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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 Science13 4,768,042
Antihydrogen3 2,292,772
Architecture and Operating Systems1 819,339
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics1 67,043
Biological Informatics1 108,195
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering5 3,462,024
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics24 3,106,682
Built Environment2 4,840,980
Catalysis15 4,719,016
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry7 2,880,066
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms9 1,370,217
Chemical Structure13 3,742,457
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)9 4,138,114
Coastal and Waterway Engineering2 221,893
Cold Atoms and Molecules5 1,383,836
Combustion Engineering4 1,980,213
Complex Fluids & Rheology5 6,294,664
Complexity Science3 908,740
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry33 4,092,548
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure44 5,602,383
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials15 5,392,856
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 Aerodynamics16 7,329,569
Fuel Cell Technology1 365,295
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics31 5,039,189
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 Interaction2 589,198
Image and Vision Computing3 359,305
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena5 518,121
Logic and Combinatorics1 752,745
Manufacturing Technologies15 13,332,806
Marine Wave and Tidal4 236,018
Materials Engineering - Ceramics5 4,106,891
Materials Engineering - Composites6 1,166,069
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys5 7,797,878
Materials For Energy Applications10 3,150,756
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 Communications1 400,000
Optical Devices and Subsystems2 2,722,534
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits6 2,569,952
Particle Technology4 1,989,898
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems2 2,624,342
Photonic materials12 13,886,244
Plasma and Lasers13 4,762,711
Polymer Materials10 5,173,409
Process Systems: Components and Integration12 5,551,625
Programming Languages and Compilers2 517,021
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems1 145,379
Quantum Fluids and Solids4 2,067,646
Quantum Optics and Information8 2,443,061
RF & Microwave Devices5 2,891,716
RF & MW Communications2 489,281
Robotics2 300,368
Sensors and Instrumentation6 941,305
Software Engineering5 4,750,089
Spintronics7 4,009,618
Superconductivity4 231,943
Surface Science6 774,430
Synthetic Biology1 299,159
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry6 2,156,787
Synthetic Organic Chemistry4 1,126,565
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry5 1,659,880
Water Engineering4 737,704
Wind Power1 28,629