Contact Dr Thomas Delaney

Areas of expertise

  • Aeronautical Systems
  • Electric and Hybrid Vehicles
  • Gas Turbines & Propulsion
  • Systems Engineering


Thomas Delaney has First Class Honours degree in Aerospace Systems Engineering from Coventry University and a PhD from Cranfield University undertaken in the Rolls Royce University Technology Centre with a research focus of hybrid and all-electric aircraft propulsion systems including environmental, operational and, thermal management aspects of the technology.  

Prior to joining Cranfield, Thomas worked in industry as an aerospace engineer for General Electric and also spent time working with Meggitt Control Systems on a range of aerospace programs providing design assistance to the HondaJet and Boeing 777X platforms, amongst others.

In 2021 after graduating with a PhD he continued at Cranfield as a Research Fellow where he is working on electrified aircraft propulsion systems. He is currently focused on the EnabEl: Enabling Aircraft Electrification project in collaboration with two light aircraft manufacturers and a battery technology company that aims to develop and certify a series of all-electric light aircraft.

Research opportunities

Please contact to discuss any area relating to aeronautics with a particular interest in:

Hybrid and all-electric propulsion systems

Low emissions flight

Novel aircraft propulsion system architectures

Thermal management of electrified propulsion systems