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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 Science81 31,194,670
Antihydrogen12 13,040,530
Architecture and Operating Systems2 944,510
Artificial Intelligence Technologies4 1,205,006
Bioenergy1 310,172
Biological Informatics1 96,557
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering10 3,289,365
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics83 24,046,321
Carbon Capture and Storage1 234,681
Catalysis118 43,379,237
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry72 24,608,530
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms59 19,453,021
Chemical Structure6 1,940,467
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)16 5,095,719
Cold Atoms and Molecules25 13,855,980
Combustion Engineering7 1,783,636
Complex Fluids & Rheology9 1,652,231
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry63 15,977,164
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure91 28,486,910
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials85 32,545,969
Continuum Mechanics1 416,677
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics3 1,042,691
Electrochemical Sciences18 6,592,063
Energy Storage6 712,611
Engineering Design5 2,055,944
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics9 2,097,653
Fuel Cell Technology2 589,218
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics125 34,460,506
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology33 10,318,427
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems1 37,152
Image and Vision Computing1 96,557
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena54 17,175,098
Manufacturing Technologies25 12,473,367
Materials Engineering - Ceramics12 2,112,381
Materials Engineering - Composites15 2,785,804
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys6 1,772,322
Materials For Energy Applications78 32,793,284
Mathematical Analysis3 190,381
Mathematical Physics4 481,999
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)5 4,030,517
Microelectronics Design10 1,774,852
Microelectronics Device Technology25 8,933,528
Microsystems9 4,143,472
Non-Linear Systems1 2,062,140
Nuclear Fission2 97,409
Numerical Analysis2 271,450
Optical Communications4 2,822,852
Optical Devices and Subsystems16 6,547,437
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 Materials103 54,513,058
Plasma and Lasers36 23,986,000
Polymer Materials53 12,882,901
Process Systems: Components and Integration26 11,867,295
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems10 2,322,491
Quantum Fluids and Solids7 4,486,597
Quantum Optics and Information52 25,218,923
RF & Microwave Devices20 6,252,011
RF & MW Communications5 776,000
Sensors and Instrumentation15 4,312,197
Solar Technology11 2,660,793
Spintronics48 19,163,590
Superconductivity32 8,803,235
Surface Science26 8,066,040
Synthetic Biology6 2,166,816
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry51 13,641,096
Synthetic Organic Chemistry88 25,216,851
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry55 22,298,539
Theoretical Computer Science2 483,635