Dr. Bartholomew joined the Chemical Engineering Department faculty in 1973; he has organized and taught courses addressing reaction kinetics, catalysis, catalyst deactivation, air pollution control, energy, and engineering materials. Prior to joining BYU, he was employed by Corning Glass Works, Corning New York , where he served as Senior Chemical Engineer in Automotive Emissions Control and Surface Chemistry Research. He is a member of the American Chemical Society (past-president of the Central Utah Section), the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the California Catalysis Society (past-president), The Rocky Mountain Fuel Society (founder), Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, and the Western States Catalysis Club (founder). He was a 1983 recipient of the Karl G. Maeser Research and Creative Arts Award at BYU and was chosen as the Outstanding Faculty member in the Engineering College in 1985. He received the ACS Utah Award in 1991 and the Sponsored Research Achievement Award from BYU in 1994. He was appointed Pope Professor of Chemical Engineering from 1997 through 2002.