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EPSRC Support by Research Areas in Theme (Physical Sciences)

Research areas are used to describe EPSRC's portfolio of excellent long term research and high quality postgraduate training.

Grants are classified using one or more research areas. The number and value of grants listed below reflects how the theme portfolio in question is currently constituted.

Please note: this is a dynamic database reflecting the current grants portfolio by Research Area within a Theme. Therefore, the number and value of grants within a Research Area will not match exactly the thematic Research Area distributions given at EPSRC's portfolio.

Research AreaNumber of GrantsProportional Value (£)
Analytical Science105 33,310,165
Antihydrogen7 8,979,223
Architecture and Operating Systems2 944,510
Artificial Intelligence Technologies5 2,396,721
Bioenergy1 310,172
Biological Informatics1 96,557
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering13 6,044,830
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics86 28,323,060
Carbon Capture and Storage1 234,681
Catalysis144 52,779,103
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry72 22,473,344
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms55 26,080,850
Chemical Structure1 949,793
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)10 6,321,264
Cold Atoms and Molecules23 14,374,601
Combustion Engineering4 1,268,042
Complex Fluids & Rheology8 1,562,260
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry57 19,551,607
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure76 26,272,282
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials89 28,537,410
Continuum Mechanics1 67,150
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics1 373,213
Electrochemical Sciences34 10,307,805
Energy Storage12 3,567,740
Engineering Design4 1,747,061
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics7 1,884,815
Fuel Cell Technology3 1,255,169
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics119 36,403,655
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology28 7,167,733
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors2 511,455
Image and Vision Computing5 191,404
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena39 12,109,180
Manufacturing Technologies27 9,844,324
Materials Engineering - Ceramics10 933,325
Materials Engineering - Composites24 2,987,003
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys7 1,327,642
Materials For Energy Applications79 28,008,241
Mathematical Analysis1 36,517
Mathematical Physics3 199,523
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)7 4,286,570
Microelectronics Design8 2,283,676
Microelectronics Device Technology32 10,714,644
Microsystems7 3,701,575
Non-Linear Systems1 2,062,140
Nuclear Fission3 420,972
Numerical Analysis3 408,053
Optical Communications4 2,822,852
Optical Devices and Subsystems17 5,508,283
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits19 5,609,625
Out of EPSRC Remit6 390,444
Particle Technology18 4,102,345
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems10 5,154,879
Photonic Materials71 34,212,221
Plasma and Lasers16 11,216,164
Polymer Materials61 14,134,350
Process Systems: Components and Integration24 9,168,677
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems7 1,691,710
Quantum Fluids and Solids9 5,480,764
Quantum Optics and Information42 26,806,272
RF & Microwave Devices6 2,000,689
RF & MW Communications4 635,941
Robotics1 434,969
Sensors and Instrumentation24 4,757,650
Solar Technology13 2,571,025
Spintronics57 22,618,529
Superconductivity36 7,840,500
Surface Science36 11,187,468
Synthetic Biology10 2,951,484
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry59 13,425,379
Synthetic Organic Chemistry85 24,525,040
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry46 18,160,959
Water Engineering1 50,476