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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 Science58 23,206,266
Antihydrogen5 4,091,847
Artificial Intelligence Technologies7 3,861,805
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics5 4,683,049
Bioenergy2 496,052
Biological Informatics6 1,763,748
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering16 8,371,932
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics30 11,642,610
Built Environment1 91,398
Carbon Capture and Storage2 421,239
Catalysis35 9,849,917
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry33 15,631,558
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms16 7,916,467
Chemical Structure1 949,793
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)29 27,840,766
Coastal and Waterway Engineering1 156,256
Cold Atoms and Molecules15 10,070,293
Complex Fluids & Rheology6 1,497,763
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry13 3,828,653
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure29 8,628,037
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials30 17,021,964
Continuum Mechanics3 760,197
Control Engineering1 122,751
Digital Signal Processing4 2,531,465
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics2 4,317,387
Electrochemical Sciences8 3,333,520
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)1 299,714
Energy Storage7 2,530,246
Engineering Design4 3,018,111
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics12 9,255,060
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics46 12,691,849
Geometry & Topology1 1,519,769
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology7 2,056,513
Graphics and Visualisation1 192,755
Ground Engineering1 235,600
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems4 2,575,419
Image and Vision Computing4 6,455,738
Information Systems3 192,770
Infrastructure and Urban Systems1 235,600
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena19 5,133,773
Manufacturing Technologies28 30,341,261
Marine Wave and Tidal1 533,417
Materials Engineering - Ceramics12 4,214,135
Materials Engineering - Composites15 3,035,483
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys11 7,757,106
Materials For Energy Applications37 10,321,569
Mathematical Analysis2 419,366
Mathematical Physics3 347,088
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)26 23,433,798
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
Nuclear Fission2 97,409
Numerical Analysis4 752,477
Operational Research3 4,830,211
Optical Communications4 3,681,314
Optical Devices and Subsystems11 9,506,909
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits16 5,239,475
Out of EPSRC Remit6 390,444
Particle Technology12 1,428,278
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems9 12,566,786
Photonic Materials32 19,998,474
Plasma and Lasers7 3,680,985
Polymer Materials28 12,190,855
Process Systems: Components and Integration8 4,467,015
Programming Languages and Compilers1 776,695
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems8 3,306,526
Quantum Fluids and Solids4 3,135,553
Quantum Optics and Information17 9,273,124
RF & Microwave Devices4 2,984,364
RF & MW Communications2 293,861
Robotics4 1,639,300
Sensors and Instrumentation24 8,480,490
Software Engineering3 7,294,510
Solar Technology8 2,916,785
Speech Technology1 55,667
Spintronics20 9,828,627
Statistics and Applied Probability3 1,077,833
Structural Engineering7 4,785,247
Superconductivity6 995,999
Surface Science14 5,492,874
Synthetic Biology2 1,970,683
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry17 3,960,737
Synthetic Organic Chemistry16 5,844,525
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry13 3,367,806
Verification and Correctness2 93,344
Water Engineering1 4,795,429
Wind Power1 533,417