Admission to PhD studies

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.

Doctoral research topics for candidates to doctoral studies admission 2024:

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
New nuclear installations’ reliability study and possible hazards probabilistic safety assessment to reduce risk of extreme events Dr. Robertas Alzbutas State-funded
Energy infrastructure safety dynamics’ and possible risky events’ data analytics and probabilistic assessment Dr. Robertas Alzbutas State-funded
Numerical investigation of granulated biofuel dynamics and combustion processes by Discrete Elements Method Dr. Algis Džiugys State-funded
Theoretical and numerical investigation of biomass pyrolysis in hot liquid medium Dr. Algis Džiugys State-funded
Investigation of heat and mass processes by Molecular Dynamics methods Dr. Algis Džiugys State-funded
Investigation of plasma waste treatment processes recycling different types of waste into valuable composite materials and gases Dr. Viktorija Grigaitienė State-funded
Production and storage of synthetic gas using plasma-chemical decomposition of organic waste and process research Dr. Žydrūnas Kavaliauskas State-funded
The influence of plasma jet parameters on the formation and properties of ceramic composite coatings Dr. Liutauras Marcinauskas State-funded
Numerical investigation on the cleaning of harmful solid particles by the action of sound Dr. Edgaras Misiulis State-funded
Numerical study of turbulent phenomena and interactions in reacting and non-reacting flows Dr. Mantas Povilaitis State-funded
Research and practical application of an innovative method of determining the properties of biomass, which determine the efficiency of its use in thermoconversion processes, based on non-destructive biomass image analysis Dr. Marius Praspaliauskas State-funded
Research on Energy Systems Integration for Smart Climate Neutral Cities Dr. Sigitas Rimkevičius State-funded
Studies on reducing friction resistance under boiling crisis conditions Dr. Raminta Skvorčinskienė State-funded
Neutron transport and radioactive processes analysis in particle accelerators and neutron source systems Dr. Gediminas Stankūnas State-funded
Decarbonising energy in buildings with heat pumps Dr. Giedrė Streckienė State-funded
Research on interfacial interactions Dr. Marijus Å eporaitis State-funded
Investigation of non-equilibrium gliding arc plasma application for methanation process Dr. Andrius Tamošiūnas State-funded
Safety assessment and investigation of the processes in the nuclear fusion facilities Dr. Egidijus Urbonavičius State-funded
Investigation of heat production using reactions of aluminum and aluminum-based alloys with water Dr. Marius Urbonavičius State-funded
Research on energy efficiency and optimisation for decarbonising buildings Dr. Kęstutis Valančius State-funded
Optimization of methane pirolysis process for hydrogen production using innovative nanocatalyts produced by environmentally friendly synthesis technologies Dr. Šarūnas Varnagiris State-funded
Investigation of microparticles behaviour and flow dynamics in microfluidics applications Dr. Paulius Vilkinis 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
Research of patterns of hydrodynamic and sediment transport processes in reservoirs Dr. Darius Jakimavičius State-funded
Effects of land cover change on river hydrological processes in the past and under climate change Dr. Diana Meilutytė-Lukauskienė State-funded
Nano-phytoremediation of soil heavy metals using energy crops Dr. Marius Praspaliauskas State-funded
The effects of environmentally friendly biological additives on the efficiency of phytoremediation of metal-contaminated soil and recovery of the health of soils Dr. Jūratė Žaltauskaitė 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
Research on economic development in the context of climate change Dr. Arvydas Galinis state-funded

Regulations for admission to doctoral studies

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 Research Papers must be submitted).
  • Official legalised 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 The applicant must provide a document of recognition.
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Recommendations by two academic referees or researchers from the relevant field of science. The recommendations have to be issued in the same calendar year when the candidate’s application is submitted. A recommendation has to explicitly specify the institution and the science field to which the candidate is being recommended.
  • Copy of ID card or passport.
  • Certificate issued by IELTS, TOEFL, CEFR or any other competent institution within the last 2 years certifying the level of the English language.
  • Other relevant documents (copies of certificates of a course completion, certificate of passing doctoral level exam, etc.).

All specific requirements for each programme are indicated in the 2023 Regulations of Admission to the Third Cycle Studies at Lithuanian Energy Institute (see above).

Failure to provide on time all required documents will result in the exclusion from the competition.

Dates and Deadlines:

The dates of the main admission to doctoral studies at the Institute

Procedures of admission to doctoral studies Dates
1. Submission of applications 5 – 20 (till 3 p. m.) June, 2024
Monday – Thursday 8.00 a. m. – 4.30 p. m.
Friday 8.00 a. m. – 3 p. m.
2. Motivational interviews 26-28 June, 2024
3. Appeals 1 July, 2024, from 8.00 to 10 a. m.
4. Results of appeals 1 July, 2024, 4.00 p. m.
5. Notification of applicants about the competition results 2 July, 2024, 4.30 p. m.
6. Study agreements 4 July, 2024, from 8.00 a. m. to 4.30 p. m. and 5 July, from 8.00 a. m. to 3.00 p. m.

Additional admission: September, 2024.

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