Annual summer school for PhD students attracted more than 110 young researchers

2016-09-06 15:45

As every year, 18th international conference-school „Advanced Materials and Technologies“ was held in Palanga in the end of August. This school is an excellent opportunity for PhD students and young researchers to develop common and special skills as well as to meet with international collaborators.

participants of conference

In 2016, more than 110 students and young researchers from the fields of physics, chemistry and materials science attended the event. Young researchers were given 16 lectures by 15 best specialists from Belarus, France, Germany, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal and United Kingdom. Topics were related to functional materials and coatings physics, development, technology and application; optical biosensors; plasma polymerization for bioapplications; magnetic tunnel junctions; terahertz imaging systems; surface characterization systems using XPS; optical techniques for investigation of carrier dynamics; electron beam lithography; nanofabrication with focused ion beams.

Not only Lithuanian institutions (Kaunas University of Technology, Vilnius University, Center for Physical Sciences and Technology, Lithuanian Materials Research Society), but also Riga Technical University, University of Latvia and University of Tartu had organized and actively attended the event. Other participants were from Belarus, Demark, Poland, Romania, Russia and Ukraine.

Young researchers presented 121 posters in a poster session. The works were evaluated by a competent international jury, which chose 8 best works. Among the best poster presenters, 4 students were from Kaunas University of Technology: Tomas Klinavičius (Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, „Modelling of multiple laser beam interference in 3D“), Lukas Stankevičius (Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, „Simulation of antireflection multilayered structure based on diamond-like carbon and titanium nitride films for infrared spectrum on metal substrate“), Aušrinė Jurkevičiūtė (Institute of Materials Science, „Spectroscopic ellipsometry studies of diamond like carbon thin films containing silver nanoparticles“) and Aistė Lisauskaitė (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design, „Polydimethylsiloxane and cellulose, eucalyptus and sage composites properties and antibacterial effect“).

Organizers of conference-school „Advanced Materials and Technologies 2016“ acknowledges the support from Kaunas University of Technology, Raith GmbH, JSC „Inospectra“, JSC „Vildoma“, JSC „Grida“, Kaunas Science and Technology Park, JSC „AGA“, JSC „Armgate“, JSC „Fima“ and JSC „Holtida“.