List of researchers available to meet one-to-one with students. One-to-one meetings will be held on Thursday, 4th April 2019 from 10:20 to 11:30 and from 11:30 to 12:40.


Beamline Technique Scientist
ALOISA On-surface synthesis, surface functionalization; resonant photoemission, NEXAFS, XPS.

Surfaces and thin films; photoelectron diffraction, NEXFAS, XPS.
Singlet fission, photovoltaic process; time resolved X-Ray Spectroscopy
Organic-inorganic interfaces; resonant photoemission, NEXAFS, XPS.

Albano Cossaro
BaDElPh Study of the electronic properties and correlation effects in cristalline solids, including graphene and other 2D materials, topological insulators, superconductors etc, exploiting the low photon energy and high momentum and energy resolution angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) technique. Giovanni Di Santo
DXRL Deep X-Ray Lithography (DXRL) is a manufacturing process by which a pattern is transferred from an X-ray mask to a material, which changes its dissolution rate in a liquid solvent (developer) under high energy irradiation, through exposition to synchrotron radiation characterized by high resolution, high intensity and extreme parallelism. Alessio Turchet
ESCAmicroscopy Chemical characterization of surfaces and interfaces at the submicron level (Electrochemistry, Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, catalysis, nanostructured materials) by spatially resolved PhotoElecton Spectroscopy (XPS). The Scanning PhotoEmission Microscope (SPEM) scans a 130 nm diameter focused X-ray beam to map the sample surface. Matteo Amati
GasPhase The Gas Phase Photoemission beamline is devoted to research on gaseous systems. Broad energy range, high resolving power and flux and purpose built end-stations are ideal for investigating the spectroscopy and dynamics of fundamental processes, broadly relevant to science and technology (e.g. atmospheric chemistry, material science, biomedical sciences). Robert Richter
MCX Chemical characterization of surfaces and interfaces at the submicron level (Electrochemistry, Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, catalysis, nanostructured materials) by spatially resolved PhotoElecton Spectroscopy (XPS). The Scanning PhotoEmission Microscope (SPEM) scans a 130 nm diameter focused X-ray beam to map the sample surface. Jasper Plaisier
NanoESCA PhotoElectron Emission Microscope (PEEM) provides nanometer lateral resolution (XPS, XAS, XPEEM) in real space mode and very-fast mapping of the sample bandstructure (ARPES) in reciprocal space mode; spin-resolved imaging is also available. I research structural, electronic and magnetic properties of thin cobalt films, covered by graphene. Matteo Jugovac
Nanospectroscopy Nanospectroscopy operates the Spectroscopic PhotoEmission and Low Energy Electron Microscope (SPELEEM). Research applications are targeted to Surface and Materials Sciences, addressing issues related to chemical and magnetic characterization of surfaces, interfaces, thin films, and nanostructures. Andrea Locatelli
Spectromicroscopy Spectromicroscopy beamline dedicated to studies of electronic structure of solids and especially small sized- 2D materials using Angle Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy from micro-spot (μ-ARPES), a powerful technique that couples sub-micrometer microscopy with high resolution electron spectroscopy. Alexey Barinov
SAXS The Austrian SAXS beamline at Elettra uses Small Angle X-ray Scattering, a non destructive and highly versatile standard method to study the nanoscale structure of any type of material ranging from new composite nanosystems to biological macromolecules, to perform in situ / pump-probe experiments in solution and on surfaces. Heinz Amenitsch
SyRMeP 3D and 4D X-ray imaging techniques for comprehensive microstructural properties of materials: from medicine to geosciences. Synchrotron X-ray microtomography (μCT) measurements produce threedimensional (3D) or 4D (dynamic μCT) images of the internal structure of objects with a spatial resolution at the micron- and submicron-scale. Lucia Mancini
XAFS Hard x-ray absorption spectroscopy at XAFS determines with atomic sensitivity local structure of matter (solid, liquid, gas, amorphous). i) geological science (Ti on unknown crystals); ii) fuel cells for operando XAS in catalyst systems; iii) solid state physics (correlations); iv) time-resolved in situ XAS on heterogeneous catalysis; v) metallic nanoparticles for plasmonics. Simone Pollastri
Xpress Xpress is a dedicated high pressure diffraction beamline, in which the structure of crystalline materials is investigated in situ under extreme conditions of pressure and/or temperature. The related topics are condensed matter physics, mineralogy, material sciences, geophysics and chemistry. Frederico Alabarse
XRF PostDoc at the X-Ray Fluorescence beamline, whit expertise focuses on the analysis of thin films and magnetic materials, carried out using complementary techniques such as: X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XANES, EXAFS, XMCD), X-Ray Reflectivity and Grazing Incidence X-ray Diffraction (GIXD). Ilaria Carlomagno


Beamline Technique Scientist
Machine Physics FERMI is a linac-driven free-electron laser based on High Gain Harmonic Generation, operating from the extreme UV to the soft x-ray regime. The excellent transverse and longitudinal coherence, high energy per pulse and stability relay on the generation and optimisation of high brightness electron beams (i.e. low emittance and high peak current). Giuseppe Penco
PADReS PADReS is the photon transport and diagnostics system collecting the photons generated by the machine, characterizing their intensity, spectral content and other properties for each single pulse, online and shot-to-shot, and delivering them to the experiments, focusing the radiation onto the experimental samples by means of state-of-the-art optical systems. Nicola Mahne Alberto Simoncig
EIS The EIS-Timer and EIS-Timex instruments exploit the unique characteristics of the FERMI FEL source for performing time resolved studies on condensed matter. The principal research applications are nanoscale transport properties, transient states of matter under extreme conditions and nonlinear EUV/soft x-ray optics. Riccardo Mincigrucci
TeraFERMI TeraFERMI is the THz beamline for nonlinear spectroscopy at FERMI. Indeed, the high electric field of its beam can induce nonlinear effects in particular quantum materials. A class of those materials is that of Topological Insulators, insulators but with a metallic state on their surface, whose collective electrons modes (plasmons) can be controlled by the THz source. Paola Di Pietro


Laboratory Technique Scientist
Laser Group FERMI is based on the HGHG seeding scheme and strongly relies on the use of ultrafast laser systems for the generation of the electron bunches (photoinjector laser), suppression of microbunching instabilities (laser heater), seeding by tunable UV light (seed laser) and pump-probe experiments at the user stations (pulses derived from the seed laser). Miltcho Danailov
T-ReX T-ReX is a facility for table-top time-resolved spectroscopies, from optical spectroscopies in the infrared, visible and UV range to angle-resolved photoemission with UV and XUV pulses. It implements the non-equilibrium approach to investigate complex materials and photoinduced phase transitions. Federico Cilento
Optics Group The Optics Group supports Elettra and FERMI with conceptual and optical system design, ray tracing, wavefront propagation. The Optical Metrology Lab provides complete characterization of X-ray mirrors surface topography, thanks to a clean room equipped with interferometers and a Long Trace Profiler. The X-ray Lab sources test single crystals, multilayers and powders. Lorenzo Raimondi
Scientific Computing Software for scientific simulation and data analysis.

Software for experiments, integration of scientific instruments, synchronization, data acquisition.

Georgios Kourousias