Innovation is the result of effective knowledge creation & transfer (education) plus applied knowledge enhancement (research)
Prof. Dr. Antonio Nieto is a Mining and Earth-Systems Engineer.Dr. Nieto has a PhD in Earth Systems Engineering from Colorado School of Mines, a MS in Geostatistics from Ecole Des Mines de Paris (Paris Tech), a MS in Mining Engineering from Colorado School of Mines, and a BS in Mining Engineering from Guanajuato University. Dr Nieto served as Professor & Chair in Minerals Resources and Reserves at The University of The Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; as Chief Technology Officer with the CRC-Mining, Australia; and as Associate Professor at Penn State University in the United States. He actively collaborates with the global mining industry innovating underground and surface mining operations. He has served in different executive roles in the minerals industry, education, and research sector in the United States, Australia, Mexico, and South Africa. His research focuses on mining technology innovation, mineral reserves optimization, and mineral economics.
Prof. Nieto is member of Mexico's National Academy of Engineering, and Qualified Professional (QP) by The Mining & Minerals Society of America.