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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 Science5 1,263,143
Artificial Intelligence Technologies20 7,308,927
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics5 7,229,204
Bioenergy1 307,429
Biological Informatics2 656,435
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering13 7,533,185
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics16 2,259,743
Built Environment18 11,894,747
Carbon Capture and Storage2 177,680
Catalysis12 12,310,821
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry1 242,724
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms2 305,175
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)24 17,705,540
Coastal and Waterway Engineering26 5,192,423
Combustion Engineering11 3,580,014
Complex Fluids & Rheology22 13,395,014
Complexity Science4 3,731,768
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry1 57,890
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials1 123,478
Continuum Mechanics16 2,254,473
Control Engineering23 7,908,283
Digital Signal Processing1 102,942
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics16 8,273,849
Electrochemical Sciences3 171,265
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)10 3,058,828
Energy Networks1 62,970
Energy Storage1 49,518
Engineering Design12 5,980,492
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics91 55,276,131
Fuel Cell Technology2 1,413,838
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics12 1,500,393
Geometry & Topology1 134,091
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology8 2,784,667
Ground Engineering25 12,971,125
Human Communication in ICT2 320,198
Human-Computer Interaction7 2,948,337
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems3 1,112,575
Image and Vision Computing18 2,661,651
Infrastructure and urban systems33 24,231,277
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena3 475,344
Manufacturing Technologies44 17,990,593
Materials Engineering - Ceramics11 3,569,728
Materials Engineering - Composites29 17,504,332
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys30 23,884,229
Materials For Energy Applications14 3,114,287
Mathematical Analysis5 609,439
Mathematical Biology1 284,973
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)9 1,505,749
Microelectronics Design2 241,775
Microelectronics Device Technology7 5,663,373
Microsystems24 5,792,886
Music and Acoustic Technology1 15,145
Non-Linear Systems4 247,369
Nuclear Fission9 4,904,279
Numerical Analysis7 480,694
Operational research9 4,293,298
Optical Communications1 924,082
Optical Devices and Subsystems5 4,812,585
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits6 1,054,114
Particle Technology16 7,718,556
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems52 35,647,135
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing1 836,739
Photonic Materials5 2,102,200
Plasma and Lasers3 353,442
Polymer Materials12 4,857,142
Process Systems: Components and Integration41 19,758,392
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems1 73,917
Quantum Optics and Information3 282,583
Resource Efficiency2 1,782,657
RF & Microwave Devices9 2,727,111
RF & MW Communications4 1,214,307
Robotics46 27,297,608
Sensors and Instrumentation53 20,103,161
Software Engineering3 2,287,868
Solar Technology3 918,590
Speech Technology1 154,414
Spintronics1 40,853
Structural Engineering31 18,857,463
Superconductivity3 170,362
Surface Science2 729,783
Synthetic Biology35 21,812,738
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry3 3,452,167
Synthetic Organic Chemistry4 4,845,151
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 Engineering35 19,121,517
Whole Energy Systems1 1,074,928
Wind Power2 1,001,168