Structures and Materials Research Laboratory


SMRL of the University of Southern California is one of the most unique laboratories in the United States. Equipped with a great amount of resources, it is extremely important that students and contractors interested in using the lab for projects are aware of the University’s safety policies, such as the use of personal protection equipment and hours of operation. See the Safety Rules tab for more details.


If you are interested in using the laboratory, feel free to contact the SMRL Director, Dr. Bora Gencturk at 213-821-1036 or and set up a meeting with him.

All students should first contact the Laboratory Coordinator, Michael Johnson at 213-740-0599 or

The testing rates for the services provided by SMRL is provided in the Testing Rates tab on the left. Additionally, a list of some of the ASTM standard tests that can be performed by SMRL is provided in the Standardized Tests tab.