Antonio Balena

PhD Student
PhD Student

IIT Publications

  • 2020
  • Pisano F.iit, Balena A.iit, Kashif M.F., Pisanello M.iit, De Marzo G., Algieri L., Qualtieri A., Sileo L., Stomeo T., D'Orazio A., De Vittorio M., Pisanello F.iit, Grande M.
    DOI

    High transmission from 2D periodic plasmonic finite arrays with sub-20-nm gaps realized with Ga FIB milling

    Nanotechnology
  • Balena A.iit, Bianco M.iit, Pisano F.iit, Pisanello M.iit, Sileo L.iit, Sabatini L.B., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit
    DOI

    Two-photon fluorescence-assisted laser ablation of non-planar metal surfaces: fabrication of optical apertures on tapered fibers for optical neural interfaces

    Optics Express, vol. 28, (no. 15), pp. 21368-21381
  • Sciurti E.iit, Primavera R.iit, Di Mascolo D.iit, Rizzo A.iit, Balena A.iit, Padmanabhan S.K., Rizzi F.iit, Decuzzi P.iit, De Vittorio M.iit
    DOI

    Ultrasound-induced deformation of PLGA-microPlates for on-command drug release

    Microelectronic Engineering, vol. 229
  • 2019
  • Balena A.iit, Rizzo A., Sileo L.iit, Spagnolo B., Pisano F.iit, Pisanello M.iit, De Nuccio F., Lemma E. D., Lofrumento D., Sabatini B. L., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit

    A fully integrated tapered fiber optrode for simultaneous multipoint optical control and electrical readout of neural activity

    45th International Conference on Micro & Nano Engineering
  • Balena A.iit, Rizzo A.iit, Sileo L.iit, Spagnolo B.iit, Pisano F.iit, Pisanello M.iit, De Nuccio F., Lofrumento D., Lemma E. D., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit

    A Fully Integrated Tapered Fiber Optrode for Simultaneous Multipoint Optical Control and Electrical Readout of Neural Activity

    PhotonIcs & Electromagnetics Research Symposium also Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium
  • Balena A.iit, Rizzo A., Pisano F.iit, Pisanello M.iit, Spagnolo B., Sileo L.iit, Bianco M.iit, Lemma E. D., De Nuccio F., Lofrumento D., Sabatini B. L., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit

    A single Tapered Fiber based probe for optical control and optical-electrical readout of neural activity

    6th International Workshop on Technologies for Optogenetics and Neurophotonics OPTOGEN2019
  • Pisano F.iit, Pisanello M.iit, Lee S.J., Lee J., Maglie E.iit, Balena A.iit, Sileo L.iit, Spagnolo B.iit, Bianco M.iit, Hyun M., De Vittorio M.iit, Sabatini B.L., Pisanello F.iit
    DOI

    Depth-resolved fiber photometry with a single tapered optical fiber implant

    Nature Methods, vol. 16, (no. 11), pp. 1185-1192
  • Maglie E.iit, Pisanello M.iit, Pisano F.iit, Balena A.iit, Bianco M.iit, Spagnolo B.iit, Sabatini L. S., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit

    Engineering light collection volumes with microstructured tapered optical fibers for optical readout of neural activity monitoring

    45th International Conference on Micro & Nano Engineering
  • Bianco M.iit, Pisanello M.iit, Pisano F.iit, Lee S. J., Maglie E., Balena A.iit, Sileo L.iit, Spagnolo B.iit, Hyun M., De Vittorio M.iit, Sabatini B. L., Pisanello F.iit

    Far-field detection from tapered optical fibers for depth-resolved fluorescence collection

    6th International Workshop on Technologies for Optogenetics and Neurophotonics OPTOGEN2019
  • Pisanello M.iit, Zheng D.iit, Pisanello F., Balena A.iit, Pisano F.iit, Sabatini B., De Vittorio M.iit

    Large Field of View Holographic Two-Photon Lithography on Tapered Optical Fibers

    Optogen
  • Pisano F.iit, Balena A.iit, Grande M., Stomeo T.iit, Pisanello M.iit, Qualtieri A.iit, Kashif M. F., D'Orazio A., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit

