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Engineering


The vision for Engineering capability is to identify and tackle fundamental engineering research challenges with the potential for lasting benefit to the UK. To achieve this we will work in partnership with leading researchers, focusing on three specific objectives:

  • safeguarding the long-term sustainability of fundamental engineering research
  • inspiring current and future leaders of engineering research
  • shaping the underpinning research portfolio and better integrating it with societal challenges

The following landscape graphic is deliberately set at the research area level to reflect back to the community the competing investments.

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Transportation operations and management Built environment Engineering design Engineering approaches to manufacturing operations Electrical motors and drive / electromagnetics Marine wave and tidal Sustainable land management Water engineering Structural engineering Ground engineering Solar technology Energy networks Manufacturing technologies Performance and inspection of mechanical structures and systems Materials engineering - metals & alloys Resource Efficiency Coastal and waterway engineering Hydrogen and alternative energy vectors Microsystems Synthetic biology Materials engineering - composites Materials engineering - ceramics Robotics Assistive technology, rehabilitation and musculoskeletal biomechanics Sensors and Instrumentation Carbon capture and storage Complex fluids and rheology Clinical technologies (excluding imaging) Fluid dynamics and aerodynamics Particle technology Bioenergy Biomaterials and tissue engineering Medical imaging (including medical image and vision computing) Wind power Process systems: components and integration Control engineering

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Circles represent the total value of EPSRC’s current investment (excluding training) in the research area on 01 April 2011. Figures will be updated in the next financial year. The links shown in the diagram highlight the major connections between research areas within the EPSRC research portfolio.

We still aim to fund research across the Engineering spectrum but in reduce areas this will be on an increased competitive basis. In areas of growth, proposals will still be subject to rigorous peer review to ensure only excellent science is supported.


Introduction

The vision for Engineering capability is to identify and tackle fundamental engineering research challenges with the potential for lasting benefit to the UK.

Our approach

Three primary strands of input have informed the Engineering theme approach to shaping.

Strategy

Our strategy revolves around support of excellent long-term core and multidisciplinary engineering research, with increased focus on working with EPSRC's most research-intensive partner universities.

Phased and integrated investment, Delivery Plan outcomes, Strategic Advisory Team, Engineering priorities, Addressing the Delivery Plan goals

Related research areas

Engineering theme related research areas.

Contacts

EPSRC contacts for the Engineering theme.

News

News and events relevant to the Engineering theme within EPSRC.

2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, RSS feed

Events

Events elevant to Engineering theme within EPSRC.

2012, 2011, 2010, RSS feed

Calls

Calls related to the Engineering theme

Case studies and videos

Case studies and videos related to the Engineering theme.

Profiles and example applications