Christian T. Herbst

Senior post-doctoral researcher, Bioacoustics Lab


Educational History:, Mozarteum University Salzburg, Austria; Ph.D., Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic; Habilitation (Priv.-Doz.), Mozarteum University Salzburg, Austria


Professional Highlights:

Christian T. Herbst is an Austrian voice scientist. He studied voice pedagogy at Mozarteum University Salzburg and has worked as a voice pedagogue for about two decades. Driven by his interest in the physics and the physiology of voice, he enrolled in a Ph.D. programme in Biophysics at the University of Olomouc (Czech Republic) from which he graduated in 2012. He has been active as a full-time voice researcher ever since. Christian is currently affiliated with the Department of Department of Behavioral & Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna, Austria, and serves as an adjunct guest professor for the Janette Ogg Voice Research Center at Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, Virginia, USA. The focus of Christian’s scientific work is both on  the physics of voice production in mammals and on human singing voice physiology. He received ten international scientific awards and has authored three manuscripts for the prestigious Science journal. In 2021, he featured among the 2% of the most cited voice scientists worldwide. Visit to learn more.


Research output at a glance:

Peer-reviewed publications: 70
Total impact factor: 339,809
h-index: 24 (Google Scholar)
Total citations: 1903 (Google Scholar)
Conference talks and lectures: 152 (73 invited)
Media: 25 radio and TV broadcasts, 35 Mio. estd. recipients


Recommended Link(s):


·    Christian T. Herbst’s Personal Website

·    CogBio Bioacoustics Lab

·    BBC: The science of Freddie Mercury’s voice

·    NPR: Why Freddie Mercury’s Voice Was So Great, As Explained By Science