I love that I get to work on different products, applications, and ideas all the time. It's a constant challenge to find the best solution for a customer's application while still being a feasible product to design and manufacture. I enjoy being exposed to a variety of aspects of a project like interacting with vendors, determining timelines, making decisions about tradeoffs between cost and performance, and problem-solving throughout the whole process.
Katie Schwertz is a Senior Design Engineer in Edmund Optics' Tucson, Arizona, USA office. She is responsible for executing optical and optomechanical designs, tolerancing, analyses, and prototype evaluations for both internal development and external customers. Katie received her MS in Optical Sciences from University of Arizona, College of Optical Sciences located in Tucson, Arizona and a BS in Optics from University of Rochester, Institute of Optics located in Rochester, New York.
- 12/2018 – "Nuances in Optical Design for Manufacturing" by Katie Schwertz and Shelby Ament – Photoncis Spectra, December 2018
- 08/2012 – "Field Guide to Optomechanical Design and Analysis" by Katie Schwertz and Jim Burge – SPIE Press Book, August 2012
- 04/2012 – "Advantages of using engineered chalcogenide glass for color corrected, passively athermalized LWIR imaging systems" by Katie Schwertz, Scott Sparrold, and Adam Bublitz – SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing, April 2012
- 08/2010 – "Relating axial motion of optical elements to focal shift (Proceedings Paper)" by Katie Schwertz and J.H. Burge – SPIE Optical System Alignment, Tolerancing, and Verification IV, August 2010