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EPSRC Support by Research Areas in Theme (Engineering)

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 229,923
Analytical Science8 2,500,743
Artificial Intelligence Technologies16 7,039,577
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics9 8,524,829
Bioenergy1 307,429
Biological Informatics2 450,504
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering14 9,375,420
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics10 5,753,612
Built Environment22 12,079,240
Carbon Capture and Storage2 177,680
Catalysis21 27,301,755
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry2 425,119
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms8 1,660,541
Chemical Structure1 75,897
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)16 18,925,067
Coastal and Waterway Engineering25 8,701,438
Combustion Engineering24 3,597,699
Complex Fluids & Rheology29 6,892,031
Complexity Science8 4,409,338
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry4 904,035
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials1 123,478
Continuum Mechanics21 4,634,108
Control Engineering38 10,710,565
Digital Signal Processing1 94,248
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics17 7,226,554
Electrochemical Sciences3 175,625
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)11 3,205,194
Energy Networks2 98,225
Energy Storage2 59,590
Engineering Design16 9,859,103
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics118 63,416,264
Fuel Cell Technology2 1,413,838
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics16 2,760,236
Geometry & Topology1 134,091
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology8 2,584,371
Graphics and Visualisation1 782,185
Ground Engineering29 14,627,445
Human Communication in ICT2 320,198
Human-Computer Interaction10 4,178,843
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors1 105,433
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems5 2,062,062
Image and Vision Computing12 2,203,977
Information Systems2 1,311,679
Infrastructure and urban systems38 29,863,066
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena2 272,523
Manufacturing Technologies45 26,553,733
Marine Wave and Tidal1 487,241
Materials Engineering - Ceramics10 4,563,674
Materials Engineering - Composites30 23,249,806
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys34 30,567,551
Materials For Energy Applications11 1,773,747
Mathematical Analysis6 622,697
Mathematical Biology1 284,973
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)11 3,740,650
Microelectronics Design2 241,775
Microelectronics Device Technology8 5,574,253
Microsystems36 7,297,735
Non-Linear Systems7 1,528,173
Nuclear Fission9 5,399,398
Numerical Analysis9 966,931
Operational research9 4,436,668
Optical Communications1 924,082
Optical Devices and Subsystems3 4,282,182
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits7 1,222,866
Particle Technology17 10,241,825
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems65 48,729,628
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing1 836,739
Photonic materials4 1,750,548
Plasma and Lasers3 353,442
Polymer Materials15 5,573,455
Process Systems: Components and Integration56 27,851,713
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems1 73,917
Quantum Optics and Information3 282,583
Resource Efficiency4 2,097,849
RF & Microwave Devices3 2,105,575
Robotics41 34,369,903
Sensors and Instrumentation48 16,579,540
Software Engineering3 2,287,868
Solar Technology2 108,140
Statistics and Applied Probability5 5,758,007
Structural Engineering40 20,855,093
Superconductivity2 122,094
Surface Science1 540,762
Synthetic Biology37 34,068,793
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry1 3,139,455
Synthetic Organic Chemistry5 7,992,905
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry2 390,516
Theoretical computer science3 1,161,475
Verification and Correctness4 2,562,232
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses1 199,822
Water Engineering33 26,072,427
Whole Energy Systems2 1,326,102
Wind Power2 1,001,168