Zwicker was for many years an academic advisor at Princeton University, a part-time lecturer in the Princeton University Writing Program and the President of the Princeton Chapter of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society.
He was also the editor for the newsletter, Physics and Society, a publication from the American Physical Society where he is also a Fellow.
Zwicker has a B.A. in physics from Bard College, and a M.A. and Ph.D., both also in physics, from Johns Hopkins University. His post-doctoral work focused on fusion energy research at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and internationally.
Currently, Zwicker is on the Board of Directors of the Research and Development Council of NJ, Vice-Chair of the NJ Biotechnology Task Force, and a member of the NJ Legislative Manufacturing Caucus. Zwicker is serving his second term in the Assembly, representing the 16th Legislative District.
“I thank Speaker Coughlin for this appointment and am thrilled at this committee’s potential for helping build a better and stronger New Jersey,” Zwicker said. “Science and technology are my passion and my profession, but they’re also key to our economic and academic future. We’ve seen elected officials in Washington put politics ahead of science, while other countries make innovation a top priority. We’ve seen other states outpace New Jersey, despite our state’s science and technology legacy. None of this is acceptable.”
Zwicker added, “New Jersey must capitalize on its competitive advantage. We need initiatives that support world-class science and technology industries, and the vision to harness our assets to make our state a national leader in the science and technology economy. We have no choice but to embrace this opportunity, and I look forward to leading this committee, working with my colleagues and finding new and innovative solutions to boost our economy.”