Advanced Photon Source

An Office of Science National User Facility

Fanny Rodolakis Simoes

Contact Information
Argonne National Laboratory
9700 S. Cass Ave
Argonne, Il 60439

Phone: 630-252-6817 | Fax: 630-252-7392


  • 2015 – present: Assistant Physicist, X-ray Science Division, Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory
  • 2014 – 2015: NIST-CHiMaD Post-doctoral Fellow,  Northwestern University Argonne National Laboratory Institute of Science and Engineering (NAISE), Northwestern University, IL.
  • Oct. 2014: Post-doctoral Research Associate, Institute for Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago, IL.
  • 2011-2014: Post-doctoral Research Associate, Material Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, IL.
  • 2010-2011: Post-doctoral Research Associate, Physics Department, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL.
  • Université Paris-Sud XI, Orsay, France; Ph. D in Physics, 2009
  • Université Paris-Sud XI, Orsay, France; M.S. in Physics, 2006
  • Université F. Rabelais, Tours, France; B.S. in Physics, 2005
Research Interests

My research is focused on using synchrotron based X-ray techniques to explore collective electronic behavior and order in emergent materiels via ARPES, XAS and RSXS, namely structural strongly correlated systems such as heavy fermions, high Tc superconductor and metal-insulator transitions.

Selected Publications
  1. "The effect of spin-orbit coupling on nonsymmorphic square-net compounds", A. Topp, M. G. Vergniory, M. Krivenkov, A. Varykhalov, F. Rodolakis, J. L. McChesney, B. V. Lotsch, C. R. Ast, L. M. Schoop
    Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids (2017) 1-5 (
  2. "Surface floating 2D bands in layered nonsymmorphic semimetals : ZrSiS and related compounds", A. Topp, R. Queiroz, A. Grüneis, L. Müchler, A. Rost, A. Varykhalov, D. Marchenko, M. Krivenkov, F. Rodolakis, J. L. McChesney, B. V. Lotsch, L. M. Schoop, C. R. Ast, Physical Review X 7, 041073 (2017).
  3. "A practical superconducting-microcalorimeter X-ray spectrometer for beamline and laboratory science",
    W.B. Doriese, P. Abbamonte, B.K. Alpert, D.A. Bennett, E.V. Denison, Y. Fang, D.A. Fischer, C.P. Fitzgerald, J.W. Fowler, J.D. Gard, J.P. Hays-Wehle, G.C. Hilton, C. Jaye, J.L. McChesney, L. Miaja-Avila, K.M. Morgan, Y.I. Joe, G.C. O’Neil, C.D. Reintsema, F. Rodolakis, D.R. Schmidt, H. Tatsuno, J. Uhlig, L.R. Vale, J.N. Ullom, D.S. Swetz, Rev. Sci. Instrum.  88, 053108 (2017).
  4. "Minimizing Grating Slope Errors in the IEX Monochromator at the Advanced Photon Source Classification Beam Lines",
    Michael Fisher, Jun Qian, Jessica McChesney, Ruben Reininger, F. Rodolakis, 9th Mechanical Engineering Design of Synchrotron Radiation Equipment and Instrumentation Conference, N/A (2016), online.
  5. “Fermi surface collapse and energy scales in Ce2RhIn8”, F. Rodolakis, C. Adriano, P. F. S. Rosa, F. Restrepo, P. G. Pagliuso and J. C. Campuzano, Submitted to PNAS.
  6. “Unveiling the hybridization gap in Ce2RhIn8 heavy fermion compound”, C. Adriano, F. Rodolakis, P. F. S. Rosa, F. Restrepo, J. Zhao, M. A. Continentino, Z. Fisk, J. C. Campuzano, and P. G. Pagliuso, Submitted to PRL (arXiv :1502.02544).
  7. “Evolution of the electronic structure of a Mott system across its phase diagram : X-ray absorption spectroscopy study of (V1−xCrx)2O3”, F. Rodolakis, J.-P. Rueff, M. Sikora, I. Alliot, J.-P. Itié, F. Baudelet, S. Ravy, P. Wzietek, P. Hansmann, A. Toschi, M. W. Haverkort, G. Sangiovanni, K. Held, P. Metcalf, and M. Marsi, Physical Review B 84, 245113 (2011).
  8. “Inequivalent routes across the Mott transition in V2O3 explored by X-ray absorption”, F. Rodolakis, P. Hansmann, J.-P. Rueff, A. Toschi, M.W. Haverkort, G. Sangiovanni, A. Tanaka, T. Saha- Dasgupta, K. Held, M. Sikora, I. Alliot, J.-P. Itié, F. Baudelet, P. Wzietek, P. Metcalf, and M. Marsi, Physical Review Letters 104, 047401 (2010).
  9. “A Microscopic View on the Mott transition in Chromium-doped V2O3”, S. Lupi, L. Baldassarre, B. Mansart, A. Perucchi, A. Barinov, P. Dudin, E. Papalazarou, F. Rodolakis, J.-P. Rueff, J.-P. Itié, S. Ravy, D. Nicoletti, P. Postorino, P. Hansmann, N. Parragh, A. Toschi, T. Saha- Dasgupta, O. K. Andersen, G. Sangiovanni, K. Held, M. Marsi, Nature Communication 1 :105, doi : 10.1038/ncomms1109 (2010).
  10. “Quasiparticles at the Mott transition in V2O3 : wavevector dependence and surface attenuation”,F. Rodolakis, B. Mansart, E. Papalazarou, S. Gorovikov, P. Vilmercati, L. Petaccia, A. Goldoni, J.-P. Rueff, S. Lupi, P. Metcalf, and M. Marsi, Physical Review Letters 102, 066805 (2009) - Selected for Physics Synopsis, February 17 (2009).