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Biological and medical sciences

Anatomy and physiology



Genetic engineering and molecular biology

Healthcare and well being research

Human health physics


Stress physiology


Veterinary Medicine

Weapons effects research

Chemical science and technology

Chemical research for non-CB detection applications

Forensic science

Industrial chemistry and chemical processing

Inorganic chemistry

Organic chemistry

Physical chemistry

Polymer chemistry

Earth sciences and environmental studies

Acoustic propagation in air and water

Atmospheric chemistry

Atmospheric physics

Electromagnetic propagation in air and water

Environmental monitoring systems research

Equipment disposal and environment protection technology


Terrain science

Electronic warfare systems research

Electronic protection measures research (impact on the human)

Electronic support measures research (impact on the human)

Non-medical countermeasures research (Impact on the human)

Engineering technology and design

Civil engineering

Electrical engineering and technology

Electronic engineering and technology

Engineering and technical design

Engineering standards

Human factors engineering

Industrial and production engineering

Instrumentation and testing

Integrated systems engineering and technology

Marine engineering and sea-based platforms

Mechanical engineering

Nanoengineering and nanotechnology

Reverse engineering

Safety engineering

Simulation technology

Software engineering

Structural engineering

Systems engineering

Test and evaluation capability

Transportation systems research

Weapon engineering

Information and communications technology

Communications systems research

Information superiority research

Messaging and telecommunications technology

Satellite communications research

Materials science and technology

Adhesives seals and binders technology

Electronic materials technology

Energetic materials

Non-destructive evaluation of structural materials

Optoelectronic materials technology

Smart materials for research

Mathematical and computer sciences

Computing hardware and software research

Data and signal processing technology

Mathematical techniques

Operations research and systems analysis

Optimisation planning and decision support systems

Statistical methods and techniques

Military sciences and defence analysis

Defence research policy and management

Military sciences research

Navigation and detection systems research

Acoustic detection systems research

Chemical and biological sensor systems research

Electrical and electric field detection

Electrochemical detection systems research

Magnetic field detection systems research

Microsensor systems research

Motion detection systems research

Non-acoustic underwater detection research

Optical detection systems research

Radar systems research

Radio frequency detection and antenna research

Target direction range and position finding research

Ordnance and platform protection research

Ammunition and explosives research

Armour systems research

Ballistics research

Combat vehicles research

Gun systems research

Non-lethal weapons research (for impact on human performance and mitigations)



Astronomy and astrophysics

Atomic and molecular physics and spectroscopy

Electricity and magnetism

Electromagnetic pulses

Nuclear and elementary particle physics


Particle physics and accelerators

Plasma techniques

Quantum theory and relativity

Radio frequency wave propagation

Signature control and signature reduction

Solid-state physics

Thermal technologies and thermodynamics

Space research and technology

Communications satellites research

Surveillance and navigation satellites research

Weapon guidance and control systems research

Tracking and display systems research