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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 Physics87 20,944,807
Carbon Capture and Storage2 297,941
Catalysis91 34,897,174
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry67 22,100,149
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms57 16,225,944
Chemical Structure10 3,184,251
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)15 4,370,973
Cold Atoms and Molecules27 12,198,613
Combustion Engineering3 515,594
Complex Fluids & Rheology11 1,824,726
Complexity Science1 73,519
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry58 13,269,290
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure91 27,747,067
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials77 31,719,395
Continuum Mechanics2 1,284,154
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics3 1,077,090
Electrochemical Sciences13 5,269,132
Energy Storage1 78,227
Engineering Design3 1,672,322
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics8 1,981,432
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics102 28,056,776
Geometry & Topology1 117,115
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology36 9,792,445
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems2 111,496
Image and Vision Computing2 218,472
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena50 15,642,760
Manufacturing Technologies18 9,570,284
Materials Engineering - Ceramics7 1,693,814
Materials Engineering - Composites10 2,597,206
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys7 2,243,422
Materials For Energy Applications71 31,692,345
Mathematical Analysis3 190,381
Mathematical biology1 468,460
Mathematical Physics3 343,500
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)7 3,977,883
Microelectronics Design6 1,068,511
Microelectronics Device Technology17 6,426,535
Microsystems8 2,534,301
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 9,895,736
Particle Technology5 2,533,285
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems1 463,123
Photonic Materials93 53,590,546
Plasma and Lasers50 32,154,276
Polymer Materials48 14,425,622
Process Systems: Components and Integration24 11,296,671
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems6 1,675,119
Quantum Fluids and Solids10 4,653,681
Quantum Optics and Information59 24,554,614
RF & Microwave Devices23 6,999,400
RF & MW Communications5 849,843
Robotics1 184,674
Sensors and Instrumentation10 2,622,241
Solar Technology8 2,006,097
Spintronics46 19,524,066
Statistics and Applied Probability1 117,115
Superconductivity33 9,047,517
Surface Science20 5,701,566
Synthetic Biology6 401,701
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry47 18,215,478
Synthetic Organic Chemistry83 26,652,351
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry48 20,648,067
Theoretical Computer Science1 414,852
Water Engineering1 97,410