Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Office: 1022E Biltmore Hall
Dr. Perry Peralta is an Associate Professor in the Department of Forest Biomaterials and currently serves as Undergraduate Coordinator of the Wood Products Program.
He obtained his Ph.D. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He teaches Wood Physical Properties, Wood Mechanics, and Statistical Process Control.
His current research projects include the evaluation of the physical and mechanical properties of loblolly pine deficient in cinnamyl alcohol dehydrogenase, the study of the viscoelastic properties of transgenic aspen, the development of novel forest biomaterials through the application of nonwoven technologies, and the analysis of heat and mass transfer in wood, wood composites, and building envelopes.
Dr. Peralta is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi, Xi Sigma Pi, and Gamma Sigma Delta honor societies, and is an active member of the Forest Products Society and the Society of Wood Science and Technology. He is the recipient of the 2003 NC State University Outstanding Teacher Award.
- Giles, R., Peszlen, I., Peralta, P., Chang, H. M., Farrell, R., Grand, L., & Horvath, B. (2012). Fungal biodegradation of genetically modified and lignin-altered quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.). Holzforschung, 66(1), 105-110. [ Article ]
- Xiang, Z. Y., Peralta, P., & Peszlen, I. (2012). Lumber drying stresses and mitigation of cross-sectional deformation. Wood and Fiber Science, 44(1), 94-102. [ Article ]
- Horvath, L., Peralta, P., Peszlen, I., Csoka, L., Horvath, B., & Jakes, J. (2012). Modeling hygroelastic properties of genetically modified Aspen. Wood and Fiber Science, 44(1), 22-35. [ Article ]
- Pasztory, Z., Peralta, P. N., Molnar, S., & Peszlen, I. (2012). Modeling the hygrothermal performance of selected North American and comparable European wood-frame house walls. Energy and Buildings, 49, 142-147. [ Article ]
- Csoka, L., Hoeger, I. C., Rojas, O. J., Peszlen, I., Pawlak, J. J., & Peralta, P. N. (2012). Piezoelectric effect of cellulose nanocrystals thin films. ACS Macro Letters, 1(7), 867-870. [ Article ]