dr. J.J. Renema (Jelmer)

Assistant Professor

About Me

I am an assistant professor in the Adaptive Quantum Optics group. My research interests center on multiphoton quantum optics, integrated photonics, and quantum complexity. 


I did my undergraduate studies at the University of Leiden, with a final project at the Niels Bohr Institute. I obtained my PhD in Leiden cum laude on the detection mechanism of superconducting single photon detectors. After that, I was at the University of Oxford in the group of Ian Walmsley on a Rubicon grant, and on a Junior Research Fellowship from Queen's College. There I worked on multiphoton quantum interference, both theoretically and experimentally. After that, I moved to the UT on a Veni grant, before starting as an assistant professor in 2020.


Physics & Astronomy
Central Processing Units
Engineering & Materials Science


I am interested in finding new information processing tasks which can be performed in photonics, and in experimentally demonstrating such tasks. I have an interest in the engineering of the large-scale photonic chips needed for quantum information processing. I also have an interest in computational complexity problems related to photonics. In the past, I have worked on superconducting single photon detectors, plasmonics, atomic physics and parametric down conversion.


Somhorst, F. , Correa Anguita, M. , Marzban, S. , Timmerhuis, J. , Van den Hoven, S., Leentjes, B., Sauer, K., Maxwell, I. , Pinkse, P. W. H. , & Renema, J. J. (2023). Adaptive Quantum Optics - Quantum Information Processing (AQO-QIP). Poster session presented at PIC summit Europe 2023, Eindhoven, Netherlands.
Correa Anguita, M. , van der Meer, R. , Renema, J. J., Zichang, H., Qu, D., Hooijschuur, P., Liu, H., Han, M., & Cohen, L. (2023). Experimental Simulation of Loop Quantum Gravity on a Photonic Chip. Poster session presented at 46th Annual Meeting NNV AMO 2023, Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands.
Correa Anguita, M. , Renema, J. J. , Timmerhuis, J. , Pinkse, P. W. H. , Somhorst, F. , Marzban, S. , Van den Hoven, S., Leentjens, B., Sauer, K., & Maxwell, I. (2023). Adaptive Quantum Optics - Quantum Information Processing (AQO-QIP). Poster session presented at MESA+ Meeting 2023, Enschede, Netherlands.
van der Meer, R., Huang, Z. , Correa Anguita, M., Qu, D., Hooijschuur, P., Liu, H., Han, M. , Renema, J. J., & Cohen, L. (2023). Experimental simulation of loop quantum gravity on a photonic chip. NPJ Quantum Information, 9, Article 32. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41534-023-00702-y
Venderbosch, P. , van der Meer, R. , de Goede, M., Kassenberg, B. , Snijders, H. , Epping, J. , Taballione, C. , van den Vlekkert, H. , Renema, J. J. , & Pinkse, P. W. H. (2022). Observation of Open Scattering Channels. In Integrated Photonics Research, Silicon and Nanophotonics 2022 (Optics InfoBase Conference Papers). Optica Publishing Group. https://doi.org/10.1364/IPRSN.2022.IM4C.4
Taballione, C. , Correa Anguita, M. , de Goede, M., Venderbosch, P., Kassenberg, B. , Snijders, H., Kannan, N., Smith, D. , Epping, J. P. , van der Meer, R. , Pinkse, P. W. H., van den Vlekkert, H. , & Renema, J. J. (2022). A Universal 20-mode Quantum Photonic Processor: (Student paper). In ECIO 2022: 23rd European Conference on Integrated Optics: 4th May - 6th May, Milan, Italy (pp. 375-377). Politecnico di Milano.

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I am currently looking for BSc and MSc students, and PhD candidates. If you are interested and have the required background, please contact me via email.

Courses Academic Year  2023/2024

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Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

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Faculty of Science and Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20), room ME123
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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The Netherlands