Dr. Thomas Keith Kirkpatrick
Dr. Kirkpatrick is a Vice President with McHale and Associates, Inc. and is responsible for the overall operations management. Dr. Kirkpatrick has been a practitioner of engineering for over 24 years focused in the area of thermal performance testing, improvement, monitoring, and consulting within the power industry. Dr. Kirkpatrick received a PhD. in Mechanical Engineering, from Tennessee Technological University in May 1999 while serving as a research engineer in thermal performance for the Electric Power Center from 1995 to 1999. In 1999, he became a member of Environmental Systems Corporation, Power Generation Technologies (PGT) Division, wherein 2004, left the position as Technical Manager II of the Advanced Thermal Performance Group to join McHale and Associates, Inc.
Dr. Kirkpatrick is a 26-year member of ASME and serves on the ASME Performance Test Codes Standards Committee. He is the Vice-Chair of the PTC Standards Committee; a member of PTC 1 General Instructions; the former Chair of ASME PTC 46 Overall Plant Performance; the founding Chair and current member of ASME PTC 51 Gas Turbine Inlet Air-Conditioning Equipment; a founding and current member of ASME PTC 6.2 Steam Turbines in Combined Cycles; a contributing member of ASME PTC 19.5 Flow Measurement; a member of ASME PTC 6 Steam Turbines; as well as a contributing member of ASME PTC 52 Concentrating Solar Power Plants. Dr. Kirkpatrick is the 2017 recipient of the ASME Performance Test Codes Medal.