Arūnas Baltušnikas

Laboratory of Materials Research and Testing (16)
Senior research associate
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Scientific article


Kalpokaitė Dičkuvienė R. [LEI], Pitak I. [LEI], Sholokhova A. [LEI], Kriūkienė R. [LEI], Baltušnikas A. [LEI]. Surface-Modified Wheat Straw for the Production of Cement-Free Geopolymer Composite: Effects of Wheat Variety and Pre-Treatment Method In: Journal of Composites Science. Basel: MDPI, 2024, Vol. 16, Iss. 4, 116, p. 1-14. ISSN 2504-477X.
Kavaliauskas Ž. [LEI], Baltušnikas A. [LEI], Milieška M. [LEI], Valinčius V. [LEI]. Fabrication of Thin TEG (Bi-Ni) Using Magnetron Sputtering Technology and Investigations In: Coatings. Basel: MDPI, 2024, Vol. 14, Iss. 3, 335, p. 1-13. ISSN 2079-6412.


Kalpokaitė Dičkuvienė R. [LEI], Pitak I. [LEI], Baltušnikas A. [LEI], Čėsnienė J. [LEI], Kriūkienė R. [LEI], Lukošiūtė S. I. [LEI]. Functional and microstructural alterations in hydrated and freeze–thawed cement-oil shale ash composites In: Case Studies in Construction Materials. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2023, Vol. 19, e02302, p. 1-16. ISSN 2214-5095.
Kandrotaitė-Janutienė R., Mažeika D., Dlouhy J., Syzonenko O., Torpakov A., Lipian E., Baltušnikas A. [LEI]. Investigation of the Microstructure of Sintered Ti–Al–C Composite Powder Materials under High-Voltage Electrical Discharge In: Materials . Basel: MDPI, 2023, Vol. 16, 5894, p. 1-16. ISSN 1996-1944.
Kavaliauskas Ž. [LEI], Kėželis R. [LEI], Grigaitienė V. [LEI], Marcinauskas L. [LEI], Milieška M. [LEI], Valinčius V. [LEI], Uscila R. [LEI], Snapkauskienė V. [LEI], Gimžauskaitė D. [LEI], Baltušnikas A. [LEI]. Recycling of Wind Turbine Blades into Microfiber Using Plasma Technology In: Materials. Basel: MDPI, 2023, Vol. 16, Iss. 8, 3089, p. 1-12. ISSN 1996-1944.
Mohamed A., Yousef S., Tonkonogovas A. [LEI], Stankevičius A. [LEI], Baltušnikas A. [LEI]. Fabrication of high-strength graphene oxide/carbon fiber nanocomposite membranes for hydrogen separation applications In: Process Safety and Environmental Protection. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2023, Vol. 172, p. 941-942. ISSN 0957-5820, eISSN 1744-3598.


Yousef S., Subadra S. P., Tučkutė S. [LEI], Baltušnikas A. [LEI], Lukošiūtė S. I. [LEI], Arafa E. I., Mohamed A.. Finite element analysis of fibreglass and carbon fabrics reinforced polyethersulfone membranes In: Materials Today Communications. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2022, Vol. 31, 103682, p. 1-11..
Pitak I. [LEI], Rinkevičius D., Kalpokaitė Dičkuvienė R. [LEI], Baltušnikas A. [LEI], Denafas G. [LEI]. The strategy for conservation non-renewable natural resources through producing and application solid recovery fuel in the cement industry: a case study for Lithuania In: Environmental science and pollution research. Heidelberg: Springer, 2022, Early access, p. 1-17. Scopus . ISSN 0944-1344, eISSN 1614-7499.

Conference paper


Dičkuvienė Kalpokaitė R. [LEI], Baltušnikas A. [LEI], Sholokhova A. [LEI]. Comparison of changes in the morphology of two straw varieties: the impact of treatment methods In: Abstract Book 4th International Conference Strategies toward Green Deal Implementation Water, Raw Materials & Energy 14 – 15 December 2023. Cracow: Polish Academy of Sciences, 2023, p. 100-100. ISBN 978-83-67606-27-1.


Pitak I. [LEI], Baltušnikas A. [LEI], Denafas G. [LEI]. The feasibility of using srf in the cement industry In: CYSENI 2022: 18th international conference of young scientists on energy and natural sciences issues, 24-27 May 2022, Kaunas, Lithuania. Kaunas: Lithuanian Energy Institute, 2022, p. 74-77. ISSN 2783-6339.


