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Fanny M. Rodolakis


29ID-IEX Beamline Scientist


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


  • Since 2020: Physicist, X-ray Science Division, Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory
  • 20152020: Assistant Physicist, X-ray Science Division, Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory
  • 20142015: 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, UIC, IL.
  • Université Paris-Sud XI, Orsay, France; PhD in Physics, 2009
  • Université Paris-Sud XI, Orsay, France; M.S. in Physics, 2006
  • Université F. Rabelais, Tours, France; B.S. in Physics, 2005

Selected Publications:

  1. Y.Sun, T.N.H.Nguyen, A.Anderson, X.Cheng, T.E.Gage, Z.Zhang, H.Zhou, F.Rodolakis, Z.Zhang, I. Arslan, A.A. Chubykin, H. Lee, S. Ramanathan. In Vivo Glutamate Sensing inside the Mouse Brain with Perovskite Nickelate Nafion Heterostructures. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 12, 24564 - 24574 (2020).
  2. Z. W. Lebens-Higgins, H. Chung, M. J. Zuba, Y. Li, N. V. Faenza, N. Pereira, B. D. McCloskey, F. Rodolakis, W. Yang, G. G. Amatucci, Y. S. Meng, T. L. Lee, and L. F. J. Piper. How Bulk Sensitive is HAXPES : Accounting for Surface Reduction when Addressing Oxygen Redox. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 11, 6, 2106-2112 (2020).
  3. Y.I.Joe,Y.Fang,S.Lee,S.X.L.Sun,G.A.delaPena,W.B.Doriese,K.Morgan,J.Fowler,F.Rodolakis, J. L. McChesney, D. Swetz, J. Ullom and P. Abbamonte. Resonant soft x-ray scattering from stripe-ordered La2−xBaxCuO4 using a transition edge sensor array detector. Phys. Rev. Applied 13, 034026 (2020).

  4. S. Lei, J. Lin, Y. Jia, M. Gray, A. Topp, G. Farahi, S. Klemenz, F. Rodolakis, J. L. McChesney, C. R. Ast, A. Yazdani, K. S. Burch, S. Wu, N. P. Ong and L. M. Schoop. High mobility in a van der Waals layered antiferromagnetic metal. Science Advances, 6, 6 (2020).

  5. D. Du, A. Lim, C. Zhang, P. Strohbeen, E. Shourov, F. Rodolakis, J. L. McChesney, P. M. Voyles, D. C. Fredrickson and J. K. Kawasaki1. High electrical conductivity in the epitaxial polar metals LaAuGe and LaPtSb . APL Materials 7, 121107 (2019).

  6. M. Kotiuga , Z. Zhang, J. Li, F. Rodolakis, H. Zhou, R. Sutarto, F. He, Q. Wang, Y. Sun, Y. Wang, N. Alsadat Aghamiri, S. Bennett Hancock, L. Rokhinson, D. Landau, Y. Abate, J. W. Freeland, R. Comin, S. Ramanathan, K. M. Rabe.
    Carrier localization in perovskite nickelates from oxygen vacancies. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 116 (44) 21992-21997 (2019).

  7. K. P. Wootton, J. L. McChesney, F. Rodolakis, N. S. Sereno, B. X. Yang. Transverse emittance measurement using undulator high harmonics for diffraction limited storage rings. IBIC 19 Proceeding (Sep 2019).

  8. P. Li, Z. Wu, F. Wu, C. Guo, Y. Liu, Z. Sun, M. Shi, F. Rodolakis, J. L. McChesney, C Cao, F. Steglich, H. Yuan, Y. Liu.
    Large Fermi surface expansion through anisotropic mixing of conduction and f electrons in the semimetallic Kondo lattice CeBi. Physical Review B 100, 155110 (2019).

  9. S. A. Howard, C. N. Singh, G. J. Paez, M. J. Wahila, L. W. Wangoh, S. Sallis, K. Tirpak, Y. Liang, D. Prendergast, M. Zuba, J. Rana, A. Weidenbach, T. M. McCrone, W. Yang, T. L. Lee, F. Rodolakis, W. Doolittle, W. C. Lee, and L. F. J. Piper.
    Direct observation of delithiation as the origin of analog memristance in LixNbO2. APL Materials 7, 071103 (2019).

  10. M. J. Wahila, G. Paez, C. N. Singh, A. Regoutz, S. Sallis, J. Rana, M. B. Tellekamp, J. E. Boschker, T. Markurt, J. E. N. Swallow, L. A. H. Jones, T. D. Veal, W. Yang, T. L. Lee, F. Rodolakis, J. T. Sadowski, D. Prendergast, W. C. Lee, W. A. Doolittle, L. F. J. Piper. Evidence of a Second-Order Peierls-Driven Metal-Insulator Transition in Crystalline NbO2 : A Novel Electroforming-Free Switching Mechanism for Analog Memristors. Physical Review Materials 3, 074602 (2019).

  11. W. Wei, T.Y. Kim, A. Balamurugan, J. Sun, R. Chen, A. Ghosh, F. Rodolakis, J. L. McChesney, A. Lakkham, P. G. Evans, S.M. Hur, P. Gopalan. Phase-Behavior of Mixed Polymer Brushes Grown from Ultra-thin Coatings. ACS Macro Lett. 8, 1086 (2019).

