Research

Research conducted by Panevėžys Faculty of Technologies and Business meets national and international priorities: it is multi-dimensional and interdisciplinary; the Faculty’s scientists and researchers are participating in national and international projects, taking part in scientific conferences, and are actively involved in R&D projects and non-formal education. Global grant programmes and involvement in national research programmes enables the Faculty’s scientists to achieve significant results.

 

Research areas

Studies on traffic safety, transport logistics and environmental protection

Research focuses on investigations on traffic accidents in streets and roads by defining the reasons of these accidents and finding solutions. Studies on transport logistics aim to explore the possibilities of applying technological solutions in the fields of cargo loading/uploading, storage and freight. The issues of logistics centres management have been also investigated. Research in environmental protection solves the questions related to transport noise, pollution, vibration prevention and control.

 

Studies on strength of materials and structural elements and technology processes of their processing

Research in this topic is devoted to the development and improvement of methodologies for the determination of strength, stiffness and durability of loaded layered (mechanically heterogeneous) structural elements. The method of calculation of elastically deformable layered structural elements has been developed, which allows to precisely predict the behaviour of such constructions during loading and compression loading, and predicts decomposition and strength.

 

Building materials for constructions and energy

Research in this topic is related to the development of multi-purpose selection methods for efficient solutions for A ++ energy efficiency buildings.

Organisational processes and management solutions in the context of enhancing competitiveness

Research in this topic is related to the effectiveness of organisational processes and evaluation of their efficiency with the aim to optimise the processes in different stages of value chain creation and to develop the organisational values that lead to socially responsible behaviour. The search for management solutions is based on identifying practical problems in economics, management, finances, law and marketing and applying the research based knowledge and organisational wisdom.

 

Educational empowerment and employability

This topic deals with the qualitative and quantitative research on academic youth mobility and their integration into job market or other forms of employment (entrepreneurship, volunteering, self-employment) taking into account other stakeholders (educational institutions and job market representatives). The focus on educational empowerment is related to the exploration of the ways for developing youth‘s competences required by job market and enabling leadership for learning. The latter research aspect reflects the studies on educational empowerment of schools community: encouragement of leadership among teachers and pupils, analysis of relationship between pupils’ learning achievements and leadership.

 

Research groups

Research group Principal Investigator
Modelling, development and application of microelectromechanical systems Prof. dr. Darius Viržonis
 

Research achievements and impact

Patents

Valickas, Jonas (išrad.); Jankauskas, Jonas Algimantas (išrad.); Satkevičius, Martynas (išrad.). Laiptais galintis kopti įrenginys ir tokio įrenginio pavaros energijos sąnaudų valdymo būdas = A device capable to move by stairs and method of energy control of this device / išradėjai: Jonas Valickas, Jonas Algimantas Jankauskas, Martynas Satkevičius ; savininkas: Kauno technologijos universitetas. LT 6343 B. 2017-01-10. 13 p. Prieiga per internetą: <http://www.vpb.lt/db_patentai/rezult-singl.php?id=X531282> [žiūrėta 2017-07-13]. [DB: Lietuvos Respublikos patentų duomenų bazė]

Vanagas, Gailius (išrad.); Viržonis, Darius (išrad.); Šergalis, Gvidas (išrad.); Ramanavičienė, Almira (išrad.); Ramanavičius, Arūnas (išrad.). Skysto mėginio analizavimo sistema ir būdas = System and method of analyse of liquid sample / išradėjai: Gailius Vanagas, Darius Viržonis, Gvidas Šergalis, Almira Ramanavičienė, Arūnas Ramanavičius ; savininkas: Kauno technologijos universitetas. LT 6394 B. 2017-06-12. 20 p. Prieiga per internetą: <http://www.vpb.lt/db_patentai/rezult-singl.php?id=X531302> [žiūrėta 2017-07-13]. [DB: Lietuvos Respublikos patentų duomenų bazė]

Defended dissertations at the Department of Technology, 2012–2016:

