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.


Sturges, T. J., McDermott, T., Buraczewski, A., Clements, W. R. , Renema, J. J., Nam, S. W., Gerrits, T., Lita, A., Kolthammer, W. S., Eckstein, A., Walmsley, I. A., & Stobinska, M. (2021). Quantum simulations with multiphoton Fock states. NPJ Quantum Information, 7, [91]. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41534-021-00427-w
Meer, R. V. D. , Goede, M. D., Kassenberg, B., Venderbosch, P. , Snijders, H., Epping, J. , Taballione, C., Vlekkert, H. V. D. , Renema, J. J. , & Pinkse, P. W. H. (2021). Observation of open scattering channels. ArXiv.
Zhong, H-S., Deng, Y-H., Qin, J., Wang, H., Chen, M-C., Peng, L-C., Luo, Y-H., Wu, D., Gong, S-Q., Su, H., Hu, Y., Hu, P., Yang, X-Y., Zhang, W-J., Li, H., Li, Y., Jiang, X., Gan, L., Yang, G., ... Pan, J-W. (2021). Phase-Programmable Gaussian Boson Sampling Using Stimulated Squeezed Light. Physical review letters, 127(18), [180502]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.127.180502
Somhorst, F. , Meer, R. V. D. , Anguita, M. C., Schadow, R. , Snijders, H. J. , Goede, M. D., Kassenberg, B., Venderbosch, P. , Taballione, C. , Epping, J. P., Vlekkert, H. H. V. D., Bulmer, J. F. F., Lugani, J., Walmsley, I. A. , Pinkse, P. W. H., Eisert, J., Walk, N. , & Renema, J. J. (2021). Quantum photo-thermodynamics on a programmable photonic quantum processor. ArXiv. http://arxiv.org/abs/2201.00049v1
van der Meer, R., Hooijschuur, P. , Toebes, C., Venderbosch, P. , Pinkse, P. W. H. , & Renema, J. J. (2021). Entanglement witness on a programmable photonic processor. Poster session presented at 44th Annual Meeting NNV AMO Lunteren 2021, Lunteren, Netherlands.

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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  2021/2022

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Courses Academic Year  2020/2021

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University of Twente
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