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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 Science5 1,263,143
Artificial Intelligence Technologies20 7,308,927
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics4 2,369,710
Bioenergy1 307,429
Biological Informatics2 656,435
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering13 7,533,185
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics16 2,259,743
Built Environment18 12,184,330
Catalysis12 12,310,821
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry1 242,724
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms4 708,254
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)23 17,578,838
Coastal and Waterway Engineering24 5,085,293
Combustion Engineering11 3,580,014
Complex Fluids & Rheology21 12,843,638
Complexity Science3 1,500,965
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry1 57,890
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials1 123,478
Continuum Mechanics16 2,364,596
Control Engineering21 7,501,770
Digital Signal Processing1 102,942
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics16 8,273,849
Electrochemical Sciences3 171,265
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)9 2,889,393
Energy Networks1 62,970
Energy Storage1 49,518
Engineering Design12 5,980,492
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics93 55,366,435
Fuel Cell Technology2 1,413,838
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics11 1,088,048
Geometry & Topology1 134,091
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology7 2,559,367
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 Computing17 2,651,093
Infrastructure and Urban Systems29 22,832,475
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena3 475,344
Manufacturing Technologies42 17,782,704
Materials Engineering - Ceramics10 3,263,867
Materials Engineering - Composites28 16,903,958
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys32 20,228,616
Materials For Energy Applications13 2,888,987
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 Technology7 5,663,373
Microsystems22 5,638,077
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 Subsystems5 4,812,585
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits6 1,247,390
Particle Technology16 7,718,556
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems54 34,153,699
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing1 836,739
Photonic Materials5 2,102,200
Plasma and Lasers2 343,346
Polymer Materials12 4,857,142
Process Systems: Components and Integration42 20,248,031
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems1 73,917
Quantum Optics and Information3 282,583
Resource Efficiency2 1,782,657
RF & Microwave Devices9 2,727,111
RF & MW Communications4 1,214,307
Robotics45 27,255,374
Sensors and Instrumentation52 20,052,781
Software Engineering3 2,287,868
Solar Technology3 918,590
Speech Technology1 154,414
Spintronics1 40,853
Structural Engineering30 18,590,669
Superconductivity3 170,362
Surface Science2 729,783
Synthetic Biology33 18,283,942
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry3 3,452,167
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 Senses4 509,320
Water Engineering31 14,736,777
Whole Energy Systems1 1,074,928
Wind Power7 1,355,970