Ye Peijian

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Ye.

Ye Peijian (simplified Chinese: 叶培建; traditional Chinese: 葉培建; born January 1945), is a Chinese aerospace engineer. He is the Chief Commander and Chief Designer of the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program (嫦娥工程).[1]


Ye was born in Huzhuang Village, Taixing, Jiangsu Province in January 1945. 1962, he graduated from the Huzhou Middle School in Huzhou City, Zhejiang Province. 1967, he graduated from Zhejiang University, majored in radio technology. 1980, he went to study in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, and obtained PhD at University of Neuchâtel in 1985.[2]

Ye is a professor both at the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Harbin Institute of Technology. He's a research fellow and the Chief Engineer at the Chinese Academy of Space Technology (CAST).

Ye joined Communist Party of China in 1986. 2003, he became an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.[3]

Ye can speak both English and French fluently.