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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 6,782,956
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics8 7,822,843
Bioenergy1 307,429
Biological Informatics3 4,276,831
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering10 8,914,466
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics5 5,279,809
Built Environment24 11,881,512
Carbon Capture and Storage6 5,181,599
Catalysis17 18,547,384
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry2 4,491,262
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms7 2,264,745
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)10 16,939,213
Coastal and Waterway Engineering26 8,294,396
Combustion Engineering27 4,218,529
Complex Fluids & Rheology34 12,903,942
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 Engineering40 15,742,270
Digital Signal Processing1 94,248
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics8 1,868,421
Electrochemical Sciences1 94,485
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)6 2,316,102
Energy Networks2 483,384
Energy Storage2 108,609
Engineering Design11 5,804,421
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics110 57,649,255
Fuel Cell Technology3 1,702,231
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics15 4,346,026
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 systems42 33,749,474
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena2 326,553
Logic and Combinatorics1 476,579
Manufacturing Technologies38 18,719,946
Marine Wave and Tidal1 487,241
Materials Engineering - Ceramics10 5,570,375
Materials Engineering - Composites34 27,655,445
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys33 29,623,375
Materials For Energy Applications11 3,160,940
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 Technology4 4,227,607
Microsystems27 5,493,652
Natural Language Processing1 84,693
Non-Linear Systems9 2,776,971
Nuclear Fission9 5,898,141
Number Theory1 536,151
Numerical Analysis5 1,050,968
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 Systems66 41,975,787
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing1 836,739
Photonic materials5 5,692,441
Plasma and Lasers2 343,346
Polymer Materials17 9,265,582
Process Systems: Components and Integration52 28,656,617
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 31,196,228
Sensors and Instrumentation45 17,180,264
Software Engineering3 2,287,868
Solar Technology1 98,071
Statistics and Applied Probability6 6,233,132
Structural Engineering46 23,226,441
Superconductivity3 763,923
Surface Science2 560,887
Synthetic Biology37 41,118,095
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 Senses2 214,904
Water Engineering33 24,372,251
Whole Energy Systems2 1,326,102