Dr. Antonio Nieto, worked in the minerals industry sector before dedicating his professional life to engineering-education and research, teaching courses on earth systems, economics, and engineering courses at Virginia Tech and Penn State. Dr. Nieto is currently working with the Laureate universities network enhancing engineering education around the world. Dr. Nieto holds a BS in mining engineering from Guanajuato School of Mines, a MS in geo-statistics from Ecole Des Mines de Paris (Paris Tech), and a MS and PhD in earth-systems engineering from Colorado School of Mines.
Nieto offers short-courses around the world on earth systems planning and optimization, geo-resource estimation, sustainable development, including engineering economics and geostatistics. Nieto has written more than 50 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. He is actively working with international education communities and industry groups on enhancing global engineering education.
His publications and books include, a book chapter on underground mine design, published in the latest edition of the 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 in this link here.