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Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Rainer Hainberger

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Rainer Hainberger


Senior Scientist


Health & Bioresources

Competence Unit

Molecular Diagnostics




+43 50550 4304


Giefinggasse 4, 1210 Vienna


Field: Molecular Diagnostics

Main Research: Diagnostics biosensors

Experience: Integrated optical biosensors, photonics, biosensor technologies for point-of-care diagnostics

  • 2000-2004: Researcher
    Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. / Japan


  • Multi-step surface functionalization of polyimide based evanescent wave photonic biosensors and application for DNA hybridization by Mach-Zehnder interferometer
    Author(s): E. Melnik, R. Bruck, R. Hainberger, M. Lämmerhofer
    Journal: Anal. Chim. Acta , 699 (2011) ; 206–215
  • Integrated polymer-based Mach-Zehnder interferometer label-free streptavidin biosensor compatible with injection molding
    Author(s): R. Bruck, E. Melnik, P. Muellner, R. Hainberger, M. Lämmerhofer
    Journal: Biosens. Bioelectron., 26 (2011) ; 3832–3837
  • Light trapping by backside diffraction gratings in silicon solar cells revisited
    Author(s): M. Wellenzohn and R. Hainberger
    Journal: Opt. Express, 20 (2012) ; A20-7
  • Silicon photonic MZI sensor array employing on-chip wavelength multiplexing
    Author(s): P. Muellner, R. Bruck, M. Baus, M. Karl, T. Wahlbrink, R. Hainberger
    Journal: Opt. Quant. Electron., 44 (2012) ; 557–562
  • Monitoring dynamic interactions of tumor cells with tissue and immune cells in a lab-on-a-chip
    Author(s): V. Charwat, M. Rothbauer, S. Tedde, O. Hayden, J. Bosch, P. Muellner, R. Hainberger, P. Ertl
    Journal: Anal. Chem., 85 (2013) ; 11471-11478
  • Flexible thin-film polymer waveguides fabricated in an industrial roll-to-roll process
    Author(s): R. Bruck,P. Muellner, N. Kataeva, A. Koeck, S. Trassl, V. Rinnerbauer, K. Schmidegg, R. Hainberger
    Journal: Appl. Optics, 52 (2013) ; 4510-4514
  • Insights in the light trapping effect in silicon solar cells with backside diffraction gratings
    Author(s): M. Wellenzohn and R. Hainberger
    Journal: J. Photon. Energy, 3 (2013) ; 034595
  • Streptavidin binding as a model to characterize thiol-ene chemistry-based polyamine surfaces for reversible photonic protein biosensing
    Author(s): E. Melnik, P. Muellner, R. Hainberger, O. Bethge, E. Bertagnolli, M. Lämmerhofer,
    Journal: Chem. Commun., 50 (2014) ; 2424-2427
  • Integrated optical waveguide and nanoparticle based label-free molecular biosensing concepts
    Author(s): R. Hainberger, P. Muellner, E. Melnik, M. Wellenzohn, R. Bruck, J. Schotter, S. Schrittwieser, M. Waldow, T. Wahlbrink, G. Koppitsch, F. Schrank, K. Soulantica, S. Lentijo, B. Pelaz, W. Parak
    Conference Photonics West, San Francisco (USA)

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