Dr. Craig Newtson, Ph.D., P.E.

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  • Ph.D. – 1997, Civil Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • M.S. – 1992, Civil Engineering, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
  • B.S. – 1989, Civil Engineering, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

Professional History

  • 2015 to Present – Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, NMSU
  • 2005 to 2015 – Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil and Geological Engineering, NMSU
  • 2001 to 2005 – Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil and Geological Engineering, NMSU
  • 1997 to 2001 – Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

Research Interests

  • Structure, properties, behavior, and durability of concrete materials, with recent emphasis on UHPC. 
  • Mechanics of concrete materials and structures, with an emphasis on nondestructive testing.
  • Robotics applications in concrete construction.

Contact Info

Select Publications

Al-Basha, A. J., Newtson, C. M., and Weldon, B. D. (2018). β€œUsing Modular Ultra-High Performance Concrete Elements to Improve Frost Resistance of Normal Strength Concrete,” 14th International Conference on Recent Advances in Concrete Technology and Sustainability Issues, Beijing, pending publication.

Pasillas, J. N., Khodadadi, H. T., Martin, K., Bandini, P., Newtson, C., and Kavazanjan, E., (2017).  “Viscosity-enhanced EICP Treatment of Soil,” International Foundations Congress and Equipment Expo (IFCEE), submitted 8/17.

Pakravan, A., Kang, J. W., and Newtson, C. M., (2017).  “A Gauss-Newton full-waveform inversion in PML-truncated domains using scalar probing waves,” Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 350, p. 824.

Aguilar, C. V., Jauregui, D. V., Weldon, B. D., and Newtson, C. M., (2017).  “Load Rating of Prestressed Concrete Adjacent Beam Bridges without Plans in New Mexico,” American Concrete Institute (ACI) Special Publication on Evaluation of Concrete Bridge Behavior through Load Testing – International Perspectives, Accepted Nov. 2017.

Al-Basha, A., Newtson, C. M., and Weldon, B. D., (2017).  “Compressive and Flexural Strengths of Heat Cured Ultra-High Performance Concrete Produced with Local Materials,” Proceedings of the 12th CCC 2017 Congress, The International Federation for Structural Concrete, Tokaj, Hungary, August 31-September 1, 2017.

Manning, M. P., Weldon, B. D., McGinnis, M. J., Jauregui, D. V., and Newtson, C. M., (2016).  “Behavior Comparison of Prestressed Channel Girders from High Performance Concrete and Locally Developed Ultra-High Performance Concrete,” Transportation Research Record Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Transportation Research Board, No. 2577, p. 60. Best Paper – TRB Concrete Materials Group.

Pakravan, A., Kang, J. W., and Newtson, C. M., (2016).  “A Gauss-Newton full-waveform inversion for material profile reconstruction in viscoelastic semi-infinite solid media,” Inverse Problems in Science and Engineering, Vol. 24, No. 3, p. 393.

Tahat, M.N., Newtson, C.M., Weldon, B.D., and JΓ‘uregui, D.V., (2016). β€œAlkali-Silica Reaction Testing of UHPC using Local Materials.” Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Ultra-High Performance Concrete and High Performance Construction Materials, Kassel, Germany, March 9-11, 2016.

Marquez, J., Jauregui, D. V., Weldon, B. D., and Newtson, C. M., (2016).  “Simplified Procedure to Obtain LRFD Preliminary Design Charts for Simple-Span Prestressed Concrete Bridge Girders,” ASCE Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, Vol. 21, No. 1, p. 1.

Manning, M. P., Weldon, B. D., McGinnis, M. J., Jauregui, D. V., and Newtson, C. M., (2016).  “Behavior Comparison of Prestressed Channel Girders from High Performance Concrete and Locally Developed Ultra-High Performance Concrete,” Compendium of Papers from the 95th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Transportation Research Board, Paper 16-3991, Jan. 10-14, Washington D.C.

Aguilar, C. V., Jauregui, D. V., Newtson, C. M., Weldon, B. D., and Cortez, T. M., (2015).  “Load Rating a Prestressed Concrete Double T-Beam Bridge without Plans by Field Testing,” Transportation Research Record Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2522, p. 90.

