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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 Science87 37,232,667
Antihydrogen10 7,111,168
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics2 175,792
Biological Informatics2 2,084,582
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering13 4,813,725
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics80 25,718,683
Built Environment2 75,146
Carbon Capture and Storage2 73,289
Catalysis95 44,188,991
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry68 29,287,801
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms58 17,891,708
Chemical Structure36 9,383,455
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)9 2,642,921
Cold Atoms and Molecules23 13,359,207
Combustion Engineering3 515,594
Complex Fluids & Rheology8 1,196,454
Complexity Science7 12,919,330
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry85 25,792,046
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure100 34,251,762
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials75 29,404,332
Continuum Mechanics3 1,760,733
Control Engineering1 361,064
Displays2 1,275,262
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics4 3,042,544
Electrochemical Sciences20 7,164,295
Energy Networks3 3,994,793
Energy Storage2 24,822
Engineering Design2 1,471,788
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics6 1,532,895
Fuel Cell Technology2 17,101
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics124 52,284,782
Geometry & Topology2 653,266
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology41 20,901,632
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 Technologies6 5,553,770
Materials Engineering - Ceramics8 1,768,700
Materials Engineering - Composites13 4,937,951
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys9 1,045,809
Materials For Energy Applications71 38,845,405
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 Technology24 8,297,264
Microsystems9 2,209,855
Non-Linear Systems5 3,843,931
Nuclear Fission1 38,525
Number Theory1 536,151
Numerical Analysis4 805,180
Operational research1 476,579
Optical Communications3 3,108,648
Optical Devices and Subsystems10 7,122,649
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits26 7,517,144
Particle Technology3 1,110,573
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems4 1,685,694
Photonic materials96 61,146,685
Plasma and Lasers65 32,274,264
Polymer Materials64 26,665,434
Process Systems: Components and Integration28 16,566,873
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems9 4,068,997
Quantum Fluids and Solids15 5,344,543
Quantum Optics and Information77 29,457,305
RF & Microwave Devices14 5,229,275
RF & MW Communications3 514,343
Robotics1 184,674
Sensors and Instrumentation17 6,461,717
Solar Technology4 357,520
Spintronics47 20,401,454
Statistics and Applied Probability2 593,694
Superconductivity38 12,071,367
Surface Science23 6,960,867
Synthetic Biology6 1,395,413
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry37 15,048,653
Synthetic Organic Chemistry58 30,494,247
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry41 17,367,134
Theoretical computer science2 424,759