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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 (£)
Algebra1 536,151
Analytical Science81 36,523,659
Antihydrogen11 7,526,257
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics2 175,792
Biological Informatics2 2,084,582
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering13 4,757,022
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics76 28,743,231
Built Environment2 75,146
Carbon Capture and Storage1 10,030
Catalysis91 42,102,541
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry63 28,841,783
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms58 21,547,291
Chemical Structure42 10,245,606
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)5 1,972,229
Cold Atoms and Molecules21 11,406,691
Combustion Engineering1 230,208
Complex Fluids & Rheology9 1,208,765
Complexity Science7 12,919,330
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry85 25,225,230
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure104 34,101,099
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials78 29,347,191
Continuum Mechanics4 1,773,043
Control Engineering1 361,064
Displays2 1,275,262
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics4 3,042,544
Electrochemical Sciences17 6,264,871
Energy Networks3 3,994,793
Energy Storage2 24,822
Engineering Design1 301,295
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics4 287,503
Fuel Cell Technology2 17,101
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics119 52,482,159
Geometry & Topology2 653,266
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology37 20,499,735
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors1 10,030
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems4 1,031,118
Image and Vision Computing2 823,860
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena45 17,475,059
Logic and Combinatorics1 476,579
Manufacturing Technologies5 3,212,783
Materials Engineering - Ceramics6 1,421,641
Materials Engineering - Composites13 5,358,323
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys8 685,301
Materials For Energy Applications70 36,958,322
Mathematical Analysis4 587,082
Mathematical biology8 3,720,389
Mathematical Physics8 1,019,879
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)6 2,358,629
Microelectronics Design7 1,702,800
Microelectronics Device Technology24 8,242,780
Microsystems8 1,615,570
Non-Linear Systems5 3,843,931
Nuclear Fission2 41,090
Number Theory1 536,151
Numerical Analysis3 742,069
Operational research1 476,579
Optical Communications2 1,805,076
Optical Devices and Subsystems10 5,169,856
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits25 5,175,720
Particle Technology4 1,711,199
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems3 1,222,572
Photonic materials92 66,453,642
Plasma and Lasers60 29,978,651
Polymer Materials62 27,555,136
Process Systems: Components and Integration26 15,849,429
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems8 4,510,686
Quantum Fluids and Solids15 5,159,471
Quantum Optics and Information73 24,980,372
RF & Microwave Devices16 5,490,841
RF & MW Communications3 514,343
Robotics1 184,674
Sensors and Instrumentation16 6,451,618
Solar Technology4 357,520
Spintronics46 19,776,277
Statistics and Applied Probability2 593,694
Superconductivity37 10,507,823
Surface Science20 5,697,615
Synthetic Biology6 1,395,413
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry35 14,318,783
Synthetic Organic Chemistry52 28,646,583
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry35 10,796,521
Theoretical computer science2 424,759