AES Member Profile

Alfred J. Svobodnik

Alfred J. Svobodnik

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Audio Fields:

  • Product Design & Manufacturing - Research & Development
  • Acoustics, Psychoacoustics, Hearing - Measurement and Instrumentation
  • Consumer - Home
  • Consumer - Car
  • Consumer - Portable
  • Product Design & Manufacturing - Software
  • Product Design & Manufacturing - Transducers

Job Duties:

  • Owner/Director
  • Acoustic Consultant
  • Acoustician
  • Engineer
  • Researcher
  • Software Designer
  • Software Engineer
  • Technical Director


I am researching for more than 25 years in the areas of Audio, Acoustics and Simulations. My passion is music. My desire is to design outstanding sound profiles and an optimal acoustic comfort in all areas of sound.

Non-AES Awards & Award Nominations

Member of the NAFEMS German Steering Committee
Chair of the NAFEMS Multiphysics Working Group

Education Background

In 1990 I completed my doctorate at Vienna University of Technology with the degree "Doktor der Techn. Wissenschaften" (equivalent to PhD). I'm also holding a university degree "Diplom-Ingenieur" (equivalent to MSc) from Vienna University of Technology.

Employment History

I am President & CEO of Mvoid Group. Mvoid is a pioneer and expert in virtual acoustics and sound design with the focus on mobility as well as developer of Mvoid® (Multidisciplinary virtually optimized industrial Design) methodology.

Previously, I spent five years with Harman International Inc. and held a number of different senior managerial positions in the areas Simulation and Virtual Acoustics for audio systems.

I started my career as founding member, Executive Partner and CTO in 1990 with Numerical Analysis and Design, a company specialized in engineering analysis with finite and boundary elements for stress analysis, dynamics and acoustics.

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