The Faculty of Chemical Technology is actively involved in conducting research projects in the fields of chemistry, chemical engineering, food technology, biotechnology and environmental engineering on national and international level. Extensive experience of the Faculty’s researchers and scientists, cooperation with business and the use of contemporary equipment, state-of-the-art laboratories and infrastructure has won the Faculty international recognition.


Research areas

Main activities:
1. Development, research and application of catalysts, adsorbents and liquid chemosorbents;
2. Development, research and application of special compound fertilizers with various (e. g. bioactive) additives.

Prof. dr. S. Kitrys

Assoc. Prof. . dr. R. Šlinkšienė
Assoc. Prof. . dr. R. Paleckienė
Assoc. Prof. . dr. G. Dabrilaitė-Kudžmienė
Lect. dr. A. Jaskūnas
Lect. dr. K. Jančaitienė
Eng. V. Juodagalvis

PHD students:
E. Andrijauskienė

Main activities:
1. Synthesis and characterization of thin layers of metal chalcogenides and oxides.
2. Electrolytic deposition of metals and their alloys and studies of corrosion.
3. Synthesis and characterization of materials for electrochemical energy generation and accumulation.

Prof. dr. I. Ancutienė

Prof. dr. A. Šulčius
Prof. dr. E. Valatka
Assoc. Prof. dr. R. Alaburdaitė
Assoc. Prof. dr. N. Dukštienė
Assoc. Prof. dr. E. Griškonis
Assoc. Prof. dr. R. Ivanauskas
Assoc. Prof. dr. K. Kantminienė
Assoc. Prof. dr. V. Krylova
Assoc. Prof.  dr. E. Paluckienė
Assoc. Prof. dr. N. Petrašauskienė
Lect. dr. S. Ostachavičiūtė
Lect. dr. D. Sinkevičiūtė
Lect. dr. R. Stokienė
Lect. dr. A. Šulčiūtė
Lect. dr. S. Žalenkienė
Lect. dr. N. Žmuidzinavičienė

PHD students:
I. Barauskienė
R. Mardosaitė
L. Samardokas

Main activities:
Synthesis, studies and applications of organic polymeric and low-molar-mass electroactive materials (charge-transporting materials, emitters, non linear optical materials) materials for 3D printing, biobased, biodegradable plymers and polymeric materials. The main attention is paid to the synthesis and studies of organic semiconductors, including hole-transporting, electron-transporting and bipolar ones as well as to organic emitters exhibiting high pfotoluminescence quantum yields in solid state for organic light-emitting diodes.

Prof. habil. dr. J. V. Gražulevičius

Prof. dr. G. Buika
Prof. habil. dr. S. Grigalevičius
Prof. dr. J. Ostrauskaitė
Lect. dr. A. Bučinskas
Rsch. dr. A. Dabulienė
Sen. rsch. dr. D. Gudeika
Assoc. Prof.  dr. R. Lygaitis
Rsch. dr. V. Mimaitė
Sen. rsch. dr. J. Simokaitienė
Sen. rsch. dr. A. Tomkevičienė
Sen. rsch. dr. D. Volyniuk

PHD students:
S. Kašėtaitė
E. Skuodis
G. Grybauskaitė-Kaminskienė
Y. Danyliv
O. Bezvikonnyi
G. Sych
I. Hladka
S. Nasiri
Z. Sarwar

Project coworkers:
R. Pshazadeh
X. Tan
Dr. J. Keruckas
Dr. R. Keruckienė
Dr. T. Matulaitis
Dr. G. Kručaitė
Dr. D. Tavgenienė
Dr. M. Čekavičiūtė

E. Jatautienė

Main activities:
Synthesis and modification of polymers, polymer complexes and composites formation and applications, synthesis and applications of macroporous structure polymer gels, development of ecologically efficient technologies of leather processing. Scientists of the group investigate synthesis of starch derivatives, containing cationic and/or anionic groups, including those in the form of nanomaterials, and their applications in destabilization of dispersed systems; immobilisation of bioactive compounds in natural and/or modified polysaccharides and their applications for biodegradable active food packaging; formation of complexes of natural polysaccharides and natural phenolic compounds as well as applications in targeted medical products. Macroporous structure cellulose gels are also developed and their applications in protein chromatography, formation of bandages for deep wound treatment is investigated. More ecologically efficient technologies of leather processing are developed as well as the problems of use of leather processing waste are solved.

