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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 Science92 38,639,292
Antihydrogen11 7,370,828
Artificial Intelligence Technologies1 475,990
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics2 175,792
Biological Informatics2 2,084,582
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering15 5,069,110
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics87 27,325,009
Built Environment2 75,146
Carbon Capture and Storage2 73,289
Catalysis106 46,571,143
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry73 30,664,512
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms63 19,806,671
Chemical Structure36 8,190,819
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)10 2,663,070
Cold Atoms and Molecules26 13,791,009
Combustion Engineering3 515,594
Complex Fluids & Rheology10 1,369,100
Complexity Science6 12,885,083
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry94 27,543,110
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure101 34,530,209
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials79 30,844,379
Continuum Mechanics4 1,780,871
Control Engineering1 361,064
Displays2 1,275,298
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics5 3,047,579
Electrochemical Sciences21 7,189,575
Energy Networks2 3,994,793
Energy Storage2 24,822
Engineering Design2 1,471,788
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics7 1,563,103
Fuel Cell Technology2 17,101
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics135 57,519,916
Geometry & Topology2 653,266
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology44 21,597,099
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 Phenomena54 18,969,588
Logic and Combinatorics1 476,579
Manufacturing Technologies8 6,318,782
Materials Engineering - Ceramics8 1,768,700
Materials Engineering - Composites14 5,080,267
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys9 1,045,809
Materials For Energy Applications77 39,851,818
Mathematical Analysis4 587,082
Mathematical biology7 3,712,265
Mathematical Physics7 989,991
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)5 2,233,488
Microelectronics Design7 1,702,836
Microelectronics Device Technology24 8,297,264
Microsystems12 2,326,127
Non-Linear Systems5 3,843,931
Nuclear Fission1 38,525
Number Theory1 536,151
Numerical Analysis4 805,180
Operational research1 476,579
Optical Communications3 3,108,792
Optical Devices and Subsystems10 7,122,721
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits28 8,052,413
Particle Technology3 1,110,573
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems4 1,685,694
Photonic materials106 64,674,398
Plasma and Lasers64 32,051,903
Polymer Materials69 28,139,374
Process Systems: Components and Integration30 17,001,007
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems9 4,068,997
Quantum Fluids and Solids15 5,344,543
Quantum Optics and Information79 30,080,772
RF & Microwave Devices14 5,229,275
RF & MW Communications3 514,343
Robotics1 184,674
Sensors and Instrumentation18 6,780,626
Solar Technology8 1,662,260
Spintronics47 20,401,454
Statistics and Applied Probability2 593,694
Superconductivity39 13,107,343
Surface Science26 9,238,564
Synthetic Biology6 1,395,887
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry41 16,471,381
Synthetic Organic Chemistry71 34,994,696
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry46 20,158,829
Theoretical Computer Science2 424,759