Jan G. Švec, Ph.D. is a Czech physicist performing basic research on production of human voice. He has worked as a research scientist at the Center for Communication Disorders, Medical Healthcom 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 based in the Czech republic at the Palacky University Olomouc and also at the Voice and Hearing Centre in Prague. He designed videokymography, a method for high-speed visualization of vocal-fold vibrations, which is being used for advanced diagnosis of voice disorders.
Jan 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).