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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 1,242,076
Artificial Intelligence Technologies23 7,366,610
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics4 2,369,710
Biological Informatics3 818,045
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering14 7,381,914
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics16 2,259,743
Built Environment23 13,389,155
Catalysis14 12,618,887
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry1 242,724
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms3 695,702
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)24 17,048,089
Coastal and Waterway Engineering21 4,776,832
Combustion Engineering12 4,127,285
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 2,371,979
Control Engineering22 8,962,609
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
Energy Storage1 49,518
Engineering Design15 6,141,416
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics93 44,668,477
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics12 1,104,002
Geometry & Topology1 134,091
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology7 2,554,990
Ground Engineering23 12,997,146
Human Communication in ICT2 320,198
Human-Computer Interaction7 2,272,783
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems3 1,112,575
Image and Vision Computing16 2,440,411
Infrastructure and Urban Systems28 21,262,329
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena1 202,821
Manufacturing Technologies45 19,309,568
Materials Engineering - Ceramics12 4,291,927
Materials Engineering - Composites30 20,346,675
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys31 14,636,348
Materials For Energy Applications12 2,835,135
Mathematical Analysis2 173,887
Mathematical Biology1 284,973
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)7 1,139,241
Microelectronics Design2 241,775
Microelectronics Device Technology7 5,688,431
Microsystems23 5,836,301
Music and Acoustic Technology1 15,145
Non-Linear Systems3 163,519
Nuclear Fission7 3,908,257
Numerical Analysis7 480,694
Operational research6 4,118,789
Optical Communications2 1,854,279
Optical Devices and Subsystems8 5,428,786
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits6 1,247,390
Particle Technology14 7,386,684
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems61 36,589,635
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 Integration41 17,459,233
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 26,519,627
Sensors and Instrumentation57 21,945,717
Software Engineering3 2,287,868
Solar Technology3 918,590
Speech Technology1 154,414
Spintronics1 40,853
Structural Engineering29 18,132,355
Superconductivity4 352,248
Surface Science3 764,460
Synthetic Biology29 16,296,920
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 Engineering28 14,714,129
Whole Energy Systems1 1,074,928
Wind Power7 1,355,970