Allena, S., and Newtson, C. M., (2015). “Materials Specification Needs for Future Development of Ultra High Performance Concrete,” Advances in Civil Engineering Materials, ASTM, Vol. 4, No. 2, p. 17.

Aguilar, C. V., Jauregui, D. V., Newtson, C. M., Weldon, B. D., and Cortez, T. M., (2015).  “Load Rating a Prestressed Concrete Double Tee-Beam Bridge without Plans,” Compendium of Papers from the 94th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Transportation Research Board, Paper 15-1302, Jan. 11-15, Washington D.C.

Pakravan, A., Kang, J. W., Newtson, C. M., and Kallivokas, L. F., (2014).  “Hybrid perfectly-matched-layers for transient simulation of scalar waves,” Structural Engineering and Mechanics, An International Journal, Vol. 51, No. 4, p. 685.

Marquez, J., Jauregui, D. V., Weldon, B. D., and Newtson, C. M., (2014).  “A Preliminary Design Aid for Prestressed Concrete Bridge Girders Using LRFD,” 7th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS), July 7-11, Shanghai.

Marquez, J., Jauregui, D. V., Weldon, B. D., and Newtson, C. M., (2014).  “A Preliminary Design Aid for Prestressed NSC, HPC, and UHPC Bridge Girders,” Compendium of Papers from the 93rd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Transportation Research Board, Paper 14-0718, Jan. 12-16, Washington D.C.

Allena, S., and Newtson, C. (2013). “Materials Specification Needs for Future Development of UHPC,”ASTM STP1581 Symposium on Ultra-High Performance Concrete, American Society for Testing and Materials, Dec. 8, Tampa Bay.

Allena, S., and Newtson, C. (2013). “Shrinkage of Ultra High Strength Concrete,” Indian Concrete Journal, Vol. 87, No. 12, p. 53.

Allena, S., and Newtson, C. M., and Tahat, M. N. (2013). “Mechanical Properties of Ultra-High Strength Concrete with Local Materials,” Advances in Civil Engineering and Building Materials, Selected, Peer Reviewed Papers from 2012 2nd International Conference on Civil Engineering and Building Materials (CEBM 2012), November, 2012, Hong Kong, published by Taylor and Francis, Boca Raton, Editors: Chang, S., Bahar, S. K.. A., Zhao, J., http://www.asiacea.org/proceedings.pdf, p. 195.

Taylor, C. W., Weldon, B. D., Jauregui, D. V., and Newtson, C. M., (2013).  “Case Studies Using Ultra High Performance Concrete for Prestressed Girder Bridge Design,” ASCE Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, Vol. 18, No. 4, p. 1.

Muro Villanueva, J., Newtson, C. M., Allena, S., Weldon, B. D., and Jauregui, D. V. (2013). “Freezing and Thawing Durability of Ultra High Performance Concrete,” Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Vol. 7, No. 8, p. 907. (Invited).

Allena, S., and Newtson, C. (2012). “Shrinkage of Fiber Reinforced Ultra High Strength Concrete,” ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, Vol. 24, No. 5, p. 612.

Muro Villanueva, J., Newtson, C. M., Allena, S., Weldon, B. D., and Jauregui, D. V. (2012). “Freezing and Thawing Durability of Ultra High Performance Concrete,” International Congress on Durability of Concrete, June 18-21,2012, Trondheim, Norway.

Visage, E., Perera, K. D. S., Weldon, B., Jauregui, D., Newtson, C., and Guaderrama, L. (2012). β€œExperimental and analytical analysis of the flexural behavior of UHPC beams.” 3rd International Conference on Ultra High Performance Concrete, Kassel, Germany, March 7-9, 2012.

Allena, S., Newtson, C. M., Weldon, B. D., and Jauregui, D. V. (2011). “Mechanical Properties and Durability Issues of Ultra-High Strength Concrete – An Overview,” International Review of Civil Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 4, p. 198.