Dr. Newell’s Refereed Publications





1.  J. A. Newell, Essentials of Modern Materials Science and Engineering, John Wiley and Sons, 2009.

2. R. M. Felder, R. W. Rousseau, and J. A. Newell, Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes, 4th edition, John Wiley and Sons, under contract.  Publication anticipated in 2011.

Textbook Chapters

D. D. Edie, J. J. McHugh, and J. A. Newell, “Spinning of Carbon Fiber Precursors,” in The Science of Carbon Materials, Elsevier Science (1999).


Refereed Journal Articles (* indicates Dr. Newell’s Undergraduate Student, ** indicates Dr. Newell’s Graduate Student)

31.       J. A. Newell, K. Dahm, R. Harvey, and H. Newell, “The Impact of Structured Writing and Developing Awareness of Learning Preferences on the Performance and Attitudes of Engineering Teams,” Advances in Engineering Education, 1, 1-17, (2009).

            30.       *J. D’Aloia, J. Newell, *D. Santino, *C. Hill, C. Del Vecchio, and K. Russell “Enhancement of the Compressive Strength of Kevlar 29/Epoxy Resin Unidirectional Composites,” High Performance Polymers, 20 (3), 357-364 (2008).         

            29.       J. A. Newell, “Survivor:  A Method for Active Learning in the Classroom that Addresses Student Motivation,” Chemical Engineering Education, 39(3), 228-231 (2005).

            28.       J. A. Newell, K. D. Dahm. R. Harvey and H. L. Newell, “Developing Metacognitive Engineering Teams,” Chemical Engineering Education, 38(4), 316-320 (2004).

                                    * Won Corcoran Award for Best Paper in Chemical Engineering Education *

27.       *D. J. Sweeney and J. A. Newell, “A Non-Empirical Approach to Modeling the Fracture of Kevlar-29 Fiber

 in Recoil Compression,” High Performance Polymers, 17 (2), 277-292 (2005).

            26.       J. A. Newell, “Carbon Fibers”, in The Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology, 3rd edition, John Wiley and Sons, New York, (2004)

25.             J. A. Newell and D. D. Cleary, “Using an Undergraduate Materials Research Project to Foster

 Multidisciplinary Teaming Skills,” Journal of STEM Education, 5 (1-2), 18-23 (2004).

            24.       * M. Spence, J. A. Newell, *M. Lynch, *C. Mattson and *J. Demetrio, “A Comparative Analysis of Techniques used to Estimate the Mean Recoil Compressive Strength of High Performance PolymersHigh Performance Polymers, 16, 381-390 (2004).

23.       J. A. Newell, H. L. Newell, and K. D. Dahm, “Rubric Development for Assessment of Undergraduate Research: Evaluating Multidisciplinary Team Projects,” Chemical Engineering Education, 38 (1), pp. 68-73 (2004).

            22.       **J. W. Downing, Jr. and J. A. Newell, “Characterization of Structural Changes in Thermally Enhanced Kevlar-29 Fibers,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 91 (1), pp. 417-424 (2004).

            21.    D. D. Cleary, J. A. Newell, *C. D. Cassino, R. Tortorice and **B. Tyers, "Effect of Elevated Temperature on a Fiber Composite used to Strengthen Concrete Columns," Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 22 (10), pp. 881- 896 (2003).

            20.       J. A. Newell and *M. Spence, “Novel Applications for High Performance Polymers,” Recent Research Developments in Applied Polymer Science, 37, 313-332, (2002).

19.       J. A. Newell, *T. J. Kurzeja, *M. Spence, and *M. Lynch, “Analysis of Recoil Compressive Failure in High Performance Polymers Using Two- and Four-Parameter Weibull Models,” High Performance Polymers, 14 (4), 425-434, (2002).

            18.       J. A. Newell, **A. A. Puzianowski, and *L. R. Schmidt, “The Influence of E-Beam Radiation on the Tensile and Compressive Strengths of Kevlar-29,” High Performance Polymers, 14 (2), 133-143 (2002).

