Global Engineering & IT Education
Dr. Antonio Nieto is Vice President of Global Engineering & IT Education at Laureate International, a global consortia of eighty-plus universities around the world. Dr. Nieto leads the development, growth, and academic quality of the Engineering & IT programs within the Laureate's global network.
Before his current role Dr. Nieto worked at Penn State as associate professor teaching courses on earth systems, economics engineering, computing modeling, geostatistcs, and others, . His research focuses on earth systems engineering, geo-spatial characterization, and mineral economics. Dr. Nieto also offers short-courses around the world on the topics mentioned above.
Dr. Nieto holds a BSc in mining engineering from Guanajuato School of Mines, a MSc in mining engineering from Colorado School of Mines, a MSc in geostatistics from Ecole Des Mines de Paris, and a PhD in earth systems engineering from Colorado School of Mines.
Before dedicating his professional life to academics & research, Dr. Nieto worked for the minerals extractive industry as a mine foreman, mine superintendent and mine manager in both underground and surface mines.
Nieto has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles and papers. His publications include, a chapter on "Underground Mine Design (SME Mining Engineering Handbook 2011)", "Supply and demand analysis of rare-earth minerals", "Assessment of sustainability in China mining-communities", "Comparison of regulatory mechanisms in global mine safety", "Key deposit indicators in mineral extraction", "Risk assessment of safety violations for coal mines", "GPS and google-earth systems in surface mines", "Effects of US legislation on technology and innovation in the minerals industry" and more. An updated list of Dr. Nieto's publications is available here.