Xu Xueyan, male, Han nationality, is a native of Wujin, Jiangsu Province. He graduated from Shanghai Jiaotong University in 1948.
Xu spent his entire career working for the China Shipmaking Industry Corporation. Xu led the design of the first 10,000 tonnage ocean cargo ship "Dongfeng Hao," and the "62" model high-speed escort boat. He also supervised the design of three main models of ships in the national"718 Project": "Yuanwang Hao " (the main measurement boat used for ocean track comprehensive measurement fleet), "Xiangyanghong No.10" (an ocean survey boat) and "J121 Hao" (an ocean salvage lifesaving boat).
Xu later led the design of the first batch of 10,000 tonnage export ships, contributing to China's shipbuilding industry's access to international markets. He also compiled ship-related manuals and reference data series of exported ships.
He was elected to the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1993.