Pitak I. [LEI], Baltušnikas A. [LEI], Čėsnienė J. [LEI], Denafas G. [LEI]. Opportunity production solid recovery fuel from refuse derived fuel and use it as an alternative fuel for the cement industry of Lithuania In: Conference proceedings 2 nd International Conference Strategies toward Green Deal Implementation – Water, Raw Materials & Energy 8 – 10 December 2021. Cracow: Publishing House Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences, 2021, 130, p. 1-1. ISBN 978-83-963280-3-8.


Makarevičius V. [LEI], Baltušnikas A. [LEI], Lukošiūtė I. [LEI], Kriūkienė R. [LEI], Grybėnas A. [LEI]. Effect of thermal aging on structural changes in P91 and P5 heat resistant steels In: Proceedings 29th International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials, Brno, Czech Republic, May 20 - 22, 2020. Brno: 2020, p. 567-572. SCOPUS . ISSN 2694-9296 ISBN 978-80-87294-97-0.
Pitak I. [LEI], Baltušnikas A. [LEI], Denafas G. [LEI]. Analysis of separated waste for the preparation of solid recovered fuels In: Conference proceedings 1 st International Conference Strategies toward Green Deal Implementation - Water and Raw Materials 14 – 16 December 2020 (Online). Cracow: Publishing House Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences, 2020, p. 124. ISBN 978-83-959215-5-1.


Lukošiūtė S. [LEI], Baltušnikas A. [LEI], Čėsnienė J. [LEI], Dičkuvienė Kalpokaitė R. [LEI]. Porous montmorillonite heterostructure: synthesis, structural and thermal characterization In: Book of abstracts of the 5th Central and Eastern European Conference on Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (CEEC-TAC5) and 14th Mediterranean Conference on Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis (Medicta2019). Roma: Central and Eastern European Committee for Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (CEEC-TAC), 2019, PS2.011, p. 301-301. ISBN 9783940237590.


Baltušnikas A. [LEI], Grybėnas A. [LEI], Kriūkienė R. [LEI], Makarevičius V. [LEI], Makštys A. [LEI]. Structural Characterization of Montmorillonite Intercalated with N-cetylpyridinium Chloride and Methyl Benzyl Di-octadecyl Ammonium Chloride In: Book of abstracts of the 7th Baltic Conference on Silicate Materials BaltSilica 2016. 26-27 May. . Kaunas: Kauno technologijos universitetas, 2016, p. 1-1. ISSN 2243-6057.


Makarevičius V. [LEI], Baltušnikas A. [LEI], Lukošiūtė I. [LEI], Kriūkienė R. [LEI], Grybėnas A. [LEI]. Transformation kinetic M23C6 carbide lattice parameters in ferritic-martensitic P91 steel during thermal ageing In: 24th International conference on Metallurgy and Materials. Conference proceedings June 3-5, 2015. Brno Czech Republic: TANGER, 2015, p. 773-778. ISBN 978-80-87294-62-8. .

International projects

Horizon 2020


INCEFA-PLUS delivers new experimental data and new guidelines for assessment of environmental fatigue damage to ensure safe operation of European nuclear power plants. Austenitic sMore

Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)


Fibre Reinforced Cement (FRC) is a durable, fire and corrosion resistant material widely used in the construction industry. Coupled with the low cost of Portland cement, these propertMore

Sixth Framework Programme (FP6)


NESSHY is the only running FP6 IP dedicated to medium to long term R&D on hydrogen storage in solids. It is widely recognised that H2 storage is one of the major technical barrierMore


Main problem - is to understand physical phenomena of mechanical properties of W and to reduce the impurities in the main chamber: Mechanism of restructuring and surface relocatiMore


In this proposal, an outline for NENNET, a high quality research network bundling competences in materials sciences, nano-applications and self formation in Lithuania is given. LithuaMore



The major goal of the this CRP is to develop experimental procedures for the reproducible measurements of delayed hydride cracking velocity of zirconium alloy cladding. In this procesMore


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COST Action MP0701 is concerned with polymers, which are reinforced with nano particles. Polymer Nanocomposites are blends of different polymer matrices with nanometre sized functionaMore

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Efficient energy storage systems are essential in order to increase energy efficiency, improve economic efficiency and reduce environmental impact of mobile and stationary equipment, More

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The main objective of the Action is to develop an innovative 'integrated toolbox' of predictive methods/models and targeted invasive and non-invasive measurement techniques, improvingMore

Projects in Lithuania

EU Structural Funds

2014–2020 ES fondų investicijų ženklas

UAB Enerstena together with its partner Lithuanian Energy Institute (LEI) and Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) is implementing the project "Multifunctional Biomass Energy TechnolMore

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Lietuvos energetikos institutas įgyvendina projektą „Kompetencijos centro MTEP veiklų vykdymas, sukuriant ir išbandant inovatyvų dujinių biodegalų gamybos prototipą“ Nr. 01.2.2-CPMore