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EPSRC Support by Research Areas in Theme (Manufacturing the Future)

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 Science9 2,114,572
Artificial Intelligence Technologies7 1,351,554
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics1 843,381
Biological Informatics1 156,944
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering16 6,151,761
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics5 2,294,064
Built Environment5 367,983
Carbon Capture and Storage2 710,007
Catalysis10 15,105,946
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry2 105,487
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms6 783,481
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)6 1,447,556
Complex Fluids & Rheology8 5,461,109
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure1 13,114
Control Engineering5 955,774
Displays1 406,366
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics5 7,139,622
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)4 1,420,690
Energy Networks1 62,970
Energy Storage3 1,663,984
Engineering Design57 35,135,666
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics5 2,490,156
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics5 647,297
Geometry & Topology1 139,547
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology1 50,496
Human Communication in ICT1 560,504
Human-Computer Interaction5 5,345,538
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems2 228,358
Image and Vision Computing4 94,848
Information Systems5 2,395,996
Infrastructure and Urban Systems3 101,491
Manufacturing Technologies233 168,885,047
Materials Engineering - Ceramics5 4,394,111
Materials Engineering - Composites26 14,373,534
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys20 18,684,649
Materials For Energy Applications4 849,013
Mathematical Biology1 104,630
Microelectronics Device Technology3 2,616,171
Microsystems7 2,545,325
Nuclear Fission1 299,873
Numerical Analysis2 375,772
Operational research17 12,961,958
Optical Communications1 924,082
Optical Devices and Subsystems7 9,111,443
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits20 19,870,635
Particle Technology15 4,382,440
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems11 9,281,515
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing5 1,838,218
Photonic Materials9 2,653,909
Plasma and Lasers1 517,025
Polymer Materials13 3,142,889
Process Systems: Components and Integration30 21,657,891
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems1 105,132
RF & Microwave Devices2 591,382
RF & MW Communications1 152,459
Robotics5 3,154,836
Sensors and Instrumentation16 5,031,321
Software Engineering1 427,929
Solar Technology3 931,356
Structural Engineering3 2,069,818
Surface Science2 382,437
Synthetic Biology4 2,381,698
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry2 315,517
Synthetic Organic Chemistry9 5,115,906
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry2 346,306