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EPSRC Support by Research Areas in Theme (Physical Sciences)

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 (£)
Analytical Science81 32,981,373
Antihydrogen11 7,610,719
Artificial Intelligence Technologies6 1,479,012
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics2 175,792
Biological Informatics1 710,476
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering14 3,751,625
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics87 23,562,622
Built Environment2 75,146
Carbon Capture and Storage1 63,259
Catalysis85 47,766,353
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry61 20,974,177
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms59 18,162,692
Chemical Structure18 5,393,010
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)12 2,695,647
Cold Atoms and Molecules27 12,957,856
Combustion Engineering3 515,594
Complex Fluids & Rheology12 1,894,019
Complexity Science3 7,185,268
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry76 25,295,556
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure93 27,805,367
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials70 23,647,403
Continuum Mechanics3 1,304,292
Displays2 1,275,298
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics5 1,102,851
Electrochemical Sciences15 5,119,405
Energy Storage1 10,079
Engineering Design3 1,672,322
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics10 1,863,909
Fuel Cell Technology1 2,358
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics122 46,930,248
Geometry & Topology1 117,115
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology44 19,138,035
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems3 308,990
Image and Vision Computing2 823,860
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena55 17,903,176
Manufacturing Technologies13 7,809,633
Materials Engineering - Ceramics7 1,727,812
Materials Engineering - Composites11 3,043,276
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys8 1,068,855
Materials For Energy Applications78 35,626,321
Mathematical Analysis3 190,381
Mathematical biology3 1,565,983
Mathematical Physics6 513,411
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)8 2,383,706
Microelectronics Design7 1,625,504
Microelectronics Device Technology20 7,452,439
Microsystems11 2,619,024
Non-Linear Systems3 3,291,150
Nuclear Fission1 38,525
Numerical Analysis2 271,450
Optical Communications3 3,108,792
Optical Devices and Subsystems9 6,940,780
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits29 8,287,221
Particle Technology3 2,257,683
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems1 463,123
Photonic materials106 59,643,975
Plasma and Lasers59 34,458,964
Polymer Materials61 23,134,922
Process Systems: Components and Integration30 15,576,189
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems8 4,983,303
Quantum Fluids and Solids13 5,513,457
Quantum Optics and Information72 26,511,325
RF & Microwave Devices17 6,132,717
RF & MW Communications3 514,343
Robotics1 184,674
Sensors and Instrumentation12 6,535,288
Solar Technology8 1,715,808
Spintronics37 15,457,484
Statistics and Applied Probability1 117,115
Superconductivity33 10,782,277
Surface Science23 8,711,789
Synthetic Biology6 1,385,246
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry34 13,815,918
Synthetic Organic Chemistry61 29,667,497
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry43 20,345,067
Theoretical Computer Science1 414,852
Water Engineering1 97,410