Dr. Joshua Island

( University of Nevada, Las Vegas )


(702) 895-3847
  • Institution:University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Departments: physics and astronomy
  • Research Fields: Nanotechnology, 2d Materials, Device Physics, Nonlinear Optics, Quantum Capacitance, Cryogenics
  • Disciplines: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, Physical Sciences
  • Location:Clark County
  • Funding:DoD - Department of Defense, EPSCoR - Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, NSF - National Science Foundation


In our research group we currently have four graduate students and three undergraduates students. Many current and previous undergraduates in the group have been successful in attaining research scholarships to pursue projects. Our research is conducive to new students who are interested in nanoscale physics.


I lead the Nanoscale Physics Group in the Physics Dept. at UNLV. We are focused on studying low dimensional materials in electronic devices. We use a combination of low temperature and high frequency probes to study these devices and discern exotic phenomena that arise as a result of confinement and interactions. We are principally interested in how low temperature phases evolve under dimensionality reduction and when subjected to high magnetic fields and strong external electromagnetic drives.

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