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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 Science49 17,409,610
Antihydrogen8 6,298,056
Artificial Intelligence Technologies8 1,677,321
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics7 5,088,935
Bioenergy1 19,981
Biological Informatics5 693,293
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering22 7,562,117
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics46 10,733,958
Built Environment2 4,840,980
Carbon Capture and Storage2 249,667
Catalysis46 8,807,874
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry48 14,064,926
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms25 9,355,002
Chemical Structure6 1,713,710
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)32 23,762,189
Coastal and Waterway Engineering2 349,520
Cold Atoms and Molecules17 9,260,834
Combustion Engineering2 987,337
Complex Fluids & Rheology7 6,347,337
Complexity Science2 756,437
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry27 4,334,792
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure54 8,789,330
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials39 18,096,569
Continuum Mechanics3 621,318
Control Engineering2 142,751
Digital Signal Processing3 2,307,290
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics3 4,179,987
Electrochemical Sciences8 2,576,815
Energy Storage11 1,091,001
Engineering Design6 3,247,670
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics15 8,784,198
Fossil Fuel Power Generation1 19,981
Fuel Cell Technology2 59,976
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics63 13,666,589
Geometry & Topology1 1,519,769
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology13 3,422,787
Graphics and Visualisation2 264,363
Ground Engineering1 235,600
Human-Computer Interaction1 30,000
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems2 1,980,154
Image and Vision Computing4 6,455,738
Information Systems1 19,933
Infrastructure and Urban Systems1 235,600
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena20 4,670,084
Logic and Combinatorics1 752,745
Manufacturing Technologies36 31,738,484
Marine Wave and Tidal2 116,632
Materials Engineering - Ceramics19 8,012,125
Materials Engineering - Composites23 7,450,929
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys18 12,739,659
Materials For Energy Applications54 12,903,282
Mathematical Analysis1 180,199
Mathematical Biology1 101,138
Mathematical Physics2 163,005
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)26 18,315,656
Microelectronics Design3 184,794
Microelectronics Device Technology9 6,455,920
Microsystems3 2,199,363
Music and Acoustic Technology1 148,446
Natural Language Processing1 591,210
Nuclear Fission2 97,409
Numerical Analysis2 226,972
Operational Research3 4,762,772
Optical Communications5 3,618,071
Optical Devices and Subsystems9 8,021,271
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits26 7,606,905
Out of EPSRC Remit6 390,444
Particle Technology16 2,655,359
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems10 9,902,644
Photonic Materials40 20,931,763
Plasma and Lasers16 4,592,205
Polymer Materials41 10,283,061
Process Systems: Components and Integration15 6,586,494
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems12 3,089,825
Quantum Fluids and Solids6 3,482,922
Quantum Optics and Information25 10,229,805
RF & Microwave Devices8 4,441,999
RF & MW Communications4 273,299
Robotics3 1,387,973
Sensors and Instrumentation13 3,336,525
Software Engineering2 6,632,161
Solar Technology3 274,869
Speech Technology1 55,667
Spintronics22 7,728,103
Statistics and Applied Probability1 418,390
Structural Engineering10 4,154,055
Superconductivity11 1,209,834
Surface Science16 5,297,971
Synthetic Biology5 719,263
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry18 3,884,133
Synthetic Organic Chemistry29 8,506,924
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry24 6,325,400
Water Engineering3 688,269
Wind Power1 30,000