Mangirdas Malinauskas


Mangirdas Malinauskas




Mangirdas Malinauskas in 2004 and 2006 has received Bachelor’s and Master’s degree as a physicist in Vilnius University. Here he had defended his PhD in 2010 at Laser Research Center of Vilnius University. His thesis theme was "Laser Fabrication of Functional 3D Polymeric Micro/Nanostructures" under supervision of Prof. R. Gadonas.
During his career he has made several traineeships in LZH (Hannover, Germany) and IESL-FORTH (Heraklion, Crete, Greece), in groups led by Prof. B.N. Chichkov and Dr. M. Farsari, respectively. Since 2019 he is a specially appointed Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo, Japan), group of Prof. J. Morikawa. Currently in Laser Research Center at Vilnius University he continues investigation fundamental study on laser 3D micro-/nano-structuring of cross-linkable materials for applications in microoptics, nanooptics (photonics), and biomedicine. Financing for the laboratory is acquired via National, European and worldwide (NATO, US Army) funding schemes.


Combining the expertise in laser 3D nanolithography of Vilnius University and measurement/metrology techniques developed in Tokyo Institute we expect synergetic collaboration resulting in creation of advanced 3D microoptical components.
The additive value can be achieved merging individual specializations of individual research groups leading to efficient interdisciplinary outcome.


  • Nanostructures for Highly Efficient Infrared Detection

    We propose a high sensitivity photodetection tool at near-infrared frequencies, based on a novel principle of slowed- and stopped-light in chirped photonic micro/nano-structures. The main technical goal is to substantially increase the efficiency and provide chromatic resolution of photodetection for obscured and night vision devices working at near-infrared frequencies.
    - Periods: 2016-2020
    - Funding source: NATO Science for Peace Programme.
    - Members: Vilnius University (Lithuania) + Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain) + Shizuoka University (Japan) + Swinburne University of Technology (Australia) + University of Economics and Technology (Turkey).

    laser 3D lithographynanostructuresphotodetection integrated microoptics sensing


  • With Lasers, 3D Printing on a Miniature Scale, Photonics Spectra, September, 44-47 (2018).

2005 - 2006

Engineer,  Vilnius University Laser Research Center

2007 - 2010

Young Research Fellow,  Vilnius University Laser Research Center  

2011 - 2011

Researcher,  Vilnius University Laser Research Center 

2012 - 2018

Senior Researcher,  Vilnius University Laser Research Center 

2018 -

Head of Laboratory,  Vilnius University Laser Research Center 

2019 -

Research Professor,  Vilnius University Laser Research Center

2019 -

Specially Appointed Associate Professor, School of Materials and Chemical Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology


2018: Dr. M. Malinauskas, member of Lithuanian Academy of Sciences – Young Academy.


M. Malinauskas, M. Farsari, A. Piskarskas and S. Juodkazis, Ultrafast-laser micro/nano-structuring of photo-polymers: a decade of advances, Phys. Rep. 533 (1), 1-31 (2013).


J. Maciulaitis, M. Deveikyte, S. Rekstyte, M. Bratchikov, A. Darinskas, A. Simbelyte, G. Daunoras, A. Laurinaviciene, A. Laurinavicius, R. Gudas, M. Malinauskas, and R. Maciulaitis, Preclinical study of SZ2080 material 3D microstructured scaffolds for cartilage tissue engineering made by femtosecond direct laser writing lithography, Biofabrication, 7, 015015 (2015).


M. Malinauskas  et al., Ultrafast laser processing of materials: from science to industry, Light: Sci. Appl. 5, e16133 (2016).

S. Rekstyte, T. Jonavicius, D. Gailevicius, M. Malinauskas, et al., Nanoscale Precision of 3D Polymerization via Polarization Control, Adv. Opt. Mater. 4 (8), 1209-1214 (2016).


M. Lebedevaite, J. Ostrauskaite, E. Skliutas, M. Malinauskas, Photoinitiator free resins composed of plant-derived monomers for optical 3D μ-printing, Polymers 11(1), 11 (2019).