Ludwig lands $2 million grant as part of NIH effort to combat opioid abuse

Kip Ludwig will lead a more than $2 million NIH grant to test a novel liquid metal electrode as an alternative means of treating chronic back pain.

“Right now there is a huge market for spinal cord stimulators that are invasively implanted, and the hope is to flip this, so that it’s accessible to anyone, anywhere,” says Ludwig, who will work with UW-Madison biomedical engineering colleagues Justin WilliamsAaron Suminski and James Trevathan, a postdoctoral fellow with the Grainger Institute for Engineering. Ludwig is the neuroengineering lead at the Grainger Institute.