Physics

KTU and the University of Southern Denmark (Denmark) joint doctoral programme in the field of physics provides competences and knowledge in the areas of condensed matter, interaction of radiation and matter, optical spectroscopy; the programme offers a wide range of topics and general experimental and theoretical research in the areas of meso, micro and nano structures, photonic structures, including their formation, analysis and application in plasmonics, bio sensors and alternative energy. Research involves the use of new functional materials, modern technologies (electron-beam lithography, reactive plasma etching, and holographic lithography) and progressive research methods (spectroscopic ellipsometry, Raman scattering, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, ultra-rapid process spectroscopy, etc.). Students of this programme have a possibility to acquire a double doctor degree at Shizuoka University (Japan).

Objective of PhD programme in physics is development of highly qualified researchers in the field of physics, who are able to conduct scientific research for solution of critical problems.

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Code N002
Cycle Third cycle
Language Lithuanian, English
Duration 4 y.
Degree awarded Doctor of Science
  • University of Southern Denmark

 

Topic title Possible scientific supervisors Source of funding
Microwawe plasma activated chemical vapour deposition of monolayer graphene for optical and electrical applications
prof. habil. dr. Sigitas TAMULEVIČIUS state-funded
Bismuth titanate thin film synthesis and characterization doc. dr. Aleksandras ILJINAS state-funded
Multilayer antireflection coatings with nanocomposite thin films
prof. dr. Tomas TAMULEVIČIUS state-funded
Anisotropy atom diffusivity during nitriding of alloys prof. habil. dr. Arvaidas GALDIKAS state-funded
The formation and characterization of aluminium oxide composite coatings prof. dr. Liutauras MARCINAUSKAS state-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 apply.ktu.edu

  • 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)
  • 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 the candidate is applying for)
  • A research proposal on the selected topic
  • 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, 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 demonstrated by publications (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)

0,4

Weighted grade point average of the diploma supplement

Weighted average of the marks of Bachelor diploma appendix evaluated 0.1 mark

Weighted average of the marks of Master diploma appendix evaluated 0.25

0,35

Research proposal

0,1

Motivational interview, including evaluation of the knowledge of a foreign language

0,1

Recommendations by scientists

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

0,05

 

 

 

 


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