Energetics and Power Engineering

The only joint doctoral studies in the scientific field of Energetics and Power Engineering in Lithuania, provided by Kaunas University of Technology and Lithuanian Energy Institute, prepare highly qualified energy scientists for industry and education institutions. Doctoral studies of this scientific field are provided in priority research topics: Sustainable energy – the effective usage of fossil fuel and primary renewable energy sources in the energy generation systems and technologies, reduction of environmental impact; Fundamental and applied research of transfer processes in thermal technologies; The simulation and investigation of the smart grid technologies and regimes of the sustainable electric power systems. Prepared dissertations reflect the peculiarities of the areas of Thermal energetics, Nuclear energetics and Electrical energetics.
The aim of the programme is to prepare the highly qualified scientists of energetics and power engineering for industry and education institutions.

Code T006
Cycle Third cycle
Language Lithuanian, English
Duration 4 y.
Degree awarded Doctor of Science
  • Lithuanian Energy Institute
Doctoral research topics for candidates to doctoral studies intake 2019


Topic title Possible scientific supervisors Source of funding
Research of alternatives to high GWP refrigerants for eutectic refrigerating systems doc. dr. Liutauras VAITKUS state-funded
Investigation of structure properties of condensing two-phase steam - water flow doc. dr. Raimondas PABARČIUS state-funded
Control models of virtual power plants in electric distribution network doc. dr. Audrius JONAITIS state-funded
Investigation of the condensation process in the transition region in heat utilization equipment of biomas bioler houses doc. dr. Robertas POŠKAS state-funded
Analysis of determination methods of factors caused disturbances and faults in high voltage power grid doc. dr. Audrius JONAITIS state-funded
Investigation of synthetic gas combustion in a stationary solid biofuel layer doc. dr. Nerijus Striūgas state-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.

Applicants to the doctoral program in the field of science are accepted by competition according to the competition score. Minimum Competition Score 8


Application procedure

Application and the following documents are submitted online at apply.ktu.edu

  • 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
  • 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

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


Weighted average of the marks of diploma appendix


Motivation interview

Evaluation of comprehension and relevance of chosen research topic, ability to generate answers, evaluated in 10-point grading system


Recommendations of scientists