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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 Science56 21,458,710
Antihydrogen4 3,283,164
Artificial Intelligence Technologies8 3,917,314
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics5 4,683,049
Bioenergy1 310,172
Biological Informatics5 1,743,815
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering15 8,322,563
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics28 10,709,871
Built Environment1 91,398
Carbon Capture and Storage2 421,239
Catalysis31 8,905,482
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry32 15,486,886
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms16 7,916,467
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)28 27,755,440
Coastal and Waterway Engineering1 156,256
Cold Atoms and Molecules15 10,070,293
Complex Fluids & Rheology5 1,209,843
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry13 3,842,898
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure26 6,947,778
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials29 16,502,284
Continuum Mechanics2 472,276
Digital Signal Processing4 2,531,465
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics1 4,294,385
Electrochemical Sciences8 1,480,735
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)1 299,714
Energy Storage5 2,302,088
Engineering Design3 2,460,399
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics11 4,345,510
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics42 10,953,751
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology6 1,979,832
Graphics and Visualisation1 192,755
Ground Engineering1 235,600
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems3 2,555,486
Image and Vision Computing3 6,435,805
Information Systems2 172,838
Infrastructure and Urban Systems1 235,600
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena18 4,931,925
Manufacturing Technologies26 29,854,140
Marine Wave and Tidal1 533,417
Materials Engineering - Ceramics11 3,679,038
Materials Engineering - Composites15 3,063,505
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys10 7,599,060
Materials For Energy Applications32 8,373,012
Mathematical Analysis2 419,366
Mathematical Physics3 347,088
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)25 23,305,808
Microelectronics Design6 1,704,784
Microelectronics Device Technology11 6,589,088
Microsystems4 2,634,005
Music and Acoustic Technology2 206,890
Natural Language Processing1 591,210
Numerical Analysis4 752,477
Operational Research2 4,873,604
Optical Communications4 3,681,314
Optical Devices and Subsystems11 9,596,252
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits12 4,766,866
Out of EPSRC Remit6 390,444
Particle Technology11 852,437
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems9 12,656,129
Photonic Materials29 13,764,389
Plasma and Lasers7 3,555,817
Polymer Materials24 11,107,502
Process Systems: Components and Integration7 4,194,762
Programming Languages and Compilers1 776,695
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems9 3,390,564
Quantum Fluids and Solids1 112,756
Quantum Optics and Information18 9,301,137
RF & Microwave Devices4 2,942,642
RF & MW Communications1 149,189
Robotics4 1,639,300
Sensors and Instrumentation21 7,844,634
Software Engineering4 7,322,522
Solar Technology8 2,916,785
Speech Technology1 55,667
Spintronics18 9,325,910
Statistics and Applied Probability3 1,077,833
Structural Engineering5 4,505,485
Superconductivity5 738,082
Surface Science14 5,418,402
Synthetic Biology2 1,970,683
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry14 3,424,606
Synthetic Organic Chemistry14 5,406,365
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry13 3,367,806
Verification and Correctness2 93,344
Water Engineering1 4,795,429
Wind Power1 533,417