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PhD Studies

Doctoral research topics for candidates to doctoral studies intake 2019:

Energetics and Power Engineering (T 006)
Joint doctoral studies provided by Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) and Lithuanian Energy Institute (LEI)
Topic title Possible scientific managers Source of funding
1. Numerical investigation of granulated biofuel dynamics and combustion processes by Discrete Elements Method Dr. Algis Džiugys state-funded
2. Theoretical and numerical investigation of biomass pyrolysis in hot liquid medium Dr. Algis Džiugys state-funded
3. Investigation of heat and mass processes by Discrete Elelements (Molecular Dynamics) methods Dr. Algis Džiugys state-funded
4. Numerical investigation of time dependent fluid flows in elastic channels Dr. Algis Džiugys state-funded
5. An experimental investigation of the coating to evaluate the impact on the formation of vapor film applying the Leidenfrost phenomenon Dr. Raminta Skvorčinskienė state-funded
6. Research on interaction of plasma and processing substance in plasma chemical reactor for waste decontamination Dr. Vitas Valinčius state-funded
7. Experimental investigation of long-therm thermal effects on degradation of power plant steels Dr. Arūnas Baltušnikas state-funded
8. Investigation of local effects in steam-water interface during condensation Dr. Marijus Šeporaitis state-funded
9. Investigation of renewable energy technologies and application in urban environment Dr. Mantas Marčiukaitis state-funded
10. Investigation of the efficient energy technologies solutions for buildings Dr. Eugenijus Perednis state-funded
11. Operation planning for distribution electrical network with integrated renewable energy sources Dr. Virginijus Radziukynas state-funded
12. Operational reliability assessment of electric power system Dr. Virginijus Radziukynas state-funded
Environmental Engineering (T 004)
Joint doctoral studies provided by Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) and Lithuanian Energy Institute (LEI)
  Topic title Possible scientific managers Source of funding
1. Patterns of low flow in Lithuanian rivers and risk
assessment in natural and technical systems under climate change
Dr. Jūratė Kriaučiūnienė state-funded
Economics (S 004)
Joint doctoral studies provided by Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Klaipėda University (KU) and Lithuanian Energy Institute (LEI)
  Topic title Possible scientific managers Source of funding
1. Assessment of energy related climate change mitigation measures in households Prof. Dr. Dalia Štreimikienė state-funded
2. Investigation and assessment of the use of renewable energy technologies to fulfill the obligations of the climate change agreement Prof. Dr. Habil. Valentinas Klevas state-funded


Applications for 2019 intake to PhD studies at Lithuanian Energy Institute are now open.

Refer your application to Studies Administrator via e-mail (contact details below).

Documents will be accepted on-campus (Breslaujos st. 3, LT-44403 Kaunas, Lithuania. Office AK-233).

PhD studies


Lithuanian Energy Institute in cooperation with Lithuanian universities implements joint doctoral studies in the following science fields:

  • Power and Thermal Engineering (Technological Sciences) – in cooperation with Kaunas University of Technology;
  • Environmental Engineering (Technological Sciences) – in cooperation with Kaunas University of Technology and Vytautas Magnus University;
  • Economics (Social Sciences) – in cooperation with Kaunas University of Technology and Klaipėda University.


Who can apply for PhD studies:

Individuals with Master’s qualification degree or having graduated from one-level higher education system.


A PhD programme corresponds to 4 years studies (full-time mode) and consists of:

  • Independent research under supervision;
  • Courses for PhD students ( approx. 4 modules, 30 ECTS credits);
  • Writing and publishing at least 2 scientific articles;
  • Participating in at least 2 international conferences;
  • The completion of a PhD thesis.


A doctoral degree is awarded by Kaunas university of Technology to a person who has successfully completed doctoral studies and defended a doctoral dissertation.


Admission procedure

  1. Submit required documents:

– Application for admission;

– Copy of ID card or passport ID page;

– Curriculum Vitae

– Master’s diploma or equivalent higher education degree and diploma supplement (translated into    English or Lithuanian and certified by notarization)*;

– References by two academic referees or researchers in the field;

– List of applicant’s scientific publications and  their copies or a research project on the selected PhD topic;

– One photo (3 cm x 4 cm);

– Certificate of English proficiency: IELTS ≥6.5, TOEFL≥90, ECFR≥C1, or equivalent;

– Other relevant documents (e.g. certification about passed examinations of doctoral studies’level, certifications of various courses, achievements etc.)

* If your education documents are issued in the country other than Lithuania, the document certifying your diplomas’ evaluation is obligatory

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  1. Participate in motivational interviews online or in-place
  2. Sign a study agreement


Important dates:

Announcement of PhD research topic list at  – January
Submission of applications – March – June
Participation in motivational interview – 27–28 June
Signing  Study agreement – July – August
Beginning of studies – 1 September
Additional admission (-s) is (are) organised for the remaining state-funded topics – September-November 2019.



The PhD studies can be financed by the budget of the Republic of Lithuania or a PhD student‘s  personal finances


Scholarships for studies:

– Doctoral students admitted to state-funded positions receive monthly scholarships: during the 1st year of studies 722 Euro/month, during the 2nd-4th years of studies 836 Euro/month.


Immigration Regulations

Visit the website of the Migration Department for requirements at


Contact person: Jolanta Kazakevičienė
Studies Administrator
E-mail: ">Jolanta.Kazakeviciene
Phone: +37037401809

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