Institute for Scientific Research

Prof. Dr. Habil. Donatas Rimantas Vaišnoras


Address Liquid crystals laboratory of science and technolgy institute of Lithuanian Educational University, Studentų g. 39, Vilnius LT-08106
Phone +370 5 275 06 04
Internal telephone no. 1 222
Fax +370 5 275 06 04
E-mail rimantas.vaisnoras@leu.lt
„Skype“ rvaisnoras
Website http://leu.lt/lt/skl
Education and occupation

Kaunas University of Technology 1966, engineer-physicist.

Scientific degrees and titles

1975 - Ph.D. thesis; adviser prof. V. V. Eriomenko Academician of Ukrainian Academy of Science.

2004 - Dr. Habil. thesis.

Professional experience

Professor of Faculty of Science and Technology and

head of Liquid Crystals Laboratory of Institute of Science and Technology of Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences now.

Head of department and researcher of the Semiconductor Physics Institute of Lithuanian Academy of Science.

PhD student of Low Temperature Physics and Technology Institute of Ukraine Academy of Science.

Senior technician, technician of Physics and Mathematics Institute of Lithuanian Academy of Science.

Foreign languages known

English, russian, german, polish, and italian and spanish (weak).

Other activities

Delivered subjects

  • Undergraduate studies
  • Electrodynamics.

    Liquid crystal physics.

  • Master studies
  • Nanophotonics.

  • Doctorate studies
  • Nanophotonics.

    Liquid crystal physics.

    Research activities

  • Research areas
  • Physics of hybrid structure organic compound-nanoparticle for nanomedicine and photonics.

    Over 150 scientific publications, over 250 presentations at conferences.

    Patent 2014.

  • Scientific publications
  • ISI publications of last five year

    1. M. Franckevičius, A. Gustainytė, R. Kondrotas, R. Juškėnas, M. Marcos, J. L. Serrano, R. Vaišnoras, V. Gulbinas, PPI–SA and PAMAM–SA dendrimers assisted synthesis of silver nanoparticles: structure, optical properties and stability, J. Nanopart. Res. (2014) 16:2343
    2. R. Vaisnoras, A. Kulbickas, M. Kobets, K. Dergachev, and E. Khatsko, Low-temperature EPR spectra of synthetic diamond and type Ib nanodiamond, Low Temp. Phys.39(11), (2013) 990-992
    3. E. Khatsko, M. Kobets, and K. Dergachev, A. Kulbickas, L. Rasteniene and R. Vaisnoras, Low Temp. Phys.39(12) (2013) 1055-1059
    4. M. Franckevicius, R. Vaisnoras, M. Marcos, J. L. Serrano, V. Gulbinas, Excited state dynamics of PPI dendrimers functionalized with salicylaldehyde chromophores, Chem. Phys. 412 (2013) 77–83
    5. M. Franckevicius, R. Vaisnoras, M. Marcos, J.L. Serrano, A. Gruodis, N. Galikova, V. Gulbinas, Tautomeric forms of PPI dendrimers functionalized with 4-(4´-ethoxybenzoyloxy) salicylaldehyde chromophores, Chem. Phys. 404 (2012) 2-8
    6. M. Franckevicius, J. Tamuliene, J. Babonas, I. Simkiene, L. Rastenienė, A. Kulbickas, A. Irzikevicius, R. Vaisnoras, UV spectral features of poly(propylene imine) dendrimers, LJP, 51 (2011) 207–211
    7. A. Reza, I. Simkienė, R. Vaisnoras, C. Lopez, D. Golmayo, J. Babonas, Optical Anisotropy of Synthetic Opals, Photonics Nanostr. 9 (2011) 82-90
    8. A. Reza, Z. Balevicius, R. Vaisnoras, G.J. Babonas, A. Ramanavicius, Studies of Optical Anisotropy in Opals by Normalized Incidence Ellipsometry, Thin Solid Films, 519 (2010) 2641-2644
    9. M. Franckevicius, M. Marcos, J.L. Serrano, R. Karpicz, V. Gulbinas, R. Vaisnoras, Excited-state relaxation of dendrimers functionalized with cyanoazobenzene-type terminal groups, Chem. Phys. Lett. 485 (2010) 156-160
    10. J.Tamuliene, L.Rasteniene, A.Kulbickas, M.Franckevicius, R.Vaisnoras, G.Badenes, Structure modeling of Co-encapsulated PPI dendrimer, J Nanosc. Nanotech. 10 (2010) 6407-6410
    11. I. Simkiene, A. Reza, A. Kindurys, V. Bukauskas, J. Babonas, R. Szymczak, P. Aleshkevych, M. Franckevicius, R. Vaišnoras, Magnetooptics of opal crystals modified by cobalt nanoparticles, LJP, 50 (2010) 7-15.
    12. J. Tamuliene, R. Vaisnoras, G. Badenes, L. M. Balevicius, Magnetic Properties of Co2On (n=1-9, 12) nanoparticles, Solid state ph. 165 (2010) 207-209.
    13. I. Mineviciute, R. Vaisnoras, M. Franckevicius, V. Gulbinas, Exciton migration in poly(propylene-imine) dendrimers. Chemical Physics, 359 (2009) 65-70.
    14. J.Tamuliene, R.Vaisnoras, G.Badenes, L.M.Balevicius, Stability and magnetic properties of Co2Om (m=1-7) clusters, Lithuanian Journal of Physics, 49(2009) 137-143.

