Department of Polymer Chemistry and Technology

Department was established on April 12, 1922.

About

The department of Organic Technology was established on April 12, 1922 for the training of chemical technology specialists. The founder of the department and its first head was the University of Lithuania’s first Rector, professor Jonas Šimkus. In 1940 during the Soviet reformation of the Lithuanian higher education system associate professor Dr. Juozas Vėbra was appointed as a head of the department. Since 1944 at the end of the war in Lithuania the department was managed by Vytautas Šukys. In 1946 the engineer Jonas Venskevičius became the head of the department. In 1950, after the establishment of the Kaunas Polytechnic Institute, the Department of Organic Technology became a part of this institute. In 1951, the departments of Organic Technology and Organic Chemistry were merged and in 1965 they were separated again. The Head of Department of Organic Technology remained associate professor Jonas Zdanavičius. In 1972 he was replaced by professor Adolfas Paulauskas. Between 1991 and 1995 the department was managed by associate professor Rimtautas Kavaliūnas. In 1996 Dr. Juozas Vidas Gražulevičius was elected head of Department of Organic Technology. Between 2006 and 2010 the department was managed by Dr. Jolanta Liesienė. Since 2011 the department has been managed by Juozas Vidas Gražulevičius. In 2013 the department was renamed the Department of Polymer Chemistry and Technology.

Aims and activities:

The aim of the department is to produce the highest qualificationed polymer chemistry and engineering specialists and high-level international scientists who adapt their research results to world-class innovations.

The department offers a number of applied chemistry, chemical engineering and engineering, industrial biotechnology first and second-degree programme modules. It’s also possible to choose third degree (Doctoral) Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Engineering study programmes.

Studies

The department offers a number of applied chemistry, chemical engineering and engineering, industrial biotechnology first and second-degree programme modules. It’s also possible to choose third degree (Doctoral) Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Engineering study programmes.

Research

The Department of Physical and Inorganic Chemistry consists of divisions of General Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Physical and Inorganic Chemistry. There are three scientific groups working in these divisions which are formed according to the work fields and topics.

Division of General Chemistry: The main field of work in this division is the electrolytic deposition of manganese and its alloys and research of received coatings, aiming to use them as anode protection steel coatings and as solder for diffusion welding of various kinds of metals and their alloys.

Scientific research at the Division of General Chemistry is carried out by the technical issues in electrochemistry scientific group. The main areas of scientific research of this group include electrolytic deposition of manganese, its alloys, their corrosion resistance and research into CuxS layers on plastics.

The organic synthesis and technologies scientific group works in cooperation with other departments. The main areas of scientific research of this group includes  the synthesis of n-substituted amino acids and their derivatives and the  cyclisation of received compounds, the synthesis of alkyl quinoline derivatives and the characteristics of received compounds and the creation and complex research of eco-friendly, effective technologies for leather processing.

Division of Physical Chemistry carries out research related to KTU’s priority field New High Tech Materials. Two sub-topics can be distinguished, which includes research into special multi-component systems and their application:

The physical chemical characteristics of oxide systems of transition metals and their use aims to create new absorbents, catalysts and coatings, determining their physical chemical characteristics and use.

The production, characteristics and use of compound fertilisers. Research is carried out into expanding the assortment of fertilisers, containing natural unconventional easily accessible raw materials (dolomite, zeolite and ash) or other production waste.

Division of Inorganic Chemistry: The field of scientific work this division carries out is related to the synthesis of new chalcogenide compounds and the production of chalcogenide coatings and research into their characteristics. The main field of work of the scientific group is related to the main taught subjects including inorganic chemistry and chemical analysis, the forming of the elements of new compounds of V, VI, VIIA group elements, non-metals, their chemical and physical-chemical characteristics, composition and structure, adaptation of these elements and their compounds of low degree oxidation if forming of semiconductors and layers of binary compounds of electrically conductive thin d-metal-non-metal (sulphides, selenides, tellurides), composite materials distinguished by new characteristics and the forming of the surface of dielectrics, which are relevant for nanoscience and technology.

Contacts

Eglė Jatautienė
Administrator

Radvilėnų st. 19-206, Kaunas, Lithuania
tel. +370 (37) 30 01 92
e-mail egle.jatautiene@ktu.lt

 

Staff

Assoc. Prof. Joana Bendoraitienė

Head of Department

Radvilėnų pl. 19, Kaunas
phone: +370 37 300 192
e-mail: joana.bendoraitiene@ktu.lt

Professors

Name Adress E-mail
Juozas Vidas Gražulevičius Radvilėnų st. 19 A-214 juozas.grazulevicius@ktu.lt
Gintaras Buika Radvilėnųst. 19 A-226b gintaras.buika@ktu.lt
Saulius Grigalevičius Radvilėnų st. 19 A-215 saulius.grigalevicius@ktu.lt
Jolita Ostrauskaitė Radvilėnų st. 19 A-215 jolita.ostrauskaite@ktu.lt

Associate Professors

Name Adress E-mail
Kęstutis Beleška Radvilėnų st. 19 A-226b kestutis.beleska@ktu.lt
Joana Bendoraitienė Radvilėnų st. 19 A-201 joana.bendoraitiene@ktu.lt
Rima Klimavičiūtė Radvilėnų st. 19 A-208a rima.klimaviciute@ktu.lt
Ramūnas Lygaitis Radvilėnų st. 19 A-206 ramunas.lygaitis@ktu.lt
Ramunė Rutkaitė Radvilėnų st. 19 A-201 ramune.rutkaite@ktu.lt

Lecturers

Name Adress E-mail
Odeta Baniukaitienė Radvilėnų st. 19 A–207 odeta.baniukaitiene@ktu.lt
Audrius Bučinskas Baršausko st. 59-A-545 audrius.bucinskas@ktu.lt
Paulius Pavelas Danilovas Radvilėnų st. 19 A-004 paulius.danilovas@ktu.lt
Alisa Palavenienė Radvilėnų st. 19 A-212 alias.palaveniene@ktu.lt
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