Utah's American Chemical Society chapters have presented the 1990 Utah Award to Calvin Bartholomew, a Brigham Young University professor of chemical engineering.

Bartholomew, a prominent researcher on combustion processes, will speak on the "Magic of Catalysis" and receive the honor at a banquet and reception May 3 at the University of Utah Alumni House.The Utah Award is presented jointly each year by the Salt Lake and central Utah chemical society sections to honor contributions to scientific, professional and educational aspects of chemistry in the state.

Bartholomew is recognized as an international expert on heterogeneous catalysis. He helped create the Advanced Combustion Engineering Research Center, an interdisciplinary center sponsored by the National Science Foundation to integrate university and industry needs.