Department of Physical and Inorganic Chemistry

Department was established in 2014
  • In 2014 – the department of Physical and Inorganic Chemistry was founded by joining the three separate Physical, Inorganic and General Chemistry departments.
  • In 2004 – V. Janickis and professor A. Kareiva (VU) were awarded with the Lithuanian Science Prize for the research cycle “Novel Inorganic Compounds and Composite Materials: Studies on Formation, Composition, Chemical, Physical and Applicable Properties, 1973-2003”.
  • In 2003 – The Lithuanian Academy of Sciences gave the Juozas Matulis (Chemistry) Prize to department workers V. Janickis, I. Ancutiene and R. Ivanauskas for their scientific work “New Inorganic Compounds and Composite Materials: Investigation of Formation, Structural and Applied Properties 1988-2003”.
  • In 1977 – V. Janickis and professor O. Foss (Norway) discovered a new allotropic modification of γ-monoclinic selenium.
  • In 1972 – B. Stulpinas was the first chemist in Lithuania to be given a doctoral degree in technical sciences for his habilitation thesis.
  • In 1968 – Department workers J. Valančiūnas, J. Janickis, V. Zelionkaitė, E. Pacauskas and B. Stulpinas were given the Lithuanian Republic Prize for their research in the fields of sulfur, selenium and manganese chemistry and electrochemistry.
  • In 1964 – The department of General Chemistry was founded. The department consisted of 9-22 lecturers. After the defense of her doctoral thesis, V. Zelionkaitė became the first woman in Lithuania to be given a doctoral degree in Chemistry.
  • In 1959 – The subject field of Inorganic Material Technology was assigned to the department of Physical Chemistry.
  • In 1926 – The department of Physical Chemistry was founded. Its founder and first head professor V. Čepinskis was one of the co-founders of the University of Lithuania. J. Janickis, a well-known Lithuanian physicochemist and academic, was a long-term head of this department. He had a huge influence on the formation of scientific fields. The department consisted of 3-18 lecturers.
  • In 1922 – The department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry was founded. The lecturers of the department taught general, inorganic and analytical chemistry. The department consisted of 4-28 lecturers.

Study programs curated by the department:

Bachelor’s studies

Master’s studies

Fields of science: N003 Chemistry, T005 Chemical Engineering.

  • Electrochemistry and Chalcogen Chemistry.

Synthesis and characterization of metal chalcogenides and oxides thin films. Electrolytic deposition of metals and their alloys and corrosion studies. Synthesis and characterization of materials for electrochemical energy generation and storage.

  • Inorganic multicomponent heterogeneous systems and their application technologies.

Development and research of catalysts, adsorbents and liquid chemosorbents and their application in technologies. Development, research and application of special compound fertilizers with various, for example bioactive, additives.

Researchers: dr. S. Kitrys, dr. I. Ancutienė, dr. A. Šulčius, dr. E. Valatka, dr. R. Šlinkšienė, dr. R. Paleckienė, dr. G. Dabrilaitė-Kudžmienė, dr. A. Jaskūnas, dr. K. Jančaitienė, dr. R. Alaburdaitė, dr. N. Dukštienė, dr. E. Griškonis, dr. R. Ivanauskas, dr. K. Kantminienė, dr. V. Krylova, dr. E. Paluckienė, dr. N. Petrašauskienė, dr. S. Ostachavičiūtė, dr. D. Sinkevičiūtė, dr. R. Stokienė, dr. A. Šulčiūtė, dr. S. Žalenkienė, dr. N. Žmuidzinavičienė.

