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.

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. I. Ancutienė, dr. E. Valatka, dr. R. Šlinkšienė, dr. R. Paleckienė, dr. A. Jaskūnas, dr. K. Jančaitienė, dr. R. Alaburdaitė, dr. E. Griškonis, dr. R. Ivanauskas, dr. K. Kantminienė, dr. V. Krylova, dr. E. Paluckienė, dr. N. Petrašauskienė, dr. D. Sinkevičiūtė, dr. A. Šulčiūtė, dr. S. Žalenkienė, dr. N. Žmuidzinavičienė, dr. I. Barauskienė.


Prof. Ingrida Ancutienė

Head of Department

Radvilėnų pl. 19, Kaunas


Doctoral students

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ataskaita 2019