    Micro and Nanostructuring of Tapered Optical Fibers with Focused Ion Beam and Two-photon Lithography

    PhotonIcs & Electromagnetics Research Symposium also Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium
  • Maglie E.iit, Pisanello M.iit, Pisano F.iit, Balena A.iit, Spagnolo B.iit, Sabatini B.L., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit
    DOI

    Modeling brain tissue scattering for optical neural interfaces

    International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, vol. 2019-July
  • Pisano F.iit, Balena A.iit, Grande M., Pisanello M.iit, Stomeo T.iit, Qualtieri A.iit, Bianco M.iit, Sileo L.iit, D'Orazio A., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit

    Nonplanar nanostructuring of tapered optical fibers for plasmonic neural interfaces

    42nd International conference on Micro and Nano Engineering
  • Balena A.iit, Bianco M.iit, Pisano F.iit, Pisanello M.iit, Sileo L.iit, Spagnolo B.iit, Sabatini B., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit
    DOI

    Tapered fibers for optogenetics: Gaining spatial resolution in deep brain regions by exploiting angle-selective light injection systems

    International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, vol. 2019-July
  • Balena A.iit, Bianco M.iit, Pisano F.iit, Pisanello M.iit, Sileo L.iit, Spagnolo B.iit, Sabatini B. L., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit

    Tapered Fibers for Optogenetics: Gaining Spatial Resolution in Deep Brain Regions by Exploiting Angle-Selective Light Injection Systems

    21st International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON)
  • Pisanello M.iit, Pisano F.iit, Lee S.J., Lee J., Maglie E., Balena A.iit, Sileo L.iit, Spagnolo B., Bianco M.iit, Hyun M., Pisanello F.iit, Sabatini B.L., De Vittorio M.iit

    Tapered optical fibers for axially-resolved fiber photometry

    6th International Workshop on Technologies for Optogenetics and Neurophotonics OPTOGEN2019
  • Pisanello F.iit, Pisano F.iit, Pisanello M.iit, Rizzo A., Balena A.iit, Sileo L.iit, Lee S. J., Lee J., Peixoto R., Lemma E. D., Maglie E.iit, Qualtieri A.iit, Spagnolo B.iit, Bianco M.iit, Sabatini B. L., De Vittorio M.iit

    Tapered optical fibers for multifunctional optical neural interfaces

    Italian National Conference on the Physics of Matter
  • Pisanello M.iit, Pisano F.iit, Hyun M., Maglie E.iit, Balena A.iit, De Vittorio M.iit, Sabatini B.L., Pisanello F.iit
    DOI

    The three-dimensional signal collection field for fiber photometry in brain tissue

    Frontiers in Neuroscience, vol. 13, (no. FEB)
  • Collard L.iit, Pisano F.iit, Balena A.iit, Pisanello M.iit, Grande M., Pisanello F., De Vittorio M.iit

    Toward a spatially resolved plasmonic neural endoscope

    6th International Workshop on Technologies for Optogenetics and Neurophotonics OPTOGEN2019
  • Pisano F.iit, Balena A.iit, Kashif M. F., Pisanello M.iit, Qualtieri A.iit, Sileo L.iit, Bianco M.iit, Stomeo T.iit, D Orazio A., Grande M., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit

    Towards implantable plasmonic neural interfaces via curved nanophotonic structures on tapered fibers

    6th International Workshop on Technologies for Optogenetics and Neurophotonics OPTOGEN2019
  • Sciurti E.iit, Primavera R., Di Francesco M., Di Mascolo D.iit, Rizzo A.iit, Balena A.iit, Padmanabhan S. K., Rizzi F.iit, Decuzzi P., De Vittorio M.iit

    Ultrasound-triggered PLGA-microPlates degradation for on-command drug delivery

    45th International Conference on Micro & Nano Engineering
  • 2018
  • Pisano F.iit, Pisanello M.iit, Maglie E.iit, Balena A.iit, Sileo L.iit, Spagnolo B.iit, Hyun M., Pisanello F.iit, De Vittorio M.iit, Sabatini B.L.

