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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 Science77 33,528,819
Antihydrogen9 6,463,421
Artificial Intelligence Technologies6 1,479,012
Biological Informatics1 710,668
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering15 4,574,646
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics82 21,698,426
Built Environment2 75,146
Carbon Capture and Storage2 297,941
Catalysis94 44,436,193
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry59 21,488,324
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms55 16,825,601
Chemical Structure14 4,740,756
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)14 3,262,879
Cold Atoms and Molecules27 12,924,384
Combustion Engineering3 515,594
Complex Fluids & Rheology13 2,215,460
Complexity Science2 654,090
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry63 24,247,407
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure90 32,320,152
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials72 21,607,886
Continuum Mechanics3 1,304,292
Displays2 1,275,298
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics5 1,102,851
Electrochemical Sciences12 4,468,974
Energy Storage1 78,227
Engineering Design3 1,672,322
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics10 1,863,909
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics116 43,892,944
Geometry & Topology1 117,115
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology41 18,973,705
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems2 111,496
Image and Vision Computing2 823,901
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena52 16,744,685
Manufacturing Technologies16 8,946,461
Materials Engineering - Ceramics6 1,652,960
Materials Engineering - Composites9 2,522,952
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys7 1,287,881
Materials For Energy Applications74 35,522,420
Mathematical Analysis3 190,381
Mathematical biology3 1,566,175
Mathematical Physics4 478,233
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)9 2,694,333
Microelectronics Design8 2,003,295
Microelectronics Device Technology24 8,596,362
Microsystems11 2,619,024
Non-Linear Systems3 3,291,150
Nuclear Fission3 135,934
Numerical Analysis2 271,450
Optical Communications3 3,108,792
Optical Devices and Subsystems10 7,896,412
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits29 8,273,005
Particle Technology3 2,338,673
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems1 463,123
Photonic Materials99 55,994,855
Plasma and Lasers56 33,072,163
Polymer Materials57 22,845,600
Process Systems: Components and Integration26 12,851,890
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems6 2,683,793
Quantum Fluids and Solids12 5,297,328
Quantum Optics and Information67 25,870,873
RF & Microwave Devices20 6,641,631
RF & MW Communications3 423,767
Robotics1 184,674
Sensors and Instrumentation12 5,527,877
Solar Technology7 1,593,073
Spintronics40 17,928,733
Statistics and Applied Probability1 117,115
Superconductivity33 9,239,217
Surface Science21 6,409,370
Synthetic Biology8 1,505,667
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry44 16,168,407
Synthetic Organic Chemistry74 33,858,005
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry41 20,055,129
Theoretical Computer Science1 414,852
Water Engineering1 97,410