ASME Awarded MPR’s Nestell and McKillop

July 13, 2017

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American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) recently recognized two MPR engineers for their contributions to the industry.

ASME’s Council on Standards and Certification recognized MPR’s Dr. James Nestell, Jr. with a Certificate of Acclamation for his valued work on the Task Team on Benchmarking Standards Development Organizations. The team’s charter was to review and provide recommendations to the Council on the development of codes to support future technologies, including advanced reactors.

“Jim has over 40 years of experience in the nuclear industry and for the last eight years he has volunteered his expertise to the ASME Code,” MPR senior engineer, Robert Keating said. “Jim brings a legacy of a lifetime of experience to the development of the rules to ensure safe reliable operation of future generations of nuclear reactors.”

Dr. Nestell is a member of the Board of Nuclear Codes and Standards and is an active member of the ASME Boiler Code Section III serving in the area of high temperature reactor design. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Dr. Nestell received his Ph.D in Physics from Darmouth College, joining MPR in 1979.

Suzanne McKillop also accepted an award from ASME’s Boiler and Pressure Vessel Section III Standards Committee. Ms. McKillop received her Certificate of Acclamation for contributions to the conversion of nonmandatory Appendix F to mandatory Appendix XXVII. Appendix F provides the rules for “Service Level D” events and is the foundation for operability and past operability determinations.

Ms. McKillop has seven years of experience in the nuclear industry, receiving her Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2009 before joining MPR.

“MPR’s talent stretches across many technical disciplines,” MPR Principal Officer, Robert Carritte said. “We are delighted by the recognition of Jim and Suzanne by ASME for their stewardship with the industry.”

Founded in 1880, ASME is a not-for-profit membership organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines.

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