Bastian Schroeder, PhD
Senior Principal Engineer
Bastian is a Senior Principal Engineer for Kittelson based in Wilmington, NC and serves as the firm’s Director of Research and Innovation. As a recognized leader in the transportation industry, he helps guide transportation emerging trends and technologies. Bastian has a passion for developing solutions to complex problems across all areas of transportation with a focus on advancing agency processes and integrating research into standard practices. His areas of expertise span traffic operations, safety, and design, and his broad multidisciplinary interests include multi-resolution modeling, big data analysis and visualization, and designing intersections and streets for people walking and biking. Bastian has led or co-led over 75 state and federal projects and has (co-)authored nearly 100 journal papers and conference proceedings. Seven of his papers have been recognized with Best Paper Awards, including the 2010 D. Grant Mickle Award by the Transportation Research Board (TRB). He is active in the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and TRB. He is the incoming chair of the TRB Committee on Highway Capacity and Quality of Service and a member of the TRB Simulation Committee. Outside of his professional career, Bastian is an avid runner, cyclist, and triathlete who enjoys spending as much time as possible outdoors, particularly taking his family camping and hiking where no cell signal has gone before.