    Project activities

  • Projects of EU Structural Funds
    1. TAP-LU-11-009. Lithuanian-Ukrainian project ,,Investigation of the hybrid system dendrimer-gadolinium Gd(III)-nanodiamond for development of new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent” . 2012-2013.
  • International projects
    1. EU framework research programe FP6 network of Excelence PHOREMOST, NanoPhotonics to Realise Molecular Scale Technologies. Grant Nr. 511616. www.phoremost.org. 2004 - 2009.
    2. EU project HPC-EUROPA, Research Infrastructure on High Performance Computing. EU contract Nr. RII3-CT-2003-506079. 2007- 2008.
    3. EU Project COST P19 "Multiscale Modeling of Materials ". Participants from 18 countries. 2008-2010.
    4. EU Project COST TD0802 „Dendrimers in Biomedical Applications". 2009-2013.
    5. EU Project COST MP0803 „Plasmonic components and devices". 2008-2012.
    6. MPNS COST Action TD1007 Bimodal PET-MRI molecular imaging technologies and applications for in vivo monitoring of disease and biological processes. 2013-2015.

    Applied research activities

  • Compiled research publications
  • Charpters in monographies

    1. Vaisnoras et all in book: Smart Nanoparticles Technology, View on the magnetic properties of nanoparticles Com (m=6, 8, 10, 12, 14) and Co6On (n=1-9), ch.21, InTech, (2012) http://www.intechopen.com/books/smart-nanoparticles-technology
    2. Vaisnoras et all in book: Emerging nanophotonics, Magnetophotonic crystals, (2008) Cork, Irl.
    3. Vaisnoras in book: Science and Supercomputing in Europe, Liquid dendrimer applying to catch and keep Co-nanoparticles, (2008) Bologna, It.
  • Expert activities
    1. Expert of EU FP7 program in physics, nanoscience and materials.
    2. Expert of Lithuanian Ministry of Finance.
    3. Expert of Lithuanian MITA program.
    4. Expert of Lithuanian Academy of Science.
  • Scientific conferences, seminars
  • Conferences 2013

