School career


Honors and Awards

2013 Award for scientific excellence PES, Level A, CNU30/ University of  Lorraine

2008 The best D. Phil. Thesis Grenoble INP

2007 The best student paper IEEE-TUFFC, Int. conference ISAF, Nara, Japan

2006 Special excellence fellowship “Bourse EIFFEL” EGIDE, France

2005 Award for the best student work in exact sciences Lithuanian Academy of Sciences

2004 Magnus Cum Laude Master  Diploma (attributed for students with excellent academic recordings and significant research results) Vilnius University

2003, 2004 Acknowledgment for student with significant research results Vilnius University

1998, 1997 4th in National Pupil Competition of Chemistry, Lithuania

1996 3rd in National Pupil Competition of Chemistry, Lithuania


Since 03/20014           Chaire of Excellence, Laboratory of Excellence ACTION, FEMTO-ST Institute, University of Franche-Comté

Given lectures: Master: Piezoelectric materials (CM, TD), Clean room technology (TP) License: Surface and Interface (CM, TD), Chemical vapor deposition (CM), Clean

room technology (TP).

10/2013- 02/2014       Visiting Scholar (sabbatical leave) in the frame of CRCT (Congés pour recherches ou conversion thématiques) attributed by CNU 30. University of Harvard , USA


09/2009- 09/2013       Associate Professor (CNU 30), University of Lorraine, Department of Physics, Jean Lamour Institute

Given lectures: Master: Instrumentation (CM, TD, TP), Structural Characterization of Thin Films (CM), SILVACO (CM); L3: Interferences and Diffraction (TD),

Mechanics of Continuous Medium (TD), Thermodynamics (TP); L1: Electromagnetism (TD), Introduction to Physics (TP), Mechanics (TD), Electricity (TP).

09/2008-08/2009        Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Clarendon Laboratory,  Department of Physics, University of Oxford, UK

Teaching: Optics (1st year practicals)          


01/2008-08/2008        Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Laboratoire des Matériaux et Génie Physique (LMGP), Grenoble Institute of Technology, France


07/2004-10/2004        Visiting Research Student

09/2003-11/2003         Laboratoire des Matériaux et Génie Physique

09/2002-11/2002         Grenoble Institute of Technology, France

06/2001-06/2004        Research Assistant Faculty of Chemistry, University of Vilnius, Lithuania

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2006-2008 Functionalized Advanced Materials and Engineering of Hybrids and Ceramics, Network FAME

2003 Advanced ultra-thin ceramic membranes for efficient industrial processes, Project CERMOX G5RD-2000-00351

2003 Metal oxide multilayers obtained by cost-effective new CVD technologies for magnetoelectronic microsystems and nanotechnologies, Network MULTIMETOX G5RT-CT-2000-05001


28/11/2013               Accreditation to supervise research (HDR)“Strain and chemical engineering of functional oxides: from single crystals to thin films and nanostructures” University of Lorraine, France

Jury members: S. Ballandras, R. Carles, P. Muralt, T. Belmonte, M.-P. Bernal,       M.C.M. De Lucas, G. Montemezzani, C. Vahlas


  10/2004-12/2007        Doctor of Philosophy “Stress effects and phase transitions in PbTiO3 thin films deposited by MOCVD” Grenoble Institute of Technolog   y, France 

   Supervisors: DR F. Weiss, Grenoble INP &  Prof. A. Abrutis,University of Vilnius

   Jury members: A. Ibanez, M. Karkut, M. Guilloux-Viry, F. Weiss, A. Abrutis, J. Banys, O. Chaix-Pluchery

   Followed lectures: Solid State Physics, Physics of Phase Transitions, Mechanisms of Solid State Reactions, Characterization Methods of Surfaces and Interfaces, Time Management.  

   Summer & winter schools: European school on multiferroics (Grenoble, 2007); FAME: Functionalised Advanced Materials and Engineering of Hybrids and Ceramics (Madrid, 2006); FAME: Functionalised Advanced Materials

and Engineering of Hybrids and Ceramics (Tenerife (Spain), 2006); FAME: New Architectures for Passive Electronics (La Clusaz (France), 2007); European School of Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies (ESONN, Grenoble,2004)

09/2002- 06/2004       Master of Science  in Chemistry («Magnus cum laude»), Faculty of Chemistry, University of Vilnius, Lithuania

Followed lectures: Environmental Chemistry, Kinetics in Chemistry, Special Topics of Inorganic Chemistry, Mechanisms of Organic Reactions, Adsorption, Physical Inorganic Chemistry, Solid State Reactions, Inorganic Biochemistry, Methods of Inorganic Chemistry, Electronic Structure of Inorganic Materials, Electrochemistry, Modern Technologies of Materials, French.

09/1998-06/2002        Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (« Very good »), Faculty of Chemistry, University of Vilnius, Lithuania

Followed lectures: Analytical Chemistry, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Technologies, Physical Chemistry, Chemistry of Crystals, Quantum Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Surface Phenomena, Polymer Chemistry, History of Chemistry, Solid State Chemistry, Methods of Surface Characterization, Chemistry of Transitional Elements, Solid State Physics, Corrosion in Metals, Spectroscopic Methods, Mathematics, Physics, Electronics, Informatics, Protection of Environment, Security in Work, Teaching Methods in Chemistry, Introduction to Philosophy, Culture of Lithuanian Language, English, French.