Ionut Gabriel Balasa

Ionut Gabriel Balasa

Official email address: ionutgabriel.balasa(at)

Location: room 110, Department of Physics and Astronomy, via Marzolo 8

Office phone number
: 049 8277288

PhD topic: Plasmonic Nanostructures for Biosensing Applications

Supervisor: prof. Giovanni Mattei

Research Interests:
My research field regards the study of plasmonic nanostructure for biosensing applications so my activity has two main focuses. Firstly, I study and optimize the properties of the plasmonic nanostructures by Finite Element Method simulations and by nanofabricating them employing the Nano Sphere Lithography technique. Secondly, it follows a more bio-chemical activity where the nanostructure is functionalized to obtain a biosensor able to reveal a specific biological compound.

Short CV:

Master Degree in Physics – Experimental Curriculum (2013 – 2015), Department of Physics and Astronomy Galileo Galilei, Padova (Italy), 110/110 cum Laude.

Thesis Title: Nano-Hole Array for Plasmonic Biosensors

Supervisor: prof. Giovanni Mattei

Bachelor Degree in Physics (2010 – 2013), Department of Physics and Astronomy Galileo Galilei, Padova (Italy), 105/110.

Thesis Title: Many-body interaction in small cluster of Argon atoms

Supervisor: prof. Pierluigi Silvestrelli

Schools & Conferences:

School of Photonics 2016: "Plasmonics and Nano-Optics", July 10th-14th, Cortona (Italy). Poster Presentation: Nano-Hole Array for Biosensing Applications

Fotonica 2017: "Convegno Italiano delle Tecnologie Fotoniche", May 3rd -5th, Padova (Italy). Oral Presentation: Plasmonic Nanostructures for Biosensing Applications

Plasmonica 2017, July 5th – 7th, Lecce(Italy). Oral Presentation: Plasmonic Arrays of Nanostructures for Biosensing: Extended vs Localized Plasmons

Didactic Activity:

2015/2016 and 2016/2017: Laboratory assistant of Physics Laboratory Courses for 1st and 2nd year students