Hi, I’m Jeremy Fu!

Fourth-year Mechanical Engineering & Manufacturing and Design Engineering student

Design isn’t an equation. Expressing my creativity through both engineering and artistic mediums has broadened my conception of design. I enjoy the process of experimentation and concept development in art where projects are based on capturing an idea or feeling. Similarly, project-based engineering design has allowed me to work hands-on, iterating and prototyping, drawing learnings from doing. 
I am engaged environments where design is found through creative exploration. Through this portfolio, I intend to capture the process behind each of these experiences, and how they’re added to my toolkit of skills. Each project had its unique challenges, from learning how to code circuitpython and aduino to finding the right pressure and temperature to injection mold. 


More about me

I have loved camping and nature, ever since I was a cub scout, making my own adventures in the woods at Camp Oljato. My favorite nature spot is Yosemite National Park. 
I have been an avid runner since elementary school, and enjoy doing fun runs that student organizations at Northwestern hold. Most recently I ran the Chicago Half Marathon!
Being a Peer Adviser and mentoring 10 new engineering students every year has been one of the most rewarding experiences during my time at Northwestern.
I also build websites, a side-business I began my senior year of high school and have continued since. 

Featured Projects

Fountain Flex

Using Human-Centered design principles to improve a user’s water bottle filling experience. The Fountain Flex is a light low-profile sleeve and funnel that allows users to easily fill water bottles at any sink or fountain.
Created 3D printed molds to create a flexible silicon part. Four sets of iterations over 10 weeks. Learned the importance of “Build, Build, Build.”

Magic School Bus

This project exposed me to both injection molding and CNC milling. We were given a 2D sketch from a 1st grader at a local high school, and took his idea from paper to an injection molded toy. 
Learning hands-on the complexities of using an injection molding machine but also of the importance of GD&T and shrink for assembled parts. 

Foam Seal Installer

Designed and fabricated fixtures for use in assembly of next-generation robots to increase accuracy and precision of foam sealer placement
This installer was made of sandwiched acrylic with black pins to increase visibility. The inner circle and pins act to align the seal to the plenum. 

Center of Gravity Scale

Designed, fabricated, and calibrated a Center of Gravity Scale for use the validation of robot’s vertical and horizontal center of gravity, and weight for manufacturing quality checks
Scale uses 4 load cells capable of 150kg load each, with a combined resolution of 0.5kg and a coordinate resolution of +/- 5 mm. Data is fed into an Arduino, with results displayed on a screen, or displayed on computer’s serial monitor. 

Walnut & Plaster

Spring quarter of my first-year at Northwestern, I had the opportunity to take a sculpture class. I enjoyed having an outlet to create and design objects which had no purpose outside of formal/art.
This piece was made of walnut and plaster. The build process allowed me to experiment with making jigs, manipulating form and structure, as well as forcing contrast.

Ignition

I was asked to make publicity for a new blues-rock musical at Northwestern, called Ignition. This musical followed three women in their journey to find home.
Being a part of a a production team was a brand new experience, and I loved collaborating with the Director, and actors to create branding for the musical.
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