Frederick Roelofse is an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Geology at the University of the Free State. He holds a PhD in Geology from the University of the Witwatersrand and a Y2 rating with the National Research Foundation. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society of South Africa, the Gemmological Association of Great Britain and the Geological Society of London and is registered as a Professional Natural Scientist with the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions.

Frederick’s research is focussed primarily on improving our understanding of the processes that shape large layered intrusions, particularly the world’s largest layered intrusion, the Bushveld Complex.