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

Doctoral School
Student Info Center
Studentų st. 50
LT-51368, Kaunas


Research topics

Topic title Possible scientific supervisors Source of funding
Aditive nano and microfibre technology for the enhancement of aerosol filtration process prof. dr. Dainius Martuzevičius state-funded
The synthesis and properties of alternative binding materials
prof. dr. Kęstutis Baltakys state-funded
Carbon dioxide-based production of enzymes and nutrients as feed additives using chemolithoautotrophic bacteria
prof. dr. Naglis Malys state-funded
Valorisation of agro-food processing by-products and waste by developing of their biorefining methods for the extraction of functional components and their application
doc. dr. Milda Pukalskienė state-funded
Metal-Free Organic Emitters Exhibiting Long-Living Emission for Optical Oxygen Sensing Probes
vyresn.m.d. dr. Asta Dabulienė state-funded
Biopolymer derivatives for immobilization of active substances
prof. dr. Ramunė Rutkaitė state-funded
Polysaccharide Based Biodegradable Thermoplastic Materials
doc. dr. Laura Pečiulytė state-funded
CO2 aplinkoje kietėjančių kalcio silikatinių rišamųjų medžiagų sintezė ir savybės
prof. dr. Raimundas Šiaučiūnas state-funded
Theory and technology for solvent separation of multilayer composites
prof. dr. Gintaras Denafas state-funded
Makroskopinių dumblių biomasės perdirbimas į funkcionaliuosius komponentus kuriant inovatyvius fermentacijos procesus
doc. dr. Michail Syrpas state-funded
Development and characterisation of different microencapsulation systems applied in the nutrient-dense food ink formulations
doc. dr. Viktorija Eisinaitė state-funded
Development of encapsulated prebiotic/probiotic food-grade systems with a positive impact on gut microbiota
prof. dr. Aušra Šipailienė state-funded
Calcium aluminates substituted with Cu2+, Co2+ and Cr3+ ions synthesis, modification, and application doc. dr. Anatolijus Eisinas state-funded
Development of new thermoplastic biocomposites
doc. dr. Joana Bendoraitienė state-funded
Synthesis and studies of the properties of organic semiconductors characterized by efficient short-lived emission and efficient charge transport
prof. habil. dr. Juozas Vidas Gražulevičius state-funded
Portland cement and supplementary cementitious materials
prof. dr. Rimvydas Kaminskas state-funded
Production of extracts from plants of genus Menyanthaceae and their application in the development of functional products
doc. dr. Vaida Kitrytė-Syrpa state-funded
Synthesis of layered silicate compounds (CaO/SiO2=1.0-1.5) for anion adsorption
doc. dr. Tadas Dambrauskas state-funded
Smart biopolymers for light-based manufacturing technologies
prof. dr. Jolita Ostrauskaitė 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. An applicant must provide bachelor qualification diploma and it’s supplement

2. The sum of ECTS credits for the subjects in the fields of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering completed during the first and second cycle University studies must be ≥ 30

3. One of the submitted recommendations has to be written by the supervisor of the topic


Application procedure

Mandatory documents for admission:

  • Application indicating the science field, the topic and the form of funding (online)*
  • Official legalised Bachelor’s and Master’s diplomas with the diplomas supplements 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 (the sum of ECTS credits for the subjects in the fields of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering completed during the first and second cycle University studies is ≥ 30)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Recommendations by two researchers of the relevant science field (one of the submitted recommendations by scientists has to be written by the supervisor of the topic)
  • A list of the research works with a full bibliographic description and copies thereof; if no research works by the applicant are presented, the applicant is required to present a research paper whose topic is consistent with the dissertation topic indicated in the applicant’s application (if the applicant applies to dissertation two topics, two individual research papers have to be submitted)
  • A copy of a valid personal document: a passport (for citizens of all countries) or an ID card (only for citizens of the European Union)
  • A copy of the receipt of the application fee payment (50 EUR for EU citizens, and 120 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

* The applicant can select no more than 2 (two) research fields and no more than 2 (two) topics per science field.

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 to be evaluated: scientific publications or a research paper, other research experience, scientific qualifications, compliance of scientific publications and research experience with the topic of doctoral studies


Recommendations by scientists

One of the submitted recommendations has to be written by the supervisor of the topic


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





Study programme modules





Doctoral School
Student Info Center
Studentų st. 50
LT-51368, Kaunas