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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 Science22 6,104,859
Architecture and Operating Systems2 348,268
Artificial Intelligence Technologies28 7,173,819
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics4 4,159,576
Bioenergy1 658,438
Biological Informatics2 596,996
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering24 11,004,491
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics14 4,360,288
Built Environment13 4,553,677
Carbon Capture and Storage3 1,478,227
Catalysis17 14,906,833
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry7 744,266
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms4 1,091,819
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)18 8,258,559
Coastal and Waterway Engineering14 4,567,673
Combustion Engineering17 5,053,949
Complex Fluids & Rheology22 11,154,517
Complexity Science1 217,693
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry2 233,151
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure5 982,989
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials5 374,300
Continuum Mechanics6 816,458
Control Engineering19 6,179,315
Digital Signal Processing2 202,627
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics11 4,136,536
Electrochemical Sciences6 610,561
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)10 4,099,550
Energy Networks3 360,561
Energy Storage3 1,665,312
Engineering Design13 4,742,353
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics110 41,939,507
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics16 3,487,377
Geometry & Topology1 28,235
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology5 1,221,990
Ground Engineering27 11,828,755
Human-Computer Interaction3 179,616
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors2 82,364
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems6 779,982
Image and Vision Computing14 1,321,548
Information Systems2 178,649
Infrastructure and Urban Systems25 11,578,627
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena2 1,121,875
Manufacturing Technologies42 17,227,296
Materials Engineering - Ceramics13 7,245,930
Materials Engineering - Composites42 23,676,869
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys29 16,478,643
Materials For Energy Applications11 7,297,798
Mathematical Physics1 179,520
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)5 1,238,442
Microelectronics Design3 607,192
Microelectronics Device Technology4 2,630,700
Microsystems34 7,050,027
Music and Acoustic Technology2 57,965
Non-Linear Systems3 233,062
Nuclear Fission5 3,763,793
Numerical Analysis5 573,882
Operational Research6 3,979,682
Optical Communications2 1,854,279
Optical Devices and Subsystems11 6,370,450
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits4 719,257
Particle Technology29 8,635,471
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems52 28,141,787
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing1 836,739
Photonic Materials8 4,351,625
Polymer Materials19 4,889,829
Process Systems: Components and Integration48 24,193,787
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems2 224,910
Quantum Optics and Information1 1,088,292
RF & Microwave Devices11 1,699,542
RF & MW Communications6 1,274,021
Robotics29 20,811,707
Sensors and Instrumentation79 27,037,310
Software Engineering2 1,058,194
Solar Technology2 798,252
Spintronics1 40,853
Statistics and Applied Probability1 84,887
Structural Engineering44 27,036,199
Superconductivity3 324,643
Surface Science13 1,843,568
Synthetic Biology31 18,719,100
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry3 358,955
Synthetic Organic Chemistry4 3,138,674
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry4 536,040
Theoretical Computer Science2 943,894
Verification and Correctness3 1,794,614
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses3 251,491
Water Engineering15 12,797,342
Whole Energy Systems1 244,980
Wind Power7 688,384