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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 Science36 15,847,426
Antihydrogen7 4,818,952
Artificial Intelligence Technologies1 214,846
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics4 3,321,028
Biological Informatics4 673,360
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering16 7,182,463
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics42 8,422,638
Built Environment2 4,840,980
Carbon Capture and Storage1 234,681
Catalysis25 7,386,041
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry26 10,602,355
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms19 6,935,385
Chemical Structure8 2,266,367
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)21 15,600,903
Coastal and Waterway Engineering1 193,264
Cold Atoms and Molecules15 6,394,276
Combustion Engineering2 987,337
Complex Fluids & Rheology7 6,347,337
Complexity Science2 756,437
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry25 3,780,801
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure42 6,623,011
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials31 15,108,519
Continuum Mechanics6 1,190,353
Control Engineering1 122,751
Digital Signal Processing1 71,608
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics1 4,122,487
Electrochemical Sciences3 2,249,342
Energy Storage2 147,611
Engineering Design5 3,191,455
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics14 8,348,675
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics45 9,818,144
Geometry & Topology1 1,519,769
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology11 2,662,958
Graphics and Visualisation1 71,608
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems1 1,960,221
Image and Vision Computing2 2,297,337
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena16 4,136,716
Logic and Combinatorics1 752,745
Manufacturing Technologies30 28,565,812
Marine Wave and Tidal1 96,632
Materials Engineering - Ceramics10 5,497,800
Materials Engineering - Composites13 4,658,958
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys13 10,300,662
Materials For Energy Applications30 7,911,060
Mathematical Analysis2 474,206
Mathematical Biology1 101,138
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)20 7,982,536
Microelectronics Design1 134,794
Microelectronics Device Technology6 5,041,475
Microsystems2 904,529
Music and Acoustic Technology1 148,446
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 Circuits15 5,156,466
Particle Technology8 2,386,259
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems6 9,226,315
Photonic Materials29 19,259,760
Plasma and Lasers14 4,858,093
Polymer Materials21 9,141,766
Process Systems: Components and Integration14 6,530,280
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems6 2,835,788
Quantum Fluids and Solids7 3,524,284
Quantum Optics and Information23 9,282,656
RF & Microwave Devices8 5,768,467
RF & MW Communications1 89,281
Robotics2 1,333,040
Sensors and Instrumentation11 2,898,926
Software Engineering1 6,599,477
Solar Technology2 190,850
Speech Technology1 55,667
Spintronics15 6,098,229
Statistics and Applied Probability1 418,390
Structural Engineering5 3,824,176
Superconductivity11 1,343,135
Surface Science14 4,913,671
Synthetic Biology3 487,087
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry11 2,411,948
Synthetic Organic Chemistry17 6,775,651
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry17 5,719,273
Water Engineering2 695,727