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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 Technologies22 7,385,000
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics6 7,421,212
Bioenergy1 307,429
Biological Informatics2 656,435
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering11 7,382,265
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics13 1,482,270
Built Environment20 12,074,470
Carbon Capture and Storage2 177,680
Catalysis12 12,083,669
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry2 425,119
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms2 305,175
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)15 15,277,205
Coastal and Waterway Engineering25 5,180,326
Combustion Engineering10 3,469,724
Complex Fluids & Rheology21 8,762,087
Complexity Science6 4,053,767
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry1 57,890
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials1 123,478
Continuum Mechanics17 2,274,612
Control Engineering27 8,060,894
Digital Signal Processing2 197,191
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics17 8,056,677
Electrochemical Sciences3 171,265
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)9 3,045,580
Energy Networks1 62,970
Energy Storage1 49,518
Engineering Design12 5,879,050
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics97 53,986,391
Fuel Cell Technology2 1,413,838
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics12 1,500,393
Geometry & Topology1 134,091
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology9 2,861,545
Ground Engineering26 12,978,099
Human Communication in ICT2 320,198
Human-Computer Interaction9 3,155,013
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems3 1,112,575
Image and Vision Computing16 2,643,122
Infrastructure and urban systems34 24,161,764
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena3 475,344
Manufacturing Technologies44 17,689,592
Materials Engineering - Ceramics10 3,528,874
Materials Engineering - Composites28 17,351,322
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys30 24,263,959
Materials For Energy Applications14 3,011,866
Mathematical Analysis6 622,697
Mathematical Biology1 284,973
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)7 1,125,041
Microelectronics Design2 241,775
Microelectronics Device Technology6 5,509,676
Microsystems25 5,604,379
Music and Acoustic Technology1 15,145
Non-Linear Systems3 223,571
Nuclear Fission7 4,868,302
Numerical Analysis7 480,694
Operational research9 4,319,386
Optical Communications1 924,082
Optical Devices and Subsystems3 4,282,182
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits6 1,054,114
Particle Technology14 7,523,945
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems58 37,356,198
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing1 836,739
Photonic Materials5 2,102,200
Plasma and Lasers3 353,442
Polymer Materials11 4,842,629
Process Systems: Components and Integration42 20,093,882
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems1 73,917
Quantum Optics and Information3 282,583
Resource Efficiency2 1,782,657
RF & Microwave Devices4 2,232,883
RF & MW Communications2 865,331
Robotics46 27,319,497
Sensors and Instrumentation45 18,058,102
Software Engineering3 2,287,868
Solar Technology3 806,100
Speech Technology1 154,414
Statistics and Applied Probability1 197,426
Structural Engineering30 16,224,225
Superconductivity3 134,690
Surface Science2 729,783
Synthetic Biology37 23,181,259
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry2 3,339,262
Synthetic Organic Chemistry4 4,845,151
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry2 390,516
Theoretical Computer Science3 1,161,475
Verification and Correctness5 2,649,338
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses2 289,504
Water Engineering35 18,826,901
Whole Energy Systems1 1,074,928
Wind Power2 1,001,168