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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Doctoral School
Student Info Center
Studentų st. 50
LT-51368, Kaunas


Research topics

Topic title Possible scientific supervisors Source of funding
Knitted Structures for Smart Textiles with Enhanced Comfort and Functionality
prof. dr. Daiva Mikučionienė state-funded
Sustainable functionalization of textiles from natural fibers prof. dr. Rimvydas Milašius state-funded
Formation and investigation of thin film superclattice of multiferroic magnetoelectrics
doc. dr. Vytautas Stankus state-funded
Micro- and nanotextured functional glass surfaces
vyresn.m.d. dr. Dalius Jucius state-funded
Direct synthesis of the graphene on dielectric surface: study and sensor applications
vyr.m.d. dr. Šarūnas Meškinis state-funded
The application of polymeric waste for the creation of new functional materials
vyresn.m.d. dr. Daiva Milašienė state-funded
Creating and varification an individualised 3D phantom doc. dr. Judita Puišo state-funded
Gradient Metasurfaces for Ultrafast Laser Beam Shaping
vyresn.m.d. dr. Mindaugas Juodėnas state-funded
Synthesis and studies of the properties of organic emitters exhibiting emission in near to infrared spectral region
prof. habil. dr. Juozas Vidas Gražulevičius state-funded
Development and evaluation of multifunctional polymer systems by chemical and structural modification
prof. dr. Virginija Jankauskaitė state-funded
Assessment of Space Radiation Hardness of Thin Films
doc. dr. Benas Gabrielis Urbonavičius state-funded
Formation and investigation of functional textile
doc. dr. Erika Adomavičiūtė state-funded
Formation and investigation of thin-film catalytic structures.
prof. dr. Giedrius Laukaitis state-funded
Development of smart MXene-based nanocoatings prof. dr. Daiva Zeleniakienė state-funded
The formation of chromium oxide composite coatings by plasma spraying
prof. dr. Liutauras Marcinauskas state-funded
Development of white organic electroluminescent devices using new materials vyr.m.d. dr. Dmytro Volyniuk state-funded
Modeling of kinetics of nanocomposites coatings during deposition prof. habil. dr. Arvaidas Galdikas state-funded
Development and investigation of multicomponent thin films for radiation shielding prof. dr. Diana Adlienė state-funded
Naturally Sourced Hydrogels and Hydrogel Nanocomposites as a Water Reservoir for Forest Restoration doc. dr. Kristina Žukienė 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
ZnO nanostructure 3D networks for multifunctional coatings
vyr.m.d. dr. Simas Račkauskas state-funded
Synthesis of chiral metal nanostructures and application for sensors.
doc. dr. Asta Tamulevičienė 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: 

1. An applicant must provide bachelor qualification diploma and it’s supplement

2. 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 (if the applicant applies to two dissertation topics, two individual research papers have to be submitted)
  • A copy of a valid personal document: a passport (for citizens of all countries) or an ID card (only for citizens of the European Union)
  • A copy of the receipt of the application fee payment (50 EUR for EU citizens, and 120 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

* The applicant can select no more than 2 (two) research fields and no more than 2 (two) topics per science field.

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





Doctoral School
Student Info Center
Studentų st. 50
LT-51368, Kaunas