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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 Science10 2,893,885
Artificial Intelligence Technologies15 6,833,138
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics8 7,822,843
Bioenergy1 307,429
Biological Informatics2 4,261,712
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering11 8,986,422
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics6 5,423,721
Built Environment25 11,942,057
Carbon Capture and Storage6 5,181,599
Catalysis17 18,448,266
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry2 4,491,262
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms8 2,557,368
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)11 17,130,981
Coastal and Waterway Engineering23 7,675,135
Combustion Engineering26 3,917,937
Complex Fluids & Rheology33 12,864,817
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 Mechanics15 4,660,296
Control Engineering39 14,303,965
Digital Signal Processing1 94,248
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics10 4,466,605
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 Aerodynamics107 57,812,016
Fuel Cell Technology3 1,702,231
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics17 4,381,357
Geometry & Topology2 670,242
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology7 3,976,367
Graphics and Visualisation1 782,185
Ground Engineering34 15,232,227
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 33,267,943
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena2 326,553
Logic and Combinatorics1 476,579
Manufacturing Technologies38 22,066,146
Marine Wave and Tidal1 487,241
Materials Engineering - Ceramics12 5,743,290
Materials Engineering - Composites35 27,670,590
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys30 32,165,921
Materials For Energy Applications12 3,226,534
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
Microsystems28 6,059,254
Natural Language Processing1 84,693
Non-Linear Systems9 2,776,971
Nuclear Fission9 5,898,141
Number Theory1 536,151
Numerical Analysis9 1,373,575
Operational research7 3,200,553
Optical Communications1 924,082
Optical Devices and Subsystems5 5,058,642
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits7 1,351,207
Particle Technology14 7,322,982
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems72 50,036,542
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing1 836,739
Photonic materials6 5,755,552
Plasma and Lasers2 343,346
Polymer Materials19 9,612,172
Process Systems: Components and Integration52 28,517,903
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
Robotics44 31,007,567
Sensors and Instrumentation46 16,575,147
Software Engineering3 2,287,868
Solar Technology1 98,071
Statistics and Applied Probability6 6,233,132
Structural Engineering47 23,772,166
Superconductivity3 763,923
Surface Science2 560,887
Synthetic Biology36 41,057,618
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry1 3,139,455
Synthetic Organic Chemistry5 6,368,995
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry2 390,516
Theoretical computer science2 1,042,406
Verification and Correctness4 2,235,424
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses2 214,904
Water Engineering33 24,372,251
Whole Energy Systems2 1,326,102
Wind Power1 560,654