent for the processing of the candidate’s personal data at the University

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 average of the marks of diploma appendix


Research experience

Research experience in ten-point grading system (publications, evaluated in points, according to current methodology for evaluation of research production, approved by Order of the Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania, or research paper and other research experience, and research qualifications, conformity of research publications and research experience with topic of doctoral studies


Motivation interview


Recommendations of scientists

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