17.       *D. J. Sweeney, J. A. Newell, *S. Picerno, and *T. Kurzeja, “Influence of Thermal Treatment Conditions on the Recoil Compressive Strength of Kevlar-29 Fibers,” High Performance Polymers, 14 (2), 145-153 (2002).

            16.       J. A. Newell, K. D. Dahm and H. L. Newell, “Rubric Development and Inter-Rater Reliability Issues in Assessing Learning Outcomes,” Chemical Engineering Education, 36 (3), 212-215 (2002).

            15.       S. H. Farrell, J. A. Newell, and M. J. Savelski, “Teaching Product Design through the Investigation of Commercial Beer,” Chemical Engineering Education, 36 (2), pp. 108-113 (2002).

            14.       J. A. Newell and **J. M. Gustafson, "An Improved Interpretation of Recoil Compressive Failure Data for High Performance Polymers," High Performance Polymers, 13 (2), pp. 251-257 (2001).

            13.       J. A. Newell, S. H. Farrell, R. P. Hesketh, and C. S. Slater, "Introducing Emerging Technologies into the Curriculum through a Multidisciplinary Research Experience," Chemical Engineering Education, 35 (4) pp. 296-299 (2001).

            12.       S. H. Farrell, R. P. Hesketh, J. A. Newell, and C. S. Slater, "Introducing Freshmen to Reverse Process Engineering and Design through Investigation of the Brewing Process," The International Journal of Engineering Education, 17 (6), pp. 588-592 (2001).

            11.       K. D. Dahm and J. A. Newell, "Baseball Stadium Design: Teaching Engineering Economics and Communication in a Multi-Disciplinary Setting," Journal of SMET Education 2 (1), pp. 9-12 (2001).

10.       J. A. Newell, "The Business Meeting - An Alternative to the Classic Design Presentation," Chemical Engineering Education 35 (2), 104-106 (2001).

            9.         J. A. Newell, H. L. Newell, T. C. Owens, J. Erjavec, R. Hasan, and S. P. K. Sternberg, "Issues in Developing and Implementing an Assessment Plan in Chemical Engineering Departments," Chemical Engineering Education 34 (3), 268-271 (2000).

            8.         J. A. Newell, A. J. Marchese, R. P. Ramachandran, B. Sukumaran, and R. Harvey, "Multi-Disciplinary Design and Communication: a Pedagogical Vision," International Journal of Engineering Education 15 (5), 376-382, (1999).

            7.         J. A. Newell and *M. T. Sagendorf, “Experimental Verification of the End-Effect Weibull Model as a Predictor of the Tensile Strength of Kevlar-29 at Different Gauge Lengths," High-Performance Polymers 11, 297-305 (1999).

6.         J. A. Newell and **A. A. Puzianowski, “Development of a Pneumatic Spreading System for Kevlar-Based Carbon Fiber SiC Precursor Tows,” High-Performance Polymers 11, 197-203 (1999).

5.         J. A. Newell, “Using Peer Review in the Undergraduate Laboratory,” Chemical Engineering Education 32 (3), 194-196 (1998).

4.         J. A. Newell, D. K. Ludlow, and S. P. K. Sternberg, “Development of Oral and Written Communication Skills Across an Integrated Laboratory Sequence,” Chemical Engineering Education 31 (2), 116-119 (1997).

3.         J. A. Newell, D. D. Edie, and E. L. Fuller, Jr., “The Kinetics of Carbonization and Graphitization of PBO Fiber,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science 60, 825-833 (1996).

2.         J. A. Newell and D. D. Edie, “Factors Limiting the Tensile Strength of PBO-Based Carbon Fibers,” Carbon 34(5), 551-560 (1996).

            1.         J. A. Newell, D. K. Rogers, D. D. Edie, and C. C. Fain, “Direct Carbonization of PBO Fiber,” Carbon 32(4), 651-658 (1994).

Technical Reports

            “Development of an Air-Comb Spreading System for SiC Precursor Tows,” submitted to IHPTET Fiber Development Consortium, September 1996.

Editorial Reviews

            Engineered Materials Handbook, American Society of Materials, April 2001.




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