SMSE is spread over nine buildings in SJTU's Minghang and Xuhui campus, which occupies over 40,000 square meters of lab space.  About 1200 equipment is used by 15 hundreds of researchers, including faculty, research scientists, graduate students, and undergraduate researchers.  These facilities are belongs to the laboratories of The State Key Lab of Metal Matrix Composites, National Engineering Research Center of Die and Mold CAD, National Engineering Research Center of Light Alloy Net Forming, Shanghai Key Lab of of Materials Laser Processing and Modification, Materials testing and analysis center, and other groups. SMSE has state-of-the-art Shared Experimental Facilities for Analysis, such as SEM, TEM, X-ray Diffraction, nanoindenters, hardness tester, optical microscope, metallography microscope, thermal simulator, crystal growth machine, furnaces, and other fabrication machine.