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, teaching at Penn State and Virginia Tech, Dr. Nieto worked for the minerals industry as a foreman, superintendent, and operations manager.
Dr. Nieto holds 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. This is an updated list of courses and publications.