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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 Science20 4,346,363
Architecture and Operating Systems1 31,928
Artificial Intelligence Technologies25 9,473,059
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics3 1,510,237
Bioenergy1 658,438
Biological Informatics3 818,045
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering17 8,141,610
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics16 2,940,236
Built Environment19 6,747,537
Carbon Capture and Storage3 1,478,227
Catalysis16 14,478,623
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry4 286,162
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms4 1,091,819
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)23 10,287,818
Coastal and Waterway Engineering20 3,164,836
Combustion Engineering18 4,797,006
Complex Fluids & Rheology20 11,726,233
Complexity Science1 217,693
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry2 189,929
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure5 982,989
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials5 374,300
Continuum Mechanics12 1,485,191
Control Engineering16 6,982,365
Digital Signal Processing2 202,627
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics18 8,609,413
Electrochemical Sciences5 378,657
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)14 4,346,638
Energy Networks2 225,533
Energy Storage1 1,544,107
Engineering Design13 4,909,502
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics127 57,931,397
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics15 2,634,060
Geometry & Topology2 162,325
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology2 723,341
Ground Engineering21 9,378,228
Human Communication in ICT1 106,669
Human-Computer Interaction4 541,082
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems4 425,888
Image and Vision Computing15 1,492,831
Information Systems2 178,649
Infrastructure and Urban Systems25 11,167,232
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena2 1,121,875
Manufacturing Technologies53 19,685,499
Materials Engineering - Ceramics10 6,598,422
Materials Engineering - Composites40 19,538,834
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys33 16,187,419
Materials For Energy Applications9 7,178,321
Mathematical Analysis1 110,739
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)7 1,514,952
Microelectronics Design3 607,192
Microelectronics Device Technology6 4,526,303
Microsystems27 6,991,267
Music and Acoustic Technology2 57,965
Non-Linear Systems3 222,398
Nuclear Fission7 3,908,257
Numerical Analysis8 697,470
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 Systems65 33,944,924
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing1 836,739
Photonic Materials9 4,469,844
Plasma and Lasers1 270,381
Polymer Materials17 6,983,557
Process Systems: Components and Integration47 16,015,236
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems2 224,910
Quantum Optics and Information1 1,088,292
RF & Microwave Devices11 1,699,542
RF & MW Communications7 1,410,256
Robotics35 23,563,446
Sensors and Instrumentation71 24,834,094
Software Engineering2 1,574,786
Solar Technology3 918,590
Spintronics1 40,853
Statistics and Applied Probability1 84,887
Structural Engineering34 21,104,351
Superconductivity3 324,643
Surface Science11 2,141,992
Synthetic Biology19 15,447,266
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry3 358,955
Synthetic Organic Chemistry7 5,238,641
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry3 261,986
Theoretical Computer Science1 627,554
Verification and Correctness3 1,794,614
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses5 540,995
Water Engineering20 11,695,250
Wind Power7 1,117,850