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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 Science98 32,032,893
Antihydrogen11 12,867,706
Architecture and Operating Systems2 944,510
Artificial Intelligence Technologies3 1,079,706
Bioenergy1 310,172
Biological Informatics1 96,557
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering13 2,534,679
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics101 26,837,288
Carbon Capture and Storage1 234,681
Catalysis135 42,366,665
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry70 23,318,763
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms56 19,993,449
Chemical Structure5 1,661,107
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)15 5,096,145
Cold Atoms and Molecules26 13,816,161
Combustion Engineering7 1,783,636
Complex Fluids & Rheology7 1,395,616
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry69 17,731,023
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure98 28,305,265
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials101 35,851,627
Continuum Mechanics1 416,677
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics3 1,042,691
Electrochemical Sciences25 7,859,273
Energy Storage9 2,579,842
Engineering Design5 2,055,944
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics9 2,097,653
Fuel Cell Technology2 589,218
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics135 34,762,257
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology34 10,414,451
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors1 178,480
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems1 74,344
Image and Vision Computing5 191,404
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena59 18,162,306
Manufacturing Technologies31 12,761,495
Materials Engineering - Ceramics12 2,134,857
Materials Engineering - Composites23 3,918,424
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys10 1,985,625
Materials For Energy Applications87 37,167,798
Mathematical Analysis3 190,381
Mathematical Physics4 481,999
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)8 4,215,793
Microelectronics Design8 1,670,401
Microelectronics Device Technology25 8,924,951
Microsystems9 4,143,472
Non-Linear Systems1 2,062,140
Nuclear Fission2 97,409
Numerical Analysis4 616,392
Optical Communications4 2,822,852
Optical Devices and Subsystems17 6,925,690
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits31 8,247,314
Out of EPSRC Remit6 390,444
Particle Technology13 4,268,650
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems8 5,087,142
Photonic Materials103 54,544,632
Plasma and Lasers32 24,385,263
Polymer Materials56 14,612,235
Process Systems: Components and Integration29 12,246,088
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems12 2,543,392
Quantum Fluids and Solids8 4,546,474
Quantum Optics and Information54 25,914,708
RF & Microwave Devices16 5,099,915
RF & MW Communications6 948,253
Sensors and Instrumentation24 5,143,786
Solar Technology14 3,598,946
Spintronics53 19,650,795
Superconductivity37 9,148,925
Surface Science31 7,626,131
Synthetic Biology4 2,012,848
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry56 14,856,601
Synthetic Organic Chemistry90 26,793,219
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry53 21,064,830
Theoretical Computer Science2 483,635
Water Engineering1 50,476