The research and development and innovation (R&D&I) activities of the Faculty cover the fields of natural sciences (chemistry) and technology (chemical engineering, environmental engineering and materials engineering). Researchers of the Faculty effectively implement projects of international and national research programs, actively cooperate with industry and business, public sector and social partners, successfully conduct outsourced research for Lithuanian and foreign countries, and intensively publicize and commercialize research results.

Assoc. prof. dr. Vilija Kederienė

Vice-Dean for Research
Radvilėnų pl. 19 – C239
Kaunas
Tel .: +370 37 300154
E-mail: vilija.kederiene@ktu.lt

V. Kederienė

 

Strategic Areas of Activity - Technologies for a Sustainable Future

 

Science in Departments

Department of Environmental Technology Associate Professor Violeta Kaunelienė
Department of Food Science and Technology Associate Professor Loreta Bašinskienė
Department of Organic Chemistry Associate Professor Eglė Arbačiauskienė
Department of Physical and Inorganic Chemistry Professor Ingrida Ancutienė
Department of Polymer Chemistry and Technology Associate Professor Joana Bendoraitienė
Department of Silicate Technology Professor Raimundas Šiaučiūnas
Synthetic Chemistry Institute Professor Algirdas Šačkus
Bioprocess Research Center Professor Naglis Malys
 

Facts and Figures

Dr. V. Getautis is the winner of KTU’s most innovative researcher competition.

Dr. D. Gudeika and dr. T. Dambrauskas are winners of the KTU competition for the most active young researchers.

Dr. T. Malinauskas and dr. G. Kručaitė – winners of the Kazickas Family Foundation prize competition.

Award for Merit in 2019 is dedicated to dr. R. P. Venskutonis from International Society for Food Supplementation and Functional Foods (ISNFF).

Dr. G. Kručaitė won a letter of commendation for her work “New Structured Electroactive Materials for Organic Light Emitting Diodes” in the competition for works of young scientists of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences (LMA).

Dr. D. Gudeika was awarded the LMA Young Scientist Scholarship.

T. Matulaitis with dissertation “Synthesis of bipolar compounds for organic optoelectronic devices and investigation of their properties”, (supervisor habil. dr. J. V. Gražulevičius) became the winner of the competition of the best dissertations organized by the Lithuanian Society of Young Researchers.

Dr. T. Dambrauskas was awarded the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences Theodor Grotthuss Scholarship.

PhD student E. Kasparavičius was awarded for the best poster presentation at the conference “Chemistry & Chemical Technology”; he is the winner of the 9th Young Scientists Conference “Interdisciplinary Research in Physical and Technological Sciences”. This work was presented to the INFOBALT Commission and received the INFOBALT Prize.

PhD student A. Magomedov was awarded for the best report at the 9th Young Scientists Conference “Interdisciplinary Research in Physical and Technological Sciences”. This work was presented to the INFOBALT commission and received the INFOBALT award.

In the competition of scientific works of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences higher education students:

– Award to Master’s student G. Šarapajevaitė for the work “Peculiarities of Sulfur Melting Furnace Conversion under Hydrothermal Conditions”, supervisor dr. K. Baltakys.

– Letter of commendation for Master’s student D. Blaževičius for the work “Newly structured electroactive compounds for organic LEDs”, supervisor dr. S. Grigalevičius.

Achievements in innovation. German patent for the invention “Hole Transporting Self-Assembled Monolayer for Perovskite Solar Cells” was obtained on 2019 October 10. Dr. V. Getautis scientific group together with scientists from the Helmholtz-Berlin Institute (Germany) achieved a new efficiency record with this invention – they created a solar cell, in which 29.15 % of the falling light converts into electricity. The first license to manufacture this material synthesized in KTU laboratories was granted to one Japanese company. Interest in this product is high. This is the second patented invention developed by this research group and licensed to foreign companies.

