Department of Organic Chemistry

Department of Organic Chemistry was established on 1 October 1940 after reorganization of Department of General Chemistry at the Faculty of Technology, however, Technical Faculty at Kaunas branch of the University of Lithuania can be considered its predecessor; under the University's statute approved on 12 April 1922, Office of Chemistry and speciality of chemical technology was planned. Antanas Purėnas was assigned as a Head of Department of Organic Chemistry (Head of Department of Organic Chemistry in 1922–1962). On 19 July 1956 Department of Organic Chemistry was renamed Department of Organic Chemistry and Technology, because it provided not only studies of organic chemistry, but also prepared engineers of leather and fur technology, chemical technology of fibre materials, man-made and synthetic fibre technology. In 1962 assoc. prof. Jonas Zdanavičius was assigned to manage the Department (Head of Department in 1962–1965 m.). With increasing number of the employees and fields of activities in the Department of Organic Chemistry and Technology, on 1 September 1965 Department of Organic Chemistry was formed, consisting of part of its lecturers and scientists; its title Department of Organic Chemistry was reinstated. At the time Juozas Degutis, working as an associate professor, started managing Department of Organic Chemistry (Head of Department in 1962–1980). In 1980 professor, habilitated doctor Romualdas Baltrušis became the Head of Department of Organic Chemistry (Head of Department in 1980–1990). In 1991 prof. habil. dr. Zigmuntas Jonas Beresnevičius became Head of Department of Organic Chemistry at Kaunas University of Technology (Head of Department in 1991–2001). In 2001 prof. Z. J. Beresnevičius was elected the Dean of Department of Organic Chemistry at Kaunas University of Technology and prof. habil. dr. Vytautas Mickevičius was assigned the Head of Department (Head of Department in 2001–2011). Since 2011 prof. dr. Vytas Martynaitis has been Head of Department of Organic Chemistry.

Objective of Department of Organic Chemistry – performance of world-class research, preparation of creative and highly qualified specialists, who graduate from Bachelor degree studies in chemical engineering, industrial biotechnology, chemistry, Master degree studies in chemical science, who are able to apply acquired knowledge in science and business, and are marketable at national and international level.

Department of Organic Chemistry employs highly qualified lecturers and researchers, who perform active scientific activities in international study and scientific projects.

Areas of activities of Department of Organic Chemistry:

  • Pedagogical – Department coordinates implementation of first and second cycle study programmes "Industrial Biotechnology" and actively participates in the activities of other study programmes.
  • International student exchange – close relations between department's lecturers and colleagues from foreign universities provide students with great opportunities for temporal studies abroad. Student exchange programmes ERASMUS, ERASMUS+ open the doors to the schools of high education in Belgium, France, Austria, Czech Republic, Sweden, Denmark, etc.
  • Scientific – Department's scientific activities is performed in a few main fields:
  • synthesis of organic compounds – synthesis, identification and research of characteristics of organic semiconductors, dyes, biologically active compounds, synthesis of heterocyclic, electrochromic, thermochromic compounds;
  • biotechnology – research of biologically active compounds for plants in vitro, release of primary and secondary metabolites from model, medicinal and oily plants in vitro research, antimicrobial, antioxidant assessment of biologically active compounds, experiments of release of bio products from bacteria, plants, alga, research for determination of enzymes in crops;
  • processing of oil and alternative energy sources – research of production of energy products from alternative energy sources and organic waste;

Successful activities of the scientists of Department of Organic Chemistry is reflected not only by the abundance of articles in the publications, included in the ISI list and other peer-reviewed publications, patents registered in Lithuania and abroad, and inventions, but also by close long-term cooperation with Lithuanian and foreign scientific partners.

Lecturers, who actively participate in scientific research activities, increasing number of scientific publications in internationally acknowledged publications, and defended theses ensure unity of science and study process.

