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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 30,960,683
Antihydrogen7 8,979,223
Architecture and Operating Systems2 944,510
Artificial Intelligence Technologies4 1,889,562
Bioenergy1 310,172
Biological Informatics1 96,557
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering13 6,044,830
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics82 27,675,087
Carbon Capture and Storage1 234,681
Catalysis138 51,891,543
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry69 21,918,280
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms52 26,470,483
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)9 5,961,403
Cold Atoms and Molecules23 14,192,834
Combustion Engineering4 1,268,042
Complex Fluids & Rheology7 1,452,038
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry55 19,527,170
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure70 23,471,014
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials88 28,084,469
Continuum Mechanics1 67,150
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics1 373,213
Electrochemical Sciences34 8,156,783
Energy Storage11 3,432,522
Engineering Design4 1,747,061
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics6 1,774,592
Fuel Cell Technology3 1,255,169
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics115 36,641,226
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology28 6,960,433
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors2 511,455
Image and Vision Computing5 191,404
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena41 12,416,652
Manufacturing Technologies27 9,844,324
Materials Engineering - Ceramics10 933,325
Materials Engineering - Composites22 2,894,044
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys7 1,327,642
Materials For Energy Applications76 25,876,801
Mathematical Analysis1 36,517
Mathematical Physics3 199,523
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)7 4,168,848
Microelectronics Design8 2,283,676
Microelectronics Device Technology32 10,714,644
Microsystems7 3,701,575
Non-Linear Systems1 2,062,140
Nuclear Fission1 323,564
Numerical Analysis3 408,053
Optical Communications7 3,131,477
Optical Devices and Subsystems18 6,613,005
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits16 6,060,479
Out of EPSRC Remit6 390,444
Particle Technology18 4,102,345
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems9 5,001,736
Photonic Materials72 32,492,822
Plasma and Lasers15 9,834,847
Polymer Materials58 13,250,212
Process Systems: Components and Integration24 9,060,596
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems8 1,810,052
Quantum Fluids and Solids8 4,907,283
Quantum Optics and Information47 27,859,769
RF & Microwave Devices8 1,335,521
RF & MW Communications4 635,941
Robotics1 434,969
Sensors and Instrumentation22 4,393,028
Solar Technology12 2,270,492
Spintronics53 21,751,275
Superconductivity34 7,652,487
Surface Science36 11,187,468
Synthetic Biology10 2,927,597
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry54 14,690,452
Synthetic Organic Chemistry75 22,252,144
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry45 18,300,226
Water Engineering1 50,476