Dr. Alfred J. Svobodnik

Chairman of the AES Technical Committee for Automotive Audio

Chairman of the NAFEMS Multiphysics Working Group

President & CEO of the Mvoid Group

Dr. Alfred J. Svobodnik is President & CEO of the Mvoid Group, specializing in providing consulting services and innovative technologies for Automotive, Consumer and Professional Audio as well as the developer of Mvoid® (Multidisciplinary virtually optimized industrial Design) methodology. Alfred is entrepreneur, thought leader, engineer and scientist. He has been researching for more than 25 years in the areas of Multiphysics and virtual as well as computational acoustics.

Previously, Alfred spent five years with Harman International Inc. where he held several senior managerial and executive advisor positions in the areas of simulation and virtual acoustics for audio systems. Alfred started his 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, structural dynamics and computational acoustics.

He is honorary member of NAFEMS, member of the NAFEMS German Steering Committee and Chairman of the NAFEMS Multiphysics Working Group as well as founding member of the NAFEMS Professional Simulation Engineering Scheme. Furthermore, he is a full member of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) and Chairman of the AES Technical Committee for Automotive Audio.