Dr. K. Baltakys was elected President of the Lithuanian Chemical Industry Association.
Dr. D. Leskauskaitė was awarded the University’s Most Innovative Scientist Award.
Dr. O. Bezvikonnyi, dr. M. Syrpas and dr. M. Pukalskienė was awarded the prizes of the University’s most Active Young Scientists’ competition in the fields of natural and technological sciences.
Dr. T. Malinauskas and dr. G. Kručaitė were awarded the prizes of the Kazickas Family Foundation for Young Lecturers of the University who carry out high-tech research or prepare new textbooks or monographs in this field.
Dr. T. Braukyla with his dissertation “Synthesis and Investigation of Optoelectronics of Functional Molecules Containing a Trioger Base Fragment” (supervisor Dr. V. Getautis) became a winner of the competition “The best dissertation in 2019”.
D. Blaževičius with his master’s thesis “New structures of electroactive materials for organic LEDs” (supervisor Dr. S. Grigalevičius) became the winner of the competition “The Best Master’s theses of 2019” in the field of technical sciences.
Dr. T. Dambrauskas was awarded a scholarship by the Young Scientists of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences.

The prizes of the competition for young researchers and doctoral students by the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences are awarded to:
– dr. D. Tavgeniene for her research work “Synthesis and use of new structure electroactive materials for organic LEDs”;
– dr. T. Dambrauskas for his research work “Synthesis and functional properties of nano-sized calcium silicates (CaO / SiO2 = 1.5-2.0)”.

The prizes of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences Higher Education Students’ Research Work Competition are awarded to:
– Master D. Blaževičius for his research work “New structure of organic semiconductors for efficient organic light-emitting diodes” (supervisor Dr. S. Grigalevičius);
– Master I. Knabikaitė for her research work “Influence of metal additives (Cr3+ and Al3+) and temperature on crystallization processes of calcium hydro silicates in CaOSiO2-H2O system, product terms and sorption properties” (supervisor Dr. A. Eisinas);
– Master K. Leitonas for his research work “Improvement of white-shined, hybrid organic light-emitting diode molding solutions using new iridium (III) complexes” (supervisor Dr. D. Volyniuk);
– Master D. Rubinaitė for her research work “Production and study of the properties of belitol jellyite-ferrite cement” (supervisor Dr. T. Dambrauskas).

Dr. A. Magomedov received the best evaluation of the poster “Fundamental Properties of Perovskites” on the topic of hybrid and organic solar cells at the 12th International Conference “HOPV20” (London, United Kingdom).
PhD student K. Almonaitytė was awarded third place for the best oral presentation “Modified (3-Chloro-2-Hydroxypropyl) Trimethylammonium Chloride Starch Derivatives” at the 13th Conference of Young Scientists of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences (Biochemistry and Biotechnology Section).
PhD student Š. Daškevičiūtė was recognized as the author of the best oral presentation for the report “Synthesis of New Probes and Their Application for Mercaptoamino Acid Recognition” (field of physical sciences), she was awarded the 3rd-degree INFOBALT scholarship at the 10th conference of Young Scientists of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences “Interdisciplinary Research in Physical and Technological Sciences”.
Doc. A. Ilčiukaitė was recognized as the author of the best oral presentation for the report “Fluorene-class semiconductors for efficient hybrid solar cells” (field of physical sciences), she was awarded the 3rd-degree INFOBALT scholarship at the 10th conference of Young Scientists of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences “Interdisciplinary Research in Physical and Technological Sciences”.
Dr. G. Kručaitė was recognized as the author of the best oral presentation for the report “Amorphous fluorene compounds for hole-labelled organic light-emitting diodes for organic light-emitting diodes” (field of technology) at the 10th Young Scientists Conference of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences.

Indicator 2019 2020 2021 Q1-Q3
Number of articles in scientific journals indexed in the Web of Science with Impact Factor of foreign publishers 103 155 133
Number of articles in scientific journals with a citation rate (of at least the second quartile (Q2)) 82 141 99
Number of articles in open access scientific journals with citation rate 20 64 38
Number of patent applications and patents (EU, US, Japanese) 3 5 2
Number of PhD students 57 71 74
Number of foreign PhD students 14 17 17
Number of international research projects 27 25 11
Number of national research projects 31 39 38
Income of international research projects, Eur 315.593 234.609 234.931
Income of national research projects, Eur 1.021.051 1.995,902 1.966.257
Income of R&D&I, Eur 637.545 916.964 755.026

Journal Chemical Technology

The scientific journal “Chemical Technology” was established in 1995. and published until 2017. Scientific papers were published on Inorganic Materials Technology, Organic Material Technology, Food Chemistry and Technology subjects. (Print ISSN: 1392-1231 Online ISSN: 2029-719X).

 

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