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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 Science76 26,405,821
Antihydrogen10 8,008,785
Artificial Intelligence Technologies4 1,205,006
Biological Informatics1 96,557
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering10 3,289,365
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics80 21,876,001
Carbon Capture and Storage1 234,681
Catalysis115 41,405,329
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry70 23,818,363
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms59 19,103,689
Chemical Structure6 1,940,467
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)17 5,158,542
Cold Atoms and Molecules27 14,769,364
Combustion Engineering7 1,783,636
Complex Fluids & Rheology9 1,652,231
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry64 15,997,376
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure92 28,537,183
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials82 31,816,041
Continuum Mechanics1 416,677
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics2 669,477
Electrochemical Sciences15 5,700,042
Energy Storage4 373,855
Engineering Design5 2,055,944
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics9 2,097,653
Fuel Cell Technology2 589,218
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics121 32,513,676
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology34 10,212,448
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems2 111,496
Image and Vision Computing1 96,557
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena52 17,335,030
Manufacturing Technologies24 12,394,523
Materials Engineering - Ceramics14 2,312,744
Materials Engineering - Composites14 2,473,465
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys7 2,132,830
Materials For Energy Applications81 34,042,552
Mathematical Analysis3 190,381
Mathematical Physics4 481,999
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)6 4,070,889
Microelectronics Design8 1,250,125
Microelectronics Device Technology22 8,394,764
Microsystems9 4,099,132
Non-Linear Systems1 2,062,140
Nuclear Fission2 97,409
Numerical Analysis2 271,450
Optical Communications4 2,822,852
Optical Devices and Subsystems17 6,925,690
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits34 8,773,904
Out of EPSRC Remit6 390,444
Particle Technology12 3,884,317
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems3 1,025,030
Photonic Materials102 54,955,469
Plasma and Lasers38 24,953,242
Polymer Materials54 13,672,127
Process Systems: Components and Integration27 11,923,638
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems10 2,322,491
Quantum Fluids and Solids7 4,486,597
Quantum Optics and Information52 24,970,363
RF & Microwave Devices21 6,623,731
RF & MW Communications5 849,843
Sensors and Instrumentation13 4,177,970
Solar Technology9 2,194,037
Spintronics47 19,106,778
Superconductivity33 9,054,527
Surface Science22 6,180,864
Synthetic Biology6 2,166,816
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry47 13,446,269
Synthetic Organic Chemistry88 25,385,499
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry53 21,854,430
Theoretical Computer Science2 483,635