1 Low-dimensional systems (Nanoscale, Nanostructured Materials, 2D layered systems, etc.)
(Shape, Size, Structural aspects using Microscope methods, such as HRTEM (Aberration corrected TEM), STEM, APT, 3D reconstruction of nano-scale objects such as nanowires, nanotubes, 2D layered systems, spintronic materials, and other nano particles
2Thin films, Coatings, Surface and Interfaces
(Surface and Interfaces structures with Electron (TEM, STEM, EELS, SEM, LEEM, PEEM, etc.) and Probe microscopies (STM, AFM, KFM, etc.); Interfacial Roughness, Diffusion and Reactions, Mixing, Composition analysis at atomic scale, depth profiling using microprobe systems; Correlation of theory/simulation with experimental measurements, investigation of interfaces between dissimilar materials essential in electronics, medical and smart materials applications.), magnetic domain structures
3Industrial Applications of Microscope methods
4Electron Microscope Insitu techniques
In-situ – Low and High Temperature Kinetics in nanoscale systems; gaseous environments; In-situ – Mechanical measurements; In-situ electrical transport measurements; In-situ Ion beam – TEM applications; Real time study of ion induced enhanced diffusion, kinetics, precipitate dissolution, etc.
5Electron Microscope of advanced engineering materials
6High-resolution including aberration-corrected Microscope
7Advances in Instrumentation and Techniques
(a) Computational methods for data acquisition, analysis and visualization;
(b) Advances in aberration corrected techniques for electron Microscope methods;
(c) In-situ, environmental and time-resolved microscopies
(d) 3D imaging
(e) Lorentz Microscope
(f) Advances in STEM and TEM imaging
(g) Advances in SEM, LEEM, SPLEEM, FIB, AFM, STM, & other probe scanning methods
(h) Spectroscopy - Advances in EELS and EDS
(i) Advances in Tomography methods: TEM/STEM, APT, etc.
8Chemistry and Spectroscopic Techniques and their uses
9Applications of Atom Probe Tomography
10Microscope of Functional Materials
11Radiation Damage and Defects
12Diffraction, Crystallography and Aperiodic Structures
13Imaging with Ions beams: Ion Microbeam, SIMS, He-ion Microscope, etc.
14Bioremediation and Ore beneficiation; Bioremediation of toxic elements
15Geological Sciences
Electron microanalysis and Ore; Electron microanalysis & Crustal Evolution;
Microscopic Techniques and Mineralogy;
16Electron Microscope and Energy materials
Fuel Cell Materials;
Battery Materials;
Solar Energy Materials;
17Electron Microscope of Glass and Ceramic materials
1Cryo-electron Microscope
(3D structures of macromolecules & supramolecular assemblies, Ultrastructure of Cells and Cell organelles and Recent developments)
2Biomedical imaging, diagnostics, therapy and biotechnology
(Nano medicine, drug delivery, Stem Cells, high-throughput screening and Interaction of Cells with materials, Pathology for Renal, muscles disease, Dentistry, Embryology and Developmental biology, Dermatology, Neurobiology and Intestine and Bone, Ophthalmology, response of cells to pharmacological and bioactive compounds, etc.)
3Electron Microscope for Life Sciences
(Structure of Cells and Cell organelles, Immuno-electron Microscope, Virology, 3D-Tomography, Correlative Microscope, Single Particle Analysis, Macromolecular assemblies )
4Imaging whole organism, tissue, and cell structures
(In vivo image of small/large animals, whole plants, Imaging live tissue, thick tissues and optically opaque tissues, brain structure and brain anatomy, Fine structure of different cells, cellular cytoskeletons, cell-cell contact points, cellular Mitochondria and ER, chromosome, chromatin, nucleus, nuclear matrix, nuclear pores, synapse and dendritic spines, etc)
5Imaging cell functions
(XY-Z, t, ? resolution)(Cell division, fast cellular transport & dynamics, cell adhesion and migration, ionic homeostasis through ion channels, pumps and receptors, cellular metabolism, cellular uptake, endocytosis, exocytosis and phagocytosis, etc)
6Advancement in light Microscope and Imaging techniques
(Confocal Microscope, Spinnig disk Microscope, TIRF Microscope, Light shield Microscope, DIC Microscope, Digital Optical Microscope Applications - high contrast, etc)
7Advanced techniques for Biological sample labeling and preparation
(Cryo EM specimen preparation, soft-biological samples for EM, difficult biological samples for OM, sample labelling, staining and other preparations)
8Alternative microscopic approaches for biological structure and function
(AFM, Scanning probe Microscope, Traction force Microscope, Raman spectra-Microscope, Laser capture dissection Microscope, fluorescence life time imaging, Innovations in light / laser Microscope and optical nanoscopy, etc.
9Novel molecular probes and tools for imaging
(GFP variants for imaging; Genetically encoded proteins other than GFP; Nanoparticles and Quantum dots ; Novel antibodies, toxins, peptides and lectins; Smart materials for bio-imaging; Biomaterials; Application of auto-fluorescence in imaging, Application of FRAP and Photo-activation in imaging, Innovations in illumination: novel light/laser sources, Innovations in detection: novel and advanced detectors)
10Imaging Methods in Medicine
(MRI, USG, PET, X-ray Radiography, etc.)
11Microscope for Macromolecular Structure and Assemblies
(Microscope for protein oligomers and aggregates , Virus and viral components, Imaging lipids, lipid droplets and lipodomics, Imaging biological membranes and liposomes, Macromolecular Assemblies, Nucleic acids and carbohydrates, Other Macromolecular Structure and Assemblies)
12Microscope for animal physiology and development
(Embryology and andrology, developmental biology, neurobiology, cardiac biology, others);
13Microscope for health, diseases and other patho-physiologies
(Cancer Cells and tumor, Genetic disorders and pathophysiology, host-pathogen interactions, microbes and viruses, infection biology, Disorders in bones and teeth, Renal and Intestine disorders, muscles diseases)
14Bio-nano interface with AFM and SPM methods
15Light Microscope of organisms with thick cell wall
(Plants, Fungus and other lower eukaryotes, Bacteria); Microscope applications in Paleontology and Palaeobiology; flow cytometry and in vivo imaging; , Invertebrate biology & taxonomy
Immuno-electron Microscope and microanalysis;
17Ocular Microbiology
Ultrastructure of defected eye organs, Corneal regeneration