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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 Science77 32,108,336
Antihydrogen11 7,610,719
Artificial Intelligence Technologies6 1,479,012
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics2 175,792
Biological Informatics1 710,476
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering15 4,496,995
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics85 22,776,171
Built Environment2 75,146
Carbon Capture and Storage1 63,259
Catalysis89 47,935,516
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry62 21,177,210
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms56 17,774,184
Chemical Structure15 4,750,051
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)14 3,262,858
Cold Atoms and Molecules27 13,112,379
Combustion Engineering3 515,594
Complex Fluids & Rheology13 2,177,551
Complexity Science2 654,090
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry66 24,380,320
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure83 26,848,999
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials70 23,418,604
Continuum Mechanics3 1,304,292
Displays2 1,275,298
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics5 1,102,851
Electrochemical Sciences13 4,999,880
Energy Storage1 10,079
Engineering Design3 1,672,322
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics10 1,863,909
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics116 44,943,881
Geometry & Topology1 117,115
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology44 19,139,672
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems2 141,687
Image and Vision Computing2 823,860
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena53 18,381,146
Manufacturing Technologies14 8,267,823
Materials Engineering - Ceramics6 1,652,960
Materials Engineering - Composites11 3,043,276
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys8 1,068,855
Materials For Energy Applications76 35,401,873
Mathematical Analysis3 190,381
Mathematical biology3 1,565,983
Mathematical Physics5 496,898
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)9 2,694,312
Microelectronics Design7 1,625,504
Microelectronics Device Technology22 7,579,494
Microsystems11 2,619,024
Non-Linear Systems3 3,291,150
Nuclear Fission3 135,934
Numerical Analysis2 271,450
Optical Communications3 3,108,792
Optical Devices and Subsystems10 7,896,412
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits30 8,342,730
Particle Technology3 2,257,683
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems1 463,123
Photonic materials105 59,229,504
Plasma and Lasers57 33,231,514
Polymer Materials65 24,519,764
Process Systems: Components and Integration29 15,142,185
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems7 4,085,446
Quantum Fluids and Solids12 5,297,328
Quantum Optics and Information67 25,112,370
RF & Microwave Devices19 6,749,980
RF & MW Communications3 514,343
Robotics1 184,674
Sensors and Instrumentation12 5,527,403
Solar Technology7 1,593,073
Spintronics37 15,015,707
Statistics and Applied Probability1 117,115
Superconductivity32 9,627,765
Surface Science22 7,598,424
Synthetic Biology8 1,505,000
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry40 14,917,233
Synthetic Organic Chemistry63 30,094,035
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry40 19,661,819
Theoretical Computer Science1 414,852
Water Engineering1 97,410