Department of Physics

February 16, 1922 is the data of Kaunas University of Technology, Department of Physics origin. Professor V. Čepinskis was appointed as the Head of the Department. The department of Physics with all staff (except one assistant) and the material base was transferred to the Department of Physics of KPI in 1950 when Kaunas University (formerly the University of Vytautas Magnus) was transformed into Kaunas Institute of Technology (KPI) and Kaunas Medical Institute. KPI has been renamed into Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) during the study and education reforms in 1990. Current KTU Department of Physics remained as a single unit at Kaunas University of technology.

 
 
 
 

Dear students,

You can join us by choosing bachelor's, master's or doctorate degree. You'll obtain deep knowledge for new physical technology and nanotechnology application, the development and modification of new materials and implementing modern methods of physical medicine. 

Dear researchers,

Dear researchers, We are conducting research on hydrogen energy, plasma interaction with materials, complex oxide layers synthesis, applied optics, physical modeling, radiation interaction with material, and individuals and in other spheres of applied physics and materials science.

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Head of Study Programmes

 STUDIES: PHYSICS

  Head of  Study Programmes

Doc. dr. Jurgita Čyvienė

Studentų st. 50–229
LT – 51368 Kaunas
Tel. +370 620 23695
 

 

STUDIES: MATERIAL TECHNOLOGIES

  Head of  Study Programmes
Dr. Kristina Bočkutė
Studentų st. 50–248
LT – 51368 Kaunas
 

 

STUDIES: MEDICINE AND HEALTH

  Head of  Study Programmes

Prof. dr. Diana Adlienė

Studentų st. 50–251
LT – 51368 Kaunas
Tel. +370 612 08716
 

Instructors


 

Professors

Prof. dr. Diana Adlienė
Studentų st. 50-251
Tel. (+370) 612 08716
 
Prof. habil. dr. Arvaidas Galdikas
Studentų st. 50–264
Tel. (+370) 616 54520
 
Prof. dr. Giedrius Laukaitis
Studentų st. 50–243
Tel. (+370) 37 300 340
 
Prof. dr. Liutauras Marcinauskas
Studentų st. 50–249
Tel. (+370) 611 17031
 
Prof. habil. dr. Sigitas Tamulevičius
Studentų st. 50–243
Tel. (+370) 686 12300
 

 


Professors Emeritus

Prof. habil. dr. Julius Dudonis
Studentų st. 50-116
Tel. (+370) 612 55684

 

Prof. habil. dr. Alfonsas Grigonis
Studentų st. 50–115
Tel. (+370) 616 28795
 

 


Visiting Professors

prof. dr. Audrius Alkauskas
Studentų st. 50-256 b
 
prof. dr. Žilvinas Rinkevičius
Studentų st. 50–260
 

Asociated Professors

Doc. dr. Brigita Abakevičienė
Studentų st. 50-229
Tel. (+370) 686 07546
 
Doc. dr. Mindaugas Andrulevičius
Studentų st. 50–259
Tel. (+370) 687 80481

 

Doc. dr. Jurgita Čyvienė
Studentų st. 50–229
Tel. (+370) 620 23695
 
Doc. dr. Aleksandras Iljinas
Studentų st. 50–258
Tel. (+370) 615 23668
 
Doc. dr. Leonas Jakevičius
Studentų st. 50–227
Tel. (+370) 618 68466
 
Doc. dr. Sigitas Joneliūnas
Studentų st. 50–227
Tel. (+370) 615 62671
 

Doc. dr. Alvydas Jotautis

Studentų st. 50–239
Tel. (+370) 672 33852
 
Doc. dr. Saulius Mickevičius
Studentų st. 50–248
Tel. (+370) 605 26384
 
Doc. dr. Ramūnas Naujokaitis
Studentų st. 50–239
Tel. (+370) 614 03249
Email: ramunas.naujokaitis@ktu.lt
 
Doc. dr. Judita Puišo
Studentų st. 50–227
Tel. (+370) 610 04812
Email: judita.puiso@ktu.lt
 
Doc. dr. Linas Puodžiukynas
Studentų st. 50–259
Tel. (+370) 698 24161
Email: linas.puodziukynas@ktu.lt
 
