Jan G. Švec, Ph.D. is a Czech physicist performing basic research in various areas of human voice production. He designed videokymography, the method for high-speed visualization of vocal-fold vibrations. He worked as a research scientist at the National Center for Voice and Speech in Denver, CO, USA and at the Groningen Voice Research Lab, University of Groningen, the Netherlands. He serves as an associate research scientist at the Voice and Hearing Centre Prague, Czech Republic. He is currently based at the Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic where he holds a faculty position at the Department of Biophysics.
Jan collaborates with numerous research teams in Europe and USA and lectures world-wide. Also, he is an amateur jazz singer and guitar player. From 2004 to 2010 he served as the chairman of the Voice Committee of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP).