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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 Technologies17 7,190,449
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics10 9,296,897
Bioenergy1 307,429
Biological Informatics3 671,554
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering14 9,355,567
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics11 1,130,367
Built Environment23 12,823,685
Carbon Capture and Storage2 177,680
Catalysis20 27,297,771
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry2 425,119
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms8 1,657,925
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)17 19,501,580
Coastal and Waterway Engineering26 8,431,626
Combustion Engineering25 3,983,434
Complex Fluids & Rheology32 9,990,684
Complexity Science9 10,940,517
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry4 904,035
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials1 123,478
Continuum Mechanics22 4,812,586
Control Engineering36 10,694,749
Digital Signal Processing2 197,191
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics19 8,731,606
Electrochemical Sciences3 171,265
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)11 3,205,194
Energy Networks1 62,970
Energy Storage1 49,518
Engineering Design16 8,822,806
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics124 65,921,406
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 Engineering26 10,987,725
Human Communication in ICT2 320,198
Human-Computer Interaction10 4,178,843
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems5 2,062,062
Image and Vision Computing13 2,254,268
Information Systems2 1,311,679
Infrastructure and urban systems41 28,612,028
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena2 272,523
Manufacturing Technologies44 23,993,986
Marine Wave and Tidal1 487,241
Materials Engineering - Ceramics11 4,791,513
Materials Engineering - Composites29 16,563,409
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys34 29,497,166
Materials For Energy Applications10 1,666,570
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 Technology7 5,570,270
Microsystems33 6,976,854
Non-Linear Systems7 1,528,173
Nuclear Fission8 5,158,519
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 Technology18 10,818,338
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems66 47,824,879
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing1 836,739
Photonic materials3 1,746,564
Plasma and Lasers3 353,442
Polymer Materials14 5,553,893
Process Systems: Components and Integration54 27,703,860
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems1 73,917
Quantum Optics and Information3 282,583
Resource Efficiency4 2,097,849
RF & Microwave Devices3 2,105,575
Robotics43 35,731,057
Sensors and Instrumentation46 17,066,403
Software Engineering3 2,287,868
Solar Technology2 108,140
Speech Technology1 154,414
Statistics and Applied Probability5 5,758,007
Structural Engineering37 20,265,234
Superconductivity3 134,690
Surface Science1 540,762
Synthetic Biology40 35,112,729
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 Engineering32 25,973,852
Whole Energy Systems2 1,326,102
Wind Power2 1,001,168