MEL has developed a hardworking research team with integrity and innovation. At present, the lab has 61 fulltime research members, including 2 Academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2 Cheung Kong Chair Professors, 3 Minjiang Chair Professors, 5 XMU Chair Professors, 5 grantees of the NSFC Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, 3 recipients of National High-Level Personnel of Special Support Program. Additionally, 5 young scientists received grants under the NSFC Excellent Young Scientists Fund.
MEL has 2 Innovative Research Groups funded by the NSFC, 1 Innovative Team funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), and another Group sponsored by the Ministry of Education (MOE).