Martin Neukom, born in 1986, first completed an apprenticeship as a design engineer (machine design) and then studied mechatronics at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW). At the ZHAW, he was a research assistant at the Institute of Computational Physics. In 2016, he graduated from the University of Freiburg (Germany) with a master’s degree in Solar Energy Systems. From 2011 to 2019, he worked as an engineer and product manager at Fluxim AG.
In December of 2019, the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Materials Engineering of the Augsburg University conferred the title of Dr. rer. Nat. on him due to his dissertation «Comprehensive Characterization and Modelling of Operation Mechanisms in Third Generation Solar Cells».
He has been very interested in climate change since he was 15 years old, which is why he joined the Junge Grüne in 2005. From 2008 to 2012, he was president of the Junge Grüne Switzerland. From 2008 to 2019, he was a member of Zurich’s Cantonal Parliament and of the Building and Planning Commission. From 2017 to 2019, he was on the executive board of the Zurich branch of the political party Grüne and on the board of the Swiss Pedestrian Association.
Martin Neukom lives in Winterthur. He is passionate about understanding physics as well as humans and society, that is to say: politics. In his free time, he enjoys going on mountain bike tours, especially in the mountains.