The 2014 President's Science and Technology Awards (PSTA) have been given to eight top Singaporian scientists, as a high honor for their work.

Among these scientists was Professor Loh Kian Ping from NUS, who won the award for his breakthrough research in graphene chemistry focusing on the growth, processing and applications of diamond and graphene. He led his team to exciting discoveries in controlling the electronic properties of graphene by applying varying degrees of strain and even the use of graphene as a platform for growth of stem cells.