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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 Science99 31,088,205
Antihydrogen10 10,634,144
Architecture and Operating Systems2 944,510
Artificial Intelligence Technologies5 2,402,949
Bioenergy1 310,172
Biological Informatics1 96,557
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering11 3,873,504
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics90 27,403,499
Carbon Capture and Storage1 234,681
Catalysis140 45,143,721
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry73 24,231,685
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms55 26,255,672
Chemical Structure3 1,108,939
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)10 3,301,544
Cold Atoms and Molecules24 15,270,181
Combustion Engineering6 1,605,578
Complex Fluids & Rheology9 1,617,521
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry61 20,844,876
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure88 30,439,837
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials100 34,568,696
Continuum Mechanics2 483,826
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics2 886,261
Electrochemical Sciences30 8,619,040
Energy Storage11 2,620,432
Engineering Design4 1,754,650
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics8 1,899,459
Fuel Cell Technology3 1,255,169
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics127 37,308,262
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology33 10,076,445
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors2 511,455
Image and Vision Computing5 191,404
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena47 12,240,078
Manufacturing Technologies31 11,190,800
Materials Engineering - Ceramics11 1,113,579
Materials Engineering - Composites25 3,146,423
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys8 1,688,150
Materials For Energy Applications81 33,209,946
Mathematical Analysis1 36,517
Mathematical Physics3 199,523
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)7 4,286,570
Microelectronics Design8 2,283,676
Microelectronics Device Technology33 11,077,856
Microsystems7 3,907,369
Non-Linear Systems1 2,062,140
Nuclear Fission2 97,409
Numerical Analysis4 616,392
Optical Communications4 2,822,852
Optical Devices and Subsystems17 5,526,982
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits25 6,824,720
Out of EPSRC Remit6 390,444
Particle Technology16 4,625,329
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems9 4,831,315
Photonic Materials81 44,145,107
Plasma and Lasers22 15,237,094
Polymer Materials58 12,795,592
Process Systems: Components and Integration29 10,207,485
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems9 2,020,200
Quantum Fluids and Solids9 5,371,155
Quantum Optics and Information49 29,746,702
RF & Microwave Devices8 2,617,952
RF & MW Communications4 635,941
Robotics1 434,969
Sensors and Instrumentation26 4,716,217
Solar Technology13 3,583,823
Spintronics60 23,258,274
Superconductivity34 9,116,769
Surface Science37 10,962,075
Synthetic Biology5 2,078,168
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry60 13,967,802
Synthetic Organic Chemistry91 26,959,655
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry46 18,221,474
Theoretical Computer Science1 68,783
Water Engineering1 50,476