Department of Silicate Technology

Department was established in December 15, 1950.


The Department of Silicate Technology was created during the establishment of the Kaunas Polytechnic Institute (KPI) under the order of the Minister of Higher Education of December 15, 1950 ‘Regarding the structure of KPI’. The Department of Silicate Technology, allocated to the Faculty of Chemical Technology, was in the established institute among 40 other departments. However, this department had existed earlier, but it was called the Department of Inorganic Technology at Kaunas University. KPI was its direct successor. The Department of Inorganic Technology was established at the Technical Faculty of Vytautas Magnus University on August 15, 1940. The Department of Silicate Technology was established on the same date. The founder of the department and its first head was professor Pranas Jodelė.

World-class research, the training of highly qualified Bachelor, Master’s and Doctoral students specialising in chemical engineering of inorganic materials who are marketable at A national and international level and able to apply acquired knowledge to both science and business. Young researchers work at the department alongside highly qualified lecturers who have a large amount of experience, who perform intensive scientific activities and who participate in international and national study and scientific projects.


The department trains Bachelor students in the chemical technology of inorganic materials and Master’s students in three specialities, namely the chemical technologies of binding agents, the chemical technology of ceramic materials and the chemical technology of glass. The department’s Doctoral students do research into science within chemical engineering.

The department coordinates the implementation of first cycle Chemical Technology and Engineering study and second cycle Chemical Engineering study. The strategic priority for the improvement of study programmes includes study programmes distinguished by their content and teaching quality that are competitive at an international level. Studies combine technological and engineering understanding of various processes within the chemical industry. During their studies, students use the most up-to-date literature and new training and scientific equipment such as computer-aided and technological modelling. The Bachelor and Master’s programmes are conducted in the Lithuanian and English languages. The department focuses particularly on third cycle of studies for Doctoral studies. Chemical Engineering Doctoral students have the possibility to learn up-to-date methods of instrumental analysis, travel for internships at foreign universities and perform world-class research.

The department provides the following study programmes:

Chemical Technology and Engineering (Bachelor)

Chemical Engineering (Master’s)


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.


Elena Grybauskienė

Radvilėnų st. 19-165, Kaunas, Lithuania
tel. +370 (37) 30 01 63
e. p.



Prof. Raimundas Šiaučiūnas

Head of Department

Radvilėnų pl. 19, Kaunas
phone: +370 686 70 547


Name Adress E-mail
Rimvydas Kaminskas Radvilėnų st. 19 C-154
Raimundas Šiaučiūnas Radvilėnų st. 19 C-151
Kęstutis Baltakys Radvilėnų st. 19 C-166

Associate Professors

Name Adress E-mail
Zenonas Valančius Radvilėnų st. 19 C-162
Aras Kantautas Radvilėnų st. 19 C-152
Giedrius Vaickelionis Radvilėnų st. 19 C-040
Virginija Valančienė Radvilėnų st. 19 C-150
Irmantas Barauskas Radvilėnų st. 19 C-171
Edita Prichockienė Radvilėnų st. 19 C-161
Anatolijus Eisinas Radvilėnų st. 19 C-157


Name Adress E-mail
Nora Kybartienė Radvilėnų st. 19 C-155
Agnė Bankauskaitė Radvilėnų st. 19 C-155
Raimonda Kubiliūtė Radvilėnų st. 19 C-162
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