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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 (£)
Algebra1 651,330
Analytical Science32 14,427,987
Antihydrogen6 3,965,230
Artificial Intelligence Technologies1 65,301
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics2 1,872,064
Biological Informatics3 533,897
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering11 6,456,113
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics33 7,334,163
Built Environment2 4,840,980
Catalysis26 7,790,879
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry19 8,922,286
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms19 6,120,038
Chemical Structure8 2,266,367
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)16 13,474,126
Coastal and Waterway Engineering1 193,264
Cold Atoms and Molecules14 5,857,930
Combustion Engineering4 1,980,213
Complex Fluids & Rheology5 5,921,524
Complexity Science3 848,098
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry24 3,485,017
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure36 6,494,413
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials28 9,305,284
Continuum Mechanics6 1,190,353
Control Engineering1 122,751
Digital Signal Processing1 71,608
Electrochemical Sciences3 2,249,342
Energy Storage1 69,384
Engineering Design3 790,317
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics16 8,821,938
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics37 9,203,729
Geometry & Topology1 1,519,769
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology9 2,349,175
Graphics and Visualisation1 71,608
Human-Computer Interaction2 542,734
Image and Vision Computing4 2,659,643
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena17 4,146,363
Logic and Combinatorics1 752,745
Manufacturing Technologies21 22,965,653
Marine Wave and Tidal1 96,632
Materials Engineering - Ceramics8 4,728,426
Materials Engineering - Composites7 1,998,312
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys10 9,254,113
Materials For Energy Applications21 5,817,526
Mathematical Analysis2 474,206
Mathematical Biology1 101,138
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)15 6,487,284
Microelectronics Design1 134,794
Microelectronics Device Technology6 5,041,475
Microsystems3 1,404,529
Non-Linear Systems2 159,259
Nuclear Fission2 97,409
Numerical Analysis2 226,972
Operational Research3 4,762,772
Optical Communications2 473,391
Optical Devices and Subsystems2 2,722,534
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits12 3,766,704
Particle Technology5 2,139,701
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems5 8,991,274
Photonic materials29 18,398,727
Plasma and Lasers15 5,216,434
Polymer Materials19 9,053,013
Process Systems: Components and Integration13 6,304,470
Programming Languages and Compilers1 445,508
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems5 2,520,382
Quantum Fluids and Solids7 3,524,284
Quantum Optics and Information23 9,343,828
RF & Microwave Devices8 6,141,159
RF & MW Communications1 89,281
Robotics3 1,780,665
Sensors and Instrumentation8 1,903,175
Software Engineering5 11,144,335
Solar Technology1 68,291
Spintronics13 5,811,051
Structural Engineering2 1,971,153
Superconductivity8 950,268
Surface Science12 4,524,731
Synthetic Biology3 487,087
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry9 2,262,435
Synthetic Organic Chemistry14 6,385,832
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry14 5,462,879
Water Engineering2 695,727