Joshua Curtis Rothstein
Joshua Curtis Rothstein
REU Undergraduate Student In Physics
About Me

I grew up in Forsyth, Georgia, just outside of Lake Lanier. I am in the process of competing my B.S. in Physics and Minor in Computer Science at the University of Georgia, which I expect to receive in May 2025. My previous research has included thin film semiconductor photocatalysis for the purpose of dye degradation, and surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy for the detection of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) with the aid of basic machine learning algorithms. Currently, I am at UT Austin for the MRSEC REU, studying broadband terahertz time-domain spectroscopy with the goal investigating quantum materials to find exotic vibrational modes. I am excited for the hands-on optics and designing our own tools. When not researching, I enjoy anything outdoors, reading, weightlifting, and some games.