Henry Petroski
#20284 Overall Influence

Henry Petroski

American Professor and Author

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Henry Petroski is an American engineer specializing in failure analysis. A professor both of civil engineering and history at Duke University, he is also a prolific author. Petroski has written over a dozen books – beginning with To Engineer is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design and including a number of titles detailing the industrial design history of common, everyday objects, such as pencils, paper clips, toothpicks, and silverware. His first book was made into the film When Engineering Fails. He is a frequent lecturer and a columnist for the magazines American Scientist and Prism.

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University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

Public research university in Urbana and Champaign, Illinois, United States

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Duke University
Duke University

Private university in Durham, North Carolina, United States

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Manhattan College
Manhattan College

Roman Catholic, liberal arts college in New York City

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#1169 World Rank #451 USA Rank
Engineering