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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 Science15 6,997,014
Antihydrogen4 3,014,892
Architecture and Operating Systems1 819,339
Artificial Intelligence Technologies1 65,301
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics1 67,043
Biological Informatics1 108,195
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering5 3,462,024
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics23 2,617,077
Built Environment2 4,840,980
Catalysis17 5,427,768
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry8 2,969,169
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms9 1,400,271
Chemical Structure12 3,466,027
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)9 4,138,114
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 Chemistry32 3,966,006
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure43 5,475,842
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials16 5,900,652
Continuum Mechanics6 1,163,490
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 Storage3 6,996,556
Engineering Design2 216,990
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics17 7,404,468
Fuel Cell Technology1 365,295
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics30 4,920,389
Geometry & Topology1 1,519,769
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology5 1,301,725
Graphics and Visualisation2 124,545
Human Communication in ICT1 242,367
Human-Computer Interaction3 785,101
Image and Vision Computing3 415,243
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena8 1,837,468
Logic and Combinatorics1 752,745
Manufacturing Technologies16 13,682,751
Marine Wave and Tidal4 236,018
Materials Engineering - Ceramics6 4,287,145
Materials Engineering - Composites8 2,396,159
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys6 8,158,386
Materials For Energy Applications10 3,298,737
Mathematical Analysis1 294,007
Mathematical Biology1 101,138
Mathematical Physics1 143,028
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)9 2,994,183
Microelectronics Device Technology3 2,545,770
Microsystems5 1,664,142
Non-Linear Systems2 177,691
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 Systems4 8,770,928
Photonic materials13 13,980,578
Plasma and Lasers15 5,197,340
Polymer Materials10 5,173,409
Process Systems: Components and Integration12 5,551,625
Programming Languages and Compilers2 517,021
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems2 818,489
Quantum Fluids and Solids5 2,179,995
Quantum Optics and Information10 6,091,613
RF & Microwave Devices5 2,891,716
RF & MW Communications2 489,281
Robotics3 626,873
Sensors and Instrumentation5 903,852
Software Engineering5 4,750,089
Spintronics8 4,517,414
Structural Engineering1 686,316
Superconductivity5 344,786
Surface Science8 1,776,705
Synthetic Biology1 299,159
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry7 2,244,352
Synthetic Organic Chemistry7 2,590,010
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry7 2,710,049
Water Engineering4 737,704
Wind Power1 28,629