He is an experienced Research Laboratory Manager who has worked in research and higher education environments. He has a strong background in materials science and physics with expertise in the microstructural and morphological properties of matter related to batteries, photovoltaics, polymers and composites, ceramics, oxide heterostructures, inorganic, and organic semiconductors. Vailionis is highly knowledgeable in X-ray Diffraction and X-ray Microscopy and is skilled in MATLAB and Fortran programming languages.

Mentoring areas: focused on research in materials science and physics.