Lithuanian Energy Institute (LEI)
In 1948 the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences established the Institute of Technical Sciences. This institution, which was comprised of 5 subdivisions (Energy, Metals technology, Textile technology, Construction and engineering constructions, Technical physics), analysed the issues of rational water energy and fuel consumption, metals industry rationalization and its work processes automation as well as typical projects of industry and dwelling construction.
In the institute spreading research in various fields of technical sciences, analysing production processes, research method as well as theoretical solution of the analysed issues became more related to physics. Therefore, in 1952 the Institute of Technical Scienceswas reorganized into the Institute of Physics-Technology.
Mission of the Institute – to perform power engineering, thermal engineering, measurement engineering, material sciences and economy research, to create innovative technologies, to perform scientific and applied research, to participate in study processes, to transfer applied scientific research results and findings to industry and business, to consult state, governmental, public and private institutions and enterprises on the issues related with Lithuanian sustainable energy development, to actively participate with higher educational institutions preparing specialists for Lithuanian science and economy.
To perform long-term international level fundamental and applied scientific research, experimental development activities, which are necessary for sustainable development of Lithuanian energy sector and other Lithuanian economy branches as well as integration into the European energy system and European scientific research area;
To cooperate with business, governmental and public entities, to transfer scientific knowledge to technically and commercially beneficial processes and facilities, ensuring development of innovative power technologies, economy and security of power objects and systems, efficient usage and energy sources, environmental pollution reduction and climate warming moderation;
To spread scientific knowledge in society, to promote innovation and knowledge based Lithuanian economy development;
To actively participate in EU programs and international projects, expand cooperation with analogous scientific research centers.See more