Materials Engineering

Double degree programme with the University of Bologna, Italy

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

The aim of doctoral studies in Materials Engineering is 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.
Materials engineering doctoral studies, involve research of global level in the laboratories equipped with modern equipment, focused on creation, development and application of technologies for knowledge-intensive material production processes.

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

Research topics

Topic title Possible scientific supervisors Source of funding
Development of polymeric systems with multifunctional properties using chemical and structural modifications and their evaluation prof. dr. Virginija JANKAUSKAITĖ state-funded
Investigation and Evaluation of the Comfort Properties of Multilayer Textile Systems prof. dr. Virginija DAUKANTIENĖ state-funded
Modelling, development and investigation of functional protective textiles
prof. dr. Daiva MIKUČIONIENĖ state-funded
Formation and Investigation Functional Textile Materials from Nano-microfibers
doc. dr. Erika ADOMAVIČIŪTĖ state-funded
Graphene growth on the dielectrics, study, and application for sensors
vyr.m.d. dr. Šarūnas MEŠKINIS state-funded
Development of smart MXene-based nanocoatings prof. dr. Daiva ZELENIAKIENĖ state-funded
Development of textile packages with advanced functional properties and investigation of their exploitation
doc. dr. Jurgita DOMSKIENĖ state-funded
Formation by physical vacuum techniques of thin-film catalytic structures.
prof. dr. Giedrius LAUKAITIS state-funded
Development of composites using selective laser sintering waste powder
doc. dr. Kristina ŽUKIENĖ state-funded
Micro- and nanotextured functional glass surfaces
v.m.d. dr. Dalius JUCIUS state-funded
Investigation and Evaluation of the Release of Microfibers from Synthetic Textile Materials During Washing prof. dr. Virginija DAUKANTIENĖ state-funded
Multiferroic bismuth ferrite thin film synthesis and characterization
doc. dr. Aleksandras ILJINAS state-funded
Formation and investigation of thin film superclattice of multiferroic magnetoelectrics
doc. dr. Vytautas STANKUS state-funded
Modeling of kinetics of nanocomposites coatings during deposition prof. habil. dr. Arvaidas GALDIKAS state-funded
Nanostructures on the gallium arsenide surface lekt. dr. Rimantas KNIZIKEVIČIUS state-funded
Investigation of Dyeing of Textile from Natural Fibres Using Natural Dyestuffs
doc. dr. Eglė KUMPIKAITĖ state-funded
Design, synthesis and studies of organic semiconductors for optoelectronic devices
prof. habil. dr. Juozas Vidas GRAŽULEVIČIUS state-funded
Investigation of properties of ceramic composite coatings deposited by plasma spraying
prof. dr. Liutauras MARCINAUSKAS state-funded
Plasmonic superlattices for SERS sensors
doc. dr. Asta TAMULEVIČIENĖ state-funded
Development of new triphenylamine and carbolinil-based materials for doping-free hole transporting layers of optoelectronic devices doc. dr. Audrius BUČINSKAS state-funded
Modelling of the deformation behavior of textile materials and adhesive systems in order to predict and optimize compression values in functional products doc. dr. Kristina ANCUTIENĖ state-funded
Direct synthesis of the graphene: study and sensor applications
vyr.m.d. dr. Šarūnas MEŠKINIS state-funded
ZnO nanowire synthesis and integration into multifunctional coatings
vyr.m.d. dr. Simas Račkauskas state-funded
Development and investigation of lightweight multicomponent thin films for radiation shielding prof. dr. Diana ADLIENĖ state-funded
Synthesis and application of new structure organic semiconductors for OLEDs
prof. dr. Saulius GRIGALEVIČIUS state-funded
Investigation of nanostructured multifunctional composite materials treated with high-concentration energy flows doc. dr. Rasa Kandrotaitė Janutienė state-funded
Optimizing of Use of Production Resources and Studying of Possibilities of Applying Green Energy in the Textile Industry
doc. dr. Eglė KUMPIKAITĖ state-funded
The application of polymeric waste for the creation of new functional materials
v.m.d. dr. Daiva MILAŠIENĖ state-funded
Development of blended natural yarns with silk fibres waste
prof. dr. Rimvydas MILAŠIUS state-funded
Ordered two-dimensional structures of noble metal nanoparticles for nanophotonics prof. habil. dr. Sigitas TAMULEVIČIUS state-funded
Development of electrically conductive fibre reinforced polymer composites with self-diagnostic function
prof. dr. Daiva ZELENIAKIENĖ state-funded
Directly synthesized graphene field effect transistors for biosensor applications
vyr.m.d. dr. Šarūnas MEŠKINIS 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 condition: 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 Bachelor’s diploma supplement


Weighted grade point average of the Master’s diploma supplement


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)


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