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
Aditive nano and microfibre technology for the enhancement of aerosol filtration process prof. dr. Dainius MARTUZEVIČIUS state-funded
Purification of antimicrobial polypeptides from wheat starch rest raw materials, determination of their properties and application for personalized nutrition food and edible films manufacturing
v.m.d. dr. Lina Vaičiulytė state-funded
Modification and application of secondary raw materials in innovative environmentally friendly technologies prof. dr. Kęstutis BALTAKYS state-funded
Modification of plant press cakes properties with aim to apply in food matrices
vyr.m.d. dr. Gitana ALENČIKIENĖ state-funded
Control of plant bacterial endophytes and phyto-viruses by metal nanoparticles
v.m.d. dr. Ingrida Mažeikienė state-funded
Biopolymer derivatives for immobilization of active substances
prof. dr. Ramunė RUTKAITĖ state-funded
Polysaccharide based biodegradable thermoplastic materials
lekt. dr. Laura PEČIULYTĖ state-funded
Characterization and metabolic engineering of chemolithoautotrophic bacteria for biosynthesis of itaconate and acrylate
prof. dr. Naglis Malys state-funded
Synthesis and properties of calcium silicate binders hardening in the CO2 environment
prof. dr. Raimundas ŠIAUČIŪNAS state-funded
Theory and technology for solvent separation of multilayer composites
prof. dr. Gintaras DENAFAS state-funded
Development and characterisation of different microencapsulation systems applied in the nutrient-dense food ink formulations
lekt. dr. Viktorija EISINAITĖ state-funded
Fermented microalgal extracts for nutraceutical and oral health care applications
doc. dr. Michail Syrpas state-funded
Preparation, phytochemical analysis and functional characterization of fermented plant extracts and their application for development of functional products
doc. dr. Vaida Kitrytė-Syrpa state-funded
Phytopathogenic Xanthomonas spp. bacteria: distribution, biological peculiarities and search for preventative measures against them
v.m.d. dr. Irena MAČIONIENĖ state-funded
Development of encapsulated prebiotic/probiotic food-grade systems with a positive impact on gut microbiota
prof. dr. Aušra ŠIPAILIENĖ state-funded
Innovative fertilizing products in the agroecosystem sustainability chain doc. dr. Rasa ŠLINKŠIENĖ state-funded
Calcium aluminates substituted with Cu2+, Co2+ and Cr3+ ions synthesis, modification, and application doc. dr. Anatolijus EISINAS state-funded
Synthesis and electrocatalytic activity of nanostructured oxide films for water electrolysis and CO2 reduction
doc. dr. Agnė ŠULČIŪTĖ state-funded
Development of new thermoplastic biocomposites
doc. dr. Joana BENDORAITIENĖ state-funded
Studies of organic hole-transporting materials for optoelectronic devices
v.m.d. dr. Jūratė SIMOKAITIENĖ state-funded
Polymers from renewable raw materials for light-based manufacturing technologies
prof. dr. Jolita OSTRAUSKAITĖ state-funded
Development of ratiometric and organoleptic nano thermosensors based on pure organic triplet emitters vyr.m.d. dr. Dmytro VOLYNIUK state-funded
Synthesis of layered silicate compounds (CaO/SiO2=0.6-1.0) for anion adsorption
doc. dr. Tadas Dambrauskas state-funded
Studies on the bio-valuable components of insect larvae and their application in food systems
m.d. dr. Alvija ŠALAŠEVIČIENĖ state-funded
Processing of agro-food by-products and waste into higher added value functional materials by using innovative biorefining methods
prof. dr. Petras Rimantas VENSKUTONIS state-funded
Download the list




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. 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
2. 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
  • 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
  • A copy of the passport page with personal data, 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 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