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Casey Minna Schwarz

Casey M. Schwarz completed her PhD in physics at UCF in 2012 under the supervision of Prof. Leonid Chernyak studying the radiation effects of semiconductor transport properties using electron beam induced current and Cathodoluminescence characterization techniques. Schwarz went on to teach at Valencia College in 2012 as an Adjunct Professor of Physics. Schwarz then joined the Kuebler research group in spring of 2013 a post-doctoral researcher where she investigated the processing and properties of novel materials for future optical device applications. Schwarz joined the faculty at Ursinus College in the fall of 2016. Her research interests include 3D direct laser writing of multi-component chalcogenide materials, development and design of optical devices, and optical characterization. She is also very active in her outreach activities which include mentoring high school and undergraduate students and participating in promotion of women in science events and organizations.  


Assistant Professor of Physics


Physics and Astronomy


  • Ph.D., University of Central Florida


Physics 111Q: General Physics I

Physics 121L: Spacetime Lab

Physics 122Q: Electricity, Magnetism, and Waves

Physics 122L: General Physics II Lab

Research Interests

Materials Science - Synthesis and Characterization

Laser Fabrication & Lithography

Nonlinear Optical Materials

Recent Work


* denotes Ursinus students

C. M. Schwarz, C. N. Grabill, G. D. Richardson, S. Labh, A. M. Lewis, A. Vyas, B. Gleason, C. Rivero-Baleine, K. Richardson, A. Pogrebnyakov, T. S. Mayer, C. Drake, S. M. Kuebler, “Fabrication and characterization of micro-structures created in thermally deposited arsenic trisulfide by multiphoton lithography.” J. Micro/Nanolith. MEMS MOEMS. 16, 023508 (2017)

Conference Presentations/Posters

K. Raichle*, B. Schnable*, Q. Altemose*, C. Schwarz, M. Kang, C. Pantano, K. Richardson, C. Rivero-Baleine,“Characterization and Crystallization Properties of Zinc Bismuth Borate Glass.” Malcolm G. McLaren (MGM) Symposium, (Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, 31 Mar. 2017).[Poster]

K. Raichle*, B. Schnable*, Q. Altemose*, C. Schwarz, M. Kang, C. Pantano, K. Richardson, C. Rivero-Baleine  “Characterization and Crystallization Properties of Zinc Bismuth Borate Glass.” APS Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP), (Princeton University, New Jersey, 13-15 Jan. 2017).[Poster]

C. M. Schwarz, C. N. Grabill, B. Gleason, R. Sapia, J. Barker, C. Rivero‐ Baleine, K. A. Richardson, A. Pogrebnyakov, T. S. Mayer, S. M. Kuebler. “Multi-photon lithography of 3D micro-structures in Ge-doped AsSe chalcogenide glasses.” 252 American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting & Exposition, (Philadelphia, PA, 20-25 Aug. 2016). [Talk].