Assoc. Prof. dr. R. Klimavičiūtė

Lect. dr. O. Baniukaitienė
Assoc. Prof. dr. J. Bendoraitienė
Prof. dr. K. Beleška
Lect. dr. P. P. Danilovas
Rsch. dr. E. Mažonienė
Lect. dr. A. Palavenienė
Assoc. Prof. dr. R. Rutkaitė
Prof. dr. V. Valeika
Sen. eng. V. Valeikienė

PHD students:
D. Simanavičiūtė
D. Liudvinavičiūtė

Main activities:
1. The search, characterization, evaluation, processing and application technologies of functional materials (various natural food ingredients and food additives, health promoting compounds, etc.);
2. Development of food materials and by-products biorefining processes into functional ingredients, applying multi-step extraction, fractionation, thermal- and enzymatic treatment methods;
3. Search, characterization and application of novel phytochemical materials for functional food, food supplement and other product manufacturing.

Prof. dr. P. R. Venskutonis

Assoc. Prof. dr. A. Pukalskas
Lect. dr. V. Kitrytė
Lect. dr. M. Pukalskienė
Lect. dr. P. Kraujalis
Jun. rsch. R. Baranauskienė
Jun. rsch. R. Kazernavičiūtė
Jun. rsch. R. Maždžierienė
Eng. D. Venskutonienė
Dr. M. Syrpas
Dr. D. Povilaitis

PHD students:
L. Dienaitė
L. Tamkutė
D. Grauzdytė
I. Mackėla
A. Adomėnienė
I. Račkauskienė

Main activities:
1. Increasing the efficiency of biotechnological / bioenergy processes by using developed bio-tools in combination with innovative technological solutions;
2. Development of value added bio-products and bioactive components following sustainability principles for food additives, supplements and nutraceutical production;
3. Development of new non-contact methods for control of bioprocesses, including raw materials, and apply them in the industrial practice.

Prof. habil. dr. G. Juodeikienė

Sen. rsch. dr. D. Žadeikė
Assoc. Prof. dr. L. Bašinskienė
Assoc. Prof. J. Damašius
Assoc. Prof. dr. R. Kublickas
Lect. dr. D. Čižeikienė

PHD students:
D. Klupšaitė
I. Vidžiūnaitė
R. Jukonytė

Main activities:
1. Encapsulation of bioactive compounds to control their release in the consumer gastrointestinal tract,
2. Development of probiotic microcapsules, which are stable and vital during the technological process and storage;
3. Development of food products addressing specific nutritional needs using structural design.

Prof. dr. D. Leskauskaitė

Assoc. Prof. dr. I. Jasutienė
Assoc. Prof. dr. M. Keršienė
Assoc. Prof. dr. R.Vinauskienė
Assoc. Prof. dr. A.Šipailienė

PHD studies:
V. Eisinaitė
S. Petraitytė

Main activities:
1. Remediation of polluted environmental media and resource recovery via nano, bio and other advanced technology approaches;
2. Development of novel functional morphologies of materials for environment and biomedicine;
3. Design, assessment, and analysis of process eco-efficiency.

Prof. dr. Dainius Martuzevičius

Rsch. Darius Čiužas
Prof. dr. Gintaras Denafas
Assoc. Prof. dr. Dalia Jankūnaitė
Assoc. Prof. dr. Violeta Kaunelienė
Prof. dr. Linas Kliučininkas
Sen. rsch. dr. Edvinas Krugly
Sen. rsch. dr. Tadas Prasauskas
Assoc. Prof. dr. Viktoras Račys
Lect. dr. Inga Radžiūnienė
Assoc. Prof. dr. Ingas Stasiulaitienė

PHD students:
A. Bučinskas
D. Buivydienė
A. Karpušenkaitė
R. Sidaravičiūtė
M. Tatariants
M. Tichonovas
J. Varneckas

Main activities:
Modern hydrothermal, microwave, and solid-state processes, which covers the synthesis of silicate based materials and other related phases; investigation of their structure, properties and application for low energy cements and other environmentally-friendly production technologies.

Prof. dr. K. Baltakys

Prof. dr. R. Šiaučiūnas
Assoc. Prof. dr. V. Valančienė
Assoc. Prof. dr. E. Prichockienė
Lect. dr. A. Bankauskaitė
Rsch. dr. N. Kybartienė

PHD students:
T. Dambrauskas
V. Rudelis
G. Smalakys
A. Šmigelskytė
S. Zadavičiūtė

Main activities:
1. Research and application technologies of various technogenic and natural additives that can replace conventional Portland cement clinker;
2. Technogenic resources and alternative binders development, research and application in technologies

Prof. dr. R. Kaminskas

Assoc. Prof. dr. I. Barauskas
Assoc. Prof. dr. A. Eisinas
Assoc. Prof. dr. A. Kantautas
Rsch. dr. R. Kubiliūtė
Assoc. Prof. dr. G. Vaickelionis
Assoc. Prof. dr. Z. Valančius

PHD students:
D. Monstvilaitė

Main activities:
1. Development and synthesis of organic photoconductors for energy saving and renewable energy technologies (solar cells, photo diodes, effective field transistors, etc.).
2. Synthesis of dyes and pigments and their precursors.

Prof. dr. V. Getautis

Vyr.m.d., dr. M. Daškevičienė
Assoc. Prof. dr. T. Malinauskas
Rsch. dr. J. Ardaravičienė
Rsch. dr. G. Bubnienė
Rsch. dr. S. Urnikaitė
Rsch. dr. D. Tomkutė-Lukšienė

PHD students:
Jun. rsch. dr. A. Magomedov
Jun. rsch. M. Steponaitis
Eng. E. Kasparavičius

Jun. rsch. T. Braukyla
LA K. Paliušytė
LA Š. Daškevičiūtė

Main activities:
1. Synthesis and investigations of plant growth regulators and antimicrobial compounds.
2. Synthesis and investigation of heterocyclic compounds.
3. Development of technologies of crude petroleum cuts refining and alternative fuel production from recycle organic polymers.
4. Technological investigations of rafination of bioactive compounds from biomass.

Prof. habil. dr. V. Mickevičius

Assoc. Prof. dr. I. Jonuškienė
Assoc. Prof. dr. L. Miknius
Assoc. Prof. dr. K. Rutkauskas
Assoc. Prof. dr. B. Sapijanskaitė
Jun. rsch. dr. K. Anusevičius
Rsch. dr. I. Tumosienė
Jun. rsch. dr. R. Vaickelionienė

PHD students:
I. Parašotas
I. Ramanauskaitė
B. Grybaitė
A. Peleckis
L. Jasiūnas
E. Valančienė

Main activities:
1. Development of organic synthesis methodologies.
2. Development and synthesis of biologically active compounds.
3. Development and synthesis of functional compounds.
4. Structural investigations of organic compounds.

Prof. habil. dr. A. Šačkus

Prof. Dr. V. Martynaitis
Rsch. dr. E. Arbačiauskienė
Rsch. dr. N. Kleizienė
Rsch. dr. R. Tamulienė
Rsch. dr. G. Ragaitė
Rsch. dr. V. Buinauskaitė
Rsch. dr. S. Burinskas
Rsch. dr. J. Solovjova
Rsch. dr. A. Žukauskaitė
Sen. rsch. rr. S. Krištolaitytė
Lect. dr. V. Kriščiūnienė
Sen. eng.. Ž. Žukauskaitė

PHD students:
Jun. rsch. V. Milišiūnaitė
Jun. rsch. A. Bieliauskas
Jun. rsch. M. Iškauskienė

E. Ščerbekaitė,
Sen. eng. E. Gudelis,
Sen. eng. J. Kuginytė,
Sen. eng. B. Stulpinaitė,
Sen. eng. R. Ramanauskaitė,
M. Bistrickas,
K. Dzedulionytė,
V. Laukaitytė,
E. Ščerbetkaitė.
Sen. LA A. Kveselytė,


Scientific achievements and impact

Impact of scientific research

The Faculty directs its research into solving important problems of the contemporary society. Research topics cover the entire life cycle of materials and technologies – from the extraction (recovery) of raw materials, the synthesis of new high added-value materials and the production using chemical and biotechnological methods, process engineering and food technology, to environmental impact reduction and sustainable engineering.

Defended dissertations and their significance

The wide spectrum of scientific activities is illustrated by defended dissertations (2016-2017).

