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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 Science73 30,051,230
Antihydrogen9 6,463,421
Artificial Intelligence Technologies7 1,575,569
Biological Informatics1 96,557
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering12 3,182,523
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics81 19,096,253
Built Environment2 75,146
Carbon Capture and Storage2 297,941
Catalysis93 35,333,757
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry62 15,262,831
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms57 16,483,021
Chemical Structure13 4,252,218
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)16 4,463,487
Cold Atoms and Molecules29 13,547,061
Combustion Engineering3 515,594
Complex Fluids & Rheology11 1,759,647
Complexity Science1 73,519
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry58 14,957,322
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure86 26,526,620
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials75 29,674,849
Continuum Mechanics3 1,304,292
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics5 1,102,851
Electrochemical Sciences12 4,468,974
Energy Storage1 78,227
Engineering Design3 1,672,322
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics10 1,863,909
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics107 30,379,327
Geometry & Topology1 117,115
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology38 10,291,095
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems2 111,496
Image and Vision Computing2 218,472
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena53 16,866,285
Manufacturing Technologies16 8,946,461
Materials Engineering - Ceramics6 1,652,960
Materials Engineering - Composites9 2,522,952
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys7 1,287,881
Materials For Energy Applications70 34,608,873
Mathematical Analysis3 190,381
Mathematical biology1 468,460
Mathematical Physics4 478,233
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)6 759,330
Microelectronics Design6 1,068,511
Microelectronics Device Technology18 7,018,250
Microsystems10 2,603,875
Non-Linear Systems2 2,904,103
Nuclear Fission3 135,934
Numerical Analysis2 271,450
Optical Communications1 1,303,572
Optical Devices and Subsystems8 7,103,575
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits27 9,438,424
Particle Technology3 2,338,673
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems1 463,123
Photonic Materials97 54,205,410
Plasma and Lasers57 33,585,534
Polymer Materials50 14,670,022
Process Systems: Components and Integration21 10,122,043
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems6 2,683,793
Quantum Fluids and Solids11 4,898,115
Quantum Optics and Information68 26,169,480
RF & Microwave Devices22 6,961,188
RF & MW Communications5 849,843
Robotics1 184,674
Sensors and Instrumentation10 2,586,548
Solar Technology8 1,893,606
Spintronics40 18,165,906
Statistics and Applied Probability1 117,115
Superconductivity33 8,904,011
Surface Science22 6,643,628
Synthetic Biology7 591,540
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry46 16,807,583
Synthetic Organic Chemistry75 24,874,948
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry44 19,742,993
Theoretical Computer Science1 414,852
Water Engineering1 97,410