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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 Science74 26,431,717
Antihydrogen11 8,569,514
Artificial Intelligence Technologies6 1,453,929
Biological Informatics1 96,557
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering11 3,078,862
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics86 22,816,432
Carbon Capture and Storage1 234,681
Catalysis101 37,695,518
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry71 23,470,336
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms58 19,579,573
Chemical Structure8 2,493,125
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)16 4,816,328
Cold Atoms and Molecules25 13,363,194
Combustion Engineering4 1,445,791
Complex Fluids & Rheology11 1,824,726
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry61 15,542,577
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure91 27,065,973
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials80 31,637,101
Continuum Mechanics1 416,677
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics2 669,477
Electrochemical Sciences15 5,700,042
Energy Storage3 238,637
Engineering Design5 2,055,944
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics6 1,872,423
Fuel Cell Technology2 589,218
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics108 29,387,717
Geometry & Topology1 117,115
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology36 10,403,262
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems2 111,496
Image and Vision Computing1 96,557
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena48 15,523,869
Manufacturing Technologies21 9,882,024
Materials Engineering - Ceramics14 2,312,744
Materials Engineering - Composites16 2,590,333
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys7 2,132,830
Materials For Energy Applications79 32,960,048
Mathematical Analysis3 190,381
Mathematical biology1 468,460
Mathematical Physics2 318,994
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)6 4,070,889
Microelectronics Design8 1,254,575
Microelectronics Device Technology23 7,575,047
Microsystems8 2,714,203
Non-Linear Systems1 2,062,140
Nuclear Fission3 135,934
Numerical Analysis2 271,450
Optical Communications4 2,822,852
Optical Devices and Subsystems13 5,315,531
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits32 8,318,530
Out of EPSRC Remit6 390,444
Particle Technology12 3,884,317
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems2 532,476
Photonic Materials98 51,326,905
Plasma and Lasers42 25,947,264
Polymer Materials53 12,946,599
Process Systems: Components and Integration28 12,050,657
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems10 2,322,491
Quantum Fluids and Solids8 4,527,958
Quantum Optics and Information53 23,904,993
RF & Microwave Devices23 6,999,400
RF & MW Communications5 849,843
Sensors and Instrumentation13 4,051,316
Solar Technology8 2,006,097
Spintronics49 19,951,729
Statistics and Applied Probability1 117,115
Superconductivity34 8,974,819
Surface Science22 6,175,459
Synthetic Biology6 401,701
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry47 14,387,594
Synthetic Organic Chemistry85 25,674,016
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry53 21,638,190
Theoretical Computer Science2 483,635
Water Engineering1 97,410