Composition

President

Prof. JŪRAS BANYS
President of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences

Professor JŪRAS BANYS

Doctor habilis (Physical Sciences), professor, academician at the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences

Born on 30 December 1962 in Vilnius. In 1980, he finished Secondary School No 9 in Vilnius and in 1985 graduated with distinction from the Faculty of Physics, Vilnius University. In 1990, he finished postgraduate studies at Vilnius University and defended his doctoral thesis; in 2000, he defended his doctor habilis dissertation.
In 2000, he became an associate professor and in 2003 a professor at Vilnius University.
From 1989 to 1990 he worked at the University of Oxford (UK) with a grant from Georges Soros Foundation.
Having received Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Scholarship, from 1993 to 1995 Banys worked at the University of Leipzig, Germany.
In 2000, he was awarded the Povilas Brazdžiūnas Prize of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences.
In 2002, Banys was awarded the Lithuanian Science Prize.
In 2011, Jūras Banys was elected full member of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences.

Work Experience

1990–1996 Researcher at the Radiophysics Department of the Faculty of Physics, Vilnius University
1996–2003 Senior Research fellow at the Radiophysics Department
2003–2007 Chief Researcher
2003–2018 Professor at the Radiophysics Department, Faculty of Physics, Vilnius University
2003–2007 Dean of the Faculty of Physics, Vilnius University
2007–2012 Vice-Rector for Research, Vilnius University
2008–2018 Chair of the Radiophysics Department, Faculty of Physics, Vilnius University
2012–2015 Acting Rector of Vilnius University
2016–2018 Chair of the Committee of Natural and Technical Sciences, Research Council of Lithuania
2018 President of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences (elected 24 October 2017) 

Main research areas:

Lattice dynamics, ferroelectricity, structural phase transitions, dipolar glasses, relaxors, dielectric spectroscopy, multiferroics, composites, EPR

Membership in organisations:

Foreign member, Latvian Academy of Sciences
Corresponding member, Saxon Academy of Sciences, Germany
Member of the Board, Lithuanian Physical Society
Member of the Editorial Board, Lithuanian Journal of Physics
European Conference on Applications of Polar Dielectrics, member of the International Advisory Board
European Committee on Ferroelectricity
International Committee of Electroceramics, member
Ferroelectrics Standing Committee of the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Society, member
AMPERE Society Committee
Honorary Degree of Uzhhorod National University