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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 Science4 799,539
Artificial Intelligence Technologies22 7,354,639
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics4 2,369,710
Biological Informatics2 656,435
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering13 7,146,621
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics16 2,259,743
Built Environment23 13,389,155
Catalysis13 12,501,692
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry1 242,724
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms4 708,254
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)24 17,217,551
Coastal and Waterway Engineering23 5,032,343
Combustion Engineering11 3,311,697
Complex Fluids & Rheology19 12,388,468
Complexity Science2 1,292,620
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry1 57,890
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure3 162,729
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials1 123,478
Continuum Mechanics15 2,314,162
Control Engineering20 8,833,145
Digital Signal Processing1 102,942
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics15 8,172,834
Electrochemical Sciences4 257,957
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)9 2,889,393
Energy Networks1 62,970
Energy Storage1 49,518
Engineering Design13 6,076,390
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics95 57,060,870
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics12 1,063,921
Geometry & Topology1 134,091
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology6 2,480,453
Ground Engineering23 12,933,391
Human Communication in ICT2 320,198
Human-Computer Interaction7 2,948,337
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems3 1,112,575
Image and Vision Computing18 2,661,651
Infrastructure and Urban Systems30 21,794,464
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena1 202,821
Manufacturing Technologies43 18,687,897
Materials Engineering - Ceramics11 3,625,969
Materials Engineering - Composites28 21,050,344
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys32 20,118,023
Materials For Energy Applications14 2,909,097
Mathematical Analysis3 579,744
Mathematical Biology1 284,973
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)9 1,505,749
Microelectronics Design2 241,775
Microelectronics Device Technology6 5,598,035
Microsystems22 5,648,893
Music and Acoustic Technology1 15,145
Non-Linear Systems5 268,228
Nuclear Fission9 4,904,279
Numerical Analysis7 480,694
Operational research9 4,293,298
Optical Communications1 924,082
Optical Devices and Subsystems6 4,889,624
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits6 1,247,390
Particle Technology16 7,500,441
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems57 35,192,953
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing1 836,739
Photonic Materials8 2,367,329
Plasma and Lasers2 343,346
Polymer Materials12 4,857,142
Process Systems: Components and Integration41 18,441,914
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems3 298,828
Quantum Optics and Information1 119,069
Resource Efficiency1 537,464
RF & Microwave Devices11 2,864,249
RF & MW Communications4 1,214,307
Robotics45 27,225,776
Sensors and Instrumentation56 20,408,006
Software Engineering3 2,287,868
Solar Technology3 918,590
Speech Technology1 154,414
Spintronics1 40,853
Structural Engineering29 18,290,921
Superconductivity3 170,362
Surface Science3 764,460
Synthetic Biology32 17,609,361
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry4 3,498,410
Synthetic Organic Chemistry5 4,994,234
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry3 446,969
Theoretical Computer Science3 1,161,475
Verification and Correctness3 1,794,614
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses5 540,995
Water Engineering29 14,474,592
Whole Energy Systems1 1,074,928
Wind Power7 1,355,970