  12. W.C. Lee, M.J. Wahila, S. Mukherjee, T. Eustance, C.N. Singh, H. Paik, F. Rodolakis, D. G. Schlom, L.F. J. Piper. Cooperative Effects of Strain and Electron Correlation in Epitaxial VO2 and NbO2. Journal of Applied Physics 125, 082539 (2019)

  13. P. J. Strohbeen, D. Du, C. Zhang, E. H. Shourov, F. Rodolakis, J. L. McChesney, P. M. Voyles, and J. K. Kawasaki. Electronically enhanced layer buckling and Au-Au dimerization in epitaxial LaAuSb films . Physical Review Materials 3, 024201 (2019).

  14. S. Kearney, D. Shu, F. Rodolakis, D. Arms, P. Jemian and J. McChesney. Mechanical Design of a UHV Non-Magnetic Kappa Diffractometer.” AIP Conference Proceedings 2054, 060039 (2019).

  15. A. Topp, M. G. Vergniory, M. Krivenkov, A. Varykhalov, F. Rodolakis, J. L. McChesney, B. V. Lotsch, C. R. Ast, L. M. Schoop
    The effect of spin-orbit coupling on nonsymmorphic square-net compounds. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids 128, 296 (2019).

  16. A. Topp, R. Queiroz, A. GrÃ14neis, L. MÃ14chler, A. Rost, A. Varykhalov, D. Marchenko, M. Kriven- kov, F. Rodolakis, J. L. McChesney, B. V. Lotsch, L. M. Schoop, C. R. Ast Surface floating 2D bands in layered nonsymmorphic semimetals : ZrSiS and related compounds. Physical Review X 7, 041073 (2017).

  17. W. Doriese, Peter Abbamonte, Bradley Alpert, Douglas Bennett, Edward Denison, Y. Z. Fang, Daniel A. Fischer, Colin Fitzgerald, Joseph Fowler, Johnathon Gard, James Hays-Wehle, Gene Hilton, Cherno Jaye, Jessica McChesney, Luis Miaja-Avila, Kelsey Morgan, Young Il Joe, G. O’Neil, C. D. Reintsema, F. Rodolakis, Dan Schmidt, Hideyuki Tatsuno, Jens Uhlig, L. R. Vale, Joel Ullom, and Daniel Swetz. A practical superconducting-microcalorimeter X-ray spectrometer for beamline and laboratory science. Review of Scientific Instruments 88, 053108 (2017).

  18. M. V. Fisher, L. Assoufid, J. McChesney, J. Qian, R. Reininger, F. Rodolakis. Minimizing grating slope errors in the IEX monochromator at the Advanced Photon Source”. 9th Mechanical Engineering Design of Synchrotron Radiation Equipment and Instrumentation Confe- rence (2016).

  19. F. Rodolakis, C. Adriano, F. Restrepo, P. F. S. Rosa, P. G. Pagliuso, J.C. Campuzano Fermi surface collapse and energy scales in Ce2RhIn8”. arXiv:1809.02682.

  20. C. Adriano, F. Rodolakis, P. F. S. Rosa, F. Restrepo, J. Zhao, M. A. Continentino, Z. Fisk, J. C. Campu- zano, and P. G. Pagliuso. Unveiling the hybridization gap in Ce2RhIn8 heavy fermion compound”. arXiv:1502.02544.

  21. F.Iori,F.Rodolakis,M.Gatti,L.Reining,M.Upton,Y.Shvydko,J.P.Rueff,andM.Marsi.“Low-energy excitations in strongly correlated materials : A theoretical and experimental study of the dynamic structure factor in V2O3”. Physical Review B 86, 205132 (2012).

  22. P. Hansmann, M.W. Haverkort, A. Toschi, G. Sangiovanni, F. Rodolakis, J.-P. Rueff, M. Marsi and K. Held. Atomic and itinerant effects at the transition metal x-ray absorption K-pre-edge exemplified in the case of V2O3”. Physical Review B 85, 115136 (2011).

  23. 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, Evolution of the electronic structure of a Mott system across its phase diagram : X-ray absorption spectroscopy study of (V1−x Crx )2 O3 ”. Physical Review B 84, 245113 (2011).

  24. 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, Inequivalent routes across the Mott transition in V2O3 explored by X-ray absorption”. Physical Review Letters 104, 047401 (2010).

  25. 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, A Microscopic View on the Mott tran- sition in Chromium-doped V2O3”. Nature Communication 1:105, doi: 10.1038/ncomms1109 (2010).

  26. F. Rodolakis, P. Hansmann, J.-P. Rueff, A. Toschi, M.W. Haverkort, G. Sangiovanni, K. Held, M. Si- kora, A. Congeduti, J.-P. Itié, F. Baudelet, P. Metcalf, and M. Marsi, Electronic correlations in V2O3 studied with K-edge X-ray absorption spectroscopy”. Journal of Physics: Conference Series 190, 012092 (2009).

  27. F. Rodolakis, B. Mansart, E. Papalazarou, S. Gorovikov, P. Vilmercati, L. Petaccia, A. Goldoni, J.- P. Rueff, S. Lupi, P. Metcalf, and M. Marsi, Quasiparticles at the Mott transition in V2O3 : wavevector dependence and surface attenuation”.
    Physical Review Letters 102, 066805 (2009) - Physics Synopsis, February 17 (2009).