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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 Science87 29,451,997
Antihydrogen8 9,674,781
Architecture and Operating Systems2 944,510
Artificial Intelligence Technologies4 2,116,965
Bioenergy1 310,172
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering12 3,381,099
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics63 24,409,302
Carbon Capture and Storage1 234,681
Catalysis107 48,794,562
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry53 20,175,308
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms38 30,366,692
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)8 4,560,174
Cold Atoms and Molecules14 7,093,262
Combustion Engineering1 930,197
Complex Fluids & Rheology3 600,885
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry56 24,647,060
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure62 21,372,950
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials66 23,537,843
Continuum Mechanics1 67,150
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics1 373,213
Electrochemical Sciences30 7,231,888
Energy Storage8 2,987,297
Engineering Design3 1,698,435
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics2 1,286,010
Fuel Cell Technology3 1,255,169
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics91 34,079,914
Geometry & Topology1 36,230
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology22 5,245,268
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors2 511,455
Image and Vision Computing5 335,643
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena30 8,718,466
Logic and Combinatorics1 36,230
Manufacturing Technologies21 7,615,980
Materials Engineering - Ceramics7 169,466
Materials Engineering - Composites21 3,169,639
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys5 2,494,834
Materials For Energy Applications63 24,362,597
Mathematical Physics3 224,247
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)7 4,168,848
Microelectronics Design8 2,150,966
Microelectronics Device Technology24 7,056,260
Microsystems8 3,585,108
Non-Linear Systems1 2,062,140
Nuclear Fission1 323,564
Numerical Analysis3 408,053
Optical Communications5 1,632,213
Optical Devices and Subsystems15 4,278,605
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits14 4,129,751
Out of EPSRC Remit6 390,444
Particle Physics1 919,557
Particle Technology15 3,555,804
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems7 4,878,229
Photonic Materials67 36,395,433
Plasma and Lasers18 10,722,396
Polymer Materials57 16,902,112
Process Systems: Components and Integration15 5,719,236
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems13 1,870,964
Quantum Fluids and Solids9 4,779,048
Quantum Optics and Information39 18,646,836
RF & Microwave Devices6 653,923
RF & MW Communications3 575,264
Robotics1 434,969
Sensors and Instrumentation20 5,444,607
Solar Technology7 1,533,929
Spintronics43 19,252,100
Superconductivity28 7,262,189
Surface Science32 11,495,883
Synthetic Biology7 2,760,682
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry54 18,979,285
Synthetic Organic Chemistry54 19,297,330
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry31 8,818,926
Water Engineering1 337,067