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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 Science73 26,086,202
Antihydrogen10 8,563,026
Artificial Intelligence Technologies7 1,575,569
Biological Informatics1 96,557
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering11 3,078,862
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics86 21,470,788
Carbon Capture and Storage2 297,941
Catalysis96 35,369,295
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry71 22,190,994
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms58 17,527,402
Chemical Structure8 2,493,125
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)16 4,816,328
Cold Atoms and Molecules25 13,161,410
Combustion Engineering3 515,594
Complex Fluids & Rheology11 1,824,726
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry60 13,778,525
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure90 27,040,084
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials77 31,058,742
Continuum Mechanics2 1,284,154
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics3 1,077,090
Electrochemical Sciences15 5,700,042
Energy Storage3 238,637
Engineering Design4 1,728,536
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics6 1,872,423
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics107 29,201,781
Geometry & Topology1 117,115
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology34 10,326,004
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems2 111,496
Image and Vision Computing2 218,472
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena49 15,700,033
Manufacturing Technologies21 9,882,024
Materials Engineering - Ceramics14 2,312,588
Materials Engineering - Composites15 2,529,912
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys7 2,132,830
Materials For Energy Applications76 32,263,590
Mathematical Analysis3 190,381
Mathematical biology1 468,460
Mathematical Physics2 318,994
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)6 3,801,292
Microelectronics Design6 1,068,511
Microelectronics Device Technology20 6,687,525
Microsystems7 2,503,279
Non-Linear Systems2 2,904,103
Nuclear Fission3 135,934
Numerical Analysis2 271,450
Optical Communications3 1,892,655
Optical Devices and Subsystems12 5,298,232
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits33 8,263,551
Out of EPSRC Remit6 389,974
Particle Technology11 2,663,276
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems2 532,476
Photonic Materials99 51,864,983
Plasma and Lasers46 31,417,180
Polymer Materials49 12,507,252
Process Systems: Components and Integration26 11,393,890
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems8 1,900,029
Quantum Fluids and Solids8 4,527,958
Quantum Optics and Information53 23,802,872
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
Spintronics48 19,894,641
Statistics and Applied Probability1 117,115
Superconductivity34 9,032,178
Surface Science22 6,175,459
Synthetic Biology6 401,701
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry47 17,585,835
Synthetic Organic Chemistry87 27,158,202
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry51 20,963,948
Theoretical Computer Science1 414,852
Water Engineering1 97,410