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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 Science18 3,331,177
Architecture and Operating Systems1 31,928
Artificial Intelligence Technologies25 9,232,281
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics4 2,282,306
Bioenergy1 658,438
Biological Informatics3 818,045
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering18 7,520,579
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics14 2,306,254
Built Environment23 13,306,842
Carbon Capture and Storage3 1,478,227
Catalysis15 13,846,743
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms4 1,091,819
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)23 16,373,559
Coastal and Waterway Engineering19 2,766,333
Combustion Engineering19 4,975,064
Complex Fluids & Rheology16 11,631,661
Complexity Science2 1,292,620
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry2 189,929
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure3 837,983
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials6 497,778
Continuum Mechanics11 1,485,191
Control Engineering17 7,533,112
Digital Signal Processing2 129,878
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics18 8,872,017
Electrochemical Sciences2 205,483
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)12 4,007,329
Energy Networks1 62,970
Energy Storage1 1,544,107
Engineering Design15 5,729,482
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics117 53,727,966
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics17 2,347,172
Geometry & Topology1 134,091
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology6 2,312,266
Ground Engineering22 10,532,389
Human Communication in ICT2 320,198
Human-Computer Interaction6 1,559,701
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems5 1,088,626
Image and Vision Computing17 1,899,934
Information Systems1 127,713
Infrastructure and Urban Systems31 21,807,402
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena1 1,088,292
Manufacturing Technologies53 20,854,527
Materials Engineering - Ceramics11 6,638,453
Materials Engineering - Composites38 20,478,816
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys37 18,364,929
Materials For Energy Applications13 8,334,157
Mathematical Analysis1 110,739
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)6 1,131,044
Microelectronics Design3 543,739
Microelectronics Device Technology6 4,526,303
Microsystems25 7,616,439
Music and Acoustic Technology1 15,145
Non-Linear Systems3 222,398
Nuclear Fission7 3,908,257
Numerical Analysis10 928,318
Operational Research7 4,143,294
Optical Communications2 1,854,279
Optical Devices and Subsystems10 6,761,117
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits5 927,593
Particle Technology13 6,303,442
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems63 34,708,223
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing1 836,739
Photonic Materials9 5,938,182
Plasma and Lasers1 270,381
Polymer Materials15 6,944,586
Process Systems: Components and Integration47 17,858,521
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems3 298,828
Quantum Optics and Information1 1,088,292
Resource Efficiency1 537,464
RF & Microwave Devices12 2,891,184
RF & MW Communications7 1,410,256
Robotics41 29,401,818
Sensors and Instrumentation66 23,854,351
Software Engineering2 1,574,786
Solar Technology3 918,590
Speech Technology1 154,414
Spintronics1 40,853
Statistics and Applied Probability1 84,887
Structural Engineering30 19,866,882
Superconductivity4 352,248
Surface Science6 1,288,620
Synthetic Biology20 15,684,742
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry3 358,955
Synthetic Organic Chemistry7 5,238,641
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry3 274,508
Theoretical Computer Science2 1,042,406
Verification and Correctness3 1,794,614
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses5 540,995
Water Engineering23 13,197,834
Whole Energy Systems1 1,074,928
Wind Power7 1,117,850