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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 Science37 15,828,490
Antihydrogen6 3,965,230
Artificial Intelligence Technologies2 280,147
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics3 3,154,027
Biological Informatics4 673,360
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering14 6,983,236
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics37 7,668,757
Built Environment2 4,840,980
Carbon Capture and Storage1 234,681
Catalysis24 7,285,032
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry23 9,444,081
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms19 6,303,994
Chemical Structure8 2,266,367
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)20 14,839,175
Coastal and Waterway Engineering1 193,264
Cold Atoms and Molecules15 6,394,276
Combustion Engineering3 1,272,762
Complex Fluids & Rheology6 6,234,432
Complexity Science2 756,437
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry24 3,719,551
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure41 6,573,318
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials31 15,108,519
Continuum Mechanics6 1,190,353
Control Engineering1 122,751
Digital Signal Processing1 71,608
Electrochemical Sciences3 2,249,342
Energy Storage2 147,611
Engineering Design2 729,210
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics15 8,538,958
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics44 9,768,625
Geometry & Topology1 1,519,769
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology11 2,662,958
Graphics and Visualisation1 71,608
Human-Computer Interaction1 195,903
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems1 1,960,221
Image and Vision Computing3 2,362,638
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena17 4,146,363
Logic and Combinatorics1 752,745
Manufacturing Technologies24 24,302,463
Marine Wave and Tidal1 96,632
Materials Engineering - Ceramics9 5,456,946
Materials Engineering - Composites9 3,039,742
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys12 10,259,808
Materials For Energy Applications26 6,861,434
Mathematical Analysis2 474,206
Mathematical Biology1 101,138
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)19 7,792,104
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 Communications3 3,413,722
Optical Devices and Subsystems2 2,722,534
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits13 4,022,244
Particle Technology6 2,191,648
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems5 8,991,274
Photonic Materials31 19,798,348
Plasma and Lasers14 4,858,093
Polymer Materials21 9,426,282
Process Systems: Components and Integration13 6,304,470
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems5 2,520,382
Quantum Fluids and Solids7 3,524,284
Quantum Optics and Information24 9,782,656
RF & Microwave Devices9 6,268,467
RF & MW Communications1 89,281
Robotics2 1,549,444
Sensors and Instrumentation9 1,867,162
Software Engineering2 10,111,079
Solar Technology1 68,291
Spintronics13 5,407,269
Statistics and Applied Probability1 418,390
Structural Engineering2 1,971,153
Superconductivity9 986,876
Surface Science13 4,758,989
Synthetic Biology3 487,087
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry10 2,299,043
Synthetic Organic Chemistry15 6,600,007
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry15 5,499,487
Water Engineering2 695,727