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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 Science83 35,873,362
Antihydrogen8 6,216,225
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics2 175,792
Biological Informatics2 2,084,582
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering11 4,510,148
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics76 23,737,585
Built Environment2 75,146
Carbon Capture and Storage2 73,289
Catalysis92 43,412,314
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry67 30,461,426
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms56 18,034,215
Chemical Structure37 9,787,208
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)5 1,972,229
Cold Atoms and Molecules23 13,196,122
Combustion Engineering3 515,594
Complex Fluids & Rheology8 1,196,454
Complexity Science7 12,919,330
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry86 25,641,780
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure99 33,326,078
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials75 28,571,375
Continuum Mechanics3 1,760,733
Control Engineering1 361,064
Displays2 1,275,262
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics4 3,042,544
Electrochemical Sciences16 6,347,743
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 Inorganics122 52,249,450
Geometry & Topology2 653,266
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology39 20,425,001
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 Phenomena47 15,429,267
Logic and Combinatorics1 476,579
Manufacturing Technologies5 3,212,783
Materials Engineering - Ceramics6 1,595,785
Materials Engineering - Composites13 4,937,951
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys9 1,045,809
Materials For Energy Applications70 38,027,269
Mathematical Analysis4 587,082
Mathematical biology7 3,712,182
Mathematical Physics7 989,991
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)5 2,233,488
Microelectronics Design7 1,702,800
Microelectronics Device Technology23 8,236,670
Microsystems7 1,609,460
Non-Linear Systems5 3,843,931
Nuclear Fission2 41,090
Number Theory1 536,151
Numerical Analysis3 742,069
Operational research1 476,579
Optical Communications3 3,108,648
Optical Devices and Subsystems11 7,125,214
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits25 7,477,037
Particle Technology3 1,110,573
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems4 1,685,694
Photonic materials88 61,865,587
Plasma and Lasers65 30,634,867
Polymer Materials60 26,741,723
Process Systems: Components and Integration28 16,705,587
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems10 5,329,176
Quantum Fluids and Solids15 5,266,200
Quantum Optics and Information74 27,386,052
RF & Microwave Devices16 5,490,841
RF & MW Communications3 514,343
Robotics1 184,674
Sensors and Instrumentation16 6,451,618
Solar Technology4 357,520
Spintronics45 19,770,167
Statistics and Applied Probability2 593,694
Superconductivity35 10,870,902
Surface Science21 10,017,078
Synthetic Biology6 1,395,413
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry33 14,584,979
Synthetic Organic Chemistry56 29,146,616
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry34 10,599,071
Theoretical computer science2 424,759