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Jan G. Svec, Ph.D. is a Czech physicist performing basic research on production of human voice. He holds MSc degree in fine mechanics and optics and PhD degrees in biophysics as well as in medical sciences. He has worked as a research scientist at the Center for Communication Disorders, Medical Healthcom, Ltd. in Prague, the Czech Republic, at the National Center for Voice and Speech in Denver, CO, USA and at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Currently he is at the Palacky University Olomouc, the Czech Republic and serves also as an associate research scientist at Voice and Hearing Centre Prague, the Czech Republic. He designed videokymography, a method for high-speed visualization of vocal-fold vibrations, which is being used for advanced diagnosis of voice disorders. His research interests include acoustics, biomechanics, voice measurement methodology, singing voice...  He collaborates with numerous research teams around the world and lectures world-wide. From 2004 to 2011 he served as the chairman of the Voice Committee of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP).

Current Position:

- Associate Professor at the Department of Biophysics, Faculty of Sciences, Palacky University, Olomouc, the Czech Republic (since 2007).

- Associate research scientist at the Voice and Hearing Centre Prague, the Czech Republic (since 2008).