Dr. Perry Peralta is an Associate Professor in the Department of Forest Biomaterials and currently serves as Undergraduate Coordinator of the Sustainable Materials & Technology 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.
- Characterization and enzymatic hydrolysis of wood from transgenic Pinus taeda engineered with syringyl lignin or reduced lignin content (2017)
- Estimating annual riverbank erosion rates-a dendrogeomorphic method (2014)
- Modeling of the mechanical properties of a wood-fiber/bicomponent-fiber composite (2013)
- Distribution of wood polymers within the cell wall of transgenic aspen imaged by Raman microscopy (2012)
- Piezoelectric effect of cellulose nanocrystals thin films (2012)
- Modeling the hygrothermal performance of selected North American and comparable European wood-frame house walls (2012)
- Modeling hygroelastic properties of genetically modified Aspen (2012)
- Lumber drying stresses and mitigation of cross-sectional deformation (2012)
- Fungal biodegradation of genetically modified and lignin-altered quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) (2012)
- Dielectrophoresis of cellulose nanocrystals and alignment in ultrathin films by electric field-assisted shear assembly (2011)