Research at KTU FCEA

At KTU’s Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture (FCEA), technology and humanities research is developed, which is carried out by about 100 educators and researchers. The integration of science and business has been developed at the faculty – business is given the opportunity to use the most advanced technological solutions and services provided. 3 scientific groups are active in the faculty, we have 2 internal centers (Centre for Smart Cities and Infrastructure (CSCI) and Building Materials and Structures Research Centre) that actively contribute to scientific activities. Doctoral students also actively contribute to faculty research projects.

Every year, the faculty holds a student scientific conference “Smart Build Environment”, and every few years an international scientific conference is held to present both construction engineering and architectural scientific research.

Are you interested in other ways to contribute to the faculty’s activities? Contact us!


Dr. Aušra Mlinkauskienė

Vice-Dean for Research

Studentų g. 48, Kaunas

Gintarė Stankevičiūtė

Research administrator

Studentų g. 48, Kaunas


Research Groups

Research group Activity description Priorities of R&D activities Research fields
Building Materials, Constructions and Technologies The research group “Building Materials, Structures and Technologies” activities are related to new production processes, innovative building materials, constructions, and sustainable development of construction technologies, in order to achieve sustainable growth of the built environment.The … More

·  Digital Transformation

·  Transformation of Industry

·  Construction Technologies

·  Functional Materials and Technologies

Cultural and Spatial Environment The objects of the research of the scientific group: the space surrounding a person – created, transformed, and adapted to his/her needs as a reservoir and catalyst of various social, cultural, economic processes. The term “environment” in this context includes objects of various scales: … More

·  Digital Transformation

·  Smart Cities and Resilient Communities

·  Architecture⸴ Urban Activities and Cultural Heritage

·  Digital Media and Culture

Sustainable Energy in the Built Environment The Sustainable Energy in the Built Environment (SEBERG) at the Kaunas University of Technology, engages with state-of-the-art research regarding sustainable energy resources and building physics. SEBERG activities include research in the fields of experimental and computational building … More ·  Smart Cities and Resilient Communities ·  Sustainable Energy

Research projects




Implementation of Circular Economy in the Built Environment (CircularB) 2022-10-27 2026-10-26
European network for Fostering Large-scale Implementation of Energy Geostructure (FOLIAGE) 2022-09-15 2026-09-14
Building Performance Digitalisation and Dynamic Logbooks for Future Value-Driven Services (CHRONICLE) 2022-07-01 2025-12-31
Modular energy islands for sustainability and resilience (MODENERLANDS) 2021-10-11 2025-10-10
Boosting Research for a Smart and Carbon Neutral Built Environment with Digital Twins (SmartWins) 2022-10-01 2025-09-30
Development of Utilities Management Platform for the case of Quarantine and Lockdown – eUMaP 2021-01-01 2024-12-31
Development of a less polluting, automated facade system integrated into building management systems 2021-07-16 2024-04-30
BUILD UP Skills Lithuania – rebooting the National Construction Platform and Roadmap (LIFE21-CET-BUILDSKILLS-REBOOT-SKILLS-LT) 2022-09-01 2024-02-29
Solutions to reduce aggressive ions SO42- and Cl- during transport in Portland cement concrete with steel reinforcement in hydraulic structures (MARCOCN) 2022-01-03 2023-12-31
Research network for including geothermal technologies into decarbonized heating and cooling grids 2019-12-17 2023-10-14
A novel decentralized edge-enabled PREsCriptivE and ProacTive framework for increased energy efficiency and well-being in residential buildings (PRECEPT) 2020-10-01 2023-09-30
GENIUS LOCI: urbanization and civil society 2020-09-24 2023-09-23
Next-generation Dynamic Digital EPCs for Enhanced Quality and User Awareness (D^2EPC) 2020-09-01 2023-08-31
Digital Twins for Energy Optimization 2022-05-26 2023-05-25
Advanced Engineering and Research of (aero)Gels for Environment and Life Sciences 2019-04-30 2023-04-29
Writing Urban Places. New Narratives of the European City 2019-03-28 2023-03-14
Up-to-date Information Systems in Urban Regeneration (UISUR) 2020-01-02 2022-12-31
BOOstinG Innovation and Entrepreneurship through European Universities – BOOGIE-U 2021-07-15 2022-12-31
Ammonia and Greenhouse Gases Emissions from Animal Production Buildings 2019-01-22 2021-11-02
Indoor living space improvement: Smart Habitat for the Elderly 2017-10-24 2021-10-23
Self-Healing as Preventive Repair of Concrete Structures 2016-09-30 2020-09-29
European Cooperation for Statistics of Network Data Science (COSTNET) 2016-05-11 2020-05-10
Innovation in Intelligent Management of Heritage Buildings 2015-05-06 2019-05-05
Understanding Wood Modification through an Integrated Scientific and Environmental Impact Approach (ModWoodLife) 2015-03-10 2019-03-09
European Network for Shallow Geothermal Energy Applications in Buildings and Infrastructures (GABI) 2015-03-09 2019-03-08

Science Projects

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Scientific journal

Journal Sustainable Architecture and Civil Engineering

In 2012, the first issue of the scientific journal Journal Sustainable Architecture and Civil Engineering was published at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture of KTU. The magazine is interdisciplinary, the articles analyze aspects of sustainability in the context of architecture, urbanism and construction, building materials and technology, construction, energy and indoor microclimate issues, as well as the currently so relevant environmental and digitization topics. A few years ago, the journal was included in the Scopus database.

