Katie Schwertz received her BS in Optics from the University of Rochester Institute of Optics in 2008 and an MS in Optical Sciences from the University of Arizona in 2010. Her graduate work focused on optomechanics, during which she completed the report Useful Estimations and Rules of Thumb for Optomechanics under the guidance of Jim Burge. She currently works as an optomechanical designer for Edmund Optics at their Tucson Design Center.
Jim Burge is a Professor of Optical Sciences and Astronomy at the University of Arizona, leading research and curriculum development in the areas of optomechanical engineering, optical-systems engineering, and optical manufacturing. Dr. Burge has a BS degree from Ohio State University in Engineering Physics with Mechanical Engineering, and MS and PhD degrees in Optical Sciences from the University of Arizona.