Mechanical Engineering

Joint doctoral studies with Vytautas Magnus University (coordinating institution: Kaunas University of Technology)

Mechanical engineers create physical systems and devices that define modern society. Doctoral studies in Mechanical Engineering enable cultivation of engineering skills through project-based learning, which leads to attainment of technical acumen, creative capacity and real word experience in order to make a difference in the areas that matter the most. The programme offers a balanced curriculum and students are fostered to become the inventors and innovators of tomorrow. Admission to the programme requires master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or other closely related field of engineering or applied sciences.
The objective of Mechanical Engineering doctoral studies is to prepare future leaders in mechanical engineering capable of practical design and creative application of computational methods for development and research of mathematical models of the real world objects and systems.

Cycle Third cycle
Language Lithuanian, English
Duration 4 y.
Degree awarded Doctor of Science
  • Vytautas Magnus University

Research topics

Topic title Possible scientific supervisors Source of funding
Development, investigation and application of composite materials for microfluidic systems
prof. dr. Giedrius JANUŠAS state-funded
Design, research and application of new bio-sustainable nanocomposite thin films in the production of flexible electronic systems lekt. dr. Sigita Urbaitė state-funded
Development of hybrid composites based on natural fibers: research and application in bioengineering
prof. habil. dr. Arvydas PALEVIČIUS state-funded
R&D of the multi degree of freedom piezoelectric drives prof. dr. Vytautas JŪRĖNAS state-funded
Development of eco-friendly plastic composites with excellent mechanical properties for engineering application
prof. dr. Daiva ZELENIAKIENĖ state-funded
Trainer development for human shoulder joint
prof. dr. Egidijus DRAGAŠIUS state-funded
Development of electrically conductive fibre reinforced polymer composites with self-diagnostic function
prof. dr. Daiva ZELENIAKIENĖ state-funded
Development of flexible micro hydraulically actuated structures with integrated sensing function
doc. dr. Kęstutis PILKAUSKAS state-funded
Research and development of robitised incremental polimer sheet forming
doc. dr. Darius EIDUKYNAS state-funded
Cleaner manufacturing of 3D printable multifunctional biocomposite materials and structures for regenerative medicine applications
vyr.m.d. dr. Rolanas DAUKŠEVIČIUS state-funded
Development of flexible piezoelectric sensors and energy harvesters using multi-material 3D printing technology
vyr.m.d. dr. Rolanas DAUKŠEVIČIUS state-funded
Research and development of additively manufactured high performance composite structures reinforced with continuous fibers
doc. dr. Marius RIMAŠAUSKAS state-funded
Dental Biomechanics - orthodontic tooth movement and occlusal contact. Research, development, modeling prof. dr. Rimvydas GAIDYS state-funded
Development of a new technological approach to TIG DC welding of aluminium alloys
prof. dr. Regita BENDIKIENĖ state-funded
Investigation of friction stir welding process of welding dissimilar materials
doc. dr. Ramūnas ČESNAVIČIUS state-funded
Research of metal cyclic strength and fatigue life under multiaxial loading
doc. dr. Ramūnas ČESNAVIČIUS state-funded
Development of non-invasive device and methods to treat pulmonary hypertension and other related diseases
v.m.d. dr. Mantas VENSLAUSKAS state-funded
Integrated experimental-computational approach for characterization of biocomposites mechanical properties, calibration of material models and prediction of mechanical behavior
prof. dr. Paulius GRIŠKEVIČIUS state-funded
Development and research of a system of non-contact damage control and monitoring system for composite materials using finite element model updating
doc. dr. Darius EIDUKYNAS state-funded
Mechanical imprint of nanostructures in metals: devices and technologies
prof. habil. dr. Arvydas PALEVIČIUS state-funded
Development and research of personalized devices used in medicine doc. dr. Aurelijus DOMEIKA state-funded
Tracking the movement of autonomous robots and ensuring mutual communication for collision prevention m.d. dr. Marius GUDAUSKIS state-funded
Research and development of light weight ballistic protection for light unmanned vehicles protection v.m.d. dr. Andrius VILKAUSKAS state-funded
Research and application of biomimicry - emulation of the structures and functions of biological systems in the creation of energy accumulators prof. dr. Rimvydas GAIDYS state-funded
Application of the principles of solving technical problems of biological systems in mechanical engineering - a physical system based on artificial intelligence to follow the mechanical effects of the environment. Research, development, modeling. prof. dr. Rimvydas GAIDYS state-funded
Research on the mechanical properties of new packaging materials and the development of sustainable packaging materials lekt. dr. Laura GEGECKIENĖ state-funded
Development of eco-friendly hybrid composites for advanced industry
prof. dr. Giedrius JANUŠAS 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 8.0

Additional condition: 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 Master’s diploma with the diploma 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 recommendations must be written by the supervisor of the research topic that the candidate is applying to)
  • 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
  • A copy of the passport page with personal data, 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 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