Admission to PhD studies 2022

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 intake 2022:

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 radionuclides migration from radioactive waste disposal facility taking into account interactions of engineered barriers with the environment Dr. Dalia Grigaliūnienė state-funded
9. The influence of plasma jet parameters on the formation and propertie of ceramic composite coatings Dr. Liutauras Marcinauskas state-funded
10. New nuclear installations’ reliability study and possible hazards probabilistic safety assessment to reduce risk of extreme events Dr. Robertas Alzbutas state-funded
11. Aging energy infrastructure safety dynamics’ and possible risky events’ probabilistic assessment Dr. Robertas Alzbutas state-funded
12. Numerical investigation of premixed flame-turbulence interaction Dr. Mantas Povilaitis state-funded
13. Research on Energy Systems Integration for Smart Climate Neutral Cities Dr. Sigitas Rimkevičius state-funded
14. Investigation of inter-phase interactions in the presence of condensation Dr. Marijus Å eporaitis state-funded
15. Application of the Machine-learning based methods on the path to the buildings‘ sector decarbonisation Dr. Violeta Motuzienė state-funded
16. Optimal integration of air-to-water heat pumps towards decarbonization of buildings Dr. Giedrė Streckienė state-funded
17. Validation of zero CO2 buildings (digital, thermodynamic) models Dr. Kęstutis Valančius state-funded
18. Investigation of virtual power plants control algorithms Dr. Mantas Marčiukaitis state-funded
19. Investigation of influence of energy efficiency measures on energy demand in industry Dr. Mantas Marčiukaitis 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. Interaction between waste management and energy generation systems in terms of material properties and environmental impact 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 economic development in the context of climate change Dr. Arvydas Galinis state-funded


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 https://www.skvc.lt/). 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 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: 6 – 20 (till 3 P. M.) June, 2022
Motivational interviews: 28-30 June, 2022
Appeals: 1 July, 2022, from 8 to 10 A. M.
Results of appeals: 1 July, 2022, 4 P. M.
Notification of applicants about the competition results: 1 July, 2022, 4.30 P. M.
Study agreements: 5 July, 2022


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