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EPSRC Support by Research Areas in Theme (Research Infrastructure)

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 Science64 26,402,581
Antihydrogen4 3,283,164
Artificial Intelligence Technologies11 4,812,131
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics3 3,126,870
Bioenergy2 702,372
Biological Informatics3 1,380,512
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering9 6,798,140
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics20 8,197,783
Carbon Capture and Storage2 452,580
Catalysis32 9,384,855
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry27 11,321,261
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms11 4,826,643
Chemical Structure12 9,157,851
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)18 23,181,338
Coastal and Waterway Engineering2 341,256
Cold Atoms and Molecules6 3,914,158
Complex Fluids & Rheology3 1,519,537
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry7 1,775,079
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure19 4,740,502
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials18 6,348,466
Continuum Mechanics1 344,424
Digital Signal Processing3 2,060,487
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics1 4,294,385
Electrochemical Sciences4 636,384
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)5 1,410,669
Energy Storage7 3,124,103
Engineering Design1 2,147,192
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics7 2,082,657
Fuel Cell Technology1 356,250
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics29 4,468,388
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology9 1,620,080
Ground Engineering5 2,524,664
Human-Computer Interaction2 655,399
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems2 2,578,512
Image and Vision Computing2 5,488,750
Information Systems2 172,838
Infrastructure and Urban Systems1 235,600
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena10 2,273,010
Manufacturing Technologies18 25,245,021
Marine Wave and Tidal1 110,000
Materials Engineering - Ceramics9 3,556,429
Materials Engineering - Composites13 2,754,853
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys6 3,691,978
Materials For Energy Applications34 10,007,732
Mathematical Analysis1 239,167
Mathematical Physics3 347,088
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)17 18,678,036
Microelectronics Design4 4,039,264
Microelectronics Device Technology5 3,836,587
Microsystems2 1,559,646
Music and Acoustic Technology2 206,890
Natural Language Processing1 591,210
Numerical Analysis4 752,477
Operational Research2 4,873,604
Optical Communications4 3,832,959
Optical Devices and Subsystems11 8,632,114
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits9 3,093,679
Out of EPSRC Remit6 390,444
Particle Technology7 514,481
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems10 13,114,925
Photonic Materials15 9,327,032
Plasma and Lasers7 3,486,166
Polymer Materials16 5,615,823
Process Systems: Components and Integration2 3,097,105
Programming Languages and Compilers1 776,695
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems11 4,689,356
Quantum Fluids and Solids1 112,756
Quantum Optics and Information13 5,248,974
RF & Microwave Devices7 4,318,683
RF & MW Communications4 1,782,090
Robotics8 2,970,265
Sensors and Instrumentation17 7,889,844
Software Engineering17 10,268,837
Solar Technology9 5,812,590
Speech Technology1 55,667
Spintronics13 6,366,092
Statistics and Applied Probability3 1,077,833
Structural Engineering3 3,489,421
Superconductivity3 381,823
Surface Science13 4,714,376
Synthetic Biology1 1,813,821
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry9 2,683,259
Synthetic Organic Chemistry7 4,156,523
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry6 1,702,915
Water Engineering2 4,973,409