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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 Science69 29,349,053
Antihydrogen9 7,083,922
Artificial Intelligence Technologies7 1,575,569
Biological Informatics1 96,557
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering11 3,078,862
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics87 20,856,866
Carbon Capture and Storage2 297,941
Catalysis94 35,347,078
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry67 22,100,080
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms56 16,868,817
Chemical Structure12 3,912,283
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)14 4,141,010
Cold Atoms and Molecules27 12,198,613
Combustion Engineering3 515,594
Complex Fluids & Rheology11 1,824,726
Complexity Science1 73,519
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry60 14,974,499
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure90 27,502,700
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials76 30,480,432
Continuum Mechanics2 1,284,154
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics3 1,077,090
Electrochemical Sciences14 5,480,358
Energy Storage1 78,227
Engineering Design3 1,672,322
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics9 2,072,294
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics109 30,715,583
Geometry & Topology1 117,115
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology36 9,792,445
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems2 111,496
Image and Vision Computing2 218,472
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena50 16,611,624
Manufacturing Technologies18 9,570,284
Materials Engineering - Ceramics7 1,693,814
Materials Engineering - Composites10 2,563,805
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys6 1,260,207
Materials For Energy Applications74 32,524,989
Mathematical Analysis3 190,381
Mathematical biology1 468,460
Mathematical Physics4 478,233
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)7 3,977,652
Microelectronics Design6 1,068,511
Microelectronics Device Technology17 6,426,535
Microsystems8 2,534,301
Non-Linear Systems2 2,904,103
Nuclear Fission3 135,934
Numerical Analysis2 271,450
Optical Communications2 1,499,264
Optical Devices and Subsystems9 7,299,267
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits28 9,895,736
Particle Technology5 2,533,285
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems1 463,123
Photonic Materials95 54,022,063
Plasma and Lasers51 32,164,372
Polymer Materials47 14,195,659
Process Systems: Components and Integration22 10,424,707
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems7 2,999,199
Quantum Fluids and Solids10 4,653,681
Quantum Optics and Information61 25,537,155
RF & Microwave Devices23 6,999,400
RF & MW Communications5 849,843
Robotics1 184,674
Sensors and Instrumentation11 2,627,401
Solar Technology8 2,006,097
Spintronics43 18,903,549
Statistics and Applied Probability1 117,115
Superconductivity34 9,372,459
Surface Science23 6,552,741
Synthetic Biology6 401,701
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry49 18,393,865
Synthetic Organic Chemistry83 26,676,500
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry48 20,254,743
Theoretical Computer Science1 414,852
Water Engineering1 97,410