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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 Science99 30,566,571
Antihydrogen7 8,982,177
Architecture and Operating Systems2 944,510
Artificial Intelligence Technologies5 2,402,949
Bioenergy1 310,172
Biological Informatics1 96,557
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering12 5,511,666
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics89 28,061,175
Carbon Capture and Storage1 234,681
Catalysis145 45,701,978
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry73 24,199,229
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms58 27,499,372
Chemical Structure1 949,793
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)11 6,577,869
Cold Atoms and Molecules24 15,416,013
Combustion Engineering4 1,268,042
Complex Fluids & Rheology9 1,617,521
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry63 21,004,654
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure82 29,072,306
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials94 32,507,306
Continuum Mechanics1 67,150
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics1 373,213
Electrochemical Sciences32 8,706,984
Energy Storage12 2,763,841
Engineering Design4 1,747,061
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics8 1,940,076
Fuel Cell Technology3 1,255,169
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics120 34,510,364
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology30 8,307,569
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors2 511,455
Image and Vision Computing5 191,404
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena44 12,234,797
Manufacturing Technologies29 10,150,718
Materials Engineering - Ceramics10 933,325
Materials Engineering - Composites24 2,966,169
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys7 1,327,642
Materials For Energy Applications77 30,956,144
Mathematical Analysis1 36,517
Mathematical Physics3 199,523
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)7 4,286,570
Microelectronics Design8 2,283,676
Microelectronics Device Technology32 10,522,742
Microsystems7 3,907,369
Non-Linear Systems1 2,062,140
Nuclear Fission2 97,409
Numerical Analysis3 408,053
Optical Communications4 2,822,852
Optical Devices and Subsystems16 5,509,683
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits24 6,508,062
Out of EPSRC Remit6 390,444
Particle Technology15 3,603,696
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems9 4,831,315
Photonic Materials76 42,194,738
Plasma and Lasers21 13,107,165
Polymer Materials61 13,183,723
Process Systems: Components and Integration26 9,255,991
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems8 1,855,121
Quantum Fluids and Solids8 5,258,806
Quantum Optics and Information47 29,159,607
RF & Microwave Devices8 2,617,952
RF & MW Communications4 635,941
Robotics1 434,969
Sensors and Instrumentation25 4,645,384
Solar Technology15 3,184,628
Spintronics57 19,995,252
Superconductivity34 7,356,070
Surface Science36 10,421,314
Synthetic Biology6 2,178,781
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry60 13,098,105
Synthetic Organic Chemistry87 24,316,803
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry43 15,717,591
Water Engineering1 50,476