Department of Silicate Technology

Department was established in December 15, 1950.

  • 1940, 15th of August The Department of Inorganic Technology was established at Kaunas University to train silicate and inorganic engineers-technologists.
  • 1950, 15th of December, after the reorganization of Kaunas University and the establishment of Kaunas Polytechnic Institute, the name of the Department of Inorganic Technology was changed to Silicate Technology. All teaching staff and specialties were transferred to it.
  • 1940 and 1947-1949. Prof. Pranas Jodelė was a head of the department. He was a pioneer of cement production in Lithuania. From 1913 to 1914 he built a small factory near Valkininkai.
  • 1940-1944. Prof. Adolfas Damušis was the Dean of the Faculty of Technology (1942-1944) and at the same time managed the department. He was the first doctor of silicate technology who defended his dissertation in 1940.
  • 1944-1946 and 1949-1956. The head of the department was Assoc. prof. Vladas Sližys. He was a leading expert in the field of development of building materials industry in Lithuania.
  • 1956-1962. The head of the department was Prof. Marijonas Martynaitis – winner of the National Science Award (1966).
  • 1962-1989. The head of the department was Prof. Kęstutis Sasnauskas. He created a scientific branch for the synthesis of calcium silicate hydrates, their properties and applications. Prof. K. Sasnauskas supervised 12 successfully defended doctoral dissertations. He initiated the establishment of modern (in those days) Instrumental analysis and process engineering laboratories.
  • 1964-1983. Prof. M. Martynaitis was a Rector of Kaunas Polytechnic Institute. Before, he worked as a Vice-Rector for Studies for 10 years.
  • 1965-1991. Prof. K. Sasnauskas was the Dean of the Faculty of Chemical Technology. He established the new ‘C block’ of the Faculty building.
  • 1980 The 1st International Conference – ‘Calcium Silicate hydrates and Their Applications’ was organized by The Department. After 10 years – the 2nd one.
  • The winners of the National Science Award: 1984 Prof. K. Sasnauskas and Assoc. prof. M. Martusevicius, 1985 – Assoc. prof. Vincas Jasiukevičius and in 1987 – Assoc. prof. Eduardas Daumantas.
  • 1989-1995. The head of the department was Assoc. prof. Marijonas Martusevičius. After the restitution of Lithuania’s independence he was the first Chairman of the Council of the Faculty of Chemical Technology.
  • 1995-2006 The head of the department was Assoc. prof. Zenonas Valančius, 40,000th KPI graduate.
  • 1997 Assoc. prof. Kazys Strazdas was awarded the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas (the 5th class).
  • 1997-2000 Prof. Raimundas Šiaučiūnas was the Dean of the Faculty of Chemical Technology. Before, he worked as a Vice-Dean for Studies for 5 years.
  • 2000 – now Assoc. prof. Z. Valančius works as a Vice-Dean (Head of Administration) of the Faculty of Chemical Technology.
  • 2004 the first international Baltic Silicate Materials Research Conference ‘BaltSilica2004’ (Riga) was organized in the cooperation with Riga Technical University. After that, conference took place three times in Kaunas – in 2005, 2009 and 2016.
  • 2006-2019 The head of the department was Prof. Rimvydas Kaminskas, who renovated laboratories of materials synthesis, instrumental analysis and chemical engineering with modern equipment.
  • 2007-2011 Prof. R. Šiaučiūnas was the Rector of Kaunas University of Technology. Before, he worked as a Vice-Rector for Studies for 7 years.
  • 2008-2011 Prof. R. Šiaučiūnas initiated the Integrated Science, Studies and Business Valley Project ‘Santaka Valley’ and was the President of the Association for its Implementation.
  • 2009-2011 Prof. R. Šiaučiūnas was an expert at the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences and 2011 he was elected as a full member.
  • 2015 Prof. K. Baltakys was awarded the annual Scholarship of dr. Juozas Petras Kazickas Family Foundation.
  • 2018 Prof. Kęstutis Baltakys was elected the Dean of the Faculty of Chemical Technology.
  • 2019 dr. T. Dambrauskas was awarded the scholarship of Theodore Grotus.
  • From 2019 the head of the department is Prof. dr. R. Šiaučiūnas.

