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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 Science67 27,456,510
Antihydrogen9 7,083,922
Artificial Intelligence Technologies7 1,575,569
Biological Informatics1 96,557
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering11 3,078,862
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics89 21,736,575
Carbon Capture and Storage2 297,941
Catalysis91 35,108,039
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry64 21,786,135
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms58 16,758,677
Chemical Structure10 3,184,251
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)16 4,671,557
Cold Atoms and Molecules26 13,283,229
Combustion Engineering3 515,594
Complex Fluids & Rheology11 1,824,726
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry59 13,468,387
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure90 27,266,428
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials76 31,475,341
Continuum Mechanics2 1,284,154
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics3 1,077,090
Electrochemical Sciences14 5,546,838
Energy Storage1 78,227
Engineering Design4 1,728,536
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics6 1,872,423
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics100 27,460,241
Geometry & Topology1 117,115
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology32 9,514,587
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems2 111,496
Image and Vision Computing2 218,472
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena50 15,823,674
Manufacturing Technologies19 9,640,229
Materials Engineering - Ceramics7 1,516,638
Materials Engineering - Composites9 2,399,921
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys7 2,132,830
Materials For Energy Applications70 31,826,161
Mathematical Analysis3 190,381
Mathematical biology1 468,460
Mathematical Physics2 318,994
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)7 3,977,883
Microelectronics Design6 1,068,511
Microelectronics Device Technology17 6,426,535
Microsystems8 2,545,117
Non-Linear Systems2 2,904,103
Nuclear Fission3 135,934
Numerical Analysis2 271,450
Optical Communications3 1,892,655
Optical Devices and Subsystems10 7,692,658
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits28 9,932,982
Particle Technology5 2,533,285
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems2 532,476
Photonic Materials96 53,886,727
Plasma and Lasers48 31,563,726
Polymer Materials47 13,689,432
Process Systems: Components and Integration27 11,435,280
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems8 1,900,029
Quantum Fluids and Solids8 4,527,958
Quantum Optics and Information53 23,976,050
RF & Microwave Devices23 6,999,400
RF & MW Communications5 849,843
Robotics1 184,674
Sensors and Instrumentation13 2,925,275
Solar Technology8 2,006,097
Spintronics46 19,524,066
Statistics and Applied Probability1 117,115
Superconductivity32 8,942,604
Surface Science22 6,100,548
Synthetic Biology6 401,701
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry47 17,585,835
Synthetic Organic Chemistry88 27,447,932
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry51 21,132,408
Theoretical Computer Science1 414,852
Water Engineering1 97,410