Department of Physics

East Hall, 2 Lippitt Road, Kingston, RI 02881


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Vanita Srinivasa

  • Assistant Professor, Quantum Information Science Program Director
  • Room 311B
  • Phone: 401.874.2204
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  • Office Location: East Hall
    2 Lippitt Road


  • 2020-present: Assistant Professor of Physics, University of Rhode Island
  • 2017-2020: Senior Research Scientist in Quantum Information Processing, Center for Computing Research, Sandia National Laboratories
  • 2014-2017: Senior Research Associate, Laboratory for Physical Sciences/University of Maryland
  • 2012-2014: Postdoctoral Scholar, Joint Quantum Institute, University of Maryland/NIST


  • Quantum information processing theory for semiconductor systems
  • Spin-photon entanglement and spin-based circuit quantum electrodynamics
  • Theory of electron-electron, electron-phonon, and electron-photon interactions in semiconductor and hybrid quantum systems


  • Ph.D. in Physics, University of Pittsburgh, 2012
  • M.S. in Physics, University of Pittsburgh, 2007
  • B.S. in Engineering Physics (with minor in Chemistry), University of Pittsburgh, 2006


Selected Publications:

  • P. Harvey-Collard, N. T. Jacobson, C. Bureau-Oxton, R. M. Jock, V. Srinivasa, A. M. Mounce, D. R. Ward, J. M. Anderson, R. P. Manginell, J. R. Wendt, T. Pluym, M. P. Lilly, D. R. Luhman, M. Pioro-Ladrière, and M. S. Carroll, “Spin-Orbit Interactions for Singlet-Triplet Qubits in Silicon,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 217702 (2019).
  • R. M. Jock, N. T. Jacobson, P. Harvey-Collard, A. M. Mounce, V. Srinivasa, D. R. Ward, J. Anderson, R. Manginell, J. R. Wendt, M. Rudolph, T. Pluym, J. K. Gamble, A. D. Baczewski, W. M. Witzel, and M. S. Carroll, “A silicon metal-oxide-semiconductor electron spin-orbit qubit,” Nat. Commun. 9, 1768 (2018).
  • V. Srinivasa, J. M. Taylor, and Charles Tahan, “Entangling distant resonant exchange qubits via circuit quantum electrodynamics,” Phys. Rev. B 94, 205421 (2016).
  • V. Srinivasa and J. M. Taylor, “Capacitively coupled singlet-triplet qubits in the double charge resonant regime,” Phys. Rev. B 92, 235301 (2015).
  • V. Srinivasa, H. Xu, and J. M. Taylor, “Tunable Spin-Qubit Coupling Mediated by a Multielectron Quantum Dot,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 226803 (2015).
  • J. M. Taylor, V. Srinivasa, and J. Medford, “Electrically Protected Resonant Exchange Qubits in Triple Quantum Dots,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 050502 (2013).
  • V. Srinivasa, K. C. Nowack, M. Shafiei, L. M. K. Vandersypen, and J. M. Taylor, “Simultaneous Spin-Charge Relaxation in Double Quantum Dots,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 196803 (2013).
  • V. Srinivasa and J. Levy, “Tailoring effective exchange interactions via domain walls in coupled Heisenberg rings,” Phys. Rev. B 80, 024414 (2009).
  • V. Srinivasa, J. Levy, and C. S. Hellberg, “Flying spin qubits: A method for encoding and transporting qubits within a dimerized Heisenberg spin-1/2 chain,” Phys. Rev. B 76, 094411 (2007).


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