Juan Cebral

Mason Bioengineering professor Juan Cebral
Titles and Organizations

Professor, Bioengineering and Mechanical Engineering

Contact Information

Phone: 703-993-4078
Campus: Fairfax
Building: Peterson Hall
Room 4003
Mail Stop: 2A1

Personal Websites


Engineering solutions for deadly conditions: According to the American Heart Association, about 1.5 to 5% of the general population has or will develop a cerebral aneurysm. That means that about 3-5 million people in the US have cerebral aneurysms, but most produce no symptoms. However, as people age or experience lifestyle changes, the structure of the aneurysm can stretch, burst, or tear, causing dangerous bleeding. Juan R. Cebral works diligently researching advances in image-based patient-specific computational modeling of cerebral blood flow in order for clinicians to better diagnose and address urgently life-threatening conditions. As a PhD alumnus of George Mason University in Computational Sciences and Informatics, Cebral embodies the vision of “Farther, Faster.” Originally from the Patagonia region of Argentina, Cebral collaborates with medical clinicians at Fairfax INOVA Hospitals, and with hospitals and institutions around the world. The National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association, the Whitaker Foundation, as well as industrial partners such as Philips Healthcare and Boston Scientific have funded his research. He teaches graduate-level courses in Fluid Mechanics, High-Performance Computing, and Foundations of Computational Sciences.


2013 - 2015: Hemodynamics and Flow Diversion in Cerebral Aneurysms. Funded by Philips Medical Systems North America.

2014 - 2015: Computational and Biological Approach to Flow Diversion. Funded by Mayo Clinic.

2013 - 2014: Computational and Biological Approach to Flow Diversion. Funded by Mayo Clinic. 

Research Interests



  • PhD, Computational Sciences, George Mason University
  • BS, Physics, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina