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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 Science28 12,654,425
Antihydrogen6 3,965,230
Architecture and Operating Systems1 819,339
Artificial Intelligence Technologies1 65,301
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics3 1,939,107
Biological Informatics3 533,897
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering11 5,739,475
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics33 7,049,031
Built Environment2 4,840,980
Catalysis27 7,988,632
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry19 9,062,328
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms18 5,970,234
Chemical Structure8 2,266,367
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)14 13,078,193
Coastal and Waterway Engineering1 193,264
Cold Atoms and Molecules14 5,703,406
Combustion Engineering4 1,980,213
Complex Fluids & Rheology4 5,637,992
Complexity Science3 848,098
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry33 4,265,107
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure48 7,804,365
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials27 9,155,480
Continuum Mechanics6 1,190,353
Control Engineering1 122,751
Digital Signal Processing1 71,608
Electrochemical Sciences2 2,099,539
Energy Storage1 69,384
Engineering Design3 790,317
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics17 9,039,294
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics37 8,788,475
Geometry & Topology1 1,519,769
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology9 2,270,885
Graphics and Visualisation1 71,608
Human-Computer Interaction2 542,734
Image and Vision Computing3 1,309,361
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena15 3,812,494
Logic and Combinatorics1 752,745
Manufacturing Technologies20 21,884,877
Marine Wave and Tidal2 205,310
Materials Engineering - Ceramics8 4,728,426
Materials Engineering - Composites7 2,041,739
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys10 9,254,113
Materials For Energy Applications23 6,106,029
Mathematical Analysis2 474,206
Mathematical Biology1 101,138
Mathematical Physics1 143,028
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)13 6,048,689
Microelectronics Design1 134,794
Microelectronics Device Technology5 4,994,989
Microsystems3 1,404,529
Non-Linear Systems2 159,259
Numerical Analysis2 226,972
Operational Research3 4,762,772
Optical Communications2 473,391
Optical Devices and Subsystems2 2,722,534
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits12 3,766,704
Particle Technology4 1,989,898
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems5 8,991,274
Photonic materials26 18,033,693
Plasma and Lasers14 5,045,988
Polymer Materials16 7,865,741
Process Systems: Components and Integration12 6,154,667
Programming Languages and Compilers2 517,021
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems5 2,520,382
Quantum Fluids and Solids8 3,740,413
Quantum Optics and Information21 8,401,641
RF & Microwave Devices6 4,639,395
RF & MW Communications1 89,281
Robotics3 1,780,665
Sensors and Instrumentation8 1,903,175
Software Engineering5 4,689,447
Solar Technology1 68,291
Spintronics11 5,302,384
Structural Engineering1 686,316
Superconductivity8 950,268
Surface Science12 4,295,893
Synthetic Biology3 487,087
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry8 2,112,631
Synthetic Organic Chemistry14 6,525,875
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry14 5,602,921
Water Engineering3 804,405