Ingo R. Titze is a University of Iowa Foundation Distinguished Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the School of Music. He also directs the National Center for Voice and Speech, which is located at the University of Utah and the University of Iowa. Although formally educated as a physicist (Ph.D.) and engineer (M.S.E.E.), Dr. Titze has applied his scientific knowledge to a lifelong love of clinical voice and vocal music. Specifically, his research interests include biomechanics of human tissues, acoustic phonetics, speech science, voice disorders, professional voice production, musical acoustics, and the computer simulation of voice. Dr. Titze has published over 350 articles in scientific and educational journals, authored books entitled Principles of Voice Production and The Myoelastic-Aerodynamic Theory of Phonation and Fascinations with the Human Voice. He has recently completed his third book, entitled Vocology. Dr. Titze is the father of vocology, a specialty within speech-language pathology. He has defined the word and the specialty as “the science and practice of voice habilitation.”
Dr. Jiang’s research focuses on objective pathological laryngeal function assessments, laryngeal physiology, biomechanics of vocal fold vibration, medical instrumentation, and medical software development and application. He is also working on the development of accurate protocols for voice measurement in patients with laryngeal pathology. He has published more than 230 original research papers on these topics.
At the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Dr. Jiang is the Director of International Collaborative Research and Translational Research for the Department of Surgery, Director of the Otolaryngic Biomedical Engineering Research Center, and runs the Laryngeal Physiology Lab. He serves on the editorial boards for the Laryngoscope, the Journal of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology, and the Journal of Voice. In addition, he has served on Study Sections for the Center for Scientific Review of NIH since 1998, is a 2001 recipient of a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from the White House, and is currently an American Speech and Hearing Association Fellow.
University Hospital Erlangen, Medical School Department of Phoniatrics and Pediatric Audiology at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Bohlenplatz 21, 91054 Erlangen, Germany
Prof. Döllinger studied mathematics at the University Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany) and received his diploma degree (M.Sc.) in 2000. In 2002 he received his PhD in Computer Science from the University Erlangen-Nürnberg (supervisor Prof. Eysholdt). From 2003 – 2005 he was postdoctoral fellow at the University of California Los Angeles (supervisor Dr. Berry). Then he returned to Germany and was Assistant and Associate Professor (2005 – 2008) at the Department for Phoniatrics and Pediatric Audiology (University Erlangen-Nürnberg). In 2008 he became Professor and Head of Research of the department. He was scientific head of the DFG funded research group FOR894 “Fundamentals on flow dynamics in voice production” between 2008 and 2013. Since 2008 he is Adjunct Professor at the Louisiana State University Baton Rouge.
In 2010 he chaired and hosted the 9th AQL and in 2012 the 8th ICVPB meeting in Erlangen. His scientific work is disseminated in 83 peer reviewed journal articles and 207 conference contributions. In his free time he is searching for some secluded waves to surf.
Luc Mongeau received his B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering from University of Montreal in 1984, his M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Montreal in 1986 and his Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University from Acoustics in 1991. He was a postdoc in AT&T Bell Laboratories in 1992 and a professor at Purdue University from 1993 – 2006.
He is currently a professor in Mechanical Engineering.
Luc Mongeau is Professor and Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at McGill University, located in Montreal, with affiliations with the Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Bioengineering and Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. His research is on the biomechanics and mechanobiology of voice production. He has authored over 100 archival journal publications in over 35 different journals, and had has studied many aspects of voice over the past 20 years, including fluid mechanics, acoustics, visco-elasticity, computer modeling and simulations, mechanical stresses and strain, and imaging techniques. His recent research has turned to the relationship between mechanical factors and biological response, specifically cell migration and adhesion, and extracellular matrix production. He is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair, a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, and a member of several professional societies, including the European Society of Biomechanics, the Canadian Biomaterials Society, the ASME, SAE, and AIAA. He is an active member of the Voice Foundation and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Voice.