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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 Science9 2,614,506
Architecture and Operating Systems1 31,928
Artificial Intelligence Technologies24 7,543,384
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics5 2,743,022
Bioenergy1 658,438
Biological Informatics3 818,045
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering14 7,630,942
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics13 2,047,336
Built Environment23 13,180,437
Carbon Capture and Storage3 1,478,227
Catalysis12 12,504,774
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry1 242,724
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms3 695,702
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)21 15,910,206
Coastal and Waterway Engineering23 4,039,292
Combustion Engineering17 4,848,373
Complex Fluids & Rheology17 11,757,975
Complexity Science2 1,292,620
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry1 57,890
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure3 837,983
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials3 293,751
Continuum Mechanics10 1,294,072
Control Engineering17 8,025,155
Digital Signal Processing2 129,878
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics18 8,872,017
Electrochemical Sciences3 237,038
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)11 3,922,442
Energy Networks1 62,970
Engineering Design14 5,702,514
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics109 50,300,229
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics12 1,233,178
Geometry & Topology1 134,091
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology7 2,554,990
Ground Engineering23 11,058,867
Human Communication in ICT1 213,529
Human-Computer Interaction4 1,182,097
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems3 1,112,575
Image and Vision Computing14 2,120,298
Information Systems1 127,713
Infrastructure and Urban Systems31 21,606,095
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena2 1,291,113
Manufacturing Technologies48 21,871,670
Materials Engineering - Ceramics11 6,614,442
Materials Engineering - Composites33 21,668,864
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys31 17,507,114
Materials For Energy Applications11 5,502,305
Mathematical Analysis2 173,887
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)6 1,131,044
Microelectronics Design2 241,775
Microelectronics Device Technology7 5,720,591
Microsystems25 7,616,439
Music and Acoustic Technology1 15,145
Non-Linear Systems2 85,171
Nuclear Fission7 3,908,257
Numerical Analysis8 543,832
Operational research6 3,972,019
Optical Communications2 1,854,279
Optical Devices and Subsystems12 7,038,945
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits7 1,414,709
Particle Technology14 7,386,684
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems60 37,662,049
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing1 836,739
Photonic Materials9 4,971,888
Plasma and Lasers1 72,966
Polymer Materials12 5,511,212
Process Systems: Components and Integration47 17,828,618
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems3 298,828
Quantum Optics and Information2 1,207,361
Resource Efficiency1 537,464
RF & Microwave Devices12 2,891,184
RF & MW Communications4 1,214,307
Robotics40 25,611,439
Sensors and Instrumentation58 22,203,979
Software Engineering2 1,574,786
Solar Technology3 918,590
Speech Technology1 154,414
Spintronics1 40,853
Structural Engineering28 18,001,815
Superconductivity4 352,248
Surface Science4 488,940
Synthetic Biology24 16,453,580
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry3 358,955
Synthetic Organic Chemistry6 5,111,429
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry3 446,969
Theoretical Computer Science3 1,161,475
Verification and Correctness3 1,794,614
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses4 341,173
Water Engineering26 14,280,444
Whole Energy Systems1 1,074,928
Wind Power6 795,315