Contacts

Prof. Ingrida Ancutienė

Head of Department

Radvilėnų pl. 19, Kaunas
phone: +370 (37) 300 171
email ingrida.ancutiene@ktu.lt

Jūratė Balserienė

tel. +370 (37) 45 70 70
mail.: jurate.balseriene@ktu.lt

      Achievements in science 2019

  • Contract for research, experimental, construction and technological work “Analysis and Evaluation of 30-4-4 NPK Fertilizers”, 2018. Source of funding „Agrokoncernas“.
  • Service “Variations of Potassium and Sodium Concentrations in Different Concrete Samples”, 2018. Source of funding AB “Laboratory Testing Center“.
  • Krylova, V.Dukštienė, N. The structure of PA-Se-S-Cd composite materials probed with FTIR spectroscopy // Applied surface science. Amsterdam : Elsevier B.V. ISSN 0169-4332. 2019, vol. 470, p. 462-471. DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2018.11.121. [Scopus; Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)] [IF: 4,439; AIF: 4,321; IF/AIF: 1,027; kvartilis: Q1 (2017, InCites JCR SCIE)] [CiteScore: 4,22, SNIP: 1,328, SJR: 1,093 (2017, Scopus JM)] [M.kr.: 03P].
  • Janickis, V.; Petrašauskienė, N.; Žalenkienė, S.; Morkvėnaitė-Vilkončienė, I.; Ramanavičius, A. Morphology of CdSe-based coatings formed on polyamide substrate // Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Valencia, CA : American Scientific Publishers. ISSN 1533-4880. eISSN 1533-4899. 2018, Vol. 18, iss. 1, p. 604-613. DOI: 10.1166/jnn.2017.13927. [Scopus; Current Contents / Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences; ScienceDirect; Compendex; MEDLINE; Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)] [IF: 1,354; AIF: 5,001; IF/AIF: 0,270; quartile: Q3 (2017, InCites JCR SCIE)] [M. kr. 08T, 03P].
  • Alaburdaitė, R.Paluckienė, E. Investigation of CuxS layers on polypropylene film formed by using different sulfuring agents // Chalcogenide Letters. Bucharest : National Institute of Materials Physics. ISSN 1584-8663. 2018, vol. 15, iss. 3, p. 139-149. [Academic Search Complete; Scopus; Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)] [IF: 0,624; AIF: 4,263; IF/AIF: 0,146; kvartilis: Q4 (2017, InCites JCR SCIE)] [CiteScore: 0,79, SNIP: 0,567, SJR: 0,277 (2017, Scopus JM)] [M.kr.: 03P].
  • Bronusiene, A.Ancutiene, I. Elemental sulfur as a precursor for CuxS layer formation // Chalcogenide letters. Bucharest : National Institute of Materials Physics. ISSN 1584-8663. 2018, vol. 15, iss. 10, p. 483-489. [Scopus; Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)] [IF: 0,624; AIF: 4,263; IF/AIF: 0,146; kvartilis: Q4 (2017, InCites JCR SCIE)] [CiteScore: 0,79, SNIP: 0,567, SJR: 0,277 (2017, Scopus JM)] [M.kr.: 03P].
  • Sharma, L.; Brigaityte, O.; Honer, K.; Kalfaoglu, E.; Slinksiene, R.; Streimikis, V.; Sviklas, A. M.; Baltrusaitis, J. Carnallite-derived solid waste as potassium (K) and magnesium (Mg) source in granulated compound NPK fertilizers // ACS sustainable chemistry and engineering. Washington, NW : ACS Publications. eISSN 2168-0485. 2018, vol. 6, iss. 7, p. 9427-9433. DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b01773. [Scopus; Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)] [Citav. rod.: 6,140 (2017, InCites JCR SCIE)] [CiteScore: 6,45, SNIP: 1,369, SJR: 1,657 (2017, Scopus JM)] [M.kr.: 03P].
  • Jančaitienė, K.; Šlinkšienė, R. Solid-liquid equilibrium in liquid compound fertilizers // Chemical industry and chemical engineering quarterly. Belgrade : Association of Chemical Engineers of Serbia. ISSN 1451-9372. eISSN 2217-7434. 2018, vol. 24, iss. 1, p. 59-68. DOI: 10.2298/CICEQ160705019J. [Scopus; Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)] [Citav. rod.: 0,944 (2017, InCites JCR SCIE)] [CiteScore: 1,09, SNIP: 0,821, SJR: 0,315 (2017, Scopus JM)] [M.kr.: 05T].
  • Treinytė, J.; Gražulevičienė, V.; Paleckienė, R.; Ostrauskaitė, J.; Česonienė, L. Biodegradable polymer composites as coating materials for granular fertilizers // Journal of Polymers and the Environment. New York : Springer Science+Business Media. ISSN 1566-2543. 2018, vol. 26, iss. 2, p. 543-554. DOI: 10.1007/s10924-017-0973-x. [Scopus; SpringerLink; Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)] [IF: 1,971; AIF: 4,056; IF/AIF: 0,485; kvartilis: Q2 (2017, InCites JCR SCIE)] [CiteScore: 2,14, SNIP: 0,915, SJR: 0,562 (2017, Scopus Sources)] [M.kr.: 05T, 04T].
  • Vonžodaitė, K.; Balčiūnaitė, E.; Alaburdaitė, R.Paluckienė, E. Formation of copper sulfides on polypropylene matrix using various reducing agents // Chemija. Vilnius : Lietuvos Mokslu Akademijos leidykla. ISSN 0235-7216. eISSN 2424-4538. 2018, vol. 29, iss. 3, p. 177-182. DOI: 10.6001/chemija.v29i3.3820. [Scopus; Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)] [IF: 0,394; AIF: 5,561; IF/AIF: 0,070; Q4 (2017, InCites JCR SCIE)] [CiteScore: 0,39, SNIP: 0,289, SJR: 0,201 (2017, Scopus JM)] [M.kr.: 03P].
  • Šulčius A. Regeneration of manganese electrolyte during continuous electrolysis of manganese coatings // Chemija. Vilnius: Lietuvos Mokslu Akademijos leidykla. ISSN 0235-7216. eISSN 2424-4538. 2018, vol. 29, iss. 2, p. 88-95. DOI: 10.6001/chemija.v29i3.3711. [Scopus; Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)] [IF: 0,394; AIF: 5,561; IF/AIF: 0,070; Q4 (2017, InCites JCR SCIE)] [CiteScore: 0,39, SNIP: 0,289, SJR: 0,201 (2017, Scopus JM)] [M.kr.: 03P].
  • Barauskienė, IevaValatka, Eugenijus. Electrocatalytic and pseudocapacitive properties of cobalt (hydro)oxide films on sintered metal fiber filter // Materials for Renewable and Sustainable Energy. Berlin : Springer. ISSN 2194-1459. eISSN 2194-1467. 2018, Vol. 7, iss. 1, article 1, p. 1-10. DOI: 10.1007/s40243-017-0108-2. [Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science); Scopus] [CiteScore: 2,75, SNIP: 0,855, SJR: 0,738 (2017, Scopus JM)] [M.kr.: 03P].
  • International conference on nanomaterials & nanotechnology (ICNANO), drug delivery & nanomedicine (DD): a substantial move towards the medical innovations and nanotechnology / Stockholm, Sweden, 09-12 October 2018, dr. A. Sulciute, dr. S. Ostachaviciute, dr. E. Valatka. Structure and photoelectrocatalytic behaviour of ZnO and ZnO films modified with cobalt-based oxygen evolving catalyst.
  • AuxDefense 2018 – 1st World Conference on Advanced Materials for Defense Scientific and focused on the latest scientific and technical novelties in advanced materials for Defense, including equipment and soldier protective systems. / São Julião da Barra Fort, Lisbon, Portugal, 3 – 4 September 2018, dr. R. Ivanauskas, dr. D. Milašiene. Modification the Polyamide 6 Film with Silver Selenide; dr. D. Milašiene, dr. R. Ivanauskas. Peculiarities of the Silver Selenide Layers Formation on the Different Nature Fibers Surface.
  • Jankauskaitė, Virginija; Lozovskis, Povilas; Valeika, Virgilijus; Vitkauskienė, Astra. Graphene oxide and metal particles nanocomposites for inhibition of pathogenic bacteria strains // Proceedings of the7th international conference on advanced material and systems, Bucharest, Romania, October 18th-20th, 2018 / edited by Luminiţa Albu, Viorica Deselnicu. Bucureşti : Editura CERTEX. ISSN 2068-0783. 2018, p. 117-122. DOI: 10.24264/icams-2018.I.17. [M.kr.: 08T].
  • Valeika, Virgilijus; Jankauskaitė, Virginija; Beleška, Kęstutis; Valeikienė, Violeta. Biodegradability of hair as a waste of leather industry // Proceedings of the7th international conference on advanced material and systems, Bucharest, Romania, October 18th-20th, 2018 / edited by Luminiţa Albu, Viorica Deselnicu. Bucureşti : Editura CERTEX. ISSN 2068-0783. 2018, p. 475-482. DOI: 10.24264/icams-2018.VIII.15. [M.kr.: 05T].
  • Deksnytė, Žydrūnė; Valeika, Virgilijus. Effect of enzymes on vegetable tanning of leather // Iнновацiйнi матерiали та технологii шкiряно-хутрового виробництва: збiрник тез IV мiжнародного науково-практичного семiнару, 5 грудня 2018 року, Киiв = Innovative technologies and materials of leather and fur production: proceedings of IV international scientific and practical seminar, Kyiv, December 5, 2018. Kyiv : Київський національний університет технологій та дизайну. 2018, p. 113-114. [M.kr.: 05T].
  • Domarkaitė, A.; Beleška, K.; Valeikienė, V.; Valeika, Virgilijus. Removal of grease from bone tissue // Baltic polymer symposium 2018, Jurmala, Latvia, September 12-14: programme and proceedings / organised by Institute of Polymer Materials Riga Technical University, … [et al.]. [Riga] : [s.n.]. 2018, p. 121. [M.kr.: 05T].

