President's Science and Technology Awards (PSTA)

President's Science and Technology Awards (PSTA) 2021

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. These national awards are given annually 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 & Technology Awards were presented. The awards, formerly known as the National Science & Technology Awards since 1987, were 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 & Technology Awards is made up of three different awards, namely, the President's Science & Technology Medal (PSTM), the President's Science Award (PSA) and the President's Technology Award (PTA). 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 and public research institutes.

Below are the PSTA winners for 2021.

President’s Science and Technology Medal (PSTM)

Professor Sir Peter Gluckman

Chief Scientific Officer, Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
Visiting Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS)
Director, Koi Tū: The Centre for Informed Futures, University of Auckland
Director Emeritus and University Distinguished Professor, Liggins Institute, University of Auckland
President, International Science Council

Professor Ivy Ng

Group CEO, SingHealth
Clinical Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School
Clinical Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS)
Governing Board Member, Duke-NUS Medical School
Board Member, National Medical Research Council (NMRC)
Member, Human Health and Potential Executive Committee, National Research Foundation (NRF)

President’s Science Award

Professor Chen Xiaodong

President’s Chair Professor, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
Director, Innovative Centre for Flexible Devices, NTU
Scientific Director, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
Deputy Director, Singapore Hybrid-Integrated Next-Generation μ-Electronics Centre (SHINE)

Professor Wang Linfa

Professor, Programme in Emerging Infectious Diseases, Duke-NUS Medical School
Executive Director, Programme for Research in Epidemic Preparedness and Responses (PREPARE), Ministry of Health

President’s Technology Award

Associate Professor Too Heng-Phon

Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS)
Associate Professor, NUS Centre for Cancer Research, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS)
Co-founder, Chief Scientific Advisor and Non-Executive Chairman, MiRXES

PSTA 2021 Ceremony Highlights

Five individuals were conferred the President’s Science and Technology Awards (PSTA) by President Halimah Yacob at the awards ceremony held at the Istana on 10 December 2021.