Institute of Materials Science

Major research activities of the Institute are related to the development of micro and nanotechnologies, thin film and surface engineering employing ion, plasma, and laser technologies, novel applications of nanostructures and nanomaterials, development and implementation of diffractive optics, microfluidics, micro-optical elements, interference filters, biosensors etc.

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Scientific, educational, cultural and educational activities, which creates preconditions to satisfy the country’s economic and scientific development needs of rapid change and increasing competition, to build an information and knowledge society, to achieve the international recognition of the country’s intellectual potential.


High scientific excellence university research institute, which carries out fundamental and applied research with emphasis on national and European research priorities, actively participating in the creation and the development of high technologies in Lithuania, integrated into all levels of university study process, providing analytical, scientific and technological services to business partners.


Highly qualified scientists and researchers, engineers and technical Staff. Our scientists are nominees and winners of various national and international contests.

The Institute maintains strong connections with top European universities and research institutions.

– Network for clean-room facilities within the Baltic Sea Region “Technet-Nano
– BIRTI (Baltic Infrastructure for Research, Technology and Innovation)
– Collaborative Network of Doctorate Programme in Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials 

– Germany – Kiel University
– Denmark – The University of Southern Denmark
– Sweden – Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University, Chalmers University
– USA – Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials at Stanford University, Lehigh University
– Switzerland – Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research, Paul Sherrer Institute
– Ukraine – Lviv Polytechnic National University
– Belarus – Minsk University of Informatics and Radio electronics
– Japan – Tsukuba National Institute for Materials Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology
– The Netherlands – The University of Twente
– Latvia – The University of Latvia, Riga Technical University
– Czech Republic – Czech Technical University

In the laboratories of the Institute, world-renowned scientists and researchers are working. The Director of the Institute, Professor Sigitas Tamulevičius is a full member of Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, scholar, honorary professor of Southern Denmark University.

KTU Institute of Materials Science used to be called KTU Institute of Physical Electronics until the 1st of February, 2010. Institute of Physical Electronics was established in 1994, after reforming “Mikrolira”, a research centre for semiconductor microelectronics. In 2003 the Institute was reformed into an independent research institute by transferring the rights of the establishment to Kaunas University of Technology. On the 1st of January, 2010, by decree of the Lithuanian government, the Institute was fully integrated into KTU.
The activities of the Institute are aimed towards scientific research and its applications by developing new materials and novel technologies. Some of the applications are closely related to research and development in the area of document anti-counterfeiting. Research is conducted in cooperation with Lithuanian and foreign scientific organizations and industry.
The state-of-the-art technological and analytical equipment is available in the Institute’s laboratories, which allows to conduct micro technology and nanotechnology experiments as well as research of physical and chemical material properties. The Institute staff also participates in the study process within the University. They give lectures, conduct workshops and supervise final projects of the students. In return, the MSc and PhD students actively participate in the research within the Institute.



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