48 months
11045 EUR/year
11045 EUR/year
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The doctoral candidate position in Electrodynamical investigation of functional metamaterials from Vilnius Gediminas Technical University is available in the faculty of Electronics, Department of Electronic Systems. Applicants interested in other research topics related to metamaterials are also welcome to apply.

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Key Features

Metamaterials open wide avenues for applications including manipulation of electromagnetic waves by blocking, absorbing, enhancing, or bending waves. Over the past 20 years, techniques for producing nanostructures have matured, resulting in a wide range of ground-breaking solutions that can control light and heat on very small scales. Some of the areas of advancement that have contributed to these techniques are photonic crystals, nanolithography, plasmonic phenomena, and nanoparticle manipulation. From these advances, a new branch of novel material science has emerged—metamaterials. Metamaterials have, in the last few decades, inspired scientists and engineers to think about waves beyond traditional constraints imposed by materials in which they propagate, conceiving new functionalities, such as subwavelength imaging, invisibility cloaking, and broadband ultraslow light. 

While mainly for ease of fabrication, many of the metamaterials concepts have initially been demonstrated at longer wavelengths and for microwaves, metamaterials have subsequently moved to photonic frequencies and the nanoscale. At the same time, metamaterials are recently embedding new quantum materials such as graphene, dielectric nanostructures and, as metasurfaces, surface geometries and surface waves, while also embracing new functionalities such as nonlinearity, quantum gain, and strong light-matter coupling. 

The selected candidate of the Electrodynamical investigation of functional metamaterials programme from Vilnius Gediminas Technical University will work on the PhD thesis under the supervision of Prof. dr. Tatjana Gric. The successful applicant will have to attend scientific conferences, meetings and internships in the other universities. 

Programme Structure

  • Independent research under supervision;
  • Courses for PhD students (approximately 30 ECTS credits);
  • Participation in research networks, including placements at other, primarily foreign, research institutions;
  • Teaching or another form of knowledge dissemination, which is related to the PhD topic when possible;
  • The completion of a PhD thesis.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Postgraduate diploma (or higher)
  • The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
  • You must take verified copies of the entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
  • At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
  • Certified copies of the Master’s degree diploma and its supplement with grades or higher education equivalent to it;
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV);
  • List of scientific publications and their copies or research proposal (if scientific publications are not included);
  • Copy of a personal data page of a passport or a copy of a personal ID;
  • Other documents that an applicant wants to submit.
One of the following is accepted:
  • FCE (First Certificate in English): A
  • CAE (Certificate in Advanced English): C
  • CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English): C
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) paper based: 510, internet based: 70, computer based: 180. 
  • B2 Certificate in English

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11045 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11045 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    11045 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11045 EUR per year during 48 months.

part-time studies - 7 363,00  (6-year)

Living costs for Vilnius

490 - 856 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


The PhD studies can be financed by the companies or enterprises financial resources or a PhD student‘s personal finances. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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