Doc. dr. Živilė Rutkūnienė
Studentų st. 50–249
Tel. (+370) 686 54543
Email: zivile.rutkuniene@ktu.lt
 
Doc. dr. Vytautas Stankus
Studentų st. 50–258
Tel. (+370) 610 33946
Email: vytautas.stankus@ktu.lt
 
Doc. dr. Virgilijus Minialga
Studentų st. 50–227
Tel. (+370) 616 28503
Email: virgilijus.minialga@ktu.lt
 
Doc. dr. Gediminas Stankūnas
Breslaujos st. 3-249
Tel. (+370) 401800
Email: gediminas.stankunas@ktu.lt
 

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Lecturers

Dr. Kristina Bočkutė
Studentų st. 50-248
 
Dr. Karolis Gedvilas
Studentų st. 50–256 b
Tel. (+370) 618 38221
 
Dr. Marius Kaminskas
Studentų st. 50–256 b
Tel. (+370) 676 32308
 
Dr. Rimantas Knizikevičius
Studentų st. 50–228
Tel. (+370) 685 24054
 
Dr. Teresa Moskaliovienė
Studentų st. 50–264
Tel. (+370) 674 02556
 
Asta Tamulevičienė
Studentų st. 50
Tel. (+370) 37 313 432
 

Tomas Tamulevičius

Studentų st. 50
Tel. (+370) 662 26308
 
Dr. Darius Virbukas
Studentų st. 50–248
Tel. (+370) 656 39789
 

Scientific-pedagogical auxiliary staff

  Administrator
Lena Gertrūda Cibulskytė
Studentų st. 50–243
Tel. (+370) 619 42426
8 (37) 300 339
  Administrator

Roma Špokienė

Studentų st. 50–228
Tel. (+370) 696 26038
  Academic Assistant / Laborant
Zenonas Šleinius
Studentų st. 50–231
Tel. (+370) 614 76103

Doctoral Students


 

Simonas Bulota
Studentų st. 50-250
Tel. (+370) 622 25396
     
Marius Černauskas
Studentų st. 50–250
Tel. (+370) 604 26164
 
Povilas Gabralevičius
Studentų st. 50–250
Tel. (+370) 6
 
Evelina Jaselskė
Studentų g. 50–250
Tel. (+370) 680 24508
 
Mantas Sriubas
Studentų st. 50–250
Tel. (+370) 625 58249
 
Benas Gabrielis Urbonavičius
Studentų st. 50–250
Tel. (+370) 612 55684
 
Neringa Šeperienė
Studentų st. 50-250
Tel. (+370)611 34592
 

Head of Department

  Head of Department
Prof. dr. Giedrius Laukaitis
Studentų st. 50–243
LT – 51368 Kaunas
Tel. +370 37 30 03 40
  Administrator
Lena Gertrūda Cibulskytė
Studentų st. 50–243
LT – 51368 Kaunas
Tel. +370 37 30 03 39
+370 619 42 426
 
 
 
 

Studies

First cycle (bachelor's) degree programs are appointed to develop general knowledge, to convey theoretical studies background and form necessary for independent work professional skills. University degree programs are oriented towards universal basic of education, academic preparation and the highest level of professional skills.

Bachelor is the first higher university degree awarded to a person who has completed the 180-240 credit studies, prepared and defended the thesis.

All undergraduate programs at Kaunas University of Technology, Faculty of Fundamental Sciences have 240 credits. Studies last 4 years when studying a permanent form, up to 6 years - if studying as a part-time. Part-time form of studies is not so intensive and allows working or devoting time for other student needs.

You will finish first-cycle studies after the preparation and defense of thesis.

