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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 Science21 6,023,869
Architecture and Operating Systems2 348,268
Artificial Intelligence Technologies29 10,452,055
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics3 835,125
Bioenergy1 658,438
Biological Informatics3 818,045
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering20 10,928,697
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics16 4,668,079
Built Environment19 6,648,814
Carbon Capture and Storage3 1,478,227
Catalysis17 14,790,750
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry7 784,811
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms4 1,091,819
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)23 10,179,297
Coastal and Waterway Engineering17 2,893,859
Combustion Engineering17 5,002,256
Complex Fluids & Rheology19 11,705,737
Complexity Science1 217,693
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry1 132,039
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure5 982,989
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials5 374,300
Continuum Mechanics9 976,354
Control Engineering18 6,393,476
Digital Signal Processing2 202,627
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics13 5,361,658
Electrochemical Sciences5 303,607
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)10 4,025,399
Energy Networks3 360,561
Energy Storage1 1,544,107
Engineering Design13 4,742,353
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics122 49,940,635
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics16 3,487,377
Geometry & Topology2 162,325
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology5 1,221,990
Ground Engineering25 11,982,190
Human-Computer Interaction3 196,588
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors2 82,364
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems6 779,982
Image and Vision Computing14 1,403,148
Information Systems2 178,649
Infrastructure and Urban Systems27 11,734,326
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena2 1,121,875
Manufacturing Technologies41 17,330,781
Materials Engineering - Ceramics9 7,012,807
Materials Engineering - Composites37 19,189,826
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys29 15,267,484
Materials For Energy Applications11 7,406,589
Mathematical Physics1 179,520
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)7 1,514,952
Microelectronics Design3 607,192
Microelectronics Device Technology4 2,630,700
Microsystems26 5,982,798
Music and Acoustic Technology2 57,965
Non-Linear Systems3 222,398
Nuclear Fission5 3,763,793
Numerical Analysis5 573,882
Operational Research7 4,031,859
Optical Communications2 1,854,279
Optical Devices and Subsystems12 6,840,297
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits4 719,257
Particle Technology27 9,006,731
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems59 30,462,089
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing1 836,739
Photonic Materials8 4,351,625
Polymer Materials18 7,288,022
Process Systems: Components and Integration40 20,269,151
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems2 224,910
Quantum Optics and Information1 1,088,292
RF & Microwave Devices11 1,699,542
RF & MW Communications6 1,274,021
Robotics32 22,898,740
Sensors and Instrumentation70 24,350,060
Software Engineering3 1,796,241
Solar Technology2 798,252
Spintronics1 40,853
Statistics and Applied Probability1 84,887
Structural Engineering37 27,719,709
Superconductivity3 324,643
Surface Science12 1,782,971
Synthetic Biology25 18,005,136
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry3 358,955
Synthetic Organic Chemistry5 3,287,757
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry4 536,040
Theoretical Computer Science2 943,894
Verification and Correctness3 1,794,614
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses3 251,491
Water Engineering15 11,084,792
Whole Energy Systems1 244,980
Wind Power7 688,384