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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 Science67 25,454,521
Antihydrogen7 5,737,327
Artificial Intelligence Technologies13 3,118,234
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics9 5,071,516
Bioenergy3 516,033
Biological Informatics7 1,934,342
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering30 8,030,239
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics40 12,356,593
Built Environment3 469,896
Carbon Capture and Storage4 520,829
Catalysis59 13,104,170
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry49 17,575,030
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms21 8,740,841
Chemical Structure3 1,108,939
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)33 23,024,602
Coastal and Waterway Engineering2 349,520
Cold Atoms and Molecules17 10,241,595
Combustion Engineering1 230,208
Complex Fluids & Rheology10 2,269,508
Complexity Science2 756,437
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry10 3,437,368
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure39 9,111,725
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials45 19,051,928
Continuum Mechanics2 415,772
Control Engineering2 407,462
Digital Signal Processing6 2,668,573
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics3 4,447,345
Electrochemical Sciences13 3,630,864
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)1 299,714
Energy Storage12 3,167,879
Engineering Design5 3,162,120
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics18 10,980,477
Fossil Fuel Power Generation1 19,981
Fuel Cell Technology1 29,976
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics66 15,530,869
Geometry & Topology1 1,519,769
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology18 3,861,201
Graphics and Visualisation2 264,363
Ground Engineering1 235,600
Human-Computer Interaction1 30,000
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors1 118,200
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems5 2,794,159
Image and Vision Computing4 6,455,738
Information Systems3 192,770
Infrastructure and Urban Systems2 498,100
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena23 5,456,595
Logic and Combinatorics1 752,745
Manufacturing Technologies43 35,830,231
Marine Wave and Tidal2 630,049
Materials Engineering - Ceramics16 6,962,552
Materials Engineering - Composites24 6,780,703
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys21 11,685,409
Materials For Energy Applications63 15,689,309
Mathematical Analysis2 419,366
Mathematical Physics3 347,088
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)27 19,952,249
Microelectronics Design6 1,704,784
Microelectronics Device Technology14 7,467,106
Microsystems5 2,802,026
Music and Acoustic Technology1 148,446
Natural Language Processing2 656,710
Nuclear Fission2 97,409
Numerical Analysis5 635,025
Operational Research3 4,830,211
Optical Communications7 4,091,488
Optical Devices and Subsystems13 9,661,909
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits28 7,460,152
Out of EPSRC Remit6 390,444
Particle Technology18 3,189,059
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems11 12,912,529
Photonic Materials54 28,620,396
Plasma and Lasers10 4,150,833
Polymer Materials47 14,321,579
Process Systems: Components and Integration11 5,467,088
Programming Languages and Compilers1 776,695
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems11 3,441,628
Quantum Fluids and Solids5 3,247,902
Quantum Optics and Information29 12,476,109
RF & Microwave Devices6 4,272,081
RF & MW Communications5 488,861
Robotics11 3,148,997
Sensors and Instrumentation26 8,733,282
Software Engineering4 7,289,319
Solar Technology8 2,916,785
Speech Technology1 55,667
Spintronics23 9,066,615
Statistics and Applied Probability3 1,077,833
Structural Engineering9 5,501,538
Superconductivity8 1,059,210
Surface Science20 6,713,668
Synthetic Biology3 2,452,844
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry28 5,558,714
Synthetic Organic Chemistry31 9,690,284
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry26 5,210,832
Verification and Correctness2 93,344
Water Engineering3 4,885,380
Wind Power2 563,417