Dr. Heidi Maria Cattaneo

IMP Institut für Mikrotechnik und PhotonikWissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

+41 58 257 33 81heidi.cattaneo@ost.ch

Beruflicher Abschluss

  • Ph.D. Degree in Physics, Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Curriculum Vitae

Heidi Cattaneo studied technical physics at Tampere University of Technology, Finland. She received her M.Sc. in 2000 on plasma spectroscopy. In 2006 she wrote her Thesis on tuneable diode laser spectroscopy and photoacoustic spectroscopy. After PhD, Dr. Cattaneo worked several years in research and development activities in industry in the Netherlands (Vision Dynamic Optronics) and Switzerland (Hamilton Bonaduz AG), where she was engaged in development of measurement techniques in semiconductor industry and novel liquid handling techniques for lab automation. Dr. Cattaneo joined OST in 2018 and works there as a scientific coworker for several industrial and public projects at the national and international level. Her responsibilities are development of optical measurement technologies e.g. for sub-surface damage inspections in optical materials.  


  • 2018 - present NTB / OST, Research Associate
  • 2001 - 2006 Tampere University of Technology, Research Associate
  • 2006 - 2009 Vision Dynamics Optronics, The Netherlands, Project Leader, System Designer
  • 2010 - 2017 Hamilton Bonaduz AG, R & D Scientist
  • 1999 - 2000 Tampere University of Technology, Finland, Research Assistant

Fachliche Schwerpunkte

  • Optische Messtechnik
  • Laser-Spektroskopie

1. Peer-reviewed Conference Papers:

2020    Cattaneo, H., Botha, R., Ziolek, C., UV absorption mapping as subsurface damage inspection in transparent optical materials, Proc. SPIE 11352, Optics and Photonics for Advanced Dimensional Metrology, 1135205 (1 April 2020); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2555715

2. Other scientific publications, Abstracts in international Conferences

2019    Cattaneo, H., Botha, R., Ziolek, C., Photothermal Deflection Measurements of Sub-Surface-Damage in LBO Crystals, OSA Laser Congress, September 29 – October 3, Wien, Austria

2019    Botha, R., Cattaneo, H., Stahel, M., Gischkat, T., Stevanovic, I., Balogh-Michels Z.,  Ziolek, C., Investigating the Long-Term Stability of liB3O5 (LBO) Frequency Conversion Crystals at 355nm using Photothermal Deflection and LIDT measurements, OSA Laser Congress, September 29 – October 3, Wien, Austria

2021    Cattaneo, H., Schachtler, D., Botha, R., Fähnle, O., SSD detection on LIDT tested coated fused silica samples, EOSAM 2021, September 13 – 17, Rome, Italy (hybrid meeting)

2022    Bliedtner, J., Frank, S., Fähnle, O., Cattaneo, H., International and digital subsurface-damage-testing technologies laboratory, EOSAM 2022, September 12 – 16, Porto, Portugal