    1. A. Kulbickas, L. Rastenienė, E. Khatsko, M. Kobets, K. Dergachev, A. Fahmi, V. Lapeika, R. Vaisnoras, Nanodiamonds- as candidates for MRI contrast agents, Congress of International Phototherapy Association (IPTA-5), September 19-21, 2013, Vilnius, Lithuania, P-151.
    2. G.Bogatyriova, A.Kulbickas, L.Rastenienė, O.Lechenko, A.Bochechka, A.Kutsai, E.Khatsko, M.Kobets, K.Dergachev, R.Vaišnoras, Diamond surface interplay with organic molecules, XVI International Conference “Rock-Destruction And Metal-Processing Tool–Technique, Technology, Production And Application”, September 15 - 21, 2013, Morskoe, Crimea. P-557.
    3. A. Kulbickas, L. Rasteniene, L. Bloznelyte-Plesniene, M. Franckevicius, A.V. Zakharov, V. Astachov, R. Vaisnoras, Interaction of the organic molecules with diamond surface, 24th International Conference on Diamond and Carbon Materials, September 2–5, 2013, Riva del Garda, Italy. P-1.132.
    4. Khatsko E., Vaisnoras R., Kobets M., Dergachev. Resonance properties of radiated diamond, 24th International Conference on Diamond and Carbon Materials, September 2–5, 2013, Riva del Garda, Italy. P-1.131.
    5. A. Gustainytė, M. Franckevičius, L. Rastenienė, R. Vaišnoras, V. Gulbinas, Nanocomposites Stability of Dendrimer Encapsulated Silver Nanoparticles, 15th International conference-School "Advanced Materials and Technologies", August 27-31, 2013, Palanga, Lithuania.
    6. M. Franckevičius, R. Vaišnoras, M. Marcos, J.L. Serrano, and V. Gulbinas, Tautomeric Forms and Excited State Dynamics of PPI-SA dendrimers, 7th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies, June 30 – July 5, 2013, Singapure.
    7. V. Lapeika, L. Rastenienė, N. Karalius, L. Bloznelytė-Plėšnienė, A. Kulbickas, A. Fahmi, R. Vaišnoras, Influence of nitrogen defects to electrical and structural characteristics of diamond, 40th Lithuanian National Physics Conference, June 10-12, 2013, Vilnius, Lithuania, P S2-72.
    8. A.Gustainytė, M. Franckevičius, R.Kondrotas, R. Juškėnas, L. Rastenienė, R. Vaišnoras, V. Gulbinas. Stability of silver nanoparticles protected by PPI-SA and PAMAM-SA dendrimers, 40th Lithuanian National Physics Conference, June 10-12, 2013, Vilnius, Lithuania, P S2-29.
    9. A. Gustainytė, M. Franckevicius, L. Rastenienė, R. Vaišnoras, and V. Gulbinas, Optical and Structural Study of Hybrid Structure Complexes Composed of Photochromic Dendrimers and Ag Nanoparticles, 9th International Conference Young Scientist Conference “Developments in Optics and Communications Conference”, April 10 - 12, 2013, Ryga, Latvia.
    10. A. Gustainytė, M. Franckevičius, L. Rastenienė, R. Vaišnoras, V. Gulbinas, Optical and Structural Study of Hybrid Structure Complexes Composed of Photochromic Dendrimers and Ag Nanoparticles, Open Readings, March 20-23, 2013, Vilnius, Lithuania.
    11. R. Vaisnoras et all. Nanodiamonds like MRI markers, Session on PET/MR Molecular Imaging Meeting, February 22, 2013, Atthens, Greece.
  • Research visits, qualification development courses
  • Researcher in Saragossa, Ancona, Barcelona, Vigo universities.

  • Research exchange programmes
  • Erasmus. 2003 - now.

  • Work in editorial boards
  • Membership on board of scientific journals:

    1. Lithuanian journal of physics.
    2. Physics express.
    3. Advanced Device Materials.

  • Work in training researchers
  • Graduated Ph.D. students:

    S. Pajeda (2001)

    L. Rasteniene (2008)

    M. Franckevicius (2011) Lithuanian Academy of Science recognized him as best young scientist of Lithuania 2012.

    Supervisor of PhD students A. Kulbickas and N. Karalius now.

  • Work in research institution and organisation activities
  • Member of the Lithuanian and European Physical Societies.

    Educational and science dissemination activities

  • Pedagogical work abroad
  • Professor in the Saragossa, Ancona, Barcelona, Vigo universities.