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PSTA

Overview

The President's Science and Technology Awards (PSTA) are the highest honours bestowed on exceptional research scientists and engineers in Singapore for their excellent achievements in science and technology. Given annually, the awards are presented to recognise and celebrate outstanding and invaluable contributions by individuals or teams to the research and development landscape in Singapore. 2009 marked the first year that the President's Science and Technology Awards were presented. 

The awards, formerly known as the National Science and Technology Awards since 1987, have been elevated to the status of the President's awards to highlight and give due recognition to the important role research scientists and engineers play in Singapore. The prestige of the President's awards underpins Singapore's efforts to raise the level of excellence in research and strengthen the growing community of scientific talent in Singapore. 

The President's Science and Technology Awards constitute three different awards, namely, the President's Science and Technology Medal, the President's Science Award and the President's Technology Award. The winners of the respective awards have been carefully chosen through a rigorous process by a selection committee comprising key representatives from the government, industry, academia, defence and public research institutes.

 

PRESIDENT’S SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MEDAL 2017

Professor Edward Warren Holmes

Professor Edward Warren Holmes

Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine,
National University of Singapore
Senior Fellow, A*STAR
Advisor, National Research Foundation

 

For his pioneering work in developing the human capital, programmes and infrastructure that galvanised translational and clinical research in Singapore’s health and biomedical sciences ecosystem

 

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PRESIDENT’S SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MEDAL 2017

Professor Sir David Philip Lane

Professor Sir David Philip Lane

Chief Scientist, A*STAR
Director, p53 Laboratory, A*STAR
Chairman, Chugai Pharmabody Research Pte Ltd

 

For his important role in the strategic development of Singapore’s biomedical sciences and distinguished contributions to cancer therapeutics and research

 

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PRESIDENT’S SCIENCE AWARD 2017

Professor Gan Wee Teck

Professor Gan Wee Teck

Distinguished Professor, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science,
National University of Singapore

 

For his illustrious contributions to the field of mathematics, and his outstanding work on the Langlands programme and the Gan-Gross-Prasad conjecture

 

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PRESIDENT’S TECHNOLOGY AWARD 2017

Professor Ng Wun Jern

Professor Ng Wun Jern

Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
Nanyang Technological University Singapore
Group Lead, Environmental Bio-innovations Group (EBiG),
Nanyang Technological University Singapore

 

For his outstanding research and development of a space-efficient, transient-state cyclic bio-system, and realisation of the contiguous value chain from research to industry full-scale deployment for wastewater management and resource recovery

 

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Highlights from the 2017 President's Science and Technology Awards Presentation Ceremony

Seven top research scientists and engineers were conferred the 2017 President’s Science and Technology Awards (PSTA) by President Halimah Yacob at the awards ceremony held at Istana on
13 November 2017.

Click here for more information on PSTA.

Click here for the list of Young Scientist Awards 2017 Winners.