Researchers enhancing the scientific qualification in foreign institutions:

  • Dr. R. Šlinkšienė has been on a traineeship at Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany (monitoring visit under Erasmus + program) 08-12-08-2018), the topic of research – studies of properties of particulate matter.

Representation at international and national level:

  • Dr. R. Paleckienė is head of Technical Committee TK 57 “Fertilizers” of the Standardization Department under the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania and dr. R. Šlinkšienė – member.
  • Dr. V. Valeika, dr. R. Šlinkšienė and dr. R. Paleckienė are experts of Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA) projects.
  • Dr. R. Šlinkšienė and dr. R. Paleckienė are experts of Lithuanian Business Support Agency (LVPA) projects.

Memberships:

  • Dr. E. Valatka, dr. E. Griškonis and dr. K. Kantminienė are members of International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE).
  • Dr. A. Šulčius is member of International Corrosion Council (ICC).
  • Doc. K. Kantminienė is member of Lithuanian Biotechnology Association (LTBA).
  • Dr. E. Valatka is member of the Association of Lithuanian Chemical Industry, vice-chairman of the Lithuanian Chemical Society.
  • Dr. I.Ancutienė is member of the Revision Commission of the Lithuanian Chemical Society.
  • Dr. V. Valeika was member of the Scientific Committee of International Conference „XIVth International Scientific-Practical Conference: Leather and Fur in the XXI Century: Technology, Quality, Environmental Management, Education“ September 5-8, 2018, Ulan-Ude, Russia.
  • Dr. V. Valeika was member of the Scientific Committee of IV International Scientific Seminar „Innovative technologies and materials of leather and fur production“ Kyiv, Ukraine, December 5, 2018.

In 2018 the dissertation was defended:

  • A. Ivanauskas “Formation and study of copper and indium selenides layers on glass using selenopolythionate acids”, supervisor dr. I.Ancutienė.

The following doctoral dissertations are being prepared:

  • R. Mardosaitė “Synthesis, structure and activity of cobalt-molybdenum electrocatalytic coatings”, supervisor dr. E. Valatka.
  • I. Barauskienė “Synthesis, structure and electrochemical properties of cobalt oxide coatings”, supervisor dr. E. Valatka.
  • L. Samardokas „Formation and Study Metal Chalcogenide Layers on the Polymer Surface“, supervisor dr. R. Ivanauskas.
  • A. Bronušienė “Foprmation and study of copper-tin sulfides layers”, supervisor dr. I. Ancutienė.
  • A. Ilginis “Modified graphite felt applications in electric energy storage”, supervisor dr. E. Griškonis.
  • A. Mikolaitienė “Compound fertilizers with bioactive additives: development, physicochemical properties and application”, supervisor dr. R. Šlinkšienė.
 

Staff

Professors

Name surname Adress E-mail
Saulius Kitrys Radvilėnų st. 19 C-253 saulius.kitrys@ktu.lt
Eugenijus Valatka Radvilėnų st. 19 C-249 eugenijus.valatka@ktu.lt
Ingrida Ancutienė Radvilėnų st. 19 C-343 ingrida.ancutiene@ktu.lt
Algirdas Šulčius Radvilėnų st. 19 C-341 algirdas.sulcius@ktu.lt

Associate Professors

Name surname Adress E-mail
Nijolė Dukštienė Radvilėnų st. 19 C-247 nijole.dukstiene@ktu.lt
Rasa Šlinkšienė Radvilėnų st. 19 C-256 rasa.slinksiene@ktu.lt
Rasa Paleckienė Radvilėnų st. 19 C-257 rasa.paleckiene@ktu.lt
Remigijus Ivanauskas Radvilėnų st. 19 C-346 remigijus.ivanauskas@ktu.lt
Valentina Krylova Radvilėnų st. 19 C-348 valentina.krylova@ktu.lt
Neringa Petrašauskienė Radvilėnų stl. 19 C-342 neringa.petrasauskiene@ktu.lt
Egidijus Griškonis Radvilėnų st. 19 C-332 egidijus.griskonis@ktu.lt
Kristina Kantminienė Radvilėnų st. 19 C-338 kristina.kantminiene@ktu.lt
Edita Paluckienė Radvilėnų st. 19 C-336 edita.paluckiene@ktu.lt
Rasa Alaburdaitė Radvilėnų st. 19 C-340 rasa.alaburdaite@ktu.lt

Lecturers

Vardas pavardė Adresas El. paštas
Andrius Jaskūnas Radvilėnų st. 19 C-330 andrius.jaskunas@ktu.lt
Dovilė Sinkevičiūtė Radvilėnų st. 19 C-247 dovile.sinkeviciute@ktu.lt
Simona Ostachavičiūtė Radvilėnų st. 19 C-249 simona.ostachaviciute@ktu.lt
Kristina Jančaitienė Radvilėnų st. 19 C-244 kristina.jancaitiene@ktu.lt
Agnė Šulčiūtė Radvilėnų st. 19 C-249 agne.sulciute@ktu.lt
Skirma Žalenkienė Radvilėnų st. 19 C-345 skirma.zalenkiene@ktu.lt
Rūta Stokienė Radvilėnų st. 19 C-345 ruta.stokiene@ktu.lt
Nerita Žmuidzinavičienė Radvilėnų st. 19 C-339 nerita.galvanauskaite@ktu.lt
We are using cookies to provide statistics that help us give you the best experience of our site. You can find out more or switch them off if you prefer. However, by continuing to use the site without changing settings, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.
I agree