Assoc. Prof. Dr. Arturas Zalga

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Arturas Zalga

Associate Professor
Address: Naugarduko str. 24, LT-03225 Vilnius, room 236
Phone: +370 (5) 219 3107
Fax: +370 (5) 233 0987

Date of Birth

August 6th, 1981 in Panevezys.


  • 2008 – PhD degree in Chemistry from Vilnius University, Faculty of Chemistry.


Associate Professor.



  • Sol-gel chemistry;
  • Optical materials;
  • Preparation and characterization of tungstates, molybdates and scheelite structure compounds.


  • 2004 – Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia (1 month);
  • 2004-2005 – Saarland University, Germany (11 months).


Publication list of the last 5 years:

  1. K. Tõnsuaadu, A. Zalga, A. Beganskiene and A. Kareiva. Thermoanalytical study of the YSZ precursors prepared by aqueous sol–gel synthesis route, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry. DOI: 10.1007/s10973-011-2184-3.
  2. A. Zalga, B. Abakeviciene, A. Zarkov, A. Beganskiene, A. Kareiva, S. Tamulevicius. On the Properties of Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia Thin Films Prepared by Sol-Gel Method. Materials Science-Medziagotyra, 17 (2) (2011) 191-196.
  3. A. Zalga, Z. Moravec, J. Pinkas, A. Kareiva. On the sol-gel preparation of different tungstates and molybdates. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry 105 (1), 3-11, (2011) DOI: 10.1007/s10973-011-1367-2.
  4. T. Klemkiene, R. Raudonis, A. Beganskiene, A. Zalga, I. Grigoraviciute and A. Kareiva. Scandium and gallium substitution effects in the (Y1-xScx)Ba2Cu4O8 and (Y1-xGax)Ba2Cu4O8 superconducting oxides. Materials Chemistry and Physics, (2010) 119 (1-2), 208-213.
  5. A. Žalga, R. Sažinas, E. Garškaitė, T. Bareika, G. Tamulaitis, R. Juškėnas, R. Ramanauskas and A. Kareiva. Sol-gel synthesis of RE3+ -activated CaWO4 phosphores. Chemija (2009) 20 (3) 169-174.
  6. H. Kohlmann, F. Müller, K. Stöwe, A. Zalga and H.P. Beck. Hydride formation in the intermetallic compounds CePd3 and CeRh3. ZAAC – Zeitschrift für anorganische und allgemeine Chemie (2009) 635, 1407-1411.
  7. R. Skaudzius, A. Zalga and A. Kareiva. Sol-gel synthesis of nanocrystalline LaAlO3-M2O3 (M = La, Al) and Nd:LaAlO3-M2O3 composite materials via „phase metathesis“ route. Materials Science (Medžiagotyra), 14 (3) (2008) 193-197.
  8. A. Zalga, I. Kazadojev, A. Beganskiene and A. Kareiva. Sol-gel synthesis of modified silica anti-reflecting coatings. ISI Proceedings. NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Sol-Gel Approaches to Materials for Pollution Control, Water Purification and Soil Remediation. In Book: Sol-Gel Methods for Materials Processing. NATO Science for Peace and Security Series – C: Environmental Security / Ed. By P. Innocenzi, Y. L. Zub, V. G. Kessler. Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, (2008) 489-495.
  9. A. Zalga, I. Grigoraviciute and A. Kareiva. Sol-gel preparation of nonstoichiometric Bi,Pb-2223 superconductors. Chemija, 3 (2007) 7-10.
  10. A. Zalga, A. Beganskiene and A. Kareiva. Sol-gel synthesis and superconducting properties of Bi-2212 high-TC superconductors. Polish Journal of Chemistry, 81 (2007) 1547-1553.

Participation in Grants and Projects

  • National Grant from Research Council of Lithuania „Micro and nanostructures for micro solid oxide fuel cells” (MIKROKOKE) (2010-2011).

Educational Activities


  • General chemistry;
  • Hydrochemistry;
  • Inorganic Chemistry and Nanomaterials.

Teaching Materials and Methodological Aids

  • A. Beganskiene, A. Kareiva and A. Zalga. Chemistry of Main Group Elements (Handbook). Vilnius University, Vilnius, 2011, 190 p. ISBN 978-9955-634-71-3 (in Lithuanian);
  • A. Zalga “Rašto darbų rengimo metodiniai nurodymai” (Handbook), Vilnius 2008 (in Lithuanian).

Other Activities


  • 2006 – Theodor von Grotthuss scholarship.


  • 2008 – Certificate of Merit from Lithuanian Academy of Sciences in the Contest for Young Scientists.