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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 Science61 23,518,602
Antihydrogen6 5,015,207
Architecture and Operating Systems3 484,854
Artificial Intelligence Technologies11 4,542,138
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics8 5,011,516
Bioenergy2 496,052
Biological Informatics6 1,763,748
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering28 9,500,902
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics37 12,521,078
Built Environment3 469,896
Carbon Capture and Storage3 505,843
Catalysis50 12,554,916
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry41 16,888,348
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms19 8,473,705
Chemical Structure1 949,793
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)34 28,421,159
Coastal and Waterway Engineering1 156,256
Cold Atoms and Molecules17 10,387,426
Combustion Engineering1 230,208
Complex Fluids & Rheology10 2,269,508
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry10 3,290,561
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure33 8,294,065
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials37 17,389,022
Continuum Mechanics2 415,772
Control Engineering2 407,462
Digital Signal Processing6 2,668,573
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics3 4,447,345
Electrochemical Sciences10 3,426,061
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)1 299,714
Energy Storage10 3,121,643
Engineering Design5 3,154,532
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics15 10,616,758
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics62 14,958,632
Geometry & Topology1 1,519,769
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology14 3,440,963
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 Phenomena22 5,376,359
Manufacturing Technologies38 32,645,016
Marine Wave and Tidal1 533,417
Materials Engineering - Ceramics12 4,214,135
Materials Engineering - Composites19 3,691,232
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys16 8,744,253
Materials For Energy Applications52 12,673,670
Mathematical Analysis2 419,366
Mathematical Physics3 347,088
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)27 23,880,068
Microelectronics Design6 1,704,784
Microelectronics Device Technology13 7,412,172
Microsystems5 2,802,026
Music and Acoustic Technology1 148,446
Natural Language Processing2 656,710
Nuclear Fission2 97,409
Numerical Analysis3 408,053
Operational Research3 4,830,211
Optical Communications6 4,036,555
Optical Devices and Subsystems11 9,506,909
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits27 7,290,152
Out of EPSRC Remit6 390,444
Particle Technology15 1,962,689
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems11 12,912,529
Photonic Materials49 28,349,354
Plasma and Lasers7 3,075,639
Polymer Materials38 13,699,276
Process Systems: Components and Integration8 4,467,015
Programming Languages and Compilers4 1,140,335
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems10 3,637,366
Quantum Fluids and Solids4 3,135,553
Quantum Optics and Information28 12,413,609
RF & Microwave Devices5 4,217,147
RF & MW Communications3 388,861
Robotics10 3,094,064
Sensors and Instrumentation26 8,733,282
Software Engineering7 7,652,959
Solar Technology8 2,916,785
Speech Technology1 55,667
Spintronics21 8,065,577
Statistics and Applied Probability3 1,077,833
Structural Engineering8 5,471,563
Superconductivity7 1,086,402
Surface Science17 5,938,103
Synthetic Biology3 2,452,844
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry23 4,875,024
Synthetic Organic Chemistry22 6,655,316
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry19 4,063,627
Verification and Correctness2 93,344
Water Engineering2 4,825,429
Wind Power2 563,417