Dr. Perillo's research interests are in the broad topic of Process Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (ProceSS). ProceSS is frame under the Sedimentological Fluid Dynamic (SFD) ''trinity'' (Perillo et al, In Preparation). First introduced by Leeder (1983) as the Geological Fluid Dynamic ''trinity''; the term express all the processes linking flow, sediment transport and bedform development. Fluid, Sediment transport and Bed Morphology, in a way, summarizes spacial and temporal changes in flow conditions, sediment characteristics, sediment transport, linear and non-linear mechanisms, large and small-scale changes in bed topography, between others processes.

Areas of Expertise

Sedimentary Geology, Process Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Geomorphology, Subaqueous Bedforms, Sediment Transport, Wave-Current Interaction, Fluid Dynamics, Coastlines and Sediment-Gravity Currents.


Research Locations



R. James Kirkpatrick Award for Outstanding Graduate Research in Geology - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL. (2011)

Leighton Graduate Student Research Award - Geology Department,University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL. (2010)

University of Illinois Fellowship - Graduate College,University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL. (2010)

Lists of Teachers Ranked as Excellent - Center for Teaching Excellence,University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL. (2009)

Departmental Research Scholarship - Geology Department,University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, Urbana, IL. (2007 - 2008)