Henry Petroski

Henry PetroskiEnergy Policy and the Environment, Infrastructure

Professor of civil and environmental engineering

He has been called “America’s Poet Laureate of Technology,” having authored more than 15 popular books on engineering and technology, most of which deal with engineering’s close reliance on failure to perfect designs and the evolution of common items such as the pencil and bridges. As an expert on the evolution of engineering design, Petroski is uniquely qualified to speak about the nation’s aging critical infrastructure.

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