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
Doctoral research topics for candidates to doctoral studies intake 2019

Note! The topics in the list are arranged in descending order of priority.


Topic title Possible scientific supervisors Source of funding
Design and studies of materials for organic light emitting diodes prof. habil. dr. Juozas Vidas GRAŽULEVIČIUS state non-funded
2D nanostructures of noble metal nanoparticles for biosensor applications prof. habil. dr. Sigitas TAMULEVIČIUS state non-funded
Graphene direct synthesis and application for photoelectric devices vyr.m.d. dr. Šarūnas MEŠKINIS state non-funded
Anisotropy of crystal lattice stresses during nitriding of alloys prof. habil. dr. Arvaidas GALDIKAS state non-funded
High strength and light weight ecofriendly natural cellulosic fiber reinforced composites prof. dr. Rimvydas MILAŠIUS state non-funded
Modeling of kinetic properties of single chamber fuel cell components prof. habil. dr. Arvaidas GALDIKAS state non-funded
Applications of ultra-short lasers for establishing of new methods for formation of nanostructures prof. dr. Tomas TAMULEVIČIUS state non-funded
Formation by physical vacuum techniques of thin-film catalytic structures prof. dr. Giedrius LAUKAITIS state non-funded
ZnO nanowire synthesis and integration into multifunctional coatings dr. Simas Račkauskas state non-funded
Development of polymers with multifunctional properties using chemical and structural modifications and their evaluation prof. dr. Virginija JANKAUSKAITĖ state non-funded
The formation of ceramic composite coatings by plasma spraying prof. dr. Liutauras MARCINAUSKAS state non-funded
Formation of nano- and micro-structures on metal and ceramic surfaces prepared by additive manufacturing technology and investigation of physical properties doc. dr. Brigita ABAKEVIČIENĖ state non-funded
Bismuth titanate thin film synthesis and characterization doc. dr. Aleksandras ILJINAS state non-funded
Multiferroic bismuth ferrite thin film synthesis and characterization doc. dr. Aleksandras ILJINAS state non-funded
Designing of Woven Fabrics of New Structure and Investigation of Their Properties doc. dr. Eglė KUMPIKAITĖ state non-funded
Formation and Properties Analysis of Nanofibers and Microfibers from PVP with Iodine prof. dr. Sigitas STANYS state non-funded
Creation and Investigation of Lightweight Wooden Building Constructions doc. dr. Darius ALBREKTAS state non-funded
Metal Recovery from electronic waste using bioleaching doc. dr. Ahmed Samy Yousef Saed 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)
  • 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 (one of the recommendations must be written by the supervisor of the research topic the candidate is applying for)
  • 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 and achievements

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 average of the marks of diploma appendix

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 of scientists

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


Motivation interview