Dr. Antonio Nieto is Vice President of Global Engineering Education with the Laureate International Universities. Leading the development, growth and academic innovation of engineering & IT academic programs within Laureate's global network.
Before his current role Dr. Nieto worked at Penn State as associate professor of minerals engineering offering courses on earth systems, engineering economics, and computing modeling. His research focuses on mineral-extractive engineering & optimization, geo-spatial characterization, and mineral economics. Dr. Nieto also offers short-courses around the world on mineral extraction engineering, mineral resource estimation, investment decision making, and economics engineering.
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 technical journal papers. His publications include, a chapter on "Underground Mine Design" (SME Mining Engineering Handbook 2011), "Supply and demand analysis of rare-earths", "Assessment tools, prevailing issues, and policy implications of sustainability in China mining-communities", "Comparison of typical regulatory mechanisms for improving global mine safety", "Key deposit indicators and key ore-extraction indicators in mineral extraction", "Risk assessment of safety violations for coal mines", "GPS and google-earth systems in surface mines", "Effects of legislation on mine safety technology and innovation in the USA" and more. The complete list of Dr. Nieto's publications is available here.