Currently the following undergraduate programs are offered:

1. Materials and nanotechnologies

2. Applied physics

Currently the following master's degree  programs are offered:

Applied Physics

Materials Science

Medical Physics

 

Course

Code

Coordinating Lecturer

Physic 1

P190B101

A.Galdikas

Physic 2

P230B202

R.Naujokaitis

Physic 3

P200B104

R.Naujokaitis

Research Project 1

B000M001

D.Adlienė

Research Project 2

B000M002

D.Adlienė

Research Project 3

B000M003

D.Adlienė

Final Degree Project

B000M004

D.Adlienė

Diagnostic radiation physics

B140M003

D.Adlienė

Radiotherapy physics

B140M004

D.Adlienė

Dozimetry

B140M005

G.Adlys

Radiation safety and security

B140M006

D.Adlienė

Applied Non-Ionizing Radiation Physics

B140M100

V.Minialga

Radiobiology

B145M002

D.Adlienė

Applied radionuclide physics

B145M010

J.Puišo

Human anatomy and physiology

B470M001

D.Adlienė

Natural science conception of the world

P000B011

G.Laukaitis

Bachelor's thesis

P000B101

R.Naujokaitis

Applied Physics practice

P000B104

J.Čyvienė

Research Project 1

P000M005

A.Galdikas

Research Project 2

P000M006

A.Galdikas

Research Project 3

P000M007

A.Galdikas

Master Degree Project

P000M008

A.Galdikas

Phenomena of modern optics and effects

P002B001

T.Tamulevičius

Material analysis methods

P002M001

S.Tamulevičius

Functional ceramics

P002M101

V.Stankus

Material analysis methods

P002M102

S.Tamulevičius

Methodology and Computerisation of Physical Experiment

P180B002

B.Abakevičienė

Physical Basis of sensors

P180M001

V.Minialga

Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics

P190B001

A.Galdikas

Classical mechanics

P190B005

S.Mickevičius

Quantum Mechanics

P190B302

S.Mickevičius

Mathematical Physics

P190B303

L.Jakevičius

Nonlinear Dynamics of Nanosystems

P190M010

A.Galdikas

Physical Acoustics

P200B100

L.Jakevičius

Optics

P200B103

A.Galdikas

Physic 3

P200B104

R.Naujokaitis

Ultrasound and its application

P200B105

L.Jakevičius

Electrodynamics

P200B403

Ž.Rutkūnienė

Applied Optics and Photonics

P200M001

A.Laukaitis

Physics of magnetic phenomena

P200M706

A.Iljinas

Nuclear and neutrone physics

P220B001

G.Adlys

Nuclear and particle physics

P220B305

G.Adlys

Radiation influence on  the material

P220M001

L.Marcinauskas

Physic 2

P230B202

R.Naujokaitis

Physical technologies

P230M001

D.Virbukas

Vacuum physics and technology

P240B001

S.Joneliūnas

Plasma physics

P240B010

L.Marcinauskas

Plasma physics

P240B101

L.Marcinauskas

Phenomena in vacuum and gas

P240B304

S.Joneliūnas

Vacuum technology

P240D802

J.Dudonis

Solid state physics

P250B301

A.Grigonis

Radiation interaction with material in nanotechnologies

P250D001

A.Galdikas

Polymer physics and mechanics

P250M705

L.Marcinauskas

Material physics

P260B001

G.Laukaitis

Physics of metals and alloys

P260B010

R.Naujokaitis

Physical methods of analysis

P260B100

G.Laukaitis

Material physics

P260B101

G.Laukaitis

Physics of magnetic phenomena

P260B102

J.Puišo

Surface and surface physics phenomena

P260B103

J.Dudonis

Material physics

P260D001

S.Tamulevičius

Condensed matter physics

P260D010

A.Grigonis

Surface physics and chemistry

P260D100

J.Dudonis

Emission surface analysis methods

P260D807

S.Tamulevičius

Physical Methods of Materials Research

P260M001

G.Laukaitis

Surface analysis methods

P260M002

G.Laukaitis

Modeling methods of electronic structure

P260M100

A.Galdikas

Nanotechnologies in alternative fuel energy

P260M101

G.Laukaitis

Nuclear particles interaction with matter

P260M102

A.Grigonis

Thin films physics and nanotechnology

P260M103

J.Dudonis

Physical fundamentals of microtechnology

P260M611

S.Tamulevičius

Astrophysics

P520B001

V.Stankus

Materials Science Practice

T000B100

J.Čyvienė

Bachelor's thesis

T000B129

G.Laukaitis

Research Project 1

T000M113

G.Laukaitis

