ESPRE is made up of a diverse group of faculties, lecturers and research staffs from seven research institutes, five colleges and one administration center, which together compromise an integrated research team as well as a sharing research system.

At present, the lab hosts a permanent staff of 61 researchers and 28 itinerant researchers, most of them hold Ph.D degrees, including 6 professors in“2010 One Thousand Talents Introduction Plan”, 1 in "Top-notch Talent Youth Support Program” (the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee), 3 recipients of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars and 2 recipients of National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars, 2 professors-in-residence of Yangzi Fund, 3 honor-holders of “First Class State Talents program” (the Ministry of Personnel), and 11 title-holders of “Trans-Century and New-Century Excellent Talents program” (the Ministry of Education).

The lab has 8 Ph.D. programs that enroll 135 doctoral students, and 15 master’s degree programs that enroll 131 master’s candidates.