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mechanical engineer

Alva Leroy Addy, American mechanical engineer. Fellow American Society of Mechanical Engineers (honorary fellow award 2006), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (associate), American Society for Engineering Education (Ralph Coates Roe award 1990); member Sigma Xi, Pi Tau Sigma, Sigma Tau.

Background

Addy, Alva Leroy was born on March 29, 1936 in Dallas, Texas, United States. Son of Alva Isaac and Nellie Amelia (Brumbaugh) Addy.

Education

Bachelor of Science, South Dakota School Mines and Technology, 1958. Master of Science, University Cincinnati, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy, University Illinois, 1963.

Career

Engineer, General Electric Company, Cincinnati, also Lancaster, California, 1958-1960;professor mechanic engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1963-1998;professor emeritus, University of Illinois, Urbana, since 1998;director mechanic engineering laboratory, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1965-1997;associate head mechanic engineering Department, University Illinois, Urbana, 1980-1987;head, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1987-1998. Aerodynamics consultant United States Army Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, summers 1965-1998. Consultant United States Army Research Office, since 1964.

Consultant inhigh-speed fluid dynamics to industrial firms, since 1963. Visiting research professor United States Army, 1976. Lecturer Von Karman Institute Fluid Dynamics, Brussels, 1968, 75, 76.

Membership

Fellow American Society of Mechanical Engineers (honorary fellow award 2006), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (associate), American Society for Engineering Education (Ralph Coates Roe award 1990). Member Sigma Xi, Pi Tau Sigma, Sigma Tau.

Connections

Married Sandra Ruth Turney, June 8, 1958.

father:
Alva Isaac Addy

mother:
Nellie Amelia (Brumbaugh) Addy

spouse:
Sandra Ruth Turney