Henry Petroski

Renowned professor of engineering and award-winning author of 19 books.

Henry Petroski is the Aleksandar S. Vesic Professor of Civil Engineering at Duke University. A specialist in innovation, infrastructure, and design analysis, Petroski is the author of 75 refereed articles and 19 books, including To Engineer Is Human and The Evolution of Useful Things. His most recent book, The Road Taken, is a history (and future) of American infrastructure (Bloomsbury, 2016).