Department of Silicate Technology

The name of Department of Silicate Technology was created during establishment of Kaunas Polytechnic Institute (KPI) under the order of the Minister of Higher education of 15 December 1950 "Regarding the structure of KPI".  Department of Silicate Technology, allocated to the Faculty of Chemical Technology, was in the established institute amongst other 40 departments. However, this department had existed earlier, but it was named "Department of Inorganic Technology" at Kaunas University and KPI was its direct successor. Department of Inorganic Technology was established at the base of Technical Faculty of Vytautas Magnus University (VDU) on 15 August 1940. Taking into account this fact, Department of Silicate Technology was established on 15 August 1940. Founder of the department and its first Head was prof. Pranas Jodelė.

Mission of Department of Silicate Technology – performance of world-class research, preparation of highly qualified graduates of Bachelor, Master degree and Doctoral studies, specializing in chemical engineering of inorganic materials, who are marketable at national and international level and able to apply acquired knowledge in science and business. Young researchers work at the Department with highly qualified lecturers, who have a large experience and perform intensive scientific activities, participate in international and national study and scientific projects.

 
 
 
 

Studies

Department prepares Bachelors in chemical technology of inorganic materials and Masters in three specialities (chemical technologies of binding agents, chemical technology of ceramic materials and chemical technology of glass) and Doctors of science in chemical engineering.

Department coordinates implementation of first cycle study programme "Chemical Technology and engineering" and second cycle study programme "Chemical Engineering". Strategic priority for improvement of study programmes – study programmes, distinguished by content and teaching quality, which are competitive at international level. Studies combine technological and engineering understanding of various processes of chemical industry. During studies students can use most modern study literature, completely new and most modern training and scientific equipment, means of computer-aided and technological modelling.  Study programmes of Bachelor and Master degree are conducted in Lithuanian and English languages.  Department particularly focuses on the third cycle of studies – Doctoral studies. Students of "Chemical Engineering" Doctoral studies have a possibility to learn up-to-date methods of instrumental analysis, go for internship to foreign universities and perform world-class research.

Research

The area of scientific competence of Department of Silicate Technology includes two priority fields: "New high tech materials" and "Technologies for sustainable development and energy".  There are two specializations: „Synthesis, characteristics and use of calcium hydro silicates" and "Research of cements, natural resources and technogenic products, and technologies of their use". There are two active scientific groups in the Department; their specializations are not clearly divided, therefore, if needed, members of these groups can achieve the set objectives together. Young researchers work at the Department with highly qualified lecturers, who guarantee the continuity of Department's scientific activities. Department provides career possibilities for the best young researchers. Two strong scientific groups active at the Department, learned to work with all present up-to-date research equipment, acquired under NKP and "Slėnis" programmes.  Available research equipment enables achievement of the best scientific results.

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.

Partners

Department closely cooperates with business and social partners in its study process and scientific research. Department maintains close relations with companies of silicate industry: AB "Akmenės cementas", UAB "Matuizų dujų silikatas", AB "Kauno stiklas", AB "Rokų keramika", AB "Palemono keramika", AB "Silikatas", AB "Kalcitas", etc.

Instructors


Professors

Professor Raimundas Šiaučiūnas
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building  C–151
Phone: (8 37) 30 01 63,
Research area: Cement chemistry: Synthesis, properties and application of calcium silicate hydrates; Low energy and environmental-friendly cements.
 
Professor Kęstutis Baltakys
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building C–166 and 144
Phone: (8 37) 30 01 63
Research area: New materials for high-tech
 
Professor Rimvydas Kaminskas
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building C–154
Phone: (8 37) 300161
Research area: Cement chemistry: various cements, additives for cement, composite binders, silicate article.

