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Prof Alvord (1919-2018) Visiting Prof to Univ Roorkee 1961-63

posted Jun 11, 2018, 8:38 PM by IITRAANA Admin   [ updated Jun 11, 2018, 8:44 PM ]

Dear fellow alumni: 

I have been informed by Dr. Anand Agarwal that Prof. H.H. Alvord of the University of Michigan passed away on May 8, 2018. He was 98.

Prof. Alvord spent 3 years at the University of Roorkee as a visiting professor from 1961-63. During the formative years of the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering Dept. he helped modernize several laboratories, and the M.E. course curriculums for undergraduate and masters degree programs to bring them at par with the best US universities. Recognizing his contributions, the University of Michigan awarded numerous hard to come by teaching and research assistantships to the graduating students from Roorkee. The Alvords made Roorkee their second home and returned to visit Roorkee several times.

I'll bring a sympathy card to our next get-to-gether for you to sign, but if you wish to send a personal note to Mrs. Alvord, in the meantime, her address is 3955 Lancaster Ct., Ypsilanti, MI 48197.

The link to his obituary;


With Regards,

Gurinder Singh

- Message from Mr Gurinder Singh, President IITRAANA, Detroit

Other Links
University of Michigan Faculty History Project Memoir Herbert H. Alvord