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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 2,835,995
Artificial Intelligence Technologies16 7,414,375
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics9 8,056,065
Bioenergy1 307,429
Biological Informatics4 4,517,307
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering10 8,914,466
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics5 5,279,809
Built Environment26 12,051,988
Carbon Capture and Storage6 5,181,599
Catalysis17 18,325,712
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry2 4,491,262
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms7 2,264,745
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)11 17,482,327
Coastal and Waterway Engineering26 8,294,396
Combustion Engineering26 4,001,361
Complex Fluids & Rheology34 12,903,942
Complexity Science11 16,642,356
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry4 972,126
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure2 699,434
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials3 1,413,247
Continuum Mechanics16 4,814,204
Control Engineering39 15,549,564
Digital Signal Processing1 94,248
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics8 1,868,421
Electrochemical Sciences1 94,485
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)1 1,229
Energy Efficiency (End Use Energy Demand)7 2,407,277
Energy Networks3 582,622
Energy Storage2 108,609
Engineering Design12 5,897,710
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics115 57,295,433
Fuel Cell Technology3 1,702,231
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics17 5,837,991
Geometry & Topology2 670,242
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology7 3,976,367
Graphics and Visualisation1 782,185
Ground Engineering35 16,594,790
Human Communication in ICT2 320,198
Human-Computer Interaction11 4,959,677
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors2 229,034
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems5 2,552,045
Image and Vision Computing14 4,425,932
Information Systems3 2,302,753
Infrastructure and urban systems43 34,814,820
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena2 326,553
Logic and Combinatorics1 476,579
Manufacturing Technologies36 18,349,891
Marine Wave and Tidal4 903,584
Materials Engineering - Ceramics11 5,727,021
Materials Engineering - Composites36 27,490,670
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys32 29,652,251
Materials For Energy Applications13 3,328,640
Mathematical Analysis6 988,536
Mathematical biology5 2,494,903
Mathematical Physics1 476,579
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)12 4,604,110
Microelectronics Design2 241,775
Microelectronics Device Technology5 4,233,717
Microsystems28 5,499,762
Natural Language Processing1 84,693
Non-Linear Systems9 2,776,971
Nuclear Fission10 6,322,845
Number Theory1 536,151
Numerical Analysis6 1,087,581
Operational research7 3,200,553
Optical Communications1 924,082
Optical Devices and Subsystems5 5,058,642
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits8 1,357,317
Particle Technology16 8,007,442
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems70 42,501,748
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing1 836,739
Photonic materials5 5,692,441
Plasma and Lasers1 72,966
Polymer Materials17 9,265,582
Process Systems: Components and Integration51 28,173,001
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems1 1,110,622
Quantum Fluids and Solids1 6,110
Quantum Optics and Information2 195,932
Resource Efficiency7 2,848,498
RF & Microwave Devices3 1,964,684
Robotics46 32,267,048
Sensors and Instrumentation50 18,138,079
Software Engineering6 2,496,039
Solar Technology1 98,071
Spintronics1 6,110
Statistics and Applied Probability7 6,387,040
Structural Engineering49 19,552,295
Superconductivity3 763,923
Surface Science1 20,126
Synthetic Biology36 40,668,448
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry1 3,139,455
Synthetic Organic Chemistry5 6,299,764
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry1 300,571
Theoretical computer science2 1,042,406
Verification and Correctness4 2,235,424
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses3 816,096
Water Engineering35 25,013,479
Whole Energy Systems2 1,326,102