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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
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Research topics

Topic title Possible scientific supervisors Source of funding
Surface colours on demand
prof. habil. dr. Sigitas TAMULEVIČIUS state-funded
Synthesis and application of new structure low-molar-mass organic semiconductors for OLEDs
prof. dr. Saulius GRIGALEVIČIUS state-funded
Application of amber waste for functional textile
prof. dr. Rimvydas MILAŠIUS state-funded
Modelling, development and investigation of spatial knitted structures
prof. dr. Daiva MIKUČIONIENĖ state-funded
Development of polymeric systems with multifunctional properties using chemical and structural modifications and their evaluation
prof. dr. Virginija JANKAUSKAITĖ state-funded
Modeling of kinetic properties of single chamber fuel cell components prof. habil. dr. Arvaidas GALDIKAS state-funded
Multiferroic bismuth ferrite thin film synthesis and characterization doc. dr. Aleksandras ILJINAS state-funded
The formation of ceramic composite coatings by plasma spraying prof. dr. Liutauras MARCINAUSKAS state-funded
Formation by physical vacuum techniques of thin-film catalytic structures
prof. dr. Giedrius LAUKAITIS state-funded
Development of new exciplex-forming emitters towards optical sensors and/or electroluminescent devices
vyr.m.d. dr. Dmytro VOLYNIUK state-funded
ZnO nanowire synthesis and integration into multifunctional coatings
dr. Simas Račkauskas state-funded
Plasmonic superlattices for SERS sensors
doc. dr. Asta TAMULEVIČIENĖ state-funded
Influence of the particle size and synergy on physical and antimicrobial/antiviral properties of the nanocomposite coatings doc. dr. Brigita ABAKEVIČIENĖ state-funded
Development of textile packages with advanced functional properties and investigation of their exploitation
doc. dr. Jurgita DOMSKIENĖ state-funded
Formation and Investigation Functional Textile Materials from Nano-microfibers
doc. dr. Erika ADOMAVIČIŪTĖ state-funded
Formation, modification and investigation of nanostructured hybrid composites
v.m.d. dr. Algirdas LAZAUSKAS 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
Investigations of antiviral properties exhibiting nanomaterials based on metal, metal oxide, and nanocomposite films
prof. dr. Tomas TAMULEVIČIUS state-funded
Graphene direct synthesis and application for sensors
vyr.m.d. dr. Šarūnas MEŠKINIS state-funded
Investigation and evaluation of the influence of structure and finishing on the exploitation properties of fibrous polymer materials and their systems prof. dr. Virginija DAUKANTIENĖ state-funded
The application of polymeric waste for the creation of new functional materials
v.m.d. dr. Daiva MILAŠIENĖ state-funded
Use of expanded thermoset elastomers waste for the development of sustainable polymer matrix composites doc. dr. Kristina ŽUKIENĖ state-funded
Studies of organic hole-transporting materials for optoelectronic devices
prof. habil. dr. Juozas Vidas GRAŽULEVIČIUS state-funded
Development, investigation and application of new organic emitters
m.d. dr. Viktorija Andrulevičienė 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: a recommendation by the supervisor of the topic to which the candidate is applying


Application procedure

Mandatory documents for admission:

  • Filled in application form (online)
  • Official legalised Bachelor’s and Master’s diploma 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 (see academic recognition)
  • 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, 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 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