Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers create physical systems and devices that define modern society. Kaunas University og Technology PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering enables 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.

Code T009
Cycle Third cycle
Language Lithuanian, English
Duration 4 y.
Degree awarded Doctor of Science
  • Aleksandras Stulginskis University
Doctoral research topics for candidates to doctoral studies intake 2019


Topic title Possible scientific supervisors Source of funding
Development of extra-durable hybrid and hierarchical polymer composites for structural elements doc. dr. Daiva ZELENIAKIENĖ state non-funded
Application of Non-Local Peridynamic Theory to Computational Damage Mechanics and Experimental Digital Image Correlation for Lightweight Composite Structures doc. dr. Adi Adumitroaie state non-funded
Dynamic modelling of smart production processes doc. dr. Kazimieras JUZĖNAS state non-funded
Biosensor: development, research and application in innovative monitoring systems prof. dr. Rimvydas GAIDYS state non-funded
Bioinspired approach of autonomous energy harvester: research, design and application prof. dr. Rimvydas GAIDYS state non-funded
Investigation of friction stir welding process of welding dissimilar materials doc. dr. Ramūnas ČESNAVIČIUS state non-funded
Research of metal cyclic strength and fatigue life under multiaxial loading doc. dr. Ramūnas ČESNAVIČIUS state non-funded
Analysis of vibration assisted microassembly doc. dr. Sigitas KILIKEVIČIUS state non-funded
Numerical investigation of the low cycle fatigue of steels using finite element method vyr.m.d. dr. Gintautas DUNDULIS state non-funded
Experimental analysis and modelling of mechanical performance of additively manufactured continues carbon fibre hybrid composites doc. dr. Paulius GRIŠKEVIČIUS state non-funded
Research and Development of Smart Hybrid Structures doc. dr. Rūta RIMAŠAUSKIENĖ 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
  • 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

Research experience in ten-point grading system (publications, evaluated in points, according to current methodology for evaluation of research production, approved by Order of the Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania, or research paper and other research experience, and research qualifications, conformity of research publications and research experience with topic of doctoral studies


Weighted average of the marks of diploma appendix


Motivation interview

Evaluation of comprehension and relevance of chosen research topic, ability to generate answers, evaluated in 10-point grading system


Recommendations of scientists