Study programs curated by the department:

Bachelor’s studies

Master’s studies

Research

The area of scientific competence at the Department of Silicate Technology includes two priority fields, New High Tech Materials and Technologies for Sustainable Development and Energy and two specialisations, namely Synthesis, Characteristics and Use of Calcium Hydro Silicates and Research of Cements, Natural Resources and Technogenic Products and the Technologies of their Use. There are two active scientific groups in the department whose specialisations overlap, meaning that, if necessary, members of these groups can achieve the set objectives together. Young researchers work at the department alongside highly qualified lecturers who guarantee the continuity of the department’s scientific activities. The department provides career possibilities for the best young researchers. Two strong scientific groups active at the department have been trained to work with all up-to-date research equipment acquired under the NKP and Slėnis programmes. Easily available research equipment enables the achievement of the best possible scientific results.

Lecturers who actively participate in scientific research, publish their work in internationally acknowledged scientific publications thus ensuring a unity of science and study.

Researchers: dr. K. Baltakys, dr. I. Barauskas, dr. A. Eisinas, dr. A. Grinevičienė, dr. R. Kaminskas, dr. A. Kantautas, dr. N. Kybartienė, dr. R. Kubiliūtė, dr. E. Prichockienė, dr. R. Šiaučiūnas, dr. Z. Valančius, dr. V. Valančienė, dr. G. Vaickelionis.

Contacts

Prof. Raimundas Šiaučiūnas

Head of Department

Radvilėnų pl. 19, Kaunas
phone: +370 686 70 547
email raimundas.siauciunas@ktu.lt

Elena Grybauskienė
Radvilėnų st. 19-165, Kaunas, Lithuania
tel. +370 (37) 30 01 63
e. p. elena.grybauskiene@ktu.lt

      Achievements in science 2019

  • Research of phase conversions during synthesis and hydration of high strength sulfoalumoferrite cements” (Project No. S-LB-2017-6). Research Council of Lithuania, Lithuanian–Belarus Partnership Programme for Bilateral Cooperation in the Field of Science and Technologies. Duration – 2017-2018. Project leader: prof. dr. R. Šiaučiūnas.
  • “Production of environmentally friendly Ca/Si composite materials” (Project No. P-MIP-17-300). Research Council of Lithuania, Researchers teams projects. Duration – 2017-2020. Project leader: prof. dr. R. Šiaučiūnas.
  • “Synthesis and application of mayenite” (Project No. 09.3.3-LMT-K-712-02-0188). European Social Fund, Development of Competences of Scientists, other Researchers and Students through Practical Research Activities. Duration – 2017-2019. Project leader: prof. dr. K. Baltakys, implementer: dr. A. Eisinas.
  • Industry funded project No. SV9-1718 „Investigation of the opportunities of micro-nano surface modification technology processes using a flexible metal carrier“. JSC Optonas, 2018. Project leader: prof. dr. K. Baltakys.
  • Industry funded project No. SV9-1891 „A review study of instrumental and chemical research methods for nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus-containing compounds“. Lithuanian Association of Agrochemical Products and Fertilizers Industry and Trade, 2018. Project leader: prof. dr. K. Baltakys.
  • Industry funded project No. SV9-1887 „A review and opportunities study of laboratory test methods and results for NPK 30-4-4 fertilizers“. JSC Agrokoncernas, 2018. Project leader: prof. dr. K. Baltakys.
  • Industry funded project No. SV9-1886 „Search / comparison of the most suitable analytical methods and evaluation of NPK 30: 4: 4 fertilizer composition“. SC Kauno grūdai, 2018. Project leader: prof. dr. K. Baltakys.
  • Industry funded project No. SV9-1992 „Determination of mineral composition of material (XRD analysis), of oxide composition (XRF analysis) and determination of granulometry/particle size distribution (PSD using CILAS 1090 LD granulometer)“. JSC Vilniaus Aidai, 2018. Project leader: prof. dr. K. Baltakys.
  • Industry funded project No. SV9-2028 „Development and application of a unique methodology for the calculation of ammonium nitrate in NPK fertilizers“. Agrochemical Services Center, 2018. Project leader: prof. dr. K. Baltakys.

Patents:

