Jamie undertook his PhD in Physics under the supervision of Dr. Will Bryan at Swansea University - where he was also an undergraduate - funded by a CASE studentship awarded jointly by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC). As part of the course, he was involved in several experiments at Artemis, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), working with a team of researchers as part of a collaboration between Queen's University Belfast, University College London, and Swansea. Jamie's PhD thesis, entitled "Multielectron dynamics in atoms investigated with strong-field tunnelling and XUV photoionization", was submitted in September 2011. He was admitted to his PhD the following April, and graduated at the Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, on 20th July 2012.

    Later that year, he embarked on Initial Teacher Training (ITT), graduating from Swansea Metropolitan University with a PGCE in Physics with Science and achieving Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in June 2013.

    In 2014, Jamie returned to Swansea University, firstly as a project officer working with Astute, and then as a physics lecturer/researcher in the College of Science, until September 2016. He now continues to teach in local schools and colleges.



    Beam-transport diffraction in an ultrafast laser beamline

    Mathematical modelling of a typical ultrafast laser beamline, to investigate the significant effect that standard optics can have on the structure of a laser focus due to diffraction.



    Swansea Physicist visits the home of one of the greatest scientists in the field of mathematical physics

    "In August 2016, Dr Jamie Nemeth, Department of Physics, visited the home of James Clerk Maxwell, 1831-1879 ... Jamie met with Capt. Duncan Ferguson (on 5th August 2016), who lives on the estate and curates the visitor centre, and is passionate about the continued restoration of the part of the house Maxwell designed and had built."

    SURF Research As Art 2011 Postgraduate Image Award winner

    "Ion 'shells' produced by ultrafast intense infrared laser pulses, by Jamie Nemeth and Will Bryan from the Department of Physics, won the Professor Dame Jean Thomas Postgraduate Image Award in 2011, and was selected from all of the postgraduate entries as the winner of the very first postgraduate award in the Research As Art competition, for the striking nature of the image and the quality of the abstract."