Persönlicher Status und Werkzeuge

Prof. Dr. Thomas A. Wunderlich



Contact Details

Business card at TUMonline

Academic Career and Research Areas

Prof. Wunderlich’s (b. 1955) research focuses on the development and application of geodetic methods for high-precision measurement in construction and industrial production. He uses geometry to gain insight into complex problems. This applies to all three processes: recording (geodetic surveying using navigation satellites, as-built surveying with terrestrial laser scanning), setting out (building machinery guidance with intelligent tachymeters) and monitoring (automated deformation monitoring of buildings, production plants and mass movements to minimize risks).

After studying geodesy at TU Vienna, he did his doctorate there in 1983. He completed his lecturer qualification in 1992 at the University of Hannover after receiving an Alexander von Humboldt grant to study there (1987/88). His first professorship was associate professor of applied geodesy in Vienna. He then succeeded K. Schnädelbach at TUM’s Chair of Geodesy in 2000. He is Permanent Secretary of the German Geodetic Commission (DGK) (2008) and a member of the Bavarian Commission for International Geodesy (KEG) at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences.


  • GeodäTUM-Preis für hervorragende Lehre (2011, 2010, 2009)
  • Ehrenprofessor der Universitatea Politehnica Timisoara (2010)
  • Ehrenmedaille der Fakultät Bauingenieur- und Vermessungswesen der TU Bratislava (2008)
  • Friedrich-Hopfner-Medaille der Österreichischen Geodätischen Kommission (2002)
  • Ehrenmitglied der Fakultät Bauingenieur- und Vermessungswesen der TU Bratislava (2001)

Key Publications

Thuro K, Wunderlich T, Heunecke O, Singer J, Schuhbäck S, Wasmeier P, Glabsch J, Festl J: „Low cost 3d early warning system for instable alpine slopes – the Aggenalm Landslide monitoring system”. Geomechanics and Tunneling. 2009; 2(3): 221-237.


Wunderlich T, Neuhierl T, Schnädelbach K, Ingensand H, Ryf A:    „Inertial Navigation in Tunneling”. In: Proc. 70 Years of FCE STU, Sekcia 4. Editor: Kopacik A. STU Bratislava, 2008; 166-172.

Wunderlich T: „Geolokalisation – eine Position kennt ihre Umgebung“.    In: 12. Int. Geodätische Woche Obergurgl. Editors: Chesi G, Weinold T. Wichmann Verlag, Heidelberg, 2003; 178-192.

Kahmen H, Wieser A, Wunderlich T: „Technical Networks for High-Speed Railway Lines“. In: Proc. IAG-Symposium on Geodesy for Geotechnical and Structural Engineering. Editors: Kahmen H, Brückl E, Wunderlich T. Congress Centre Eisenstadt, 1998; 546-551.

Wunderlich T: „Die geometrischen Grundlagen der GPS-Einzelpunktbestimmung“. In: Ingenieurvermessung 92. Editors: Matthias A, Grün A. Dümmler Verlag, Bonn, 1992; 39-50.