Research Project 2

T000M114

G.Laukaitis

Research Project 3

T000M115

G.Laukaitis

Master's thesis

T000M116

G.Laukaitis

Introduction to Materials Science

T150B016

G.Laukaitis

Materials science semester project

T150B114

G.Laukaitis

Materials analysis methods

T150B118

G.Laukaitis

Plasma and plasmachemical processes

T150M703

A.Grigonis

Material science

T152M001

S.Tamulevičius

Coating physics and nanotechnology

T155B010

J.Dudonis

Magnetic materials

T155B145

J.Puišo

Mathematical Materials Science

T155M010

A.Galdikas

Surface engineering and nanotechnology

T155M111

S.Tamulevičius

Magnetic materials and elements

T155M112

J.Puišo

Physical radiation protection basis

T160B001

D.Adlienė

Radiation measurements and radiation protection

T160B101

G.Adlys

Radioactive pollution

T160B106

D.Adlienė

Nuclear systems and equipment

T160B108

G.Adlys

Radioactive pollution

T160B109

D.Adlienė

Radiation measurements and radiation protection

T160B113

G.Adlys

Nuclear Engineering

T160B117

G.Laukaitis

Radioactive pollution

T160B308

D.Adlienė

Dosimetry and protection against ionizing radiation

T160B405

G.Adlys

Radiation detectors and recording methods

T160M004

G.Adlys

Physics basics of micro-and nano technologies

T171B001

R.Naujokaitis

Lighting and acoustics in architecture

T240M008

V.Stankus, K.Otas

 
 

Scientific research

  • Physical technologies for hydrogen energy (Prof. J. Dudonis, prof. G. Laukaitis, prof. S.Tamulevičius, Doc. B. Abakevičienė);
  • Mathematical modeling of heterogenic  processes on multicomponent solid surface layers  (Prof. A.Galdikas, lect. R. Knizikevičius, lect. T. Moskaliovienė);

  • Theoretical modeling of quantum systems and phenomena (Prof. Z. Rinkevicius, doc. S. Mickevičius);
  • Active gas plasma interaction with the solid surface (prof.  A. Grigonis, doc. L. Marcinauskas, doc. Ž. Rutkūnienė)
  • Phenomena in heterostructures (prof. S. Tamulevičius, prof. A. Grigonis, doc. L. Augulis, doc. Ž. Rutkūnienė, doc. M. Andrulevičius);
  • Thin films physics and technology (prof. J. Dudonis, prof. G. Laukaitis, doc. A. Iljinas, doc. J. Čyvienė, doc. V. Stankus);
  • Ionizing radiation physics (Prof. D. Adlienė, lect. G. Adlys);
  • Radiation interaction with material and individuals (prof. D. Adlienė, doc. J. Puišo, lect. G. Adlys);
  • Material research by acoustic waves (doc. L. Jakevičius, doc. V. Minialga);
  • Applied optics, photonics, advanced optics, optoelectronic effects (prof. S. Tamulevičius, doc. L. Augulis, lect. T. Tamulevičius, lekt. A. Tamulevičienė, doc. M. Andrulevičius, doc. L. Puodžiukynas)
 

History of Physics Department (1990-2013)

 

The First Graduate students of Physics Master Program (1995-06-27)

The Supreme Council declared the restoration of Lithuania Act on March 11, 1990. Reorganization of different institutions was held after Lithuania regained independence. Lithuanian higher education institutions were not left besides historical events. Movement group was also established at Kaunas Polytechnic Institute, where actively participated the employees of the Department of Physics: Doc. A. Tamašauskas, researcher A. Meškauskas, senior lecturer A. Žiulpa, researcher dr. A. Batulevičius and others. Researcher of integrated circuits laboratory at Physics Department Dr. A. Batulevičius was elected to the first Kaunas City Council, supported by the Movement in April 13, 1990.

Institute was reorganized into Kaunas University of Technology in October 1, 1990, the Senate was elected, the University Statute was prepared, and it was approved by the Republic of Lithuania Supreme Council President Vytautas Landsbergis on July 2, 1992. Kaunas Polytechnic Institute regained University status in 1990, but department’s structure has changed little. Department of Physics belonged to Radioelectronics faculty, the head of the department remained Prof. L. Pranevičius until February of 1992.

