Dr. Vallorie Peridier is an Associate Professor in 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).

Research Interests

  • Inverse problems
  • numerical methods for engineering applications
  • heat transfer

Courses Taught




MEE 3011

Analysis and Computation of Linear Systems in Mechanical Engineering


MEE 3185

Mechanical Engineering Summer Work Experience


ENGR 5011

Engineering Mathematics I


ENGR 5012

Engineering Mathematics II


Selected Publications

  • Peridier, V. (2020). A faculty-guided continuous improvement regimen with intentional ABET/SO 1-7 scaffolding. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2020-June.

  • Peridier, V. (2020). A faculty-guided continuous-improvement regimen with ABET student-outcome scaffolding. Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, 20(14), pp. 68-80. doi: 10.33423/jhetp.v20i14.3851

  • Peridier, V.J. (2008). Basic Schemes for Reversible Two-Dimensional Cellular Automata. Complex Syst, 18.

  • Pan, L.H., Peridier, V.J., & Sullivan, T.E. (2005). Quantum filtering of electron emission from ultrasharp tips. Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 71(3). doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.71.035345

  • Peridier, V.J. (2005). Estimating Transient Surface Heating using a Cellular Automaton Energy-transport Model. Complex Syst, 16.

  • Boufadel, M.C. & Peridier, V. (2002). Exact analytical expressions for the piezometric profile and water exchange between stream and groundwater during and after a uniform rise of the stream level. Water Resources Research, 38(7), pp. 27-1-27-6. doi: 10.1029/2001wr000780

  • Peridier, V.J., Pan, L.H., & Sullivan, T.E. (1995). Methods for calculating electrostatic quantities due to a free charge in a nanoscale three-dimensional tip/base junction. Journal of Applied Physics, 78(8), pp. 4888-4894. doi: 10.1063/1.359777

  • Peridier, V.J. (1995). A lagrangian scheme for the animation of unsteady separation. Computers and Fluids, 24(3), pp. 269-291. doi: 10.1016/0045-7930(94)00016-R

  • Pan, L.H., Sullivan, T.E., Peridier, V.J., Cutler, P.H., & Miskovsky, N.M. (1994). Three-dimensional electrostatic potential, and potential-energy barrier, near a tip-base junction. Applied Physics Letters, 65(17), pp. 2151-2153. doi: 10.1063/1.112775

  • Peridier, V.J. (1991). Vortex-induced boundary-layer separation. part 2. unsteady interacting boundary-layer theory. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 232, pp. 133-165. doi: 10.1017/S0022112091003658

  • Peridier, V.J., Smith, F.T., & Walker, J. (1991). Vortex-induced boundary-layer separation. Part 1. The unsteady limit problem Re ⟶ ∞. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 232, pp. 99-131. doi: 10.1017/S0022112091003646

  • Peridier, V. & Walker, J. (1988). Algorithm for unsteady flows with strong convection. NASA Technical Memorandum.