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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 Science85 36,913,325
Antihydrogen9 6,660,382
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics2 175,792
Biological Informatics2 2,084,582
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering13 4,813,725
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics82 25,732,486
Built Environment2 75,146
Carbon Capture and Storage2 73,289
Catalysis90 42,762,656
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry67 29,362,660
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms55 16,892,534
Chemical Structure34 9,052,624
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)10 2,663,070
Cold Atoms and Molecules22 12,895,955
Combustion Engineering3 515,594
Complex Fluids & Rheology8 1,196,454
Complexity Science5 12,869,996
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry83 26,261,636
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure93 33,100,340
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials71 29,188,299
Continuum Mechanics4 1,780,871
Control Engineering1 361,064
Displays2 1,275,262
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics5 3,047,579
Electrochemical Sciences20 7,164,295
Energy Networks3 3,994,793
Energy Storage1 10,079
Engineering Design2 1,471,788
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics7 1,563,103
Fuel Cell Technology1 2,358
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics118 49,675,909
Geometry & Topology2 653,266
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology40 21,370,943
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 Phenomena53 18,934,913
Logic and Combinatorics1 476,579
Manufacturing Technologies7 6,105,307
Materials Engineering - Ceramics8 1,768,700
Materials Engineering - Composites13 4,937,951
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys9 1,045,809
Materials For Energy Applications66 36,942,489
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 8,272,338
Microsystems10 2,224,959
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 Circuits28 8,052,341
Particle Technology3 1,110,573
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems4 1,685,694
Photonic materials106 64,266,352
Plasma and Lasers64 32,051,903
Polymer Materials64 27,150,000
Process Systems: Components and Integration27 13,990,416
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems8 4,067,556
Quantum Fluids and Solids14 5,329,800
Quantum Optics and Information76 29,211,010
RF & Microwave Devices14 5,229,275
RF & MW Communications3 514,343
Robotics1 184,674
Sensors and Instrumentation17 6,760,341
Solar Technology4 352,846
Spintronics43 19,744,059
Statistics and Applied Probability2 593,694
Superconductivity35 12,065,763
Surface Science25 8,151,317
Synthetic Biology5 1,336,067
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry35 14,765,104
Synthetic Organic Chemistry59 32,352,608
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry37 17,138,971
Theoretical computer science2 424,759