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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 (£)
Algebra3 3,391,029
Analytical Science10 2,893,885
Artificial Intelligence Technologies15 6,364,459
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics8 8,145,790
Bioenergy1 307,429
Biological Informatics3 4,276,831
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering12 9,239,466
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics8 5,538,719
Built Environment29 12,187,335
Carbon Capture and Storage6 5,181,599
Catalysis18 18,506,867
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry2 4,491,262
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms9 2,572,536
Chemical Structure1 75,897
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)16 18,253,022
Coastal and Waterway Engineering26 8,440,913
Combustion Engineering25 3,901,226
Complex Fluids & Rheology35 13,003,631
Complexity Science12 16,832,987
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry5 1,030,016
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure1 641,830
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials2 1,407,137
Continuum Mechanics22 5,046,414
Control Engineering45 15,546,830
Digital Signal Processing1 94,248
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics17 7,612,387
Electrochemical Sciences4 270,111
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)10 2,572,982
Energy Networks4 1,334,988
Energy Storage2 59,590
Engineering Design14 8,480,173
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics123 61,751,370
Fuel Cell Technology3 1,702,231
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics20 5,003,475
Geometry & Topology2 670,242
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology9 4,071,277
Graphics and Visualisation1 782,185
Ground Engineering36 16,798,376
Human Communication in ICT2 320,198
Human-Computer Interaction12 5,155,580
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors2 229,034
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems7 2,893,556
Image and Vision Computing16 4,541,523
Information Systems3 2,302,978
Infrastructure and urban systems40 33,639,285
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena2 326,553
Logic and Combinatorics1 476,579
Manufacturing Technologies45 23,265,079
Marine Wave and Tidal1 487,241
Materials Engineering - Ceramics12 5,743,290
Materials Engineering - Composites42 28,694,973
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys38 35,027,276
Materials For Energy Applications15 3,314,555
Mathematical Analysis6 988,536
Mathematical biology4 2,355,053
Mathematical Physics1 476,579
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)14 5,074,680
Microelectronics Design2 241,775
Microelectronics Device Technology10 7,635,197
Microsystems36 7,105,004
Natural Language Processing1 84,693
Non-Linear Systems9 2,101,532
Nuclear Fission10 6,243,745
Number Theory1 536,151
Numerical Analysis9 1,373,575
Operational research7 3,054,132
Optical Communications1 924,082
Optical Devices and Subsystems5 5,058,642
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits7 1,351,207
Particle Technology17 9,094,714
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems78 52,462,591
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing1 836,739
Photonic materials6 5,755,552
Plasma and Lasers2 343,346
Polymer Materials20 9,659,611
Process Systems: Components and Integration59 28,503,133
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems2 1,184,540
Quantum Optics and Information3 315,000
Resource Efficiency7 2,848,527
RF & Microwave Devices4 2,217,608
Robotics48 35,848,254
Sensors and Instrumentation52 17,916,297
Software Engineering3 2,287,868
Solar Technology2 108,140
Statistics and Applied Probability6 6,234,586
Structural Engineering53 25,119,745
Superconductivity3 763,923
Surface Science2 560,887
Synthetic Biology40 41,361,026
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry1 3,139,455
Synthetic Organic Chemistry6 8,162,323
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry2 390,516
Theoretical computer science3 1,161,475
Verification and Correctness4 2,562,232
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses2 214,904
Water Engineering38 27,117,811
Whole Energy Systems2 1,326,102
Wind Power1 560,654