BellasFATLab part of Women Empowering Engineering Summer Camp


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Our lab hosted 20 female students for Women Empowering Engineering Summer Camp. We showed them how we use microfluidic devices to study vascularization in fat tissue and the campers got to do their own microfluidic experiments!

Science in the Park, Hunting Park


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We were out in full force this past weekend to show the community what we do in bioengineering and #STEM! Thank you to the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia Science Festival for letting us share in this special day! #GetNerdyPHL We demo’d … Continue reading

The Little Chubby Chip wins 1st Prize for Senior Design 2017!

Congrats on an AMAZING job well done! Team work makes the dream work!

Successful DEMO of the Little Chubby Chip is complete. They are notified that they’re team is now the BIOE finalist. On to compete in the Finalist Circle on Senior Design Day.


The requisite Team Pic and calm before the storm in the Finalist’s Circle representing the top team from BIOE.

The display!

Showing a fellow student how it works.

We were all too busy and excited to take pics during the Finalist Presentations for the Judges… but we captured the moment they announced they were the winners!

The moment they heard they won (Casey, Mike).

The moment they heard they won (Nasir, Charles).

Brought up front to be officially named as the College of Engineering Senior Design 2017 Winners! CONGRATS!

Group photo with the Judges! Thank you Judges!


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The Little Chubby Chip Highlighted for their Teamwork

The Little Chubby Chip, the Senior Design Team mentored by Dr. Bellas was featured in Temple U College of Engineering News!

"When you walk into the lab to meet the Senior Design team advised by Dr. Evangelia Bellas, the first thing you notice isn't test tubes or medical device components. 
It's laughter.
Hunched over a test chamber and looking through a glass partition, Mike Struss is patiently working through a phase of the project that seems to require deft hands. 
But he's steady. Even surrounded by his teammates, all poking good fun at his being under pressure, that is."

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Filming the team! Behind the scenes!

Mike explaining the process as the Nasir and Charles get their tissue culture on and Casey works the protocol.

Bellas FAT Lab introduced in Temple’s College of Engineering Newsletter!

Check out the Bellas FAT Lab’s first time in the Temple U- College of Engineering Newsletter. We’re excited to join the other new faculty in the College and we wish them all the best as we begin this new chapter!

Hello World!

Excited to announce that Dr. Bellas has joined the department of Bioengineering at Temple University!

Here are the links to Dr. Bellas’s Faculty page, the Department of Bioengineering, College of Engineering and Temple University, if you want to learn more: