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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 (£)
Algebra2 3,160,974
Analytical Science9 2,752,704
Artificial Intelligence Technologies14 6,213,587
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics8 8,145,790
Bioenergy1 307,429
Biological Informatics3 4,276,831
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering11 8,986,422
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics6 5,423,721
Built Environment27 12,066,094
Carbon Capture and Storage2 177,680
Catalysis16 17,536,272
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry2 4,491,262
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms7 1,645,374
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)11 17,034,098
Coastal and Waterway Engineering21 7,525,312
Combustion Engineering25 3,901,226
Complex Fluids & Rheology30 12,690,402
Complexity Science11 16,642,356
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry5 1,030,016
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure1 641,830
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials2 1,407,137
Continuum Mechanics19 4,846,828
Control Engineering39 13,800,388
Digital Signal Processing1 94,248
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics11 4,471,640
Electrochemical Sciences3 244,831
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)7 2,379,072
Energy Networks3 546,354
Energy Storage1 10,073
Engineering Design13 7,457,648
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics112 59,449,452
Fuel Cell Technology2 1,413,838
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics18 4,917,134
Geometry & Topology2 670,242
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology7 4,016,144
Graphics and Visualisation1 782,185
Ground Engineering32 15,863,938
Human Communication in ICT2 320,198
Human-Computer Interaction12 5,155,580
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors2 229,034
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems5 2,552,045
Image and Vision Computing15 4,491,233
Information Systems3 2,302,753
Infrastructure and urban systems37 33,433,296
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena2 326,553
Logic and Combinatorics1 476,579
Manufacturing Technologies38 22,566,775
Marine Wave and Tidal1 487,241
Materials Engineering - Ceramics12 5,743,290
Materials Engineering - Composites34 27,611,301
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys28 31,586,476
Materials For Energy Applications12 3,186,747
Mathematical Analysis6 988,536
Mathematical biology4 2,354,970
Mathematical Physics1 476,579
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)12 4,604,110
Microelectronics Design2 241,775
Microelectronics Device Technology9 7,569,859
Microsystems29 6,412,458
Natural Language Processing1 84,693
Non-Linear Systems8 2,023,184
Nuclear Fission9 5,951,662
Number Theory1 536,151
Numerical Analysis9 1,373,575
Operational research6 3,034,080
Optical Communications1 924,082
Optical Devices and Subsystems5 5,058,642
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits6 1,144,544
Particle Technology17 9,091,286
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems67 47,853,976
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing1 836,739
Photonic materials6 5,755,552
Plasma and Lasers2 343,346
Polymer Materials18 9,548,312
Process Systems: Components and Integration50 24,222,291
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems1 1,110,622
Quantum Optics and Information2 195,932
Resource Efficiency7 2,848,498
RF & Microwave Devices3 1,964,684
Robotics43 29,863,187
Sensors and Instrumentation47 16,429,804
Software Engineering3 2,287,868
Solar Technology2 108,140
Statistics and Applied Probability6 6,233,132
Structural Engineering44 22,279,998
Superconductivity3 763,923
Surface Science2 560,887
Synthetic Biology35 37,778,391
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry1 3,139,455
Synthetic Organic Chemistry5 7,992,075
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry2 390,516
Theoretical computer science2 1,042,406
Verification and Correctness4 2,562,232
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses2 214,904
Water Engineering32 25,428,325
Whole Energy Systems2 1,326,102
Wind Power1 560,654