In February of 1992, already in accordance with the new Statute, but not approved by Kaunas University of Technology, the Department of Physics by secret ballot elected Assoc. prof. A. Grigonis for the position of the head of the Department. Mathematics and Physics Departments were united on September 1, 1993 and the Faculty of Fundamental sciences was established (mathematician doc. Vidmantas Pekarskas was elected to the position of the first dean and physicist Doc. Albinas Tamašauskas was elected as the President of the Council). The Faculty consisted of Physics, Applied Mathematics, and Mathematical Research in Systems Departments. The faculty has offered the Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics Bachelor studies at the same year.

Engineers or bachelors of Physical Electronics and Radio electronics specialties became the first students of Physics Master Study’s program. The first students graduated Applied Physics Master studies in 1995. Most of them are working successfully in physics branch. At present, G. Laukaitis is a professor, head of Physics Department; Ž. Rutkūnienė is Associated Professor, PhD, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Fundamental Sciences; D. Milčius is PhD, Manager of Hydrogen Energy Centre, at Lithuanian Energy Institute; A. Miniotas is Phd (defended his dissertation in Sweden); M. Šilinskas is PhD, works as a researcher in Germany.

Department of Physics has been awarded the right to prepare doctoral students in physics in 1992. Applied Physics Bachelor's and Master's studies were registered in the public register in May 19, 1997.

Regular national physics conferences ended at the beginning of independence because of difficult financial situation. It was suggested to organize Applied Physics conferences in 1993. It was enthusiastically greeted and Conference abstracts were published. Retired Professor of Vytautas Ilgūnas offered his help of editing the works of the Conference. 9 conferences were held on this theme, but, after the revitalization of national physics conferences, it was decided that it makes no sense to organize a similar profile events each year and conference profile has been changed to a narrower, and more specialized.

The Department organized the VIII Lithuanian - Polish workshop on solid-state physics and technology in 1998. During this workshop, the idea to organize a thematic conference on the interaction of radiation with material and its use of technology was risen. The first (1999, 2001 and 2003) conferences were called national, though they were attended by foreigners (Latvia, Poland). Later, after the expansion of geography, since 2006 they have become international and were organized every two years.

The contribution of staff of the department to science grew. Prof. S. Tamulevičius launched the initiative to organize conference - school for physics / materials engineering doctoral students and young researchers. Prof. D. Adlienė initiated an international conference - seminar on Medical Physics in the Baltic States. Department staff (A. Grigonis, S. Tamulevičius, D. Adlienė, A. Galdikas, and J. Dudonis) was (is) the invited speakers of international conferences, Program Committee members of the International Conferences, members of the editorial boards of the journals.

The head of Physics department was elected at the end of December of 2000 at the meeting of the Department (the elections were held in accordance with the procedure provided in the Statute). Professor Julius Dudonis was elected as the head of the Department. The new head of the department took his position in February 1, 2001.

J. Dudonis, A. Grigonis, S. Tamulevičius and L. Pranevičius were appointed Lithuanian Science Award for the scientific work “Materials ionic plasma surface engineering” in 2000.

Doc. Vytautas Janilionis began to serve as the Dean of Fundamental Sciences Faculty (he was elected for the position of the dean in December of 2001). Materials science undergraduate study program started at the Department of Physics (it was registered in the State register in June 14, 2002). Prof. I. Končius Optics and Nuclear Physics Laboratory was founded, 80-year anniversary of the Department of Physics was celebrated.

Medical physics postgraduate studies started in 2003 (May 29, 2003 the program was registered in the public register).

Physics Laboratory in the memory of prof. K. Baršauskas 100th birth anniversary was established on May 14, 2004. Lithuanian President Algirdas Mykolas Brazauskas visited the department on that occasion.

The studies of materials science postgraduate program started in 2006 (program was registered at State Register in March 28, 2006).

The support of the Swedish Government was received and dosimetry laboratory was established under the efforts of prof. D. Adlienė and initiative of prof. Soren Mattson on November 17.

The Swiss scientists’ team that included a Nobel Prize winner, inventor of scanning tunneling microscope, physicist H. Rohrer visited the Department of Physics under the initiative of professor D. Adlienė on September 27, 2007.

KTU Senate awarded honorary doctorate title to medical physicist Prof. Soren Mattson in 2008.

