24th-26th June |  Casuarina Resort, Kurunji

Second Conference on Force Spectroscopy and Microscopy


The Second Edition of the National Conference on Force Spectroscopy and Microscopy will be held at a beautiful village in the western ghats between Mumbai and Pune. This conference aims to unite diverse groups of people using force spectroscopy and microscopy measurement in their research. From biological materials such as lipids, cells, proteins and tissues to materials and tribology research, force measurement at the scale of pN to nN has become indispensable. The conference will discuss various scientific and technical advances at this frontier of science.

About the Conference

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Confirmed Speakers

Dr.Abhishek Chaudhuri

IISER Mohali

Prof. Ambarish Ghosh

IISc Bangalore

Prof. Ambarish Kunwar

IIT Bombay

Dr. Anastasia A. Frolova

Sechenov University

Prof. A.S.R.Koti 

TIFR Mumbai

Dr. Bidisha Sinha  

IISER Kolkata

Dr. Claire Valotteau

Aix-Marseille University

Prof. Dibyendu Das 

IIT Kanpur

Dr. Hema Chandra Kotamarthi

IIT Madras

Dr. Felix Rico

Aix-Marseille University

Dr. Govardhan Reddy  

IISc Bangalore

Prof. M.S. Bobji

IISc Bangalore

Prof. Pramod Pullarkat

RRI Bengaluru

Dr. Nitya Nand Gosvami

IIT Delhi

Dr. Phani Kumar P.  

IISER Bhopal

Prof. Robert Magerle

Chemnitz University of Technology

Dr. Sabyasachi Rakshit

IISER Mohali

Dr. Saurabh Raj

IIT Delhi

Dr. Sreetosh Goswami 

IISc Bangalore

Dr. Subhashis Haldar

S.N. Bose National Center Kolkata

Dr. Tatini Rakshit

Shiv Nadar University

Dr. Swathi Sudhakar

IIT Madras

Prof. Thomas Perkins

University of Colorado Boulder

Dr. Yuri M. Efremov

Sechenov University

To Align your brand,

Contact us:

s.patil@iiserpune.ac.in | srakshit@iisermohali.ac.in | suwarnadatar@diat.ac.in

Getting to IISER Pune Guest House

Travel Information for Conference Attendees

From Pune Airport (Lohegaon): Lohegaon Airport is approximately 17 km from IISER Pune. You can hire a cab to the IISER Pune Guest House for around ₹450.

From Pune Junction Railway Station: Pune Junction is about 11 km from IISER Pune. A cab ride to the IISER Pune Guest House will cost approximately ₹250.

From Mumbai International Airport: Mumbai International Airport is 150 km from IISER Pune. The journey typically takes 3-4 hours. You have two options for travel:

  • Private or Shared Cab: The fare is approximately ₹2500.

  • Train: Take a train from a nearby railway station to Pune Junction.

By Bus: If you are arriving in Pune by bus, your stop will likely be one of the following:

  • Pune Station

  • The Orchid Hotel

  • University Circle (for buses from Mumbai)

From any of these stops, you can easily take an auto-rickshaw to reach IISER Pune.

Local Arrangements: We will arrange transportation for guests from the IISER Pune Guest House to the conference venue and back.

We look forward to welcoming you to the conference!


We encourage the students to check the following link (Affordable alternatives) out and choose a hotel in the locality of IISER Pune. A good room usually costs around ~ 1000 - 1500. This links will list the hotels that fit the budget and are closest to the IISER Pune campus.

Please note that the students are expected to be present at the IISER Pune Guest House on 24th July at 9 AM

Conference Location

Glimpse of first National Conference on Force Spectroscopy and Microscopy