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Pathway Professor — William A. Brookshire Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Given the technical nature of many engineering subjects, students may struggle to perform well in some of their courses. Furthermore, not passing a course may delay students’ graduation. Hence, the faculty teaching courses with a history of high failure rates play a critical role in student success with respect to students’ pathway to graduation.

Those appointed to teach these gateway courses were selected by their Department Chair based on their extensive content knowledge and excellent teaching performance. The Dean created the role of “Pathway Professor” to recognize Cullen College of Engineering’s “best in class” instructors that, together, create a community within the college to enhance student learning in gateway courses.

Vincent M. Donnelly
Dr. Vincent M. Donnelly
Moores Professor
Phone 713-743-4313
Email vmdonnelly [at]
Gateway Course CHEE 3300 - Materials Science and Engineering I
Lars C. Grabow
Dr. Lars C. Grabow
Dan Luss Professor
Professor of Chemistry
Director of Graduate Admissions
Phone 713-743-4326
Email grabow [at]
Gateway Course CHEE 3321 - Analytical Methods for Chemical Engineers
Dr. Jeremy Palmer
Dr. Jeremy Palmer
Ernest J and Barbara M Henley Associate Professor
Phone 713-743-6225
Email jcpalmer [at]
Gateway Course CHEE 2332 - Chem Engineering Thermodynamics I
Mingjian Wen
Dr. Mingjian Wen
Assistant Professor
Presidential Frontier Faculty Fellow
Phone 713-743-3024
Email mjwen [at]
Gateway Course CHEE 3363 - Fluid Mechanics for Chemical Engineers
Gül Zerze
Dr. Gül Zerze
Assistant Professor
Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Scholar
Phone 713-743-7619
Email gzerze [at]
Gateway Course CHEE 3333 - Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II