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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 Science79 30,742,467
Antihydrogen11 7,610,719
Artificial Intelligence Technologies2 983,149
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics2 175,792
Biological Informatics1 710,476
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering14 3,751,625
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics84 26,819,901
Built Environment2 75,146
Carbon Capture and Storage1 63,259
Catalysis90 48,209,172
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry62 21,101,305
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms62 18,462,373
Chemical Structure26 6,981,325
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)12 2,695,647
Cold Atoms and Molecules25 12,395,316
Combustion Engineering3 515,594
Complex Fluids & Rheology10 1,662,464
Complexity Science2 654,090
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry82 26,451,167
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure98 30,608,507
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials76 24,528,997
Continuum Mechanics3 1,304,292
Displays2 1,275,298
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics4 1,006,457
Electrochemical Sciences14 5,041,769
Energy Storage1 10,079
Engineering Design3 1,672,322
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics8 1,632,353
Fuel Cell Technology1 2,358
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics122 47,174,606
Geometry & Topology1 117,115
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology45 19,597,537
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems3 308,990
Image and Vision Computing2 823,860
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena51 17,258,205
Manufacturing Technologies12 7,779,060
Materials Engineering - Ceramics7 1,727,812
Materials Engineering - Composites10 3,039,406
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys8 1,068,855
Materials For Energy Applications74 36,192,838
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 Technology22 7,532,026
Microsystems12 2,631,728
Non-Linear Systems3 3,291,150
Nuclear Fission1 38,525
Numerical Analysis2 271,450
Optical Communications3 3,108,792
Optical Devices and Subsystems10 7,122,721
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits29 8,627,712
Particle Technology3 2,257,683
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems1 463,123
Photonic materials102 60,257,392
Plasma and Lasers60 30,859,981
Polymer Materials59 22,796,252
Process Systems: Components and Integration30 15,576,189
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems8 4,901,140
Quantum Fluids and Solids15 4,489,677
Quantum Optics and Information70 27,323,680
RF & Microwave Devices15 6,032,458
RF & MW Communications3 514,343
Robotics1 184,674
Sensors and Instrumentation14 6,740,869
Solar Technology8 1,715,808
Spintronics38 18,088,005
Statistics and Applied Probability1 117,115
Superconductivity34 11,061,222
Surface Science23 8,879,462
Synthetic Biology6 1,385,246
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry34 13,466,808
Synthetic Organic Chemistry60 29,959,601
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry41 20,094,836
Theoretical Computer Science1 414,852
Water Engineering1 97,410