According to citation rates, by 2022 the most popular articles were:

The journal is open access, so those who want to get acquainted with the journal issues and published articles can do so here:


Science events


Significant publications


Doctoral studies

Below is the list of doctoral dissertations defended in the last three years by the young scientists working at the Faculty:

Author Research area Date Research tutor Name of Dissertation
Deividas Martinavičius 02T 2022-05-16 Augonis M. Research of local buckling behaviour of composite thin-walled steel-concrete structures
Ignacio Villalón Fornés 02T 2022 01 07 Vaičiukynienė D. The Improvement of the Main Properties of Phosphogypsum Binding Material by using the Casting and the Press-forming Processing methods
Marius Ivaškevičius 03H 2021 12 17 Zaleckis K. Influence Of Urban Shape (As Memory) On Social Capital
Ingrida Povilaitienė 03H 2021 07 02 Kamičaitytė J. Assessment and Modelling of the Identity of Cityscape
Tadas Lisauskas 02T 2021 04 27 Augonis M. Research of CFRP Strengthened Flexural Reinforced Concrete Beams
Erika Zaleskienė 03H 2019 09 26 Gražulevičiūtė-Vileniškė I. Research and Integrated management of rural-urban Interface Landscapes (case of Lithuania)
Vytautas Bocullo 02T 2019 08 27 Vaičiukynienė D. Research of Structure and Properties of Geopolymer Concrete from Industrial Waste
Laura Stasiulienė 02T 2018 06 19 Jurelionis A. Combined impacts of indoor climate systems in buildings on occupant inhaled volatile organic compounds concentration
Tadas Zingaila 02T 2018 06 18 Augonis M. The investigation of mechanical properties of flexural reinforced concrete composite members with ultra-high performance concrete layer
Eglė Klumbytė 02T 2018 05 31 Bliūdžius R. Development and application of municipal residential buildings facilities management model
Vaiva Balvočienė History and theory of arts dr. Kęstutis Zaleckis
Sandeep Bandarwadkar Civil Engineering dr. Tadas Ždankus
Karolina Butkutė Civil Engineering dr. Vitoldas Vaitkevičius
Aurelija Daugėlaitė History and theory of arts dr. Indrė Gražulevičiūtė-Vileniškė
Thomas Andre Jeremy Gloaguen History and theory of arts dr. Kęstutis Zaleckis
Eglė Januškienė History and theory of arts dr. Jūratė Kamičaitytė
Paulius Kavaliauskas Civil Engineering dr. Andrius Jurelionis
Monika Liočaitė-Raubickienė Architecture Gintaras Balčytis
Fallon Clare Manhanga Civil Engineering dr. Žymantas Rudžionis
Lina Morkūnaitė Civil Engineering dr. Darius Pupeikis
Iryna Osadcha Statybos inžinerija dr. Andrius Jurelionis
Mustafa Muthanna Najm Shahrabani Civil Engineering dr. Rasa Apanavičienė
Paulius Spūdys Civil Engineering dr. Paris Fokaides
Martynas Statkauskas Civil Engineering dr. Danutė Vaičiukynienė
Gintautas Tamošaitis Civil Engineering dr. Danutė Vaičiukynienė
Himanshu Patel Tuniki Civil Engineering dr. Andrius Jurelionis
Darius Žurinskas Civil Engineering dr. Danutė Vaičiukynienė

From 2022 In March, the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture included informal assessment/counseling of doctoral students in the process of conducting doctoral studies, which aims to reduce the dropout rates of doctoral students, increase the number of doctoral students who defended their defense on time in the department, and also provide more detailed and versatile feedback to the doctoral student, consulting not only with their scientific supervisors but also with other scientists who specialize in areas related to the topics of the dissertations being prepared.

Informal evaluation/consultation is a process in which the doctoral student is provided with collegial feedback about the doctoral research process, selected research methods, research results, and the quality of the presentation. Informal assessment/consultation at the Faculty of Construction and Architecture

Composition of the informal assessment consultation group:

  • members of the Faculty’s research groups, business representatives, and foreign partners may be included in the informal evaluation process;
  • the composition of the informal assessment group can be interdisciplinary, including members from different scientific fields or directions;
  • the composition of the informal evaluation group may change depending on the needs of the doctoral students. Their composition is adjusted by the doctoral students themselves and their scientific supervisors.

Research infrastructure and services

One of the most effective ways to strengthen the integration of science and business is to increase cooperation. We invite you to use the technological solutions developed by our scientists, the database of the best graduates, and other services and offers.

We invite you to use the services of the Building Materials and Structures Research centre, which is accredited by the Lithuanian National Accreditation Bureau to conduct tests of many building materials, products and structures.


Reservation of equipment and orders for services are available on KTU Open Access Centre.