Get to know some of the researchers at the University of the