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
Tel .: +370 37 300154
|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||Associate 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|
The Lithuanian science prize in the field of physical sciences is awarded to professor dr. P. R. Venskutonis for the series of works “Functional food substances: innovative technologies for their production, new products and application for food safety and health”.
The Kaunas City Science Prize is awarded to professor dr. R. Šiaučiūnas for his scientific and expert activities in implementing innovative solutions in the Lithuanian industry, implementing projects in the “Santaka” valley.
International Society for Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods was given an award for outstanding contribution to the field of functional food and nutrient research to professor dr. R. P. Venskutonis.
The prize of the university’s best monograph competition was awarded to dr. R. P. Venskutonis for the part of the monograph “Valorization of fruit processing by-products” (2020-2021).
Lithuanian Young Scientists Union competition “Best dissertation of 2020” laureate was dr. A. Magomedov, whose work topic is “Hole-transporting materials containing carbazole and hydrazone fragments: synthesis, properties and application in perovskite solar cells” (Chemistry field), scientific supervisor prof. dr. V. Getautis.
Prof. dr. V. Getautis received three KTU award nominations: “For the education of young researchers 2021”, “Project manager of the year” and “For every technology – internationality 2021”.
The Lithuanian Academy of Sciences Young Scientists scholarships are awarded to dr. V. Eisinaitė and dr. G. Kručaitė (2021-2022).
The prizes of the university’s most active young scientists competition were awarded to dr. O. Bezvikonyi, dr. K. Rakštys, dr. G. Kručaitė.
Lithuanian Academy of Sciences Young Scientists and PhD Candidates Research Paper Competition:
• the award is dedicated to dr. G. Kručaitė for the scientific work “New electroactive materials for organic light-emitting diodes”;
• letter of commendation presented to dr. L. Tamkutė for the scientific work “Biorefining of berry by-products into valuable functional ingredients and their phytochemical, biological and technological evaluation”.
Lithuanian Academy of Sciences Higher School Student Research Paper Competition:
• the prize was awarded to R. Beresnevičiūtė for the scientific work “New structures of electroactive materials for efficient organic lamps” (supervisor dr. S. Grigalevičius);
• letter of commendation was presented to Ž. Takulinskas for the scientific work “Synthesis and hardening of binders from α-C2SH and kilchoanite in a CO2 environment” (supervisor dr. R. Šiaučiūnas).
The Rector’s main prize was awarded to G. Varvuolytė, N. Kleizienė, E. Arbačiauskienė, G. Ragaitė, A. Bieliauskas, V. Milišiūnaitė, S. Krikštolaitytė, A. Šačkus, L. Malina, B. Hošíková, H. Kolářová, V. Kryštof, A. Žukauskaitė at the exhibition of the scientific works – competition “Technorama 2021”.
PhD student M. Marčinskas was awarded the award for the best oral presentation “Synthesis and investigation of organometallic precursors for convenient copper (I) thiocyanate layer deposition” at the 64th International Conference of Students and Young Scientists of Physical and Natural Sciences “Open Readings 2021”.
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.
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.
|Number of articles in scientific journals indexed in the Web of Science with Impact Factor of foreign publishers||103||155||135||123|
|Number of articles in scientific journals with a citation rate at least the second quartile (Q2)||82||141||121||118|
|Number of articles in Open Access scientific journals with citation rate||20||64||67||59|
|Number of patents and patent applications (EU, US, Japanese)||3||5||5||5|
|Number of PhD students||57||71||71||75|
|Number of foreign PhD students||14||17||16||14|
|Number of international research projects||27||25||27||20|
|Number of national research projects||31||39||36||17|
|Income of international research projects, Eur||315,593||234,609||304,075||262,066|
|Income of national research projects, Eur||1.021,051||1.995,902||2.697,480||2.097,386|
|Income of R&D&I, Eur||637,545||916,964||1.026,637||634,588|
15th Scientific Conference of Food Science and Technology of the Baltic States “FoodBalt-2022”
The FoodBalt conference promotes scientific cooperation between the Baltic States and other partners in the region, provides opportunities to discuss the preparation of joint projects, and contributes to the development of food science and technology research.
Chemistry and Chemical Technology 2022
The goal of the international conference “Chemistry and Chemical Technology” is to promote communication and cooperation between young researchers and experienced scientists. In 2022, the event was intended to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the University of Lithuania. The tradition of organizing the scientific conference “Chemistry and chemical technology” at KTU continues since 1950, and after the restoration of independence, other national scientific institutions joined.
Anniversary 25th Student Scientific Conference “Chemistry and Chemical Technology 2021”
The main goal of the student scientific conference is to encourage students to participate in scientific activities, expand their knowledge, take an interest in scientific progress and share their experience and ideas.
Student Scientific Conference “Chemistry and Chemical Technology 2020”
The event is aimed at students interested in chemical science, engineering and technology.
ISES ISIAQ 2019
The International Societies of Exposure Science (ISES) and Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ) a joint conference “The built, natural, and social environments: impacts on exposures, health and well-being” ISES ISIAQ 2019. Participants aimed at understanding the interactions between numerous and complex factors affecting healthy living, focusing on air pollutant exposure in the built environment, and enriching the discussions on the effects of natural and social environments.
12th Baltic Conference on Food Science and Technology “Food R&D in the Baltics and Beyond” FOODBALT 2018. The main goal of the Conference is to provide international scientific forums to exchange of new ideas and achievements in a number of Food science and Technology fields.
Student scientific conference “Chemistry and chemical technology 2017”
The purpose of the student scientific conference is to promote students’ scientific activities and to provide students with the opportunity to exchange the latest information and ideas.
Chemistry and Chemical Technology 2017
The conference aims at gathering international scientists, PhD students and industrial researchers from (bio)chemistry, environmental, physics, materials sciences to exchange the newest information and ideas on fundamental and applied research, as well as facilitating international cooperation between science and industries.
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).