Researcher biography

Huilin Xing (H. L. Xing)'s current research interest is on Multiscale Multiphysical Modelling (M3) and practical applications in such as Earthquake Prediction & Virtual Near Wellbore by using supercomputers.

He received his PhD in computational mechanics and engineering in 1995 at Harbin Institute of Technology, China and then worked at the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN) in Japan before his coming to UQ in 2002, as a team member of the Japanese national priority science project, Earth Simulator, which combined computational earth systems science and super-parallel computer development. He has been working on advanced computational model and software development for simulating large scale non-linear multi-physical (Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical-Chemical) coupled geo-science and –engineering issues across different scales spanning from pore to lab and field scales, this includes crustal dynamics, interacting fault systems, earthquakes and tsunami as well as engineered reservoir system for such as geothermal electricity, unconventional gas/oil, CO2 geosequestration and deep underground engineering issues. His research at UQ has been supported by ARC, ACcESS major national research facility, NCRIS for AuScope and industrial partners such as Geodynamics Ltd and Coffey, and reported by UQ news (5 times) and major news media (e.g. ABC, SBS, 9 news, skynews, The Australian, NZ Herald, Couriermail). He has published 2 books, 3 book chapters and over 100 referred publications. Currently, he is working with his 6 PhD students and 2 visiting postdoctors and also serves as the Australian Representative in ACES International Science Board (ACES – APEC Cooperation for Earthquake Simulation, http://www.aces.org.au).