I do not know of any notable academics from the industry that takes in doctoral students. Still, I think you can check out these academics and may or may not consider them a potentially suitable supervisor.

1.

**Ioannis Karatzas **- Eugene Huggins Professor of Applied Probability

University: Columbia University Mathematics Department

Research Interest: Probability and Mathematical Statistics, Random Processes, Stochastic Analysis, Optimization, Mathematical Economics, and Finance.

h-Index: 59

Citations: 34,330

2.

**René Carmona **- Paul M. Whythes'55 Professor of Engineering and Finance

University: Princeton University - Operations Research & Financial Engineering

Research Interest: Stochastic Analysis (SPDEs, BSDEs, FBSDEs, stochastic control, and large stochastic differential games such as mean field games), High-Frequency Markets, Energy and Commodity Markets, Environmental Finance, and Financial Mathematics Models.

h-Index: 55

Citations: 13,028

By the way, pursuing a graduate study in Mathematical Finance as an aspiring quant is **preferable** to pursuing a graduate study focusing on the hard sciences. By inference, I consider Mathematical Finance a hard science.