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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 (£)
Analytical Science19 4,581,047
Architecture and Operating Systems1 31,928
Artificial Intelligence Technologies28 9,559,608
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics3 1,510,237
Bioenergy1 658,438
Biological Informatics3 818,045
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering19 9,627,235
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics15 2,739,373
Built Environment20 6,778,630
Carbon Capture and Storage3 1,478,227
Catalysis15 14,371,295
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry4 286,162
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms4 1,091,819
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)22 10,098,298
Coastal and Waterway Engineering17 3,001,230
Combustion Engineering17 4,909,848
Complex Fluids & Rheology19 11,666,740
Complexity Science1 217,693
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry1 132,039
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure5 982,989
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials5 374,300
Continuum Mechanics11 1,306,713
Control Engineering17 7,212,590
Digital Signal Processing2 202,627
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics14 5,908,725
Electrochemical Sciences5 378,657
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)12 4,143,194
Energy Networks2 285,053
Energy Storage1 1,544,107
Engineering Design13 4,742,353
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics127 58,432,646
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics14 3,059,886
Geometry & Topology2 162,325
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology2 723,341
Ground Engineering25 10,742,094
Human-Computer Interaction2 163,478
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors1 39,349
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems4 425,888
Image and Vision Computing15 1,492,831
Information Systems2 178,649
Infrastructure and Urban Systems24 10,814,741
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena2 1,121,875
Manufacturing Technologies49 18,520,326
Materials Engineering - Ceramics8 6,217,305
Materials Engineering - Composites37 18,989,613
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys29 14,646,209
Materials For Energy Applications8 6,907,941
Mathematical Analysis1 110,739
Mathematical Physics1 179,520
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)7 1,514,952
Microelectronics Design3 607,192
Microelectronics Device Technology6 4,526,303
Microsystems28 6,805,284
Music and Acoustic Technology2 57,965
Non-Linear Systems3 222,398
Nuclear Fission4 2,769,414
Numerical Analysis8 697,470
Operational Research7 4,031,859
Optical Communications2 1,854,279
Optical Devices and Subsystems12 6,840,297
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits4 762,956
Particle Technology23 8,356,678
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems66 33,370,302
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing1 836,739
Photonic Materials10 4,596,562
Polymer Materials17 6,983,557
Process Systems: Components and Integration45 20,502,835
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems2 224,910
Quantum Optics and Information1 1,088,292
RF & Microwave Devices11 1,699,542
RF & MW Communications7 1,410,256
Robotics32 23,135,003
Sensors and Instrumentation73 24,143,038
Software Engineering3 1,796,241
Solar Technology3 918,590
Spintronics1 40,853
Statistics and Applied Probability1 84,887
Structural Engineering34 19,936,944
Superconductivity3 324,643
Surface Science10 1,601,230
Synthetic Biology20 16,021,379
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry3 358,955
Synthetic Organic Chemistry6 3,446,144
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry3 261,986
Theoretical Computer Science1 627,554
Verification and Correctness3 1,794,614
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses4 341,173
Water Engineering17 11,321,101
Whole Energy Systems1 244,980
Wind Power8 1,128,898