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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 Science69 25,133,645
Antihydrogen7 5,737,327
Artificial Intelligence Technologies13 2,585,882
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics9 5,387,402
Bioenergy3 516,033
Biological Informatics5 693,293
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering35 8,607,350
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics60 13,738,655
Built Environment5 5,310,876
Carbon Capture and Storage4 520,829
Catalysis72 14,628,379
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry60 16,225,162
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms26 10,290,126
Chemical Structure5 1,434,350
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)39 25,642,030
Coastal and Waterway Engineering2 349,520
Cold Atoms and Molecules18 8,967,202
Combustion Engineering1 230,208
Complex Fluids & Rheology10 5,084,259
Complexity Science2 756,437
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry26 4,145,223
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure58 9,845,200
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials51 20,075,614
Continuum Mechanics3 621,318
Control Engineering3 427,462
Digital Signal Processing6 2,668,573
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics5 4,504,845
Electrochemical Sciences15 3,870,798
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)1 299,714
Energy Storage16 3,384,779
Engineering Design6 3,277,575
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics20 10,543,002
Fossil Fuel Power Generation1 19,981
Fuel Cell Technology2 59,976
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics89 17,073,673
Geometry & Topology1 1,519,769
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology20 4,168,667
Graphics and Visualisation2 264,363
Ground Engineering1 235,600
Human-Computer Interaction1 30,000
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors1 118,200
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems4 2,495,865
Image and Vision Computing4 6,455,738
Information Systems2 70,049
Infrastructure and Urban Systems2 498,100
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena26 5,814,864
Logic and Combinatorics1 752,745
Manufacturing Technologies43 35,140,435
Marine Wave and Tidal3 650,049
Materials Engineering - Ceramics17 7,190,391
Materials Engineering - Composites27 7,200,001
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys25 12,466,063
Materials For Energy Applications77 18,426,488
Mathematical Analysis2 419,366
Mathematical Biology1 101,138
Mathematical Physics2 163,005
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)30 19,591,926
Microelectronics Design8 1,754,784
Microelectronics Device Technology15 7,507,106
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 Communications8 4,338,093
Optical Devices and Subsystems11 9,116,970
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits35 8,067,407
Out of EPSRC Remit6 390,444
Particle Technology19 3,273,078
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems14 13,096,306
Photonic Materials61 29,142,815
Plasma and Lasers14 5,241,049
Polymer Materials56 14,499,488
Process Systems: Components and Integration15 6,575,816
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems14 3,388,834
Quantum Fluids and Solids6 3,482,922
Quantum Optics and Information32 12,890,233
RF & Microwave Devices8 4,441,999
RF & MW Communications7 662,160
Robotics11 3,148,997
Sensors and Instrumentation26 7,711,945
Software Engineering3 6,832,623
Solar Technology8 2,130,350
Speech Technology1 55,667
Spintronics25 9,163,246
Statistics and Applied Probability3 1,077,833
Structural Engineering13 5,801,442
Superconductivity9 1,088,088
Surface Science21 7,402,716
Synthetic Biology7 3,015,245
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry33 6,028,553
Synthetic Organic Chemistry40 11,691,179
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry33 7,591,862
Verification and Correctness2 93,344
Water Engineering4 5,483,697
Wind Power2 563,417