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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 Technologies23 7,600,096
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 Physics13 1,482,270
Built Environment20 12,734,958
Carbon Capture and Storage2 177,680
Catalysis17 22,532,845
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 Engineering26 7,298,302
Combustion Engineering12 3,482,739
Complex Fluids & Rheology26 9,559,002
Complexity Science7 4,158,165
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry1 57,890
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials1 123,478
Continuum Mechanics19 3,330,980
Control Engineering31 11,433,819
Digital Signal Processing2 197,191
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics19 8,731,606
Electrochemical Sciences3 171,265
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)9 3,045,580
Energy Networks1 62,970
Energy Storage1 49,518
Engineering Design14 9,840,248
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics104 66,178,379
Fuel Cell Technology2 1,413,838
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics15 2,843,970
Geometry & Topology1 134,091
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology9 2,861,545
Graphics and Visualisation1 782,185
Ground Engineering27 13,771,466
Human Communication in ICT2 320,198
Human-Computer Interaction11 4,224,279
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems4 1,894,760
Image and Vision Computing16 2,643,122
Information Systems2 1,311,679
Infrastructure and urban systems40 30,571,116
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena3 475,344
Manufacturing Technologies47 27,110,810
Materials Engineering - Ceramics11 5,445,182
Materials Engineering - Composites32 24,124,783
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys33 28,211,150
Materials For Energy Applications13 2,822,120
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
Microsystems27 6,190,596
Music and Acoustic Technology1 15,145
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 Circuits6 1,054,114
Particle Technology16 10,650,491
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems65 48,858,498
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing1 836,739
Photonic Materials5 2,102,200
Plasma and Lasers3 353,442
Polymer Materials12 5,635,281
Process Systems: Components and Integration48 24,721,071
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems1 73,917
Quantum Optics and Information3 282,583
Resource Efficiency4 2,097,849
RF & Microwave Devices4 2,232,883
RF & MW Communications2 865,331
Robotics49 37,757,547
Sensors and Instrumentation47 18,074,501
Software Engineering3 2,287,868
Solar Technology3 848,486
Speech Technology1 154,414
Statistics and Applied Probability3 4,555,558
Structural Engineering31 19,679,354
Superconductivity3 134,690
Surface Science2 729,783
Synthetic Biology40 30,474,217
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 Senses2 289,504
Water Engineering34 24,974,175
Whole Energy Systems1 1,074,928
Wind Power2 1,001,168