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Bio- atomic force microscope facility

This facility measures the topography, morphology and mechanical and electrical properties of samples and is specifically designed to work with soft and wet samples, i.e., biological cells and tissues.
Make and Model
Asylum Research, USA. MFP-3D BIO
Available mode for use
Contact mode AFM (under dry and wetconditions)
Tapping mode AFM (under dry and wet conditions)
Other advanced modes of operation include
Force model AFM (under dry and wet conditions)
Conductive AFM
Piezo-force microscopy
  • No pre-processing of materials/cells is required for imaging
  • Ability to image structure/morphology of live cells and tissues under wet conditions
  • Ability to combine AFM measurements with images obtained in inverted microscope
  • Biological sciences.
  • Life science
  • Physical sciences
  • Material science
  • Polymer science
  • Electrical characterization
  • Nanolithography
  • Nanotechnology
  • Nano-mechanics


Faculty in-charge
  • Prof. Shamik Sen
Contact Email

Room No.-03, Central Instrumentation Room, Ground Floor,
Bio-Sciences & Bio-Engineering Department,
I.I.T. Bombay, Powai, Mumbai - 400076

Contact No: 022-2576-4770

Other Contact Person
  • Vijay K. Mistari
Facility Management Members

Prof. Shamik Sen 
Prof. Samir K. Maji 
Prof. Kiran Kondabagil 
Prof. Arindam Chowdhury 
Prof. Sameer Ralph Jadhav
Prof. S S Major

More Details Here..


Office of Dean(R&D)

2nd floor, Rahul Bajaj Technology Innovation Centre (RBTIC),

Opp. VMCC, IIT Bombay, Powai

Mumbai, Maharashtra-400076

91-22-2576 7039/5931