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Jan G. Svec, Czech voice scientist, researcher. Achievements include invention of videokymography-a method for high speed imaging of vibrations (especially developed for investigation of vocal fold vibrations). Travel grant Fulbright Commission, 1995; recipient Best Publication in Phoniatrics Czech Society for Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, 2000, International Scientist of the Year, 2002.


Svec, Jan G. was born on November 22, 1966 in Olomouc, Czechoslovakia. Son of Jaroslav Svec and Anna Muzikantová.


Master of Science in Optics and Fine Mechanics, Palacky University, Czech Republic, 1990. Doctor of Philosophy in Biophysics, Palacky University, Czech Republic, 1996. Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Sciences, University Groningen, The Netherlands, 2000.


He is the inventor of videokymography, a method for high-speed visualization of vocal-fold vibrations, which is being used for advanced diagnosis of voice disorders. As of 2011, Švec has written over 140 publications (over 40 as first author) in various areas of voice research: visualization of vocal fold vibration through videokymography. Voice registers; singing voice.

Methodology of voice measurement. Voice dosimetry; determination of biomechanical properties of vocal folds. Vocal fold and vocal tract modelling.

Clinical measurement of voice. And scientometry. Švec was born 22.11.1966 in Olomouc, Czech Republic. He received his M.Sc.

(1990: Palacký University, Olomouc) in fine mechanics and optics, and two Ph.D. degrees in biophysics (1996: Palacký University, Olomouc) and medical sciences (2000: University of Groningen). From 1995-1999, he worked as Assistant Professor at the Institute for Postgraduate Medical Education, Prague, Czech Republic. In 2001-2004 he was a Visiting Research Professor at the National Center for Voice and Speech, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Denver, CO, USA and in 2004-2007 a Research Scientist at the Groningen Voice Research Lab, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

Since 2007, he has been a scientist and lecturer at the Department of Biophysics, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic and also a Research Scientist at the Voice Centre Prague. In 2004-2010 he was the Chair of the Voice Committee of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP). He is a Distinguished Alumnus of the Palacký University in Olomouc, the Czech Republic.


Member International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (voice committee since 1998), Czech Acoustical Society, Voice Foundation (associate), Acoustical Society of America (associate).


Married Hana Svecová, December 8, 1970.