WANG Xiaofang received his B.Sc. degree from the Department of Physics, Jilin University, in 1987, and his Ph.D. degree from Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 1993. In 1995, as one of the main members, he won a Second-Class Prize of the National Natural Science Award of China. In 1999, he was selected into the “Hundred Talents Program” of CAS. From 1996 to 2000, and from 2003 to 2006, he conducted experimental studies on ultrashort intense laser plasma physics in Germany, USA, and Japan, respectively. In 2006, he joined the faculty of the Department of Modern Physics at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) and since then, he has been working on teaching and researches of laser plasma physics and diagnostics.