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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 Science6 1,338,542
Artificial Intelligence Technologies18 7,391,207
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics9 9,188,306
Bioenergy1 307,429
Biological Informatics3 671,554
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering15 9,362,231
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics12 1,343,682
Built Environment23 12,898,769
Carbon Capture and Storage2 177,680
Catalysis20 27,181,007
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry2 425,119
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms6 1,290,944
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)17 19,010,393
Coastal and Waterway Engineering26 7,920,181
Combustion Engineering23 3,905,747
Complex Fluids & Rheology29 7,309,162
Complexity Science8 4,409,338
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry4 904,035
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials1 123,478
Continuum Mechanics21 4,783,876
Control Engineering36 10,591,861
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 Design17 9,970,187
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics121 66,155,648
Fuel Cell Technology2 1,413,838
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics15 2,735,286
Geometry & Topology1 134,091
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology8 2,584,371
Graphics and Visualisation1 782,185
Ground Engineering28 13,923,320
Human Communication in ICT2 320,198
Human-Computer Interaction10 4,178,843
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems4 1,894,760
Image and Vision Computing12 1,835,455
Information Systems2 1,311,679
Infrastructure and urban systems43 30,555,773
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena2 272,523
Manufacturing Technologies47 26,934,050
Materials Engineering - Ceramics10 4,716,661
Materials Engineering - Composites30 16,663,345
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys34 30,959,148
Materials For Energy Applications11 1,816,425
Mathematical Analysis6 622,697
Mathematical Biology1 284,973
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)12 3,868,639
Microelectronics Design2 241,775
Microelectronics Device Technology7 5,570,270
Microsystems29 6,379,121
Non-Linear Systems6 1,470,753
Nuclear Fission7 4,868,302
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 Technology16 10,140,932
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems67 49,066,636
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing1 836,739
Photonic materials5 2,102,200
Plasma and Lasers3 353,442
Polymer Materials13 5,750,674
Process Systems: Components and Integration53 27,269,856
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems1 73,917
Quantum Optics and Information3 282,583
Resource Efficiency4 2,097,849
RF & Microwave Devices3 2,105,575
Robotics44 35,964,043
Sensors and Instrumentation43 14,568,146
Software Engineering3 2,287,868
Solar Technology4 994,425
Speech Technology1 154,414
Statistics and Applied Probability5 5,758,007
Structural Engineering37 20,394,735
Superconductivity3 134,690
Surface Science2 729,783
Synthetic Biology40 30,493,745
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry2 3,339,262
Synthetic Organic Chemistry6 8,292,615
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 24,882,463
Whole Energy Systems2 1,326,102
Wind Power2 1,001,168