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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 Science35 15,720,747
Antihydrogen7 4,818,952
Artificial Intelligence Technologies2 234,779
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics4 3,321,028
Bioenergy1 19,981
Biological Informatics5 693,293
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering19 7,380,913
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics43 8,729,255
Built Environment2 4,840,980
Carbon Capture and Storage2 249,667
Catalysis30 7,352,236
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry32 11,802,457
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms22 7,893,887
Chemical Structure8 2,266,367
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)25 16,324,899
Coastal and Waterway Engineering1 193,264
Cold Atoms and Molecules17 7,635,318
Combustion Engineering2 987,337
Complex Fluids & Rheology7 6,347,337
Complexity Science2 756,437
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry27 4,234,238
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure47 7,123,129
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials35 16,725,305
Continuum Mechanics6 1,190,353
Control Engineering2 142,751
Digital Signal Processing1 71,608
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics3 4,179,987
Electrochemical Sciences7 2,421,746
Energy Storage6 349,496
Engineering Design6 3,247,670
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics14 8,304,772
Fossil Fuel Power Generation1 19,981
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics44 9,677,806
Geometry & Topology1 1,519,769
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology10 2,536,370
Graphics and Visualisation1 71,608
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems2 1,980,154
Image and Vision Computing3 2,317,270
Information Systems1 19,933
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena17 4,430,398
Logic and Combinatorics1 752,745
Manufacturing Technologies32 29,923,188
Marine Wave and Tidal2 116,632
Materials Engineering - Ceramics9 5,300,515
Materials Engineering - Composites14 4,561,577
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys15 10,155,862
Materials For Energy Applications34 7,887,236
Mathematical Analysis2 474,206
Mathematical Biology1 101,138
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)21 11,201,089
Microelectronics Design3 184,794
Microelectronics Device Technology6 5,041,475
Microsystems2 1,074,360
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 Subsystems5 2,905,034
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits19 5,734,804
Particle Technology8 2,386,259
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems8 9,356,218
Photonic Materials33 19,180,751
Plasma and Lasers15 4,651,616
Polymer Materials28 9,556,550
Process Systems: Components and Integration15 6,586,494
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems6 1,616,703
Quantum Fluids and Solids7 3,524,284
Quantum Optics and Information22 8,807,943
RF & Microwave Devices7 4,721,215
RF & MW Communications2 164,281
Robotics2 1,333,040
Sensors and Instrumentation12 3,034,584
Software Engineering1 6,599,477
Solar Technology2 190,850
Speech Technology1 55,667
Spintronics18 6,718,747
Statistics and Applied Probability1 418,390
Structural Engineering8 3,994,080
Superconductivity12 1,373,135
Surface Science14 4,913,671
Synthetic Biology3 487,087
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry14 3,566,521
Synthetic Organic Chemistry25 8,286,924
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry20 6,252,260
Water Engineering2 695,727