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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.

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-funded
Development of new donor-acceptor exciplex emitters towards efficient electroluminescent devices vyr.m.d. dr. Dmytro VOLYNIUK state-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-funded
ZnO nanowire synthesis and integration into multifunctional coatings dr. Simas Račkauskas state-funded
Modeling of kinetic properties of single chamber fuel cell components prof. habil. dr. Arvaidas GALDIKAS state-funded
Development of functional textile systems and investigation of their exploitation
doc. dr. Jurgita DOMSKIENĖ state-funded
Synthesis and studies of organic emitters for organic light emitting diods and sensors
prof. habil. dr. Juozas Vidas GRAŽULEVIČIUS state-funded
Formation and Investigation Functional Textile Materials from Nano-microfibers
doc. dr. Erika ADOMAVIČIŪTĖ state-funded
Creation of New Structure Woven Fabrics and Investigation of Their Properties
doc. dr. Eglė KUMPIKAITĖ state-funded
Investigation of End-use properties of Textile Materials Covered with Different Coatings
doc. dr. Eglė KUMPIKAITĖ state-funded
Development of polymeric systems with multifunctional properties using chemical and structural modifications and their evaluation
prof. dr. Virginija JANKAUSKAITĖ state-funded
Laser induced functional nanostructures
prof. dr. Tomas TAMULEVIČIUS state-funded
Synthesis of noble metal nanoparticles and application for surface enhanced Raman scattering sensors
doc. dr. Asta TAMULEVIČIENĖ state-funded
Formation by physical vacuum techniques of thin-film catalytic structures
prof. dr. Giedrius LAUKAITIS state-funded
Directly synthesized graphene for sensor applications vyr.m.d. dr. Šarūnas MEŠKINIS state-funded
Graphene direct synthesis and application for photoelectric devices vyr.m.d. dr. Šarūnas MEŠKINIS state-funded
Formation of the superhydrophylic surfaces by plasma based methods vyr.m.d. dr. Šarūnas MEŠKINIS state-funded
Development and characterization of radiation-resistant thin film radio protection composites prof. dr. Diana ADLIENĖ state-funded
The synthesis and characterization of chromium and cooper doped diamond-like carbon films prof. dr. Liutauras MARCINAUSKAS state-funded
Multiferroic bismuth ferrite thin film synthesis and characterization doc. dr. Aleksandras ILJINAS 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 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