Research areas

An A-Z list of all research areas. On each research area page you will find a description of the area, along with details of and reasons for the strategic actions EPSRC intends to take. To help digest the information we have introduced visual icons to summarise particular highlights in the strategic focus of each research area. The Icons are not intended to cover all potential topics. Please use the filters to customise the listing on this page.

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The reproduction or surpassing of abilities (in computational systems) that would require 'intelligence' if humans were to perform them.

Biophysics combines approaches from physics with biological questions and hypotheses; Soft Matter Physics investigates soft condensed matter systems.

Development of novel chemical tools and technologies for the understanding of biology and the synthesis of biological and biologically active molecules.

Research into the mathematical modelling of continuous media, encompassing classical solid and fluid mechanics and complex media.

Design and manufacture of electromechanical systems and their accompanying power electronic drives and controls.

The study of materials and systems which store electrochemical, thermal or kinetic energy for later use.

Synthesis, characterisation and theoretical understanding of functional materials to be used in energy applications.

The exploration of computational techniques to learn, understand and produce human language content.

This research area refers to the integration of computing into everyday objects to create systems which support concepts such as the Internet of Things, edge computing and the tactile internet.

Design and development of novel device architectures throughout the radio frequency, microwave, millimetre wave and terahertz domain.

The novel physical design and development of robotic systems, for both fundamental and applied purposes.

Research into the design, implementation and maintenance of software.

Statistical methodology and development of new probabilistic techniques inspired by applications.

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