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FP-TPL setup
FP-TPL results

We design and build novel instruments to accelerate discoveries in science and medicine.


MPIL aims to generate the scientific knowledge required to design novel precision and optical instrumentations at various length scale for measuring, manipulating, visualizing, and manufacturing things at micrometer and nanometer scales. We use the principles of mechanical design, precision engineering, optics, chemistry, biology and manufacturing – in combination with invention – to create new models, tools, machines, and fabrications processes that accelerate discoveries in medicine and science.

  • Ultrafast Laser Applications

  • Biomedical Optics

  • Precision Engineering

  • Nanomanufacturing

  • MEMS / BioMEMS