Name, surname Title of PHD thesis Supervisor Defence year
Evaldas Sapeliauskas Application of Capacitive Micro machined Ultrasonic Transducers for Biosensor Prof. dr. Darius Viržonis. 2017 m.
Olga Fiodorova Detection of Mobile Robot Coordinates Using the Known Environmental Information Prof. dr. K. Kiprijonas Šarkauskas 2016 m.
Justinas Tilindis Production Efficiency Optimisation by Modelling Manual Assembly Processes Prof. dr. Vytautas Kleiza 2016 m.
Donatas Aviža Multi-Purpose Selectonovation of an Optimal Thermal Insulation Layer for Building Envelopes Prof. dr. Zenonas Turskis 2016 m.
Saulius Sinkevičius Development and Analysis of Algorithms for Object Identification Based on Image Prof. dr. Arūnas Lipnickas 2015 m.
Silvija Sėrikovienė Research on Application of Learning Objects Reusability and Quality Evaluation Methods Prof. habil. dr. J. Mockus 2013 m.
Nerijus Partaukas Research on Stress State and Strength in Multilayer Bars and Pipes Prof. dr. J. Bareišis 2012 m.
Gailius Vanagas Influence of Structural Materials Properties on Functional Parameters of Microelectromechanical Systems Assoc. dr. V. Grigaliūnas 2012 m.

Defended dissertations at the Department of Economics and Business, 2012–2016:

Name, surname Title of PHD thesis Supervisor Defence year
Sandra Jakštienė Assessment of Microeconomic and Macroeconomic Factors’ Impact on Vulnerable Job Market Segments Assoc. dr. D. Beržinskienė 2013 m.
Asta Krašenkienė Lithuanian Trade Unions: Structure, Membership and Efficiency Prof. dr. A. Krupavičius 2013 m.

The impact of projects

 

Research infrastructure and services

Research-based technological solutions developed by our Faculty‘s scientists and researchers help solve the problems of business and industry clients. The R&D collaboration includes all stages of activity: from completing simple orders to first testing of prototypes and joint R&D projects of national and international importance.

 

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Research projects

International projects

On-line quality assurance of study programmes EQUASP (TEMPUS). 2014–2016. Project leader, Assoc. Prof. B. Stanikūnienė
Miniaturized Phospholipid Biosensors. 2013–2015. Project leader Prof.  D. Viržonis.

National projects

Application of Micro membrane Devices for the Registration of Specific Antigen-Antibody Interaction. 2012–2014. Funded by The Research Council of Lithuania. Project leader Prof. D. Viržonis
Research and Development of an Interdisciplinary Performance Involving Dance, Music and Robotics. 2013–2014. Funded by The Research Council of Lithuania. Project leader Prof. V. Sinkevičius
Investigating Attitudes Representing Migration Experiences of High School Students. 2012–2013. Funded by The Research Council of Lithuania. Project leader Assoc. Prof. N. Kvedaraitė.
Research of the Resonant Ultrasonic Devices for the High Sensitivity Greenhouse Gas Sensing (GasCMUT), 2017-2019. Project leader Prof. D. Viržonis
Isolation of high nutrition value products from starch production industrial waste, 2018-2022. Project leader dr. R.Kodžius.

Institutional projects

Control of Logistic Robot System by the Algorithm of Dynamically Changing Environment Weight Centre (RoboLog), 2018, Project leader dr. O. Strikulienė.
Mikrosrautų įtaiso su integruotais mikroelektromechaniniais jutikliais tyrimas (BioCMUT), 2018, Project leader dr. G. Vanagas.
 

