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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
Modeling and investigation of mechanical properties of wooden constructions
doc. dr. Darius ALBREKTAS state non-funded
Development of new donor-acceptor exciplex emitters towards efficient electroluminescent devices vyr.m.d. dr. Dmytro VOLYNIUK state non-funded
Investigation and evaluation of the influence of structure and finishing on the exploitation properties of fibrous polymer materials and their systems for the outdoor clothing development prof. dr. Virginija DAUKANTIENĖ state non-funded
ZnO nanowire synthesis and integration into multifunctional coatings dr. Simas Račkauskas state non-funded
Modeling of kinetic properties of single chamber fuel cell components prof. habil. dr. Arvaidas GALDIKAS state non-funded
Development of functional textile systems and investigation of their exploitation
doc. dr. Jurgita DOMSKIENĖ state non-funded
Synthesis and studies of organic emitters for organic light emitting diods and sensors
prof. habil. dr. Juozas Vidas GRAŽULEVIČIUS state non-funded
Formation and Investigation Functional Textile Materials from Nano-microfibers
doc. dr. Erika ADOMAVIČIŪTĖ state non-funded
Development of polymeric systems with multifunctional properties using chemical and structural modifications and their evaluation
prof. dr. Virginija JANKAUSKAITĖ state non-funded
Formation by physical vacuum techniques of thin-film catalytic structures
prof. dr. Giedrius LAUKAITIS state non-funded
Directly synthesized graphene for sensor applications vyr.m.d. dr. Šarūnas MEŠKINIS state non-funded
Formation of the superhydrophylic surfaces by plasma based methods vyr.m.d. dr. Šarūnas MEŠKINIS state non-funded
Multiferroic bismuth ferrite thin film synthesis and characterization doc. dr. Aleksandras ILJINAS state non-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 program in the field of science are accepted by competition according to the competition score. Minimum Competition Score 7.5

Additional condition: a recommendation by the supervisor of the topic to which the candidate is applying


Application procedure

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

  • Filled in application form (online on 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)
  • 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, K. Donelaičio g. 73, 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 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





Study programme modules