University-wide, Talks & Lectures
6 Oct 2021
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SES Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series: Joe Yaccarino ‘88

President and CEO of MTF Biologics

President and CEO of MTF Biologics

This Lecture has been changed to an online event


Dr. Jean Zu

Dean, Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science


BioEngineering of Human Tissues


Knowledge of Organ Donation is quite common, but many people do not know that Human Tissues, (bone, skin, ligaments and tendons) can be engineered to create solutions for surgeons and patients. This lecture will describe the process of transforming the Gift of Tissue Donation into implants used in various surgical applications.


Joe Yaccarinohas served as the President and CEO of MTF Biologics since June 2018. He recently received the Leadership Award for large businesses in NJ for the Top Workplaces in 2020. Joe joined MTF in 1997 as its first processing engineer, creating new spinal grafts, which led to significant growth for the organization. He later served as EVP of processing operations, overseeing departments including processing, distribution, engineering, spinal product development, logistics and supply chain, which employ more than half of the organization's total workforce.

Joe's 23 years of service at MTF are marked by accomplishments including increasing in-house processing by 320 percent, leading engineering and development teams through more than 15 successful new product launches, heading the expansion of new demineralized matrix tissue forms, developing technologies for aseptic processing and machining, and leading teams to create groundbreaking technologies for cartilage, dermal, adipose, amniotic, and cell-based tissues.

A native of New Jersey, Yaccarino received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ, and a Master of Business Administration in Marketing/Finance from Pennsylvania State University in State College, PA. Prior to joining MTF Biologics, Yaccarino was a production engineering supervisor at MicroSurgical Components.

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DATE/TIME: Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 3 p.m.

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This event is open to all SES faculty, staff, alumni and students.


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