Department's contacts with foreign scientific and study centres have expanded significantly. Department cooperates with Royal Danish School of Pharmacy, Dutch Wageningen University, Norwegian University of Bergen, University of Oslo, Swedish Lund University, German Bayreuth University and Bielefeld University, French Touro College, Spanish University of Barcelona, Austrian University of Vienna. Department's lecturers, researchers, doctoral students and students actively participate in scientific internships, deepening their knowledge, skills and competences.

 
 
 
 

Studies

Department curates Bachelor and Master degree study programmes "Industrial Biotechnologies" in technological science field. Department prepares Bachelor and Master graduates in chemical engineering (specialization of oil processing technology), industrial biotechnology, chemistry, and Doctors in chemical science.

Department's lecturers and researchers teach organic chemistry to all second year students of the Faculty of Chemical Technology; organic chemistry to the students of other faculties; modules, selected by the students of first and second cycles and doctoral students, which are curated by the Department’s lecturers.

Research

 

Partners

 

Instructors


Professors

 
habil. dr. Vytautas Getautis
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building A–310,
Phone: (8 37) 300196, Mobil Phone: +370 620 49383,
 
dr. Vytas Martynaitis
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building A–324,
Phone: (8 37) 456561, Mobil Phone: +370 616 12186,
 
habil. dr. Vytautas Mickevičius
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building A–317,
Mobil Phone:+370 687 99231,
 
habil. dr. Algirdas Šačkus
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building A–312,
Mobil Phone: +370 698 13339,

Asociated Professors

 
dr. Ilona Jonuškienė
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building A–404,
Mobil Phone: +370 616 43642,
 
 
dr. Arvydas Kanopka
 
dr. Tadas Malinauskas
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building A–308,
 
dr. Linas Miknius
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building A–305,
Mobil Phone: +370 612 23512,
 
 
dr. Kostas Radzevičius
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building D–201,
 
dr. Kęstutis Rutkauskas
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building A–401,
 
dr. Birutė Sapijanskaitė
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building A–323,

Lecturer

dr. Eglė Arbačiauskienė
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building A–313,
 
dr. Vida Buinauskaitė
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building A–315,

Researchers

Senior Researcher dr. Marytė Daškevičienė
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building A–303,
 
 
Senior Researcher dr. Sonata Krikštolaitytė
K. Baršausko St 59, Building A–530,
 
Senior Researcher dr. Tadas Malinauskas
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building A–308,
 
Researcher dr. Eglė Arbačiauskienė
K. Baršausko St 59, Building A–520,
 
Researcher dr. Vida Buinauskaitė
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building A– 315,
 
Researcher dr. Joana Solovjova
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building A–307,
 
Researcher dr. Ingrida Tumosienė
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building A–401,
 
Junior Researcher dr. Kazimieras Anusevičius
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building A–325,
 
Junior Researcher dr. Rita Vaickelionienė
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building A–320,
 
 
Project senior researcher dr. Jolanta Ardaravičienė
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building A–310,
 
Project researcher dr. Giedrė Bubnienė
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building A– 310,
 
Project researcher dr. Simona Urnikaitė
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building A– 302,
 

Doctoral Students

Aurimas Bieliauskas
K. Baršausko St 59, Building A–528,
 
Titas Braukyla
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building A–303,
 
Monika Dargytė
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building A–315,
 
Arūnas Jonušas
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building A–305,
 
Artiom Magomedov
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building A–304,
 
Vaida Milišiūnaitė
K. Baršausko St 59, Building A–520,
 
Irmantas Parašotas
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building A–320,
 
Ieva Petrikytė
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building A–308,
 
Irena Ramanauskaitė
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building A–316,
 
Eglė Valančienė
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building A–305,
 
Živilė Žukauskaitė
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building A–315,

 

Head of Department

prof. Vytas Martynaitis
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building A-324
Phone: 8 (37) 456 561
E-mail: vytas.martynaitis@ktu.lt

 

Administrator

Kazytė Kaminskienė
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building A-309
E-mail: kazyte.kaminskiene@ktu.lt