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.

Code N002
Cycle Third cycle
Language Lithuanian, English
Duration 4 y.
Degree awarded Doctor of Science
  • University of Southern Denmark
Doctoral research topics for candidates to doctoral studies intake 2019

Note! The topics in the list are arranged in descending order of priority


Topic title Possible scientific supervisors Source of funding
Microwave plasma deposition of monolayer graphene for optical and electrical applications prof. habil. dr. Sigitas TAMULEVIČIUS state non-funded
Anisotropy atom diffusivity during nitriding of alloys prof. habil. dr. Arvaidas GALDIKAS state non-funded
Investigation of multifunctional coatings based on ZnO nanowires dr. Simas Račkauskas state non-funded
Modelling and experimental investigation of photon energy transport processes in tissue equivalent 3D printing materials prof. dr. Diana ADLIENĖ state non-funded
The formation and characterization of aluminium oxide composite coatings prof. dr. Liutauras MARCINAUSKAS state non-funded
Titanate thin film synthesis and characterization doc. dr. Aleksandras ILJINAS state non-funded
Modeling of kinetic properties of single chamber fuel cell components prof. habil. dr. Arvaidas GALDIKAS 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)
  • Research proposal on the selected topic from the list of available topics
  • 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 and achievements

Research experience demonstrated by publications (papers in the journals included to Clarivate Analytics Web of Science, Conference proceedings) and research experience (member of  research projects, member of research stage funded by Lithuanian Research Council or other agencies, laureates of competition of Lithuanian Academy of Sciences or other research and innovation organizations, oral and poster presentations in national and international conferences)


Weighted average of the marks of diploma appendix

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


Research proposal


Motivation interview