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Top scientist in nuclear, satellite program dies

By He Qi in Shanghai | China Daily | Updated: 2018-01-13 07:17

Yuan Chengye, a renowned Chinese chemist who played a vital role in the "Two Bombs, One Satellite" project, China's nuclear and space program, died on Jan 9 aged 94.

Born in Shangyu county in Zhejiang province, Yuan was a Chinese Communist Party member, a renowned organic chemist specializing in chemical extraction and organophosphorus chemistry, and an academician at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Top scientist in nuclear, satellite program dies

Yuan graduated from China Pharmaceutical University in 1948 before receiving a vice-doctorate in science in the Soviet Union in 1955. In 1956, he worked as a researcher at the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Top scientist in nuclear, satellite program dies

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