  • Lithuanian Patent Bureau No. 2018 029 „Method for obtaining higher strength gypsum binding material“. 04/10/2018. Inventors: Danutė Vaičiukynienė, Aras Kantautas, Dalia Nizevičienė.
  • Baltakys, KęstutisEisinas, AnatolijusDoneliene, JolantaDambrauskas, TadasSarapajevaite, Gabriele. The impact of Al2O3 amount on the synthesis of CASH samples and their influence on the early stage hydration of calcium aluminate cement // Ceramics international. Oxford : Elsevier. ISSN 0272-8842. eISSN 1873-3956. 2019, vol. 45, iss. 2, pt. B, p. 2881-2886. DOI: 1016/j.ceramint.2018.07.286. [Scopus; Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)] [IF: 3,057; AIF: 2,301; IF/AIF: 1,328; kvartilis: Q1 (2017, InCites JCR SCIE)] [CiteScore: 2,85, SNIP: 1,167, SJR: 0,784 (2017, Scopus JM)] [M.kr.: 05T] [Indėlis: 1,000].
  • Siauciunas, RaimundasBankauskaite, AgnėBaltakys, KestutisStankeviciute, Monika. The impact of Na2O on the synthesis of α-C2SH with different mineral composition and the stability of intermediate and final products // Ceramics international. Oxford : Elsevier. ISSN 0272-8842. eISSN 1873-3956. 2019, vol. 45, iss. 2, pt. B, p. 2846-2851. DOI: 1016/j.ceramint.2018.07.291. [Scopus; Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)] [IF: 3,057; AIF: 2,301; IF/AIF: 1,328; kvartilis: Q1 (2017, InCites JCR SCIE)] [CiteScore: 2,85, SNIP: 1,167, SJR: 0,784 (2017, Scopus JM)] [M.kr.: 05T] [Indėlis: 1,000].
  • Dambrauskas, TadasBaltakys, Kęstutis. Part 1: A study on the properties of synthetic hydroxyledgrewite // Journal of the American Ceramic Society. Hoboken, NJ : Wiley. ISSN 0002-7820. eISSN 1551-2916. 2018, vol. 101, iss. 8, p. 3710-3718. DOI: 1111/jace.15530. [Scopus; Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)] [IF: 2,956; AIF: 2,301; IF/AIF: 1,284; kvartilis: Q1 (2017, InCites JCR SCIE)] [CiteScore: 3,06, SNIP: 1,325, SJR: 0,950 (2017, Scopus JM)] [M.kr.: 05T] [Indėlis: 1,000].
  • Kubiliūtė, RaimondaKaminskas, RimvydasKazlauskaitė, Akvilė. Mineral wool production waste as an additive for Portland cement // Cement and Concrete Composites. Oxford : Elsevier. ISSN 0958-9465. eISSN 1873-393X. 2018, Vol. 88, p. 130-138. DOI: 1016/j.cemconcomp.2018.02.003. [Scopus; Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)] [IF: 4,660; AIF: 2,969; IF/AIF: 1,569; kvartilis: Q1 (2017, InCites JCR SCIE)] [CiteScore: 5,66, SNIP: 2,889, SJR: 3,146 (2017, Scopus JM)] [M.kr.: 05T] [Indėlis: 1,000].
  • Baltakys, K.Sarapajevaite, G.Dambrauskas, T. The influence of different additives on the early-stage hydration of calcium aluminate cement // Journal of thermal analysis and calorimetry. Dordrecht : Springer. ISSN 1388-6150. eISSN 1588-2926. 2018, vol. 134, iss. 1, p. 89-99. DOI: 1007/s10973-018-7153-7. [Scopus; Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)] [IF: 2,209; AIF: 3,944; IF/AIF: 0,560; kvartilis: Q2 (2017, InCites JCR SCIE)] [CiteScore: 2,10, SNIP: 1,073, SJR: 0,587 (2017, Scopus JM)] [M.kr.: 05T] [Indėlis: 1,000].
  • Dambrauskas, TadasBaltakys, KęstutisEisinas, Anatolijus. Formation and thermal stability of calcium silicate hydrate substituted with Al3+ ions in the mixtures with CaO/SiO2 = 1.5 // Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry. Dordrecht : Springer. ISSN 1388-6150. eISSN 1588-2926. 2018, Vol. 131, iss. 1, p. 501-512. DOI: 1007/s10973-017-6321-5. [Scopus; SpringerLink; Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)] [IF: 2,209; AIF: 3,944; IF/AIF: 0,560; kvartilis: Q2 (2017, InCites JCR SCIE)] [CiteScore: 2,10, SNIP: 1,073, SJR: 0,587 (2017, Scopus JM)] [M.kr.: 05T] [Indėlis: 1,000].
  • Stankeviciute, M.Siauciunas, R.; Miachai, A. Impact of α-C2SH calcination temperature on the mineral composition and heat flow of the products // Journal of thermal analysis and calorimetry. Dordrecht : Springer. ISSN 1388-6150. eISSN 1588-2926. 2018, vol. 134, iss. 1, p. 101-110. DOI: 1007/s10973-018-7548-5. [Scopus; Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)] [IF: 2,209; AIF: 3,944; IF/AIF: 0,560; kvartilis: Q2 (2017, InCites JCR SCIE)] [CiteScore: 2,10, SNIP: 1,073, SJR: 0,587 (2017, Scopus JM)] [M.kr.: 03P] [Indėlis: 0,667].
  • Šmigelskytė, AgnėŠiaučiūnas, Raimundas. Influence of raw meal compaction pressure on OPC clinker mineral composition and heat flow // Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry. Dordrecht : Springer. ISSN 1388-6150. eISSN 1588-2926. 2018, Vol. 131, iss. 1, p. 513-519. DOI: 1007/s10973-017-6479-x. [Scopus; SpringerLink; Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)] [IF: 2,209; AIF: 3,944; IF/AIF: 0,560; kvartilis: Q2 (2017, InCites JCR SCIE)] [CiteScore: 2,10, SNIP: 1,073, SJR: 0,587 (2017, Scopus JM)] [M.kr.: 05T] [Indėlis: 1,000].
  • Zadavičiūtė, SkirmantėBankauskaitė, AgnėBaltakys, KęstutisEisinas, Anatolijus. The study of C-P determination of hydrotalcite intercalated with heavy metal ions // Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry. Dordrecht : Springer. ISSN 1388-6150. 2018, Vol. 131, iss. 1, p. 521-527. DOI: 1007/s10973-017-6322-4. [Scopus; SpringerLink; Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)] [IF: 2,209; AIF: 3,944; IF/AIF: 0,560; kvartilis: Q2 (2017, InCites JCR SCIE)] [CiteScore: 2,10, SNIP: 1,073, SJR: 0,587 (2017, Scopus JM)] [M.kr.: 05T] [Indėlis: 1,000].
  • Smalakys, G.Siauciunas, R. The synthesis of 1.13 nm tobermorite from carbonated opoka // Journal of thermal analysis and calorimetry. Dordrecht : Springer. ISSN 1388-6150. eISSN 1588-2926. 2018, vol. 134, iss. 1, p. 493-502. DOI: 1007/s10973-018-7418-1. [Scopus; Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)] [IF: 2,209; AIF: 3,944; IF/AIF: 0,560; kvartilis: Q2 (2017, InCites JCR SCIE)] [CiteScore: 2,10, SNIP: 1,073, SJR: 0,587 (2017, Scopus JM)] [M.kr.: 05T] [Indėlis: 1,000].
  • Scientific seminar “Synthesis, properties and application of sulfoalumoferrite cements” according to Lithuanian–Belarus Partnership Programme for Bilateral Cooperation in the Field of Science and Technologies. Kaunas, KTU, 2018-11-6/7. Chairman: prof. dr. R. Šiaučiūnas.
  • International conference „12th European Symposium on Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (ESTAC12), 27-37 August 2018, Brasov, Romania“. Invited lecturer – dr. K. Baltakys
  • International conference BaltSilica 2018: 8th international conference on silicate materials, May 30-June 1, 2018, Riga, Latvia / organized by: Riga Technical University, Kaunas University of Technology, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. Conference co-chairman and invited lecturer– prof. dr. K. Baltakys, member – prof. dr. R. Kaminskas.

