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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 Science4 799,539
Artificial Intelligence Technologies22 7,354,639
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics4 2,369,710
Biological Informatics3 818,045
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering13 7,146,621
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics16 2,259,743
Built Environment23 13,389,155
Catalysis13 12,501,692
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry1 242,724
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms3 695,702
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)23 16,964,173
Coastal and Waterway Engineering22 4,952,134
Combustion Engineering10 2,925,963
Complex Fluids & Rheology19 12,388,468
Complexity Science2 1,292,620
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry1 57,890
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure3 162,729
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials3 293,751
Continuum Mechanics15 2,314,162
Control Engineering20 8,833,145
Digital Signal Processing2 129,878
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics15 8,500,134
Electrochemical Sciences3 237,038
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)9 2,889,393
Energy Networks1 62,970
Energy Storage1 49,518
Engineering Design13 6,076,390
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics95 44,515,716
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics11 1,043,738
Geometry & Topology1 134,091
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology6 2,480,453
Ground Engineering25 13,361,737
Human Communication in ICT2 320,198
Human-Computer Interaction6 2,154,740
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems3 1,112,575
Image and Vision Computing18 2,661,651
Infrastructure and Urban Systems31 21,608,845
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena1 202,821
Manufacturing Technologies42 18,609,975
Materials Engineering - Ceramics12 4,291,927
Materials Engineering - Composites27 20,232,105
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys31 14,636,348
Materials For Energy Applications12 2,835,135
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 Technology6 5,598,035
Microsystems20 5,332,988
Music and Acoustic Technology1 15,145
Non-Linear Systems5 268,228
Nuclear Fission8 4,014,441
Numerical Analysis7 480,694
Operational research7 4,195,323
Optical Communications1 924,082
Optical Devices and Subsystems6 4,889,624
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits6 1,247,390
Particle Technology14 6,890,758
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems56 34,816,189
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing1 836,739
Photonic Materials8 2,367,329
Plasma and Lasers2 343,346
Polymer Materials11 4,785,684
Process Systems: Components and Integration39 17,262,346
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems3 298,828
Quantum Optics and Information1 119,069
Resource Efficiency1 537,464
RF & Microwave Devices12 2,891,184
RF & MW Communications4 1,214,307
Robotics44 26,432,179
Sensors and Instrumentation56 20,408,006
Software Engineering3 2,287,868
Solar Technology3 918,590
Speech Technology1 154,414
Spintronics1 40,853
Structural Engineering27 17,642,451
Superconductivity5 454,151
Surface Science3 764,460
Synthetic Biology30 17,064,611
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry4 3,498,410
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 Senses5 540,995
Water Engineering28 14,373,817
Whole Energy Systems1 1,074,928
Wind Power7 1,355,970