prof. dr. Egidijus Šarauskis
Member at the Committee of Natural and Technical Sciences of the Research Council of Lithuanian since 2021.
He is a doctor of technological sciences, Director of the Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Safety of Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) Agriculture Academy (AA), full member of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences and a member of European Society of Agricultural Engineers and of the Lithuanian German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
Egidijus Šarauskis graduated with honours from the Lithuanian University of Agriculture (LUA) with a degree in Agricultural Mechanical Engineering (1995) and obtained his master’s degree at Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg in Germany (1997). At LUA, he defended his doctoral dissertation in the field of technological sciences, the field of mechanical engineering (Agricultural Engineering) (2001) and underwent the habilitation procedure in the field of environmental engineering, the field of technological sciences (2009). In 2007, he obtained the title of associate professor at LUA, and in 2015, the title of professor at Aleksandras Stulginskis University (ASU).
In 2001–2003, he was a lecturer at the Department of Agricultural Machinery of the Lithuanian University of Agriculture (since 2011, it was ASU and since 2019, Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) Agriculture Academy (AA)). At LEU, he also was an Associate Professor (2003–2010), a Professor (since 2010), Head of the Science Department (2005–2018), Member of the ASU Senate (2011–2018) and Deputy Speaker of the Senate (2016–2018). He is also a member of the Council of the Faculty of Agricultural Engineering of Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) Agriculture Academy (AA) (since 2019) and was a Chairman of the Exhibits Evaluation Commission of the exhibitions ‘Ką pasėsi...’ and ‘Sprendimų ratas...’ (2007–2018).
Research interests: tillage technology engineering, technological processes of sowing and crop care machines, precision agriculture, technological, energy and environmental assessment of the impact of agricultural technological operations on soil and environmental pollution.
Egidijus Šarauskis is the Editor-in-Chief of a collection of scientific articles ‘Human and Nature Safety’. He is a member of editorial boards and scientific committees of Lithuanian and foreign scientific journals ‘INMATEH - Agricultural Engineering’, ‘Agricultural Engineering’, ‘Actual Tasks on Agricultural Engineering’, ‘Наукові Горизонти. Scientific Horizons’, ‘Annals of the Faculty of Engineering Hunedoara - International Journal of Engineering’, ‘ACTA Technica Corviniensis - Bulletin of Engineering’ and ‘Rural Development’. He is also a member of the Joint Doctoral Committee (Technological Sciences, Environmental Engineering T 004), as well as member of the organising committees of international scientific conferences and a scientific supervisor of 8 doctoral students.
He has published more than 260 scientific and popular science articles on tillage technologies and sowing machines (of which, 68 articles are included in the ‘CA Web of Science’ database and have a certain level citation impact). He is an author of a scientific monograph (2016), has written 2 textbooks and 7 educational books, as well as chapters in 3 books (including 2 published by Springer), is the author of 6 inventions, presented over 65 scientific papers at international conferences abroad (and 60 in Lithuania), participated in 39 seminars, and is the manager and/or executor of 40 scientific research projects. He has given lectures at the University of Wismar in Germany, and underwent trainings at universities in Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic and Belgium.
Achievements: state scholarship for young scientists (2003), DAAD Scholarship (2004), LUA prizes and diplomas in scientific and methodological works competitions (2004, 2006, 2011), certificates of acknowledgement from the Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania (2008), LUA (2003) and ASU Rector for good scientific and pedagogical activities, as well as an active social activity 2011, 2(017), a certificate of acknowledgement from the Education Exchanges Support Foundation for active participation in the Erasmus programme and contribution to the development of the internationalisation of Lithuanian higher education (2012). He is a laureate of the ‘ASU Scientist of the Year’ nomination (in both 2014 and 2017). Egidijus Šarauskis was awarded the ASU Commemorative Medal for sincere pedagogical and productive scientific work (2018), and is also the winner of the 1st place in the Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) Agriculture Academy (AA) Science Prize Competition together with other co-authors (2020).