    Depth-resolved, reconfigurable fiber photometry with a single tapered optical fiber

    5TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON TECHNOLOGIES FOR OPTOGENETICS AND NEUROPHOTONICS
  • Pisano F.iit, Pisanello M.iit, Maglie E.iit, Hyun M., Balena A.iit, Sileo L.iit, De Vittorio M.iit, Sabatini B.L., Pisanello F.iit

    Fiber photometry at depth with tapered optical fibers

    Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience 2018
  • Pisanello M.iit, Pisano F.iit, Hyun M., Maglie E.iit, Balena A.iit, Sileo L.iit, Spagnolo B.iit, Bellistri E., Sabatini B. L., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit

    Fluorescence collection properties of fiber optics waveguides for brain activity probing

    1st International Conference on Dielectric Photonic Devices and Systems Beyond Visible
  • Pisanello M.iit, Pisano F.iit, Hyun M., Maglie E.iit, Balena A.iit, Sileo L.iit, Spagnolo B.iit, Sabatini B. L., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit

    Fluorescence collection properties of flat-cleaved and tapered optical fibers for optical readout of brain activity

    5TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON TECHNOLOGIES FOR OPTOGENETICS AND NEUROPHOTONICS
  • Perulli A., Balena A., Fernandez M., Nedelcu G., Creti A., Kovalenko M.V., Lomascolo M., Anni M.
    DOI

    Full-color tuning in binary polymer:perovskite nanocrystals organic-inorganic hybrid blends

    Applied Physics Letters, vol. 112, (no. 17)
  • Pisanello M.iit, Pisano F.iit, Hyun M., Maglie E.iit, Balena A.iit, Spagnolo B.iit, Bellistri E., Sileo L.iit, De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit, Sabatini B. L.

    Light collection properties of flat-cleaved optical fibers measured with a two-photon microscopy approach

    Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience 2018
  • Balena A.iit, Rizzo A.iit, Lemma E. D., Pisano F.iit, Pisanello M.iit, Sileo L.iit, De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit

    Multifunctional tapered optical fibers for optical excitation and electrical extracellular recording using direct laser writing and two-photon lithography

    Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience 2018
  • Balena A.iit, Rizzo A.iit, Sileo L.iit, Spagnolo B.iit, Pisano F.iit, Pisanello M.iit, De Nuccio F., Lofrumento D., Lemma E. D., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit

    Structuring the Non-planar Surface of Tapered Fibers: Integration of Multipoint Optical Control and Electrical Readout of Neural Activity in a Single, Minimally Invasive Waveguide

    5TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON TECHNOLOGIES FOR OPTOGENETICS AND NEUROPHOTONICS
  • Balena A., Perulli A., Fernandez M., De Giorgi M.L., Nedelcu G., Kovalenko M.V., Anni M.
    DOI

    Temperature Dependence of the Amplified Spontaneous Emission from CsPbBr3 Nanocrystal Thin Films

    Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 122, (no. 10), pp. 5813-5819
  • Pisanello F.iit, Pisanello M.iit, Pisano F.iit, Balena A.iit, Maglie E.iit, Spagnolo B.iit, Sileo L.iit, Sabatini B.L., De Vittorio M.iit

    TOWARDS MULTIPOINT FIBER PHOTOMETRY WITH TAPERED OPTICAL FIBERS

    Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience 2018

Scientific Talks

  • 2019
  • Balena A.iit, Rizzo A., Sileo L.iit, Spagnolo B., Pisano F.iit, Pisanello M.iit, De Nuccio F., Lemma E. D., Lofrumento D., Sabatini B. L., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit

    A fully integrated tapered fiber optrode for simultaneous multipoint optical control and electrical readout of neural activity

  • Pisano F.iit, Balena A.iit, Grande M., Pisanello M.iit, Stomeo T.iit, Qualtieri A.iit, Bianco M.iit, Sileo L.iit, D'Orazio A., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit

    Nonplanar nanostructuring of tapered optical fibers for plasmonic neural interfaces