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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 Science65 23,283,186
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 Engineering36 8,881,945
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics56 12,963,026
Built Environment5 5,310,876
Carbon Capture and Storage4 520,829
Catalysis68 14,445,827
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry60 16,488,612
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms26 10,248,321
Chemical Structure5 1,434,350
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)41 25,950,837
Coastal and Waterway Engineering2 349,520
Cold Atoms and Molecules18 8,644,294
Combustion Engineering2 987,337
Complex Fluids & Rheology11 6,581,007
Complexity Science2 756,437
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry27 4,283,990
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure58 9,798,700
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials51 20,423,577
Continuum Mechanics3 621,318
Control Engineering3 367,462
Digital Signal Processing6 2,668,573
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics5 4,504,845
Electrochemical Sciences12 3,470,542
Energy Storage15 3,162,398
Engineering Design6 3,277,575
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics17 9,390,902
Fossil Fuel Power Generation1 19,981
Fuel Cell Technology2 59,976
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics86 17,230,849
Geometry & Topology1 1,519,769
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology19 4,170,424
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 Systems1 19,933
Infrastructure and Urban Systems2 498,100
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena26 6,276,423
Logic and Combinatorics1 752,745
Manufacturing Technologies43 33,672,977
Marine Wave and Tidal3 650,049
Materials Engineering - Ceramics19 8,057,680
Materials Engineering - Composites27 8,078,229
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys27 13,667,620
Materials For Energy Applications73 18,471,506
Mathematical Analysis1 180,199
Mathematical Biology1 101,138
Mathematical Physics2 163,005
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)31 19,627,286
Microelectronics Design6 917,560
Microelectronics Device Technology13 6,910,309
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 Communications9 4,564,879
Optical Devices and Subsystems11 9,116,970
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits37 9,406,151
Out of EPSRC Remit6 390,444
Particle Technology19 3,023,339
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems14 13,096,306
Photonic Materials60 28,263,458
Plasma and Lasers17 5,939,907
Polymer Materials55 13,583,050
Process Systems: Components and Integration16 6,963,919
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems14 3,342,778
Quantum Fluids and Solids6 3,482,922
Quantum Optics and Information33 12,414,956
RF & Microwave Devices8 4,441,999
RF & MW Communications7 662,160
Robotics11 3,088,997
Sensors and Instrumentation23 5,332,892
Software Engineering2 6,632,161
Solar Technology6 807,220
Speech Technology1 55,667
Spintronics23 7,855,126
Statistics and Applied Probability1 418,390
Structural Engineering13 5,801,442
Superconductivity11 1,209,834
Surface Science21 7,673,538
Synthetic Biology7 3,015,245
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry31 5,829,979
Synthetic Organic Chemistry38 11,057,081
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry32 8,010,101
Verification and Correctness2 93,344
Water Engineering3 688,269
Wind Power2 563,417