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EPSRC Support by Research Areas in Theme (Research Infrastructure)

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 651,330
Analytical Science19 8,284,196
Antihydrogen4 3,014,892
Architecture and Operating Systems1 819,339
Artificial Intelligence Technologies1 65,301
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics2 1,095,726
Biological Informatics2 427,824
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering7 4,250,824
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics24 3,026,781
Built Environment2 4,840,980
Catalysis20 5,845,884
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry8 2,969,169
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms14 3,337,938
Chemical Structure12 3,466,027
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)11 5,643,406
Coastal and Waterway Engineering2 221,893
Cold Atoms and Molecules7 3,590,415
Combustion Engineering4 1,980,213
Complex Fluids & Rheology5 6,294,664
Complexity Science3 908,740
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry35 5,192,978
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure44 5,505,258
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials18 6,980,924
Continuum Mechanics8 1,382,748
Control Engineering1 23,049
Digital Signal Processing1 71,608
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics1 200,000
Electrochemical Sciences2 2,099,539
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)1 300,000
Energy Networks1 1,856,635
Energy Storage2 269,169
Engineering Design2 216,990
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics20 7,770,477
Fuel Cell Technology2 448,121
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics34 8,352,237
Geometry & Topology1 1,519,769
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology6 1,918,986
Graphics and Visualisation2 124,545
Human Communication in ICT1 242,367
Human-Computer Interaction3 785,101
Image and Vision Computing5 1,371,661
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena8 1,837,468
Logic and Combinatorics1 752,745
Manufacturing Technologies18 14,715,266
Marine Wave and Tidal4 236,018
Materials Engineering - Ceramics7 4,489,710
Materials Engineering - Composites8 2,396,159
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys7 8,360,951
Materials For Energy Applications12 4,092,985
Mathematical Analysis2 474,206
Mathematical Biology1 101,138
Mathematical Physics1 143,028
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)10 4,225,694
Microelectronics Device Technology4 3,273,855
Microsystems5 1,664,142
Non-Linear Systems3 256,039
Nuclear Fission1 200,000
Numerical Analysis2 226,972
Operational Research2 4,640,021
Optical Communications3 873,391
Optical Devices and Subsystems2 2,722,534
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits8 2,885,545
Particle Technology4 1,989,898
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems5 8,936,579
Photonic materials19 15,956,635
Plasma and Lasers16 5,399,906
Polymer Materials11 5,636,354
Process Systems: Components and Integration13 5,874,656
Programming Languages and Compilers2 517,021
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems2 818,489
Quantum Fluids and Solids5 2,179,995
Quantum Optics and Information11 6,110,490
RF & Microwave Devices5 2,891,716
RF & MW Communications2 489,281
Robotics3 626,873
Sensors and Instrumentation8 1,957,033
Software Engineering5 4,750,089
Spintronics8 4,517,414
Structural Engineering1 686,316
Superconductivity5 344,786
Surface Science11 4,149,712
Synthetic Biology1 299,159
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry7 2,244,352
Synthetic Organic Chemistry10 4,913,033
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry9 3,759,542
Water Engineering4 737,704
Wind Power1 28,629