Dario Gasparini is Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering at Case Western Reserve University. He received his PhD from M.I.T. The Case Alumni Association awarded him for Meritorious Service in 2010. He has been a consultant to the Historic American Engineering Record of the National Park Service since 1996. His research focuses on the historical evolution of civil infrastructure in the context of developments in materials science, engineering concepts, and construction technologies. He is currently working on the contributions of the French engineer Claude L. M. Navier.