Significant publications

 The most significant publications of the PFTB in 2015–2018

[S1; CH] Dzedzickis, Andrius; Bučinskas, Vytautas; Viržonis, Darius; Šešok, Nikolaj; Ulčinas, Artūras; Iljin, Igor; Šutinys, Ernestas; Petkevičius, Sigitas; Gargasas, Justinas; Morkvėnaitė-Vilkončienė, Inga. Modification of the AFM sensor by a precisely regulated air stream to increase imaging speed and accuracy in the contact mode // Sensors. Basel: MDPI AG. ISSN 1424-8220. 2018, vol. 18, iss. 8, art. no. 2694, p. 1-16. DOI: 10.3390/s18082694. [EI Compendex Plus; DOAJ; Embase; CABI Abstracts; PubMed; Scopus; INSPEC; Chemical abstracts; Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)] [CiteScore: 3,23, SNIP: 1,550, SJR: 0,584 (2017, Scopus Sources)] [M.kr.: 01T, 08T, 09T] [Indėlis: 0,050]
[S1; US] Pelenis, Donatas; Dzedzickis, Andrius; Morkvėnaitė-Vilkončienė, Inga; Bučinskas, Vytautas; Barauskas, Dovydas; Vanagas, Gailius; Mikolajūnas, Marius; Katkus, Justinas; Viržonis, Darius. Noncontact sensing of elastic modulus of the UV cured furniture coatings by the transverse acoustical waves // IEEE sensors journal. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. ISSN 1530-437X. eISSN 1558-1748. 2018, vol. 18, iss. 16, p. 65276532. DOI: 10.1109/JSEN.2018.2850362. [IEEE Xplore; Scopus; Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)] [CiteScore: 3,29, SNIP: 1,555, SJR: 0,619 (2017, Scopus Sources)] [M.kr.: 09T] [Indėlis: 0,280]
[S4; PL] Vaicekauskaite, Rita; Valackiene, Asta. The need for entrepreneurial education at university // Journal of teacher education for sustainability. Warsaw: De Gruyter. ISSN 1691-4147. eISSN 1691-5534. 2018, vol. 20, iss. 1, p. 82-92. DOI: 10.2478/jtes-2018-0005. [Education Source; Scopus; ERIC] [CiteScore: 1,15, SNIP: 1,335, SJR: 0,313 (2017, Scopus Sources)] [M.kr.: 05S, 03S] [Indėlis: 0,500]
[S1; US] Pelenis, Donatas; Barauskas, Dovydas; Sapeliauskas, Evaldas; Vanagas, Gailius; Mikolajūnas, Marius; Viržonis, Darius. Acoustical streaming in microfluidic CMUT integrated chip controls the biochemical interaction rate // Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. ISSN 1057-7157. eISSN 1941-0158. 2017, Vol. 26, iss. 5, p. 1012-1017. DOI: 10.1109/JMEMS.2017.2701144. [IEEE Xplore; Scopus; MEDLINE; Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)] [CiteScore: 2,76, SNIP: 1,376, SJR: 0,734 (2017, Scopus Sources)] [M.kr.: 01T] [Indėlis: 1,000]
[S1; CH] Schulze, Frank; Gao, Xinghua; Viržonis, Darius; Damiati, Samar; Schneider, Marlon R.; Kodzius, Rimantas. Air quality effects on human health and approaches for its assessment through microfluidic chips // Genes. Basel: MDPI AG. ISSN 2073-4425. 2017, vol. 8, iss. 10, article 244, p. 1-26. DOI: 10.3390/genes8100244. [Scopus; BIOSIS Previews; MEDLINE; Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)] [CiteScore: 3,49, SNIP: 0,856, SJR: 1,820 (2017, Scopus Sources)] [M.kr.: 02B] [Indėlis: 0,166]
[S2; GB] Leišytė, Liudvika; Vilkas, Mantas; Staniškienė, Eglė; Žostautienė, Daiva. Balancing countervailing processes at a Lithuanian university // Learning Organization. Bingley, W. Yorkshire: Emerald. ISSN 09696474. eISSN 1758-7905. 2017, Vol. 24, iss. 5, p. 1-13. DOI: 10.1108/TLO-02-2017-0025. [Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science); Scopus; EMERALD] [CiteScore: 1,11, SNIP: 1,024, SJR: 0,345 (2017, Scopus Sources)] [M.kr.: 03S] [Indėlis: 0,250]
[S1; GB] Žostautienė, Daiva; Žvirelienė, Renata; Susnienė, Dalia. Changes of marketing culture expression: comparison analysis in times of economic recession and recovery // Economic research = Ekonomska istraživanja. Oxfordshire: Routledge-Taylor & Francis. ISSN 1331-677X. eISSN 1848-9664. 2017, Vol. 30, iss. 1, p. 302-317. DOI: 10.1080/1331677X.2017.1305806. [Scopus; Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science)] [IF: 1,137; AIF: 1,766; IF/AIF: 0,643; kvartilis: Q2 (2017, InCites JCR SSCI)] [CiteScore: 1,37, SNIP: 1,097, SJR: 0,404 (2017, Scopus Sources)] [M.kr.: 03S] [Indėlis: 1,000]
