Research Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Dr. Ward’s work aims to develop and translate technologies that enable persistent, bidirectional communication with the peripheral and central nervous system. He holds a PhD in neural engineering, with experience in bio-electronic medicine, signal processing, pre-clinical studies, and autonomous neural control algorithm development.
Dr. Ward’s technology and research into noninvasive neural interfaces are part of ongoing clinical studies at the IU School of Medicine. He has two licensed patents and is a co-founder of Drug Free Therapeutix, LLC, developing self-optimizing, personalized pain management devices. He was inducted into Purdue’s Innovators Hall of Fame in 2014 for his work in self-optimizing neural interfaces.