 

Researchers, acquired scientific qualification in foreign institutions:

  • Prof. dr. R. Kaminskas has lectures series at Belarusian State Technological University, topic: Influence of pozzolanic additives on the properties of Portland cement and slag cement, 09/10/2018 –12/10/2018.
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. A. Eisinas has lectures series at Belarusian State Technological University, topic: Autoclaved aerated concrete and gypsum binders technology improvement, 09/10/2018 –12/10/2018

Representation at international and national level:

  • dr. K. Baltakys is an expert of Research Council of Lithuania, the Lithuanian Business Support Agency and the expert for projects at the Science Project Support Agency under the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sports of the Slovak Republic and the Slovak Academy of Sciences.
  • Prof. dr. R. Šiaučiūnas is a member of Lithuanian Academy of Sciences (LASc) and member of the Presidium; member of Higher Education Council; member of the Board of the LASc Research and International Cooperation Charity and Support Foundation; an expert of Research Council of Lithuania, member-expert of the LASc scholarship and prize commissions; member of KTU Senate.
  • Assoc. Prof. dr. Anatolijus Eisinas is an expert of the Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA) and the Lithuanian Business Support Agency (LVPA).
  • Assoc. Prof. dr. I. Barauskas is a member of National Standards Body, 25 Committee LST TK 25 „Matrix, gypsum and gypsum based products“.
  • Assoc. Prof. dr. E. Prichockienė is a member of National Standards Body, 23 Committee LST TK 25 „Ceramic tiles, masonry and natural stone”.

