Admission to PhD studies 2020

The Lithuanian Energy Institute announces a competition for admission to state-funded full-time doctoral studies in the fields of Energetics and Power Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Economics.

Doctoral research topics for candidates to doctoral studies intake 2020:

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. Comprehensive analysis of the process inside the nuclear fuel Dr. Tadas Kaliatka state-funded
2. Application of thermochemical processes for processing waste biomass and waste into valuable energy products Dr. Nerijus Striūgas state-funded
3. Experimental and numerical study of flow dynamics and structure in confined space chambers Dr. Nerijus Pedišius state-funded
4. Numerical investigation of granulated biofuel dynamics and combustion processes by Discrete Elements Method Dr. Algis Džiugys state-funded
5. Theoretical and numerical investigation of biomass pyrolysis in hot liquid medium Dr. Algis Džiugys state-funded
6. Neutron transport and radioatvive processes analysis in fusion reactor DEMO Dr. Gediminas Stankūnas state-funded
7. Use of Artificial Intelligence for planning the operation of electrical distribution network with RES-electricity generation Dr. Virginijus Radziukynas state-funded
8. Numerical study of turbulence in a tube with the transverse obstacles during a gas combustion Dr. Mantas Povilaitis state-funded
9. Investigation of the heat and mass transfer processes in the condensing economisers of the biofuel boiler plants Doc. dr. Robertas Poškas state-funded
10. Investigation of local effects in steam-water interface during condensation Dr. Marijus Šeporaitis state-funded
11. 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
12. Numerical investigation of time dependent fluid flows in elastic channels Dr. Algis Džiugys state-funded
13. Numerical study of stratified hydrogen-air mixture deflagration and flame propagation using finite volume method Dr. Mantas Povilaitis state-funded
14. Investigation on plasma assisted combustion of different gas mixtures for combustion efficiency Dr. Rolandas Paulauskas state-funded
15. Investigation of heat and mass processes by Discrete Elelements (Molecular Dynamics) methods Dr. Algis Džiugys state-funded
16. Application of Best Estimate approach for the severe accident analysis in light water reactors Dr. Tadas Kaliatka state-funded
17. Experimental Investigation of Long-term Thermal Effects on Degradation of Power Plant Steels Dr. Arūnas Baltušnikas state-funded
18. Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Uncertainty Analysis of Potential Extreme Events in Energy Infrastructure Dr. Robertas Alzbutas 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. The investigation of the potential of contaminated soil bioremediation technology using siderates and biological additives Dr. Jūratė Žaltauskaitė state-funded
2. Integrated investigation of biogas and synthetic gas generation using contaminated macroalgal biomass Dr. Kęstutis Venslauskas state-funded
3. Technological, Energy and Environmental Evaluation of Preparation and Use of Energy Plant Biomass Ashes and Mixtures for Local Fertilization Dr. Algirdas Jasinskas 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
2. Industry in the Context of Energy Transition Dr. Vidas Lekavičius state-funded
3. MCDM for Assessment of Corporate Social Responsibility in Energy Sector Dr. Dalia Štreimikienė 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 Scientific Report**, 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.).

*** Candidates who have not received a Master’s Degree Diploma by the end of admission to doctoral studies (due to the quarantine situation of COVID-19) must submit a certificate from a higher education institution with assessments of their Master’s subjects instead and submit a copy of the diploma when signing the Study Contract.

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:

Admission of documents 2020 June 8-23.
Admission Competition 2020 June 25, 26 and 29.
Additional Admission 2020 September-October.


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