Asociated Professors

 
Associate Professor Irmantas Barauskas
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building  C–171
Phone: (8 37) 30 01 63
Research area: Inorganic binding material
 
Associate Professor Anatolijus Eisinas
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building C–157
Phone: (8 37) 30 01 63
Research area: The synthesis, properties and application of calcium silicate hydrates
 
Associate Professor Aras Kantautas
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building C–152
Phone: (8 37) 30 01 63
Research area: Cement chemistry, calcium hydrosilicates, zeolite synthesis, properties and utilization. Additives on binders mineral composition, structure and properties.
 
Associate Professor Edita Prichockienė
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building C–161
Phone: (8 37) 30 01 63
Research area: Cement chemistry: Synthesis, properties and application of calcium silicate hydrates. Modern ceramics materials.
Associate Professor Giedrius Vaickelionis
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building C–040,
Phone: (8 37) 30 01 63
Research area: Sawdust concrete, mineral pozzolana additives, wood extractives, glass and glass product technology
 
Associate Professor Zenonas Valančius
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building C–162
Phone: (8 37) 30 01 63
Research area: Gypsum binders: production, properties and uses.
 
Associate Professor Virginija Valančienė
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building C–150
Phone: (8 37) 30 01 63
Research area: Ceramic Materials Technology. The influence of additives on the mineral composition, structure and properties of ceramic products.
Lecturer
 
Lecturer, Researcher Nora Kybartienė
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building C–155
Phone: (8 37) 30 01 63
Research area: Semihydrate, phosphogypsum, its composition, properties and application.
 
Researcher, Lecturer Agnė Bankauskaitė
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building C–164
Phone: (8 37) 45 60 89
Research area: The synthesis, properties and application of layered double hydroxides and calcium silicate hydrates

Researches

 
Lecturer, Researcher Nora Kybartienė
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building C–155
Phone: (8 37) 30 01 63
Research area: Semihydrate, phosphogypsum, its composition, properties and application.
 
Researcher Raimonda Kubiliūtė
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building C–161
Phone: (8 37) 45 60 89
Research area: Investigation of cement synthesis, hydration processes, structure and properties.
 
Researcher, Lecturer Agnė Bankauskaitė
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building C–164
Phone: (8 37) 45 60 89
Research area: The synthesis, properties and application of layered double hydroxides and calcium silicate hydrates

Doctoral Students

Doctoral student Vytautas Česnauskas
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building C–153
Phone (8 37) 30 01 63
Research area: The influence of biomass fly ash on Portland cement and Slag cement properties
 
Doctoral student Marius Baltakys
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building C–153
Phone: (8 37) 30 01 63
Research area: The influence of mineralogical composition and lexture on funchional properties of silicate stone
 
Doctoral student Aliona Iljina
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building C – 164
Phone: 8 37) 300 163
Research area: AlF3 production waste adaptation in binding and building materials industry
 
Doctoral student Jolanta Donėlienė
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building C–165
Phone: (8 37) 30 01 63
Research area: Synthesis, properties and applications of calcium aluminosilicate hydrate
 
Doctoral student Skirmantė Zadavičiūtė
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building C–161
Phone: (8 37) 30 01 63
Research area: Synthesis of oxide and silicate materials of specific properties
 
Doctoral student Agnė Šmigelskytė
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building C–164
Phone: (8 37) 30 01 63
Research area: Production of environ mentally friendly Portland pozzolana cement 
 
Doctoral student Deimantė Monstvilaitė
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building C–164
Phone: (8 37) 30 01 63
Research area: Various cement additives
 
Doctoral student Tadas Dambrauskas
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building C–153
Phone: (8 37) 30 01 63
Research area: The synthesis, properties and application of calcium silicate hydrates

 

Head of Department

prof. Rimvydas Kaminskas
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building C-154
Phone: 8 (37) 300 161
E-mail: rimvydas.kaminskas@ktu.lt

Administrator

Elena Grybauskienė
Radvilėnų St. 19, Building C-165
Phone: 8 (37) 300 163
E-mail: elena.grybauskiene@ktu.lt