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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 Science67 25,311,510
Antihydrogen7 5,737,327
Artificial Intelligence Technologies15 3,202,106
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics9 5,387,402
Bioenergy3 516,033
Biological Informatics7 1,934,342
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering34 8,470,547
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics44 12,202,390
Built Environment4 2,064,777
Carbon Capture and Storage4 520,829
Catalysis66 13,407,312
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry55 17,895,652
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms23 9,166,731
Chemical Structure4 1,199,329
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)38 24,462,333
Coastal and Waterway Engineering2 349,520
Cold Atoms and Molecules19 10,430,180
Combustion Engineering1 230,208
Complex Fluids & Rheology10 2,269,508
Complexity Science2 756,437
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry12 3,791,903
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure43 9,332,243
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials46 19,037,510
Continuum Mechanics2 415,772
Control Engineering3 427,462
Digital Signal Processing6 2,668,573
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics5 4,504,845
Electrochemical Sciences15 3,748,268
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)1 299,714
Energy Storage16 3,384,779
Engineering Design5 3,162,120
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics20 11,084,496
Fossil Fuel Power Generation1 19,981
Fuel Cell Technology2 59,976
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics71 15,958,464
Geometry & Topology1 1,519,769
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology20 4,168,667
Graphics and Visualisation2 264,363
Ground Engineering1 235,600
Human-Computer Interaction1 30,000
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors1 118,200
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems5 2,794,159
Image and Vision Computing4 6,455,738
Information Systems3 192,770
Infrastructure and Urban Systems2 498,100
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena26 5,746,696
Logic and Combinatorics1 752,745
Manufacturing Technologies43 35,830,231
Marine Wave and Tidal3 650,049
Materials Engineering - Ceramics17 7,190,391
Materials Engineering - Composites26 6,930,606
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys24 12,445,762
Materials For Energy Applications71 16,328,143
Mathematical Analysis2 419,366
Mathematical Biology1 101,138
Mathematical Physics3 347,088
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)30 21,236,456
Microelectronics Design8 1,754,784
Microelectronics Device Technology15 7,507,106
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 Communications8 4,338,093
Optical Devices and Subsystems14 9,689,409
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits33 7,894,711
Out of EPSRC Remit6 390,444
Particle Technology18 2,251,445
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems14 13,096,306
Photonic Materials59 29,026,071
Plasma and Lasers14 4,551,292
Polymer Materials55 14,912,429
Process Systems: Components and Integration12 5,766,247
Programming Languages and Compilers1 776,695
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems14 3,683,621
Quantum Fluids and Solids5 3,247,902
Quantum Optics and Information32 12,848,275
RF & Microwave Devices7 4,314,692
RF & MW Communications7 662,160
Robotics11 3,148,997
Sensors and Instrumentation28 8,922,296
Software Engineering4 7,289,319
Solar Technology9 3,000,804
Speech Technology1 55,667
Spintronics23 8,737,358
Statistics and Applied Probability3 1,077,833
Structural Engineering13 5,801,442
Superconductivity9 1,088,088
Surface Science23 8,088,709
Synthetic Biology6 2,876,022
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry31 5,683,714
Synthetic Organic Chemistry36 9,932,784
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry32 6,230,382
Verification and Correctness2 93,344
Water Engineering4 5,483,697
Wind Power2 563,417