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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 Science6 1,338,542
Artificial Intelligence Technologies18 7,391,207
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics9 9,188,306
Bioenergy1 307,429
Biological Informatics3 671,554
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering15 9,362,231
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics12 1,343,682
Built Environment22 12,875,111
Carbon Capture and Storage2 177,680
Catalysis17 22,533,025
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry2 425,119
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms2 305,175
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)17 19,408,238
Coastal and Waterway Engineering27 7,933,036
Combustion Engineering23 3,840,895
Complex Fluids & Rheology29 10,182,222
Complexity Science8 4,409,338
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry1 57,890
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials1 123,478
Continuum Mechanics18 3,277,453
Control Engineering34 10,491,303
Digital Signal Processing2 197,191
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics19 8,731,606
Electrochemical Sciences3 171,265
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)11 3,205,194
Energy Networks1 62,970
Energy Storage1 49,518
Engineering Design17 9,970,187
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics123 66,969,902
Fuel Cell Technology2 1,413,838
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics15 2,735,548
Geometry & Topology1 134,091
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology8 2,584,371
Graphics and Visualisation1 782,185
Ground Engineering27 12,696,641
Human Communication in ICT2 320,198
Human-Computer Interaction10 4,178,843
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems4 1,894,760
Image and Vision Computing11 1,762,607
Information Systems2 1,311,679
Infrastructure and urban systems41 29,740,593
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena3 475,344
Manufacturing Technologies48 27,130,388
Materials Engineering - Ceramics10 4,716,661
Materials Engineering - Composites29 16,232,240
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys32 27,285,892
Materials For Energy Applications11 1,816,425
Mathematical Analysis6 622,697
Mathematical Biology1 284,973
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)11 3,722,943
Microelectronics Design2 241,775
Microelectronics Device Technology7 5,570,270
Microsystems28 6,200,454
Non-Linear Systems3 223,571
Nuclear Fission7 4,868,302
Numerical Analysis8 557,146
Operational research9 4,436,668
Optical Communications1 924,082
Optical Devices and Subsystems3 4,282,182
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits7 1,222,866
Particle Technology17 10,717,445
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems65 47,450,928
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing1 836,739
Photonic materials5 2,102,200
Plasma and Lasers3 353,442
Polymer Materials11 5,496,694
Process Systems: Components and Integration49 24,829,777
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems1 73,917
Quantum Optics and Information3 282,583
Resource Efficiency4 2,097,849
RF & Microwave Devices3 2,105,575
RF & MW Communications1 136,235
Robotics43 35,939,760
Sensors and Instrumentation46 16,589,325
Software Engineering3 2,287,868
Solar Technology3 228,479
Speech Technology1 154,414
Statistics and Applied Probability4 4,938,437
Structural Engineering35 20,468,783
Superconductivity3 134,690
Surface Science2 729,783
Synthetic Biology39 28,463,401
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry2 3,339,262
Synthetic Organic Chemistry6 8,294,394
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry2 390,516
Theoretical computer science3 1,161,475
Verification and Correctness4 2,562,232
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses1 199,822
Water Engineering34 24,974,175
Whole Energy Systems2 1,326,102
Wind Power2 1,001,168