The goal of PHD studies is to provide training and education with the objective of producing graduates of Physics, Chemistry or Materials Engineering with the capacity to conduct research independently at a high level of originality and quality. By the end of the degree program, the doctoral student ought to be capable of conceiving, designing and carrying to completion a research program without supervision.
The PhD studies are organized at the Institute of Materials Science (Physics, Materials Science); Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (Physics, Materials Science), Chemical Technology(Chemistry and Chemical Engineering), Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design(Materials Engineering).
The total number of positions for doctoral students at the University is determined considering the amount of subsidies allocated by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania and additional funds for doctoral student preparation set aside by the University. Admission quotas are set for every subject area every year. Further information can be requested here
Topics proposed for the PhD research:
• Diamond like carbon based nanocomposites: synthesis, characterization and applications
• Developing of novel methods of manipulation, micro-, nanopatterning and imaging, to be exploited in the future bio-medical technology and in micro-mechanics
• New type of nanocomposite based plasmonic sensors fabricated using vacuum plasma technologies
• Development of the organic thin film transistor technology and synthesis of the novel semiconducting organic compounds
Possible shorter stays within the network
In all research groups of the departments, shorter stays of students from universities belonging to the network are welcomed. The interested candidate should look at the Department research topics (see above) and then contact the local PCAM coordinator.