Fundamental Sciences Faculty Dean welcomed the initiative to establish the Museum of the Department of Physics in 2010.

 

STUDENTS’. Students are one of the most topical problems of the university. Demographic changes, change of popularity of specialties, the reform of university studies in Lithuania determined that few students have chosen some of the so-called "solid specialties". Physics and material science studies are chosen by a relatively small number of students. About 20 places were appointed for Applied Physics studies until 2003. Almost the same number of students was accepted there. The acceptance limit of 30-33 students was increased to Applied Physics and materials science studies. About 30 students were admitted to both specialties in 2003, 2004, and 2005. After introduction of pupils 'baskets', the number of accepted to the Applied Physics specialty decreased to 20, and there have not been collected the required number of students to the materials science field of studies in 2009-2010...Having  improved materials science degree program in 2010 and replaced it to Materials and Nanotechnology, 20 students have chosen this program in 2011.

Cooperation with Lithuanian institutions, organizing studies. The close cooperation with the Institute of Physical Electronics, Lithuanian Energy Institute Centre for Hydrogen Energy, and Kaunas clinics was provided organizing applied physics, materials science and medical physics studies. For this purpose many professors worked as secondary job at Physics department: prof. S. Tamulevičius, doc. M. Andriulevičius (Institute of Physical Electronics), Dr. D. Milcius (Lithuanian Energy Institute), Prof. L. Pranevičius (VDU) Prof. . dr. E. Kėvelaitis, prof. E. Juozaityte, radiation protection expert A. Vaitkus, dr. M. Laurikaitis (Kaunas Medical University, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences), prof. A. Orliukas (VU), prof. A. Laurinavičius (Institute of Semiconductor Physics), Prof. A. Galdikas (Prospective Technological Institute) and others. They not only lectured, but managed practical works, students’ final papers, PhD students, and were at Commission for final thesis. In these institutions, students not only learned with the latest equipment, but also were performing laboratory works. Modern equipment of these institutions was used for final works of the preparation of dissertations.

After two terms of J. DUDONIS as the head of physics department, Giedrius Laukaitis was appointed as new Head of Physics Department (the appointment was held under the third university statute) from three candidates, by offering of the dean and the Faculty Council after the approval of the Senate and the Rector, in June of 2011.

 

 

 

 

Department of Physics collaborates with:

  • Laboratoire de Catalyse en Chimie Organique (UMR6503) CNRS - Universite de Poitiers, France. Dr.N.Bion (common works in the sphere of cathalysis, Project „Gillibert“ 2011-2012 ).
  • LABORATOIRE DE PHYSIQUE DES MATERIAUX  -  UMR 6630 ) CNRS - Universite de Poitiers, France. Prof. J.P.Riviere (works in the sphere of nitridation, project „Gillibert“ 2009-2010 ).
  • Lithuanian Energy Institute (joint research projects in the field of hydrogen energy - Dr. Milčius D.);
  • Vytautas Magnus University (joint works in the field of hydrogen energy - Prof. Pranevičius L.)
  • Vilnius University, Faculty of Physics (joint works in the field of hydrogen energy - Prof. Orliukas AA);
  • Riga Technical University - prof. A. Medvids, dr. P. Onufrijevs
  • University of Latvia - Dr. I. Manics, dr. J.Maniks
  • Poznan University of Technology - prof. H. Manikovskij, dr. J.Jurga,  Lublin Mary Skladowska - Curie University - prof. J. Zuk, dr. M. Kulik
  • Magdeburg Technical University - Dr. M. Šilinskas
  • Moscow University - Dr. V.Kulikauskas.
  • University of Lund and Malmö University Hospital (Sweden) research group: Professor. Soren Mattsson, medical physicists, Cristian Berhardsson, Ulrika Svanholm, Marcus Soderberg, Carl Magnus Nillsson and Professor Torsten Landberg (Harlev University Hospital, Denmark) visited Kaunas University of Technology. The collaboration in the field of radiation registration during medical diagnostics and therapeutic procedures was discussed. Guests delivered lectures at Kaunas University of Technology for graduate students, studying medical physics program
 

Dissemination

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Studentų g. 50, LT-51368 Kaunas
Tel. +370 37 300339, +370 37 300340
E-mail: fizkat@ktu.lt