Dr. Rico Illing

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Phone: +49 (0)351 260-2572


Email: r.illing(at)hzdr.de


Institute for Ion Beam Physics and Materials Research
Bautzner Landstraße 400 
01328 Dresden, Germany

Short biography

Rico Illing studied Physikalische Technik in Zwickau at the Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau and received his Dipl. Ing. in 2009. Afterwards he studied Laser und Optotechnologien in Jena at the Ernst-Abbe-Hochschule and received his Ma. Eng. in 2012. He completed his PhD by developing a mili-fluidic droplet analyzer and finished it in 2018 at TU Dresden.

Research interests

  • Droplet based microfluidics and milli-fluidics
  • Optical engineering

Projects involved

1. Electromagnetic detection for microfluidics

Selected publications

4.R. Illing, C. Burkart, D. Pfitzner, D. Jungmann, L. Baraban and G. Cuniberti
Ecotoxicity assessment using ciliate cells in milliuidic droplets
Biomicrouidics 10.2, 024115 (2016)

3.J. Schütt, B. Ibarlucea, R. Illing, F. Zörgiebel, S. Pregl, D. Nozaki, W. Weber, M. Walter, T. Mikolajick, L. Baraban, and G. Cuniberti
Compact nanowire sensors probe microdroplets
Nano Lett. 16, 4991 (2016)


F. Krujatz, R. Illing, T. Krautwer, J. Liao, K. Helbig, K. Goy, J. Opitz, T. Bley, J. Weber, and G. Cuniberti
Light-field-characterization in a continuous hydrogen-producing photobioreactor by optical simulation and computational fluid dynamics
Biotechnology and Bioengineering 112 (12), 2439-2449 (2015)

1.      J.Weber, F. Krujatz, G. Hilpmann, S. Grützner, J. Herrmann, S. Thierfelder, R. Illing, et al.
Biotechnological hydrogen production by photosynthesis
Engineering in Life Sciences 14 (6), 592-606 (2014)

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration
under grant agreement no 306277.