 

Membership and awards

  • dr. K. Baltakys 2018-12-18 honourable mention awarded by S. Skvernelis, Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania.
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Anatolijus Eisinas in 2017-2018 won scholarships for a young scientists by the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences.
  • T. Dambrauskas awarded the prize „ESTAC Grant for Exceptional Young Researcher in Thermal Analysis & Calorimetry 2018″.
  • Prof. dr. R. Šiaučiūnas  is a Member of editorial boards of scientific journals “Cheminė technologija”, “Journal of Civil Engineering and Management”, “Sustainable Architecture and Civil Engineering” and “Selected Scientific Papers – Journal of Civil Engineering” (Slovakia).
  • Prof. dr. R. Šiaučiūnas was a member of Honoree Committee of international conference „12th European Symposium on Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (ESTAC12), 27-37 August 2018, Brasov, Romania”.
  • Prof. dr. K. Baltakys is a member of editorial boards of scientific journals “International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis“ (USA), „International Journal of Materials Science and Applications” (USA), „American Journal of chemical engineering“ (USA), „Journal of Civil Engineering and Management“ and  „Sustainable Building Materials and Technologies“.
  • Prof. dr. K. Baltakys was a member of Scientific Committee of international conference „12th European Symposium on Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (ESTAC12), 27-37 August 2018, Brasov, Romania”.

In 2018 defended dissertations:

  • J. Doneliene, „The hydrothermal synthesis, properties and application of functional xCaO·y(Al2O3, SiO2)·zH2O compounds“. Scientific supervisor: A. Eisinas.
  • S. Zadavičiūtė “Synthesis of oxide and silicate materials denoted by specific properties”. Scientific supervisor:  dr. K. Baltakys.
  • V. Česnauskas, „Biomass fly ash additive for Portland cement and slag cement“. Scientific supervisor: dr. R. Kaminskas.

Dissertations are being prepared:

  • A. Šmigelskytė, Synthesis, properties, and application of rankinite in the production of CO2 cured concrete“. Scientific supervisor: dr. R. Šiaučiūnas
  • T. Dambrauskas, „The synthesis and functional properties of dibasic calcium silicate hydrates“. Scientific supervisor: dr. K. Baltakys.
  • G. Smalakys, „ Synthesis, properties, and application of heat-insulating materials from calcium silicate hydrates”. Scientific supervisor: dr. R. Šiaučiūnas.
  • V. Rudelis, „The innovative reprocessing technologies of the technogenic product – silica gel“. Scientific supervisor: dr. K. Baltakys
  • D. Monstvilaitė, „Influence of pozzolanic additives on the properties of Portland cement”. Scientific supervisor: dr. R. Kaminskas.
  • D. Niūniavaitė, „Multifunctional MexAlyOz nano sized compounds synthesis, modification and application in energy efficient technologies“. Scientific supervisor: dr. K. Baltakys
 

Staff

Professors

Name Adress E-mail
Rimvydas Kaminskas Radvilėnų st. 19 C-154 rimvydas.kaminskas@ktu.lt
Raimundas Šiaučiūnas Radvilėnų st. 19 C-151 raimundas.siauciunas@ktu.lt
Kęstutis Baltakys Radvilėnų st. 19 C-166 kestutis.baltakys@ktu.lt

Associate Professors

Name Adress E-mail
Zenonas Valančius Radvilėnų st. 19 C-162 zenonas.valancius@ktu.lt
Aras Kantautas Radvilėnų st. 19 C-152 aras.kantautas@ktu.lt
Giedrius Vaickelionis Radvilėnų st. 19 C-040 giedrius.vaickelionis@ktu.lt
Virginija Valančienė Radvilėnų st. 19 C-150 virginija.valanciene@ktu.lt
Irmantas Barauskas Radvilėnų st. 19 C-171 Irmantas.barauskas@ktu.lt
Edita Prichockienė Radvilėnų st. 19 C-161 edita.rupsyte@ktu.lt
Anatolijus Eisinas Radvilėnų st. 19 C-157 anatolijus.eisinas@ktu.lt

Lecturers

Name Adress E-mail
Nora Kybartienė Radvilėnų st. 19 C-155 nora.kybartiene@ktu.lt
Agnė Bankauskaitė Radvilėnų st. 19 C-155 agne.bankauskaite@ktu.lt
Raimonda Kubiliūtė Radvilėnų st. 19 C-162 raimonda.kubiliute@ktu.lt
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