'Teaching' is the transfer of knowledge; 'Research' is the enhancement of the gained knowledge.
'Innovation' is thus the result of applying teaching and research towards the development of new systems and technology.
Prof. Dr. Antonio Nieto is a Mining and Earth-Systems Engineer. He is Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at Peñoles. Before his current role he served as Professor & Chair in Minerals Resources and Reserves at The University of The Witwatersrand, as Chief Technology Officer with the CRC-Mining in Australia, and as Associate Professor at Penn State University in the United States.
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.
His research focuses on minerals-industry innovation and mineral resources to reserves optimization. He actively collaborates with the mining industry working in underground and surface mining operations. Nieto is also fully engaged in earth-systems innovation. He has served in different executive roles in the minerals industry, education, and research sector in the United States, Australia, Mexico, and South Africa.
Prof. Nieto is member of Mexico's National Academy of Engineering, and Qualified Professional (QP) by The Mining & Minerals Society of America. Dr. Nieto's latest list ofpublications andlectures