Xuhai Tang is a Professor at Wuhan University.He holds a PhD degree from Imperial College London and was a postdoc at Princeton University. Prof. Tang developed a microscale experiment system and AiFrac simulator to study the fundamental mechanical behaviour of Earth and planetary geological materials. The microscale experiment system is able to test the mechanical property of minerals, which is especially useful for non-standard rock/soil samples including fracture filling materials and Mars/lunar samples. The AiFrac simulator is widely applied for analysing the multiscale deformation and fracturing of geological materials induced by Hydraulic-Mechanical-Thermal-Chemical (THMC) process.Prof. Tang’s achievement contributes to smarter petroleum production, geothermal production and space exploitation. He is the editorial board member of the "International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences".