TTI Senior Research EngineerCenter for Transportation Safety
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Physical Address1111 RELLIS Parkway
Mailing Address3135 TAMU
- M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Tennessee, 1982
- B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Tennessee, 1980
Mr. Wunderlich is a research engineer and director of the Center for Transportation Safety (CTS) at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. He has more than 30 years of professional experience, primarily in the public sector. Most recently, he was a senior managing director with the City of Garland, Texas, where he was a member of the city manager's executive management team and managed the Transportation, Engineering, Streets and Stormwater Departments.
The center's work is focused on developing safer roadways, safer drivers, and addressing the needs of high-risk groups. The center conducts research and outreach programs funded at nearly $5 million each year through contracts secured with state and federal governmental agencies, as well as private-sector interests. Mr. Wunderlich is responsible for leading the various research programs for the center, which was established by the Texas Legislature in 2001. He is also responsible for promoting the center's work to all of its internal and external stakeholder groups.
He is a past international president of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and was named the Transportation Engineer of the Year by the Texas District of ITE in 2007. He has also held positions at the City of Austin, the City of Arlington, and an engineering consulting firm in Dallas. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering from the University of Tennessee and is a licensed professional engineer in Texas.
Wunderlich's appointment with CTS brings him full circle in his career, returning him to TTI where he worked as an engineering research associate from 1982 until 1984. He has maintained his connection with TTI since that time in a variety of ways, most recently by helping bring TTI's Teens in the Driver Seat Program to all the high schools in Garland in 2006.