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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 Science7 1,579,921
Architecture and Operating Systems1 31,928
Artificial Intelligence Technologies24 7,494,323
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics5 2,743,022
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 Storage1 1,259,856
Catalysis13 12,561,116
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry1 242,724
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms3 695,702
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)23 16,794,711
Coastal and Waterway Engineering21 4,016,697
Combustion Engineering15 4,465,130
Complex Fluids & Rheology17 11,757,975
Complexity Science2 1,292,620
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry1 57,890
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure4 888,257
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials3 293,751
Continuum Mechanics11 1,516,639
Control Engineering19 8,354,859
Digital Signal Processing2 129,878
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics16 8,470,076
Electrochemical Sciences3 237,038
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)9 2,889,393
Energy Networks1 62,970
Engineering Design16 6,165,921
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics97 47,054,014
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics12 1,104,002
Geometry & Topology1 134,091
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology7 2,554,990
Ground Engineering18 10,746,582
Human Communication in ICT1 213,529
Human-Computer Interaction5 1,381,919
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems3 1,112,575
Image and Vision Computing14 2,120,298
Information Systems1 127,713
Infrastructure and Urban Systems28 21,302,175
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena2 1,291,113
Manufacturing Technologies48 21,839,044
Materials Engineering - Ceramics13 6,814,805
Materials Engineering - Composites27 20,442,773
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys32 17,159,226
Materials For Energy Applications13 5,792,795
Mathematical Analysis2 173,887
Mathematical Biology1 284,973
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)6 1,131,044
Microelectronics Design2 241,775
Microelectronics Device Technology7 5,688,431
Microsystems23 6,958,770
Music and Acoustic Technology1 15,145
Non-Linear Systems2 85,171
Nuclear Fission7 3,908,257
Numerical Analysis7 480,694
Operational research7 4,143,294
Optical Communications2 1,854,279
Optical Devices and Subsystems12 7,038,945
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits6 1,247,390
Particle Technology14 7,386,684
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems62 37,082,188
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing1 836,739
Photonic Materials10 5,012,107
Plasma and Lasers2 343,346
Polymer Materials12 5,511,212
Process Systems: Components and Integration42 18,098,000
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 25,771,861
Sensors and Instrumentation53 20,949,455
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 Science3 764,460
Synthetic Biology27 17,453,499
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 Senses5 540,995
Water Engineering24 13,820,790
Whole Energy Systems1 1,074,928
Wind Power6 795,315