Meet Our Founder

Since 1993, Dr. Daniel O. Wong has developed valuable expertise and relationships in engineering, government, and education.


Dr. Daniel O. Wong is a licensed Professional Engineer in Texas, Oklahoma, Florida, and Louisiana. After arriving from Macau (a former Portuguese colony in China) in 1980, Daniel Wong graduated from the University of Houston with a B.S.C.E. in 1983, an M.S.C.E. in 1985, and a Ph.D. in 1988. Five years later, he co-founded Tolunay-Wong Engineers and still serves as the company’s President and CEO.

Dr. Wong brings a deep understanding of local and state government to TWE. He was elected and served as an at-large city councilman in the City of Sugar Land from 2002–2008. He was the president of Region 14 of the Texas Municipal League from 2007–2008. Dr. Wong also served as a board member of the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) and the H-GAC Transportation Policy Council.

In 2005, Dr. Wong was appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to serve on the Texas Board of Professional Engineers, and in 2013, he was appointed to be its chairman. Dr. Wong continues to serve as chairman by Gov. Greg Abbott’s 2015 appointment.

Dr. Wong serves as a board member on the University of Houston Civil Engineering Department Advisory Board and is a member of its academy. He is an adjunct professor in the university’s civil engineering department, and he has served on the board of the Houston Council of Engineering Companies (formerly ACME) and as president of Asian-American Engineers/Architects.

The Sam Houston Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers recognized Dr. Wong as the Young Engineer of the Year in 1993. He was named the Distinguished Young Engineering Alumnus in 1998 and the Distinguished Engineering Alumnus is 2009 by the UH Engineering Alumni Association.

Dr. Wong resides in Missouri City, Texas, with his wife, Mei, and his two sons, Matthew and Nathan.