Hadley Sikes | AIChE

Hadley Sikes

Associate Professor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Hadley D. Sikes is the Esther and Harold E. Edgerton associate professor of chemical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a PI in the Antimicrobial Resistance Interdisciplinary Research Group in Singapore’s CREATE campus. She advises a team of researchers in the application of physical principles to design, synthesize, characterize and test molecules for utility in detecting and understanding disease.  Hadley earned degrees in chemistry, a BS at Tulane University (D.K. Schwartz lab) and a PhD Stanford University (C.E.D. Chidsey lab), and trained as a postdoctoral scholar in chemical engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder (C.N. Bowman lab), and at the California Institute of Technology (F.H. Arnold lab) prior to joining the faculty at MIT.


Our efforts focus on engineering biomolecular systems to detect and treat disease in new ways. The systems we study involve oxidation and reduction reactions and catalysis coupled to molecular recognition. We use a wide variety of synthetic and analytical techniques to manipulate and measure the kinetics of biochemical reactions, and the principles of engineering design form the foundation of our approach to research.

For more info please visit http://hsikeslab.mit.edu