Mr Levi Tegg

Research student

Career Summary


After completing my Bachelor of Science (Honours) in physics at the University of Newcastle, I started my PhD in 2016. For my thesis I'm investigating the synthesis of conductive metal oxides for applications in plasmonics. My research is multidisciplinary, and includes contributions from researchers in materials engineering, crystallography, computational chemistry and optics. My research interests and expertise include electron microscopy and X-ray analysis, high-temperature synthesis techniques, and the calculation of electrical and optical properties both at the bulk scale and the nano scale.

Aside from research, teaching at the tertiary level has been a significant part of my career. I have experience in teaching physics at the first, second and third year levels. This includes laboratories, tutorials, some research project supervision and some course development. I have also been involved in outreach programs aimed at inspiring or teaching high school students physics and materials science.


  • Physics

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
030303 Optical Properties of Materials 40
100708 Nanomaterials 40
020402 Condensed Matter Imaging 20



Year Award
2017 Faculty of Science - Best Higher Degree Research (HDR) Publication
The University of Newcastle


Year Award
2016 Research Training Program
The University of Newcastle


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Journal article (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Tegg L, Haberfehlner G, Kothleitner G, Keast VJ, 'Chemical homogeneity and optical properties of individual sodium tungsten bronze nanocubes.', Micron, 139 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.micron.2020.102926
Co-authors Vicki Keast
2018 Tegg L, Cuskelly D, Keast VJ, 'Plasmon Responses in the Sodium Tungsten Bronzes', PLASMONICS, 13 437-444 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s11468-017-0528-y
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Dylan Cuskelly, Vicki Keast
2018 Tegg L, Cuskelly D, Keast VJ, 'Bulk scale fabrication of sodium tungsten bronze nanoparticles for applications in plasmonics', NANOTECHNOLOGY, 29 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1088/1361-6528/aad34b
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Vicki Keast, Dylan Cuskelly
2017 Tegg L, Cuskelly D, Keast VJ, 'The sodium tungsten bronzes as plasmonic materials: fabrication, calculation and characterization', MATERIALS RESEARCH EXPRESS, 4 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1088/2053-1591/aa6c40
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Vicki Keast, Dylan Cuskelly
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Conference (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Tegg L, Cuskelly D, Hatchwell C, Keast VJ, 'Sodium Tungsten Bronzes as Materials for Plasmonics', Sodium Tungsten Bronzes as Materials for Plasmonics, Wollongong, Australia (2018)
Co-authors Vicki Keast
2015 Sharafutdinova G, Tegg L, Lazarte I, Vafa E, Andersson-Engels S, Holdsworth JL, 'A new volume scanner', Proc. SPIE 9538, Diffuse Optical Imaging V, 95381B (July 16, 2015), Munich (2015) [E3]
DOI 10.1117/12.2183734
Co-authors John Holdsworth, Galiya Sharafutdinova

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