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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 29,792,974
Antihydrogen11 12,867,706
Architecture and Operating Systems2 944,510
Artificial Intelligence Technologies5 2,402,949
Bioenergy1 310,172
Biological Informatics1 96,557
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering11 2,225,558
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics89 26,649,366
Carbon Capture and Storage1 234,681
Catalysis141 45,324,261
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry71 24,011,363
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms57 26,887,898
Chemical Structure4 1,199,329
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)15 5,096,145
Cold Atoms and Molecules25 15,367,179
Combustion Engineering7 1,783,636
Complex Fluids & Rheology8 1,516,797
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry60 20,199,677
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure89 30,183,811
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials101 34,589,341
Continuum Mechanics1 416,677
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics2 886,261
Electrochemical Sciences29 8,761,716
Energy Storage9 2,579,842
Engineering Design5 2,055,944
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics9 2,031,581
Fuel Cell Technology3 1,255,169
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics124 34,483,669
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology33 10,268,113
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors2 511,455
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems1 74,344
Image and Vision Computing5 191,404
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena52 13,834,410
Manufacturing Technologies32 11,416,211
Materials Engineering - Ceramics13 2,224,141
Materials Engineering - Composites24 3,023,063
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys9 1,965,324
Materials For Energy Applications84 33,355,647
Mathematical Analysis3 70,818
Mathematical Physics4 345,241
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)9 4,396,416
Microelectronics Design10 2,606,443
Microelectronics Device Technology29 9,498,816
Microsystems7 3,907,369
Non-Linear Systems1 2,062,140
Nuclear Fission2 97,409
Numerical Analysis4 616,392
Optical Communications4 2,822,852
Optical Devices and Subsystems18 6,573,168
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits25 6,948,172
Out of EPSRC Remit6 390,444
Particle Technology16 4,625,329
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems10 5,299,808
Photonic Materials90 50,383,873
Plasma and Lasers27 17,419,395
Polymer Materials60 13,665,491
Process Systems: Components and Integration32 13,432,574
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems10 2,117,198
Quantum Fluids and Solids8 4,992,395
Quantum Optics and Information48 29,074,150
RF & Microwave Devices12 3,744,292
RF & MW Communications6 948,253
Robotics1 434,969
Sensors and Instrumentation26 4,906,632
Solar Technology13 3,503,746
Spintronics57 21,407,069
Superconductivity34 9,249,537
Surface Science38 10,859,135
Synthetic Biology5 2,083,897
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry56 13,217,830
Synthetic Organic Chemistry90 26,700,357
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry48 18,325,680
Theoretical Computer Science1 68,783
Water Engineering1 50,476