Title: Research Chemist, Project Leader
Company: Glass Works Incorporation
Location: Painted Post, New York, United States
Roger F. Bartholomew, PhD, Research Chemist and Project Leader at Glass Works Incorporation, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in chemistry.
Dr. Bartholomew really wanted to be a mathematician initially. At the age of 17, students in England were required to take exams to help them decide what they should study in college. Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics were the exams he took. He ended up overthinking the mathematics questions and messed up on the answers. Even so, he earned the Imperial College 1851 Exhibition Scholarship for 50 pounds a year. Dr. Bartholomew matriculated at Imperial College of the University of London, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in chemistry with special honors in 1958 and a Doctor of Philosophy in physical chemistry in 1961. He then took a postdoctoral fellowship with the National Research Council of Ottawa from 1961 to 1963.
The biggest surprise and highlight of Dr. Bartholomew’s career was when he was nominated and elected as a fellow of the Ceramics Society. He surprised and elated that the nominating professor was outside of his company and had just been following his work on watering glass. Dr. Bartholomew began working at Glass Works Incorporation in 1963, when it was called Glass Works Corning Incorporated, and remained until 1999. While there, he held the positions of research scientist, senior research scientist, and research associate. Dr. Bartholomew has 20 patents and over 50 refereed publications. As a testament to his success, Dr. Bartholomew received the American Chemical Society Corning Section’s Sullivan Award in 1983 and was elected as a fellow of the American Ceramic Society and the American Chemical Society. He is also listed in the first edition of Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.
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