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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 Science19 3,376,774
Architecture and Operating Systems1 31,928
Artificial Intelligence Technologies22 9,041,981
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics3 1,510,237
Bioenergy1 658,438
Biological Informatics3 818,045
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering15 5,962,599
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics14 2,432,374
Built Environment21 12,269,429
Carbon Capture and Storage3 1,478,227
Catalysis17 14,383,529
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry1 113,678
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms4 1,091,819
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)22 9,989,223
Coastal and Waterway Engineering19 2,766,333
Combustion Engineering19 4,975,064
Complex Fluids & Rheology19 11,670,971
Complexity Science2 1,292,620
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry2 189,929
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure4 915,406
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials5 374,300
Continuum Mechanics12 1,485,191
Control Engineering15 7,030,867
Digital Signal Processing2 202,627
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics17 8,715,587
Electrochemical Sciences5 381,342
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)14 4,346,638
Energy Networks1 62,970
Energy Storage1 1,544,107
Engineering Design14 5,752,978
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics120 56,219,976
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics16 2,297,795
Geometry & Topology2 162,325
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology4 1,080,243
Ground Engineering24 10,724,471
Human Communication in ICT2 320,198
Human-Computer Interaction5 896,964
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems4 425,888
Image and Vision Computing15 1,496,975
Information Systems1 127,713
Infrastructure and Urban Systems28 17,042,425
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena2 1,121,875
Manufacturing Technologies55 20,000,940
Materials Engineering - Ceramics12 7,735,959
Materials Engineering - Composites38 18,942,702
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys36 17,211,145
Materials For Energy Applications9 6,728,304
Mathematical Analysis1 110,739
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)6 1,131,044
Microelectronics Design3 607,192
Microelectronics Device Technology6 4,526,303
Microsystems26 7,794,930
Music and Acoustic Technology1 15,145
Non-Linear Systems3 222,398
Nuclear Fission7 3,908,257
Numerical Analysis9 799,719
Operational Research7 4,143,294
Optical Communications2 1,854,279
Optical Devices and Subsystems12 6,840,297
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits4 762,956
Particle Technology21 7,118,107
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems63 33,989,931
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing1 836,739
Photonic Materials9 4,469,844
Plasma and Lasers1 270,381
Polymer Materials19 7,895,558
Process Systems: Components and Integration53 19,332,811
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems2 224,910
Quantum Optics and Information1 1,088,292
Resource Efficiency1 537,464
RF & Microwave Devices12 1,952,465
RF & MW Communications7 1,410,256
Robotics37 29,464,539
Sensors and Instrumentation70 25,369,552
Software Engineering2 1,574,786
Solar Technology3 918,590
Spintronics1 40,853
Statistics and Applied Probability1 84,887
Structural Engineering30 19,866,882
Superconductivity3 324,643
Surface Science9 2,004,375
Synthetic Biology20 15,115,280
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry3 358,955
Synthetic Organic Chemistry7 5,238,641
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry3 261,986
Theoretical Computer Science2 1,042,406
Verification and Correctness3 1,794,614
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses5 540,995
Water Engineering24 17,913,199
Whole Energy Systems1 1,074,928
Wind Power7 1,117,850