Materials Engineering

Double degree programme with partners of Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials Network

To prepare the best qualified specialists – scientists, who are able to individually conduct the works of scientific research and experimental development, and contribute to solving of relevant scientific problems of material engineering.

Code T008
Cycle Third cycle
Language Lithuanian, English
Duration 4 y.
Degree awarded Doctor of Science


Topic title Possible scientific supervisors Source of funding
Functionalization of textiles from natural fibres via flameretardant finishing prof. dr. Rimvydas MILAŠIUS state-funded
Organic metal-free emitters for new-generation light sources prof. habil. dr. Juozas Vidas GRAŽULEVIČIUS state-funded
Developments of optical sensors of oxygen involving organic systems with ultra-long-lived emission phenomena v.m.d. dr. Dmytro VOLYNIUK state-funded
Synthesis and investigation of the organic semiconductors for perovskite solar cells
doc. dr. Tadas MALINAUSKAS state non-funded
Creation and Investigation of Lightweight Wooden Building Constructions
doc. dr. Darius ALBREKTAS state non-funded
Development of functional textile systems and investigation of their exploitation
doc. dr. Jurgita DOMSKIENĖ state non-funded
Modeling of kinetic properties of single chamber fuel cell components prof. habil. dr. Arvaidas GALDIKAS state non-funded
Creation of New Structure Woven Fabrics and Investigation of Their Properties doc. dr. Eglė KUMPIKAITĖ state non-funded
Recycled polymer raw materials consumption for the new functional materials for particular purpose
v.m.d. dr. Daiva MILAŠIENĖ state non-funded
Multiferroic bismuth ferrite thin film synthesis and characterization doc. dr. Aleksandras ILJINAS state non-funded
Technology and applications of 2D nanosystems
prof. habil. dr. Sigitas TAMULEVIČIUS state non-funded
Formation and investigation functional textile materials from nano-microfibers doc. dr. Erika ADOMAVIČIŪTĖ state non-funded
Graphene direct synthesis and application for photoelectric devices vyr.m.d. dr. Šarūnas MEŠKINIS state non-funded
Development of biodegradable plastics and biocomposites from agricultural materials dr. Paulius Pavelas DANILOVAS state non-funded
Investigation and evaluation of exploitation and functional properties of fibrous polymer materials and their systems for active leisure wear development prof. dr. Virginija DAUKANTIENĖ state non-funded
Synthesis and application of electroactive materials for organic light emitting diodes
prof. dr. Saulius GRIGALEVIČIUS state non-funded
Development of polymers with multifunctional properties using chemical and structural modifications and their evaluation prof. dr. Virginija JANKAUSKAITĖ state non-funded
Functionalisation of textile surface by sublimation prof. dr. Daiva MIKUČIONIENĖ 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.

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)
  • 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 the candidate is applying for)
  • 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, K. Donelaičio g. 73, Kaunas, Lithuania or online)

Signing a study agreement (if invited to study)


Selection criteria and their weighted coefficients

Research experience

0,35  – publications in Clarative Analytics Web of Knowledge  database Web of Science foreign publications; Clarative Analytics Web of Knowledge  database in Web of Science Lithuanian publications; proceedings of international conferences);
0,2  – achievements in science (participation in scientific projects, Lithuanian Research Council research practice programmes for students, winners of competitions of Knowledge Economy Forum, winners of competitions of Lithuanian Research Council)


Weighted grade point average of the diploma supplement

0,1  – weighted average of the marks of Bachelor’s diploma appendix

0,25 – weighted average of the marks of Master’s diploma appendix


Recommendations by scientists

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


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