Associate Professor
Packard Lab
19 Memorial Dr. West
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Phone Number: 
(610) 758-3791
(Noel) Duke Perreira

Areas of Research

Kinematics/Dynamics/Control of Machine Systems
Product/Process Design and Development
Modeling of Dynamical Systems
Noise and Vibration Control


Noel Perreira is an expert in expertise in kinematics/dynamics/control of machine systems, product/process design and development, modeling of dynamical systems, and noise and vibration control. He is fluent in synthesis, optimization and numerical analysis, transducers, optical sensors and signal compression, and computer-aided applications. Funding support for his research has come from NSF, Xebec Corporation, Westinghouse, DARPA, US Air Force, Army, Navy, NASA, NIST, GM and IBM.

Prior to joining the Lehigh faculty, Perreira served on the faculty at University of Texas at Austin, University of Hawaii at Manoa, and University of Nevada at Reno. He is also co-founder of Fastman, Inc., in Bethlehem, PA. He has been an invited contributor of chapters in three technical books, holds four U.S. patents, and has directed efforts in new product design, signal compression, target recognition applications, wavelets, multi-wave optical sensors for dimensional inspection, thin film piezoelectric sensor for wear, vibration, cracking and failure detection of ceramic and high speed cutting tips, high accuracy robotic workcells, and machine calibration.

He is recipient of the ASME Curriculum Innovation Award for his efforts toward Lehigh's Integrated Product Development program, and is registered as a Professional Engineer in Hawaii.


Ph.D., Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute
B.S., Engineering Science, Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute