Puikei Cheng

PhD Candidate – Mechanical Engineering

Puikei is a third-year grad student in the mechanical engineering department at Northwestern University. She works on material modeling of manufacturing processes like metal 3D printing, sheet metal forming, and composite forming. She spends a lot of time wondering why things are the way they are and debugging code.

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The discovery of fire was a turning point in human history for many reasons. Fire offered portable warmth, light, protection, and a new way of preparing food.