[S1; DE] Jucius, Dalius; Grigaliūnas, Viktoras; Lazauskas, Algirdas; Sapeliauskas, Evaldas; Abakevičienė, Brigita; Smetona, Saulius; Tamulevičius, Sigitas. Effect of fused silica surface wettability on thermal reflow of polymer microlens arrays // Microsystem Technologies. Berlin: Springer. ISSN 0946-7076. 2017, Vol. 23, iss. 6, p. 2193-2206. DOI: 10.1007/s00542-016-2975-3 . [Scopus; SpringerLink; Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)] [CiteScore: 1,34, SNIP: 0,803, SJR: 0,346 (2017, Scopus Sources)] [M.kr.: 08T] [Indėlis: 0,142]
[S4; GB] Susnienė, Dalia; Žostautienė, Daiva. Synergy of corporate and marketing culture in fostering corporate social responsibility // Journal of promotion management. Oxon: Routledge-Taylor & Francis. ISSN 1049-6491. eISSN 1540-7594. 2016, vol. 22, iss. 2, p. 209-223. DOI: 10.1080/10496491.2016.1121734. [Academic Search Complete; Scopus; ERIC; Business Source Complete] [CiteScore: 0,65, SNIP: 0,614, SJR: 0,274 (2016, Scopus Sources)] [M.kr.: 03S] [Indėlis: 1,000]
[S1; NL] Morkvėnaitė-Vilkončienė, Inga; Viržonis, Darius; Dzedzickis, Andrius; Bučinskas, Vytautas; Rožėnė, Justė; Vilkončius, Raimundas; Vaičiulis, Dainius; Ramanavičienė, Almira; Ramanavičius, Arūnas. The improvement of the accuracy of electromagnetic actuator basedatomic force microscope operating in contact mode and thedevelopment of a new methodology for the estimation of controlparameters and the achievement of superior image quality // Sensors and actuators A: Physical. Amsterdam: Elsevier B.V. ISSN 0924-4247. 2019, vol. 287, p. 168-176. DOI: 10.1016/j.sna.2019.01.015. [Scopus; ScienceDirect; Compendex; Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)] [CiteScore: 2,79, SNIP: 1,363, SJR: 0,699 (2017, Scopus Sources)] [M.kr.: 08T, 09T] [Indėlis: 0,166]
[S1; US] Bartkevicius, S.; Fiodorova, O.; Knys, A.; Derviniene, A.; Dervinis, G.; Raudonis, V.; Lipnickas, A.; Baranauskas, V.; Sarkauskas, K.; Balasevicius, L. Mobile robots navigation modeling in known 2D environment based on Petri nets // Intelligent automation and soft computing. San Antonio, TX: TSI Press. ISSN 1079-8587. eISSN 2326-005X. 2018, vol. 24, iss. 2, p. 241-248. DOI: 10.1080/10798587.2016.1264695. [Scopus; Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)] [CiteScore: 0,62, SNIP: 0,389, SJR: 0,183 (2017, Scopus Sources)] [M.kr.: 01T, 07T] [Indėlis: 0,100]
[S1; NL] Grigaliūnas, Viktoras; Lazauskas, Algirdas; Jucius, Dalius; Viržonis, Darius; Abakevičienė, Brigita; Smetona, Saulius; Tamulevičius, Sigitas. Microlens fabrication by 3D electron beam lithography combined with thermal reflow technique // Microelectronic engineering. Amsterdam: Elsevier. ISSN 0167-9317. eISSN 18735568. 2016, vol. 164, p. 23-29. DOI: 10.1016/j.mee.2016.07.003. [Academic Search Complete; Scopus; Chemical Abstracts (CAplus); Compendex; INSPEC; Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)] [CiteScore: 1,69, SNIP: 0,949, SJR: 0,589 (2016, Scopus Sources)] [M.kr.: 08T] [Indėlis: 0,142]
[S1; US] Mažeika, Romas; Dambrauskas, Tadas; Baltakys, Kęstutis; Mikolajūnas, Marius; Staugaitis, Gediminas; Viržonis, Darius; Baltrušaitis, Jonas. Molecular and morphological structure of poultry manure derived organo-mineral fertilizers (OMFs) // ACS Sustainable chemistry and engineering. Washington, NW: ACS Publications. eISSN 2168-0485. 2016, vol. 4, iss. 9, p. 4788-4796. DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.6b00984. [Scopus; Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)] [CiteScore: 5,92, SNIP: 1,434, SJR: 1,572 (2016, Scopus Sources)] [M.kr.: 05T] [Indėlis: 0,142]

Contacts

Dr. Olga Strikulienė

Vice-Dean for Research

Nemuno st. 33 – 200, Panevėžys

phone:. + 370 (45) 596 253

e-mail: olga.strikuliene@ktu.lt

 

Sandra Žalgevičienė

Technology Tranfer Specialist

K. Baršausko st. 59 – A448, Kaunas

phone:. +370 (612) 415 17

e-mail:  sandra.zalgeviciene@ktu.lt

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