Great minds who further R&D in S’pore

Boosting ties between academia and industry

Professor Lam Khin Yong
Professor Lam Khin Yong

The President's Science and Technology Awards are the highest honours given to research scientists and engineers in Singapore for their contributions. Jose Hong highlights this year's winners, who were presented their prizes on Tuesday by President Halimah Yacob.

Professor Lam Khin Yong has pushed for scientific research that impacts society, and has played a key role in shaping Singapore's pool of scientific talent.

His career spans more than three decades, and he has led multiple mergers and organisations such as the Institute of High Performance Computing.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 27, 2018, with the headline 'Boosting ties between academia and industry '. Print Edition | Subscribe