Department of Physics

East Hall, 2 Lippitt Road, Kingston, RI 02881


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Wenchao Ge

  • Assistant Professor
  • East Hall Room 203
  • Phone: 401.874.2104
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  • Office Location: Mailing Address:
    East Hall Room 203
    2 Lippitt Rd
    Kingston, RI 02881


Aug. 2022—Present, Assistant Professor, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

Aug. 2020—Aug. 2022, Assistant Professor, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

Jun. 2018—Aug. 2020, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX  

Nov. 2016—Jun. 2018, Postdoctoral Research Associate, U. S. Army Research Lab/ University of Maryland, College Park, MD                            

Feb. 2016—Nov. 2016, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY 


Dr. Ge’s research focuses on theoretical quantum optics and quantum information. He is interested in exploring fundamental limits allowed by quantum mechanics to access information (quantum sensing), transfer information (quantum communicating), and process information (quantum computing).


Dec. 2015 Ph. D.  Physics: Texas A&M University, College Station       

Jun. 2009 B. S. Applied Physics: Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China


  • SC Burd, Raghavendra Srinivas, HM Knaack, Wenchao Ge, AC Wilson, DJ Wineland, Dietrich Leibfried, JJ Bollinger, DTC Allcock, DH Slichter, “Quantum amplification of boson-mediated interactions”, Nature Physics 17, 898 (2021)
  • Wenchao Ge, Kurt Jacobs, Saeed Asiri, Michael Foss-Feig, and M. Suhail Zubairy, “Operational Resource Theory of Nonclassicality via Quantum Metrology”, Phys. Rev. Research 2, 023400 (2020)
  • Wenchao Ge, B. Sawyer, J. Britton, K. Jacobs, J. Bollinger, M. Foss-Feig, “Stroboscopic approach to trapped-ion quantum information processing with squeezed phonons”, Phys. Rev. A 100, 043417  (2019)
  • K. Qian, Z. Eldredge, Wenchao Ge, G. Pagano, C. Monroe, JV Porto, and AV Gorshkov, “Heisenberg-Scaling Measurement Protocol for Analytic Functions with Quantum Sensor Networks”, Phys. Rev. A 100, 042304  (2019)
  • Robert M. Pettit*, Wenchao Ge*, P. Kumar, Danika R. Luntz-Martin, Justin T. Schultz, Levi P. Neukrich, M. Bhattacharya*, and A. Nick Vamivakas*, “An Optical Tweezer Phonon Laser”, Nature Photonics 13, 402 (2019)
  • Wenchao Ge, B. Sawyer, J. Britton, K. Jacobs, J. Bollinger, M. Foss-Feig, “Trapped Ion Quantum Information Processing with Squeezed Phonons”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 030501 (2019)
  • Wenchao Ge, K. Jacobs, Z. Eldredge, A. V. Gorshkov, M. Foss-Feig, “Distributed quantum metrology and the entangling power of linear networks”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 043604 (2018)
  • Wenchao Ge, Mehmet E. Tasgin, and M. Suhail Zubairy, “Conservation relation of nonclassicality and entanglement of Gaussian states in a beam splitter”, Phys. Rev. A 92, 052328 (2015)
  • Wenchao Ge and M. Suhail Zubairy, “Macroscopic optomechanical superposition via periodic qubit flipping”, Phys. Rev. A 91, 013842 (2015)

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