EPSRC logo

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 Science78 32,091,973
Antihydrogen11 7,610,719
Artificial Intelligence Technologies6 1,479,012
Biological Informatics1 710,596
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering15 4,497,270
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics84 22,210,815
Built Environment2 75,146
Carbon Capture and Storage1 63,259
Catalysis92 48,961,579
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry63 21,466,794
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms57 17,923,987
Chemical Structure15 4,750,130
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)14 3,262,879
Cold Atoms and Molecules28 13,418,023
Combustion Engineering3 515,594
Complex Fluids & Rheology13 2,177,805
Complexity Science2 654,090
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry68 24,511,590
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure83 27,318,938
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials71 21,514,072
Continuum Mechanics3 1,304,292
Displays2 1,275,298
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics5 1,102,851
Electrochemical Sciences12 4,425,911
Energy Storage1 10,079
Engineering Design3 1,672,322
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics10 1,863,909
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics115 43,595,032
Geometry & Topology1 117,115
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology44 19,168,392
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems2 141,687
Image and Vision Computing2 823,901
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena55 18,563,728
Manufacturing Technologies14 8,267,823
Materials Engineering - Ceramics6 1,652,960
Materials Engineering - Composites10 2,430,354
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys8 1,068,855
Materials For Energy Applications76 35,538,343
Mathematical Analysis3 190,381
Mathematical biology3 1,566,103
Mathematical Physics5 496,898
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)9 2,694,333
Microelectronics Design7 1,625,583
Microelectronics Device Technology22 7,579,573
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 Circuits30 8,342,809
Particle Technology4 2,407,487
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems1 463,123
Photonic materials106 58,319,932
Plasma and Lasers57 33,231,514
Polymer Materials65 24,492,494
Process Systems: Components and Integration30 15,293,062
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems7 4,085,446
Quantum Fluids and Solids12 5,297,328
Quantum Optics and Information69 25,239,894
RF & Microwave Devices19 6,749,980
RF & MW Communications3 514,343
Robotics1 184,674
Sensors and Instrumentation12 5,527,877
Solar Technology7 1,593,073
Spintronics39 14,989,219
Statistics and Applied Probability1 117,115
Superconductivity33 9,722,313
Surface Science21 6,409,370
Synthetic Biology8 1,505,667
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry43 15,323,067
Synthetic Organic Chemistry64 30,459,700
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry42 19,859,583
Theoretical Computer Science1 414,852
Water Engineering1 97,410