OSC Colloquium: Kate Medicus

    Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Meinel 307

    1630 E. University Blvd.

    3rd Floor Lobby area


    Open to campus and public.


    Speaker: Kate Medicus

    Topic: Yes, that’s a nice design, but can it be made?

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    There can be a mismatch between optical design software and manufacturability of optical components. These mismatches can lead to optics impossible to manufacture – negative edge thickness anyone? Other mismatches may only have negative cost and time consequences. In this colloquia you will learn about these mismatches and strategies to avoid them. I will provide examples of impossible to manufacture optics, optics that are unwise to manufacture, and optics that break the rules that I just told you about. Opto-mechanics and optics metrology will be touched on briefly also.

    Speaker Bio(s): 

    Kate Medicus, Ph.D. is the Executive Vice-President at Ruda-Cardinal in Tucson, AZ. Ruda-Cardinal is a world leader in optical system engineering, specifically in design, tolerancing, and precision assembly. Kate’s previous work experience includes being the metrology technical lead at at an optical component manufacturer and building instruments for precision surface metrology. Kate has experience in private industry, a national lab, and in a academic setting. She is involved with SPIE and ASPE, the American Society for Precision Engineering.


    Refreshments 3:30pm

    Lecture @ 3:45pm - 5pm