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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 Science25 10,491,491
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 Engineering10 5,511,636
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics30 5,593,653
Built Environment2 4,840,980
Catalysis26 7,865,419
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry17 8,686,969
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms17 5,802,013
Chemical Structure10 2,766,478
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)12 6,238,920
Coastal and Waterway Engineering2 221,893
Cold Atoms and Molecules11 5,073,779
Combustion Engineering4 1,980,213
Complex Fluids & Rheology4 5,637,992
Complexity Science3 848,098
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry33 4,204,160
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure47 7,326,762
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials26 8,971,253
Continuum Mechanics7 1,269,838
Control Engineering2 145,800
Digital Signal Processing1 71,608
Electrochemical Sciences2 2,099,539
Energy Storage1 69,384
Engineering Design3 790,317
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics20 9,794,508
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 Phenomena11 2,739,841
Logic and Combinatorics1 752,745
Manufacturing Technologies19 21,058,440
Marine Wave and Tidal2 205,310
Materials Engineering - Ceramics7 4,500,586
Materials Engineering - Composites7 2,041,739
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys9 8,798,435
Materials For Energy Applications20 5,677,481
Mathematical Analysis2 474,206
Mathematical Biology1 101,138
Mathematical Physics1 143,028
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)10 4,334,671
Microelectronics Design1 134,794
Microelectronics Device Technology5 4,994,989
Microsystems4 1,464,142
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 materials22 17,128,633
Plasma and Lasers15 5,302,061
Polymer Materials15 7,511,554
Process Systems: Components and Integration14 6,242,909
Programming Languages and Compilers2 517,021
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems4 2,423,385
Quantum Fluids and Solids7 2,334,113
Quantum Optics and Information17 7,841,933
RF & Microwave Devices4 3,339,149
RF & MW Communications1 89,281
Robotics3 626,873
Sensors and Instrumentation8 1,903,175
Software Engineering5 4,689,447
Solar Technology1 68,291
Spintronics11 5,302,384
Structural Engineering1 686,316
Superconductivity7 692,350
Surface Science12 4,295,893
Synthetic Biology3 487,087
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry7 1,989,418
Synthetic Organic Chemistry13 6,402,662
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry13 5,479,709
Water Engineering3 804,405
Wind Power1 28,629