Antonio Nieto was appointed the CTO of Mining3 in January 2018.

Antonio is responsible for managing Mining3’s industry member engagement, research activities, and projects to ensure the organisation continues to produce high-quality research that delivers effective outcomes for our members and the mining industry.

Skills and experience:

Antonio is a mining engineer with extensive academic and research experience in mine systems optimisation, mineral economics, ore reserve estimation, surface, and underground mine design.

He has worked on projects that include the development of real-time data analytics systems in mining, and the development of algorithms for mine planning and cut-off grade optimisation. Antonio has held several positions within the mining industry, from mine foreman, mine superintendent, mine manager, and director of operations. Before joining Mining3, he was an associate professor at the Energy and Minerals Engineering Department at Penn State University.


Antonio has a PhD in Earth Systems Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, MS in Geostatistics from Ecole Des Mines de Paris, MS in Mining Engineering from Colorado School of Mines, and a BS in Mining Engineering from the University of Guanajuato. He is a Qualified Professional (QP) for Minerals Engineering and Ore Reserves by the Minerals Society of America

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