Daisuke (pronounced /dajske/; born August 14, 1984) Takagi is a new assistant professor in our department starting Spring 2013. His research on nanoparticles (2010-present) is advised by Mike Shelley and Jun Zhang at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, in collaboration with Adam Braunschweig at the Molecular Design Institute in the Department of Chemistry.

Daisuke holds a PhD (applied mathematics), MMath, and MA from the University of Cambridge. He was awarded a Gates Scholarship and pursued his doctoral research (2007-2010) under the supervision of Herbert Huppert and Jim McElwaine in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. He was awarded a GFD Fellowship and worked with Neil Balmforth during the summer of 2009 at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Daisuke grew up in Tokyo, Geneva, and some rural villages in Switzerland. He is originally from Osaka, Japan.