Admission to PhD studies 2021

Lithuanian Energy Institute offers promising studies in European Green Deal topics with great prospect of employment!

Lithuanian Energy Institute invites active students who have obtained a master’s degree in mathematics, physics, chemistry, energy, thermal engineering, materials engineering, electrical engineering, mechanics, environmental engineering, natural sciences, economics to contribute to the goals of the European Green Deal and apply to doctoral studies in the fields of Energetics and Power Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Economics.

Submission of applications: 7 – 22 (till 1:00 p.m.) June, 2021.

Doctoral research topics for candidates to doctoral studies intake 2021:

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. Application of thermochemical processes for processing waste biomass and waste into valuable energy products and chemicals Dr. Nerijus Striūgas state-funded
6. An experimental investigation of the physicochemical properties influence of the coating to evaluate the impact on the formation of vapor film Dr. Raminta Skvorčinskienė state-funded
7. Investigation on plasma assisted combustion of different gas mixtures for combustion efficiency Dr. Rolandas Paulauskas state-funded
8. Investigation of the heat and mass transfer processes in the condensing economisers of the biofuel boiler plants Dr. Robertas Poškas state-funded
9. Investigation of non-equilibrium gliding arc plasma application for methanation process Dr. Andrius Tamošiūnas state-funded
10. Influence of thermodynamically unstable structures on the reliability of steels in power plants under long-term thermal exposure Dr. Arūnas Baltušnikas state-funded
11. Investigation of the process inside the nuclear fuel during wet and dry storage Dr. Tadas Kaliatka state-funded
12. Studies of turbulence excitation in nonstationary flow Dr. Marijus Šeporaitis state-funded
13. Numerical investigation of premixed flame-turbulence interaction Dr. Mantas Povilaitis state-funded
14. Modification of energy plant seeds by low temperature plasma for growth and energy properties improvement Dr. Rasa Žūkienė 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. Material changes and resource recovery feasibilities in the landfills Dr. Gintaras Denafas state-funded
2. Evaluation of ecological flow in the context of anthropogenic activity and climate change Dr. Vytautas Akstinas 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. Research on the impact of changes in the European Union’s energy policy on public welfare Dr. Aušra Pažėraitė state-funded

Regulations for admission to doctoral studies

  • 2021 Regulations for admission to doctoral studies

    This document describes the procedure for admission to Joint Doctoral Studies: dates, list of admission documents, selection criteria for entrants, structure and calculation of the competitive score, annual cost of studies, etc.


Applicants for doctoral studies must submit the following documents:

  • Application Form*, indicating the field of science, research topic and form of funding;
  • List (full bibliographic description) and Copies of scientific publications, and in the absence of such works – a Research Paper**, the topic of which is in accordance with the topic of the dissertation specified in the application (if a candidate applies for two topics, two separate scientific reports must be submitted);
  • Official legalised Bachelor’s and Master’s diplomas or a higher education degree equivalents and academic transcripts. If said documents are issued in foreign institutions, they must be recognized in the Republic of Lithuania in accordance with the appropriate procedure (recognition of educational documents is carried out by the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education https://www.skvc.lt/ );
  • Research proposal on the selected topic (if required for a certain programme)
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • References by two academic referees or researchers from the relevant field of science;
  • Copy of ID card or passport;
  • Certificate of English proficiency: IELTS >=6.5, TOEFL>=90, ECFR>=C1, or equivalent
  • Other relevant documents (copies of certificates of a course completion, certificate of passing doctoral level exam, etc.).

The failure to provide on time all required documents will result in the exclusion from the competition.
Special requirements for certain programmes are indicated in the Admission Regulations.


Dates & Deadlines:

Submission of applications: 7 – 22 (till 1 p. m.) June, 2021
Motivational interviews: 28-30 June, 2021
Appeals: 1 July, 2021 from 8 to 10 A. M.
Results of appeals: 1 July, 2021 4 P. M.
Notification of applicants about the competition results: 2 July, 2021 10 A. M.
Study agreements: 7 – 8 July, 2021


Address to deliver documents to:
Lietuvos energetikos institutas
Breslaujos st. 3, room AK-233.
44403 Kaunas, Lithuania.

Contact person:
Jolanta Kazakevičienė
Studies Administrator
tel. +370 37 401 809
email studijos@lei.lt