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 Design Engineer in Edmund Optics' Tucson, Arizona, USA office. She is responsible for designing and drafting various optics and opto-mechanical systems for both stock and custom applications. 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.
- 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