Vallorie Peridier

Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering

Office Hours

Monday 10:00 – 10:50 am
Tuesday 10:00 – 11:50 am


Dr. Vallorie Peridier is an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Temple University, and has served on the faculty since 1989. She also has seven years of industry experience (Western Electric; PP&L - Nuclear Power Division, Rates and Market Research).


  • Ph.D. Engineering Mathematics, Lehigh University
  • B.A. Physics, Bryn Mawr College, summa cum laude

Academic Appointments 

  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Temple University, 1996-present
  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Temple University, 1989-1996
  • Rates and Market Research, Pennsylvania Power & Light, 1983-1989

Recent Publications 

  • Peridier, V.J. "One-dimensional unsteady conduction model," chapter in Analysis of Novel Air-Bearing Glass-Tempering Device (2012), SIAM/MPI. 
  • Peridier, V.J. "Facet Surface Representation," Mathematica Journal 13, (July,2011), 15pp.
  • Peridier, V.J. "Porosimetry," chapter in Characterization of Porous Filtration Media (2009), SIAM/MPI. 
  • Peridier, V.J. "Reversible Two-Color Cellular Automaton Rules," Wolfram Demonstrations Project, 2008
  • Peridier, V.J. "Basic schemes for two-dimensional reversible cellular automata," Complex Systems 18, p. 43-51.

Research Interest 

  • Cellular automata applied to inverse problems in optical scattering