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.
Before his role as Vice President of Engineering at Laureate Universities and as Associate Professor at Penn State University, Dr. Nieto worked with the minerals industry in underground and surface operations. Dr. Nieto is Qualified Professional (QP) for Minerals Engineering and Ore Reserves by the Minerals Society of America.