Viktorija Eisinaitė. Innovative pigment encapsulation and stabilization tools for meat products. Scientific Supervisor Dr. Ina Jasutienė
Vaida Šulniūtė. Phytochemical composition and antioxidant properties of extracts isolated from various species of the genus Salvia. Scientific Supervisor Dr. Petras Rimantas Venskutonis
Darius Černauskas. Detection and detoxification of Fusarium spp. contaminated cereal grains for malt production by antifungal bioagents. Scientific Supervisor Habil. Dr. Gražina Juodeikienė
Dalia Urbonavičienė. Licopene in tomatoes and tomato products: stability and isomerisation during processing and storage. Scientific Supervisor Dr. Pranas Viškelis
Viktorija Mimaitė, Investigation of Carbazole and Triphenylamine Derivatives for Optoelectronic Devices Using Experimental and Theoretical Methods. Supervisor Dr Habil Juozas V. Gražulevičius
Nadzeya A. Kukhta, Design, Synthesis and Properties of Bipolar Branched and Electron Accepting Brick-Type Compounds for Organic Electronics.  Supervisor Dr Habil Juozas V. Gražulevičius
Agnė Šulčiūtė, Synthesis, Structure and Electrochemical Properties of Zno and Zn-Co Oxide Coatings. Supervisor Dr E. Valatka
Sandra Kiseliovienė, Collection and Testing of Cellulose-Based Hydrogels Used for Wound Dressing. Supervisor Dr Jolanta Liesienė
Ieva Brink, Whey Protein Edible Films with Functional Additives: Composition, Properties and Application in Food Production. Supervisor Dr Daiva Leskauskaitė
Lina Smolskaitė, Rare Forest and Coastal-Dune Mushroom: Evaluation of Antioxidant and Biological Properties. Supervisor Dr Petras Rimantas Venskutonis.
Darius Povilaitis, Biorefining of the Secondary Raw Material Processing Products into Valuable Functional Components Using Various Extraction Methods. Supervisor Dr Petras Rimantas Venskutonis.
Jonas Matulevičius, Formation and Investigation of Filtration Properties of the Electrospun Nanofiber Materials. Supervisor Prof L. Kliučininkas.
Darius Čiužas, Air Quality and its Management in Low Energy Residential Buildings. Supervisor Assoc Prof Dr D. Martuzevičius.

Publications and their impact

In twenty years, the staff of the faculty have published ~800 articles in journals referred to in CA WoS databases, that were quoted 6,100 times, h-index 38. In addition to specialised scientific publications, scientists actively publish and share information in popular or professional press, internet websites, television and radio programs. In 2016, 15 of popular science publications were published. The dissemination of science results in popular media allows to make a greater impact on the public in encouraging healthy nutrition or improving environmental skills.


Research infrastructure and services

  • Investigations of chemical, physical, thermal, mechanical and spectroscopic properties of polymeric and other materials
  • Development of polymeric, packaging and electroactive materials and their product prototypes
  • Development of water treatment and wastewater treatment technologies
  • Investigations of the synthesis and properties of calcium hydrosilicates and zeolites
  • Investigations of the influence of additives on the properties of cement and other bonding materials
  • Investigations of industrial waste utilisation in silicate materials
  • Investigations of glass, silicate, gypsum and ceramic raw materials, products and production processes
  • Custom synthesis (up to several kilograms)
  • Elemental microanalysis (c, h, n)
  • Structural setting of compounds using NMR methods
  • Consultations on technical issues of food production and processing
  • Consultations on EU directives regarding food production and processing
  • Analysis and development of the concept of food production and processing
  • Simulation of real food production conditions with small amounts of raw materials
  • Prototype production and demonstration
  • Various trainings regarding questions of food chemistry, production and quality
  • Making cheeses using automated vacuum fermentation and cheese maker with full control over moisture and temperature during ripening
  • Improvement of technology of used dairy products
  • Concentration of dairy products
  • Selection and testing of raw materials for dairy products
  • Thermal and mechanical treatment of milk and liquid milk products
  • Creation of new dairy products
  • Reddening, cooking, baking, drying, maturation of meat products, smoking in the heat treatment chamber
  • Shredding, sorting meat and fish tissues, removing of the arteries and veins
  • Modelling the texture of meat products, changing the curing intensity and testing it
  • Formulation of receptor compositions and emulsions
  • Forming and packaging of meat products
  • Development of new confectionery and technologies for production of baked goods
  • Quality control of food products and raw materials
  • Development and analysis of the production processes of kvass, cider, beer and spirits
  • Creation of natural food additives
  • Formation of nutritional value / textures o of food products
  • Application of sustainable technologies (heat treatment in low temperatures, vacuuming of semi-finished products)
  • Application of technological operations (packaging, intensive chilling, marinating)
  • Creation of new food products / dishes, optimization of technological parameters and recipes, documentation, description of the production

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Significant publications


Brazdauskas, Tadas; Montero, L.; Venskutonis, Petras Rimantas; Ibanez, Elena; Herrero, Miguel. Downstream valorization and comprehensive two-dimensional liquid chromatography-based chemical characterization of bioactives from black chokeberries (Aronia melanocarpa) pomace // Journal of chromatography A. Amsterdam: Elsevier. ISSN: 0021-9673, eISSN: 1873-3778. 2016, vol. 1468, p. 125-135. [Citav. rod.: 3.981 (2016, SCIE)]
Eisinaitė, Viktorija; Jūraitė, Dovilė; Schroën, Karin; Leskauskaitė, Daiva. Preparation of stable food-grade double emulsions with a hybrid premix membrane emulsification system // Food chemistry. Oxford: Elsevier. ISSN: 0308-8146, eISSN: 1873-7072. 2016, vol. 206, p. 59-66. [Citav. rod.: 4.529 (2016, SCIE)]
Gratia, Paul; Magomedov, Artiom; Malinauskas, Tadas; Daškevičienė, Marytė; Abate, Antonio; Ahmad, Shahzada; Grätzel, Michael; Getautis, Vytautas; Nazeeruddin, Mohammad Khaja. A methoxydiphenylamine-substituted carbazole twin derivative: an efficient hole-transporting material for Perovskite solar cells // Angewandte chemie international edition. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH. ISSN: 1433-7851, eISSN: 1521-3773. 2015, vol. 54, iss. 39, spec. iss. SI, p. 11409-11413. [Citav. rod.: 11.709 (2015, SCIE)]
Juodeikienė, Gražina; Vidmantienė, Daiva; Bašinskienė, Loreta; Černauskas, Darius; Bartkienė, Elena; Eidukonytė, Dalia. Green metrics for sustainability of biobased lactic acid from starchy biomass vs chemical synthesis // Catalysis today. Amsterdam: Elsevier B.V. ISSN: 0920-5861. 2015, Vol. 239, p. 11-16. [DB: Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)] [Citav. rod.: 4.312 (2015, SCIE)]
Kaunelienė, Violeta; Prasauskas, Tadas; Krugly, Edvinas; Stasiulaitienė, Inga; Čiužas, Darius; Šeduikytė, Lina; Martuzevičius, Dainius. Indoor air quality in low energy residential buildings in Lithuania // Building and environment. Oxford: Elsevier. ISSN: 0360-1323, eISSN: 1873-684X. 2016, vol. 108, p. 63-72. [Citav. rod.: 4.053 (2016, SCIE)]
Krugly, Edvinas; Martuzevičius, Dainius; Tichonovas, Martynas; Jankūnaitė, Dalia; Rumskaitė, Inga; Sedlina, Jolanta; Račys, Viktoras; Baltrušaitis, Jonas. Decomposition of 2-naphthol in water using a non-thermal plasma reactor // Chemical engineering journal. Lausanne: Elsevier Science. ISSN: 1385-8947. 2015, vol. 260, p. 188-198. [DB: Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)] [Citav. rod.: 5.310 (2015, SCIE)]
Mimaitė, Viktorija; Gražulevičius, Juozas Vidas; Laurinavičiūtė, Rasa; Volyniuk, Dmytro; Jankauskas, Vygintas; Sini, Gjergi. Can hydrogen bonds improve the hole-mobility in amorphous organic semiconductors? Experimental and theoretical insights // Journal of materials chemistry C. London: Royal Society of Chemistry. ISSN: 2050-7526, eISSN: 2050-7534. 2015, vol. 3, iss. 44, p. 11660-11674. [Citav. rod.: 5.066 (2015, SCIE)]
Navikaitė, Vesta; Simanavičiūtė, Deimantė; Klimavičiūtė, Rima; Jakštas, Valdas; Ivanauskas, Liudas. Interaction between κ- and ι-carrageenan and anthocyanins from Vaccinium myrtillus // Carbohydrate polymers. Oxford: Elsevier. ISSN: 0144-8617, eISSN: 1879-1344. 2016, vol. 148, p. 36-44. [Citav. rod.: 4.811 (2016, SCIE)]
Petrikytė, Ieva; Zimmermann, Iwan; Rakštys, Kasparas; Daškevičienė, Marytė; Malinauskas, Tadas; Jankauskas, Vygintas; Getautis, Vytautas; Nazeeruddin, Mohammad Khaja. Efficiency enhancement of perovskite solar cells via incorporation of phenylethenyl side arms into indolocarbazole-based hole transporting materials // Nanoscale. Cambridge: Royal Society of Chemistry. ISSN: 2040-3364, eISSN: 2040-3372. 2016, vol. 8, iss. 16, p. 8530-8535. [Citav. rod.: 7.367 (2016, SCIE)]
Waghray, Deepali; Bagdžiūnas, Gintautas; Jacobs, Jeroen; Van Meervelt, Luc; Gražulevičius, Juozas Vidas; Dehaen, Wim. Diastereoselective strategies towards thia[n]helicenes // Chemistry-A European journal. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH. ISSN: 0947-6539, eISSN: 1521-3765. 2015, vol. 21, iss. 51, p. 18791-18798. [Citav. rod.: 5.771 (2015, SCIE)]

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