Dr. Antonio Nieto is an Earth Systems Engineer with focus on Engineering Economics and Operations Research. His research focuses on: Resource Extractive Operations Optimization; Technology Innovation, Productivity & Safety; Supply Risk Analysis of Strategic Mineral Resources & Rare Earths; and Sustainable Economic Development in Energy-Minerals Industries. Dr. Nieto is actively teaching short-courses around the world on the topics above.
Before his academic role as VP of Engineering at Laureate and teaching at Penn State, Dr. Nieto worked for the minerals industry as a foreman, superintendent, operations manager, director and VP of operations. Dr. Nieto is Qualified Professional (QP) for Minerals Engineering and Ore Reserves by the Minerals Society of America
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 Minerals Engineering from Colorado School of Mines, and a BS in Engineering from Guanajuato University. Nieto has published more than 65 peer-reviewed journal papers, book chapters, and technical articles. Updated list of courses and publications.