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Chemistry

Possibilities to attain European PhD (Doctor Europeus) in partnership with PCAM (Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials Network)

Objective of doctoral study programme in chemistry is training doctors of science, who are ready for research career, able to work as scientists and educators. The programme aims to expand their knowledge in chemistry and related fields, at the same time developing their skills of critical thinking, creativity, training their ability to seek original and independent solutions.
The study program lasts 4 years and is completed by a public defense of doctoral dissertation. The program of study is adapted to the needs of individual students, depending on their prior training and research interests. Study and research opportunities for doctoral students are comprehensive and interdisciplinary, covering inorganic, organic, inorganic, physical, analytical, computational, and theoretical chemistry, food chemistry, materials chemistry, atmospheric and environmental chemistry. Research is typically started during the first year of study. However, during the first two years of studies, PhD students also have to take doctoral modules in broad areas or special topics (30 ECTS in total). Subsequent years focus on thesis research only and writing the dissertation. Original research, performed under the direction of a supervisor and consultants, plays a major role in this degree. The ground of the final dissertation has to be based on at least 2 published original scientific publications (one of them may be accepted only for publication) in high rank international chemistry or material science journals, where the PhD student must be the first author of the article, and the corresponding presentations in international scientific conferences.

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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 and characterization of new structure low-molar-mass organic semiconductors for OLEDs
prof. dr. Saulius GRIGALEVIČIUS state-funded
Synthesis and investigation of N-aryl substituted amino acids and their derivatives with azole and azine moiety
prof. habil. dr. Vytautas MICKEVIČIUS state-funded
Synthesis, structure and properties of new aza-heterocyclic compounds prof. habil. dr. Algirdas ŠAČKUS state-funded
Studies of self-assembling biopolymeric amphiphiles and their properties
prof. dr. Ramunė RUTKAITĖ state-funded
Design, synthesis and investigation of novel heterocyclic compounds doc. dr. Eglė ARBAČIAUSKIENĖ state-funded
Synthesis, investigation and application of new organic hole transporting materials
v.m.d. dr. Jūratė SIMOKAITIENĖ state-funded
Synthesis and electrocatalytic activity of nanostructured oxide films for water electrolysis and CO2 reduction
doc. dr. Agnė ŠULČIŪTĖ state-funded
Synthesis, investigation and application of new organic emitters in organic light-emitting diodes v.m.d. dr. Viktorija Andrulevičienė 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 7.5

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 diploma 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 that the candidate is applying to)
  • 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

0,5

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)

0,3

Recommendations by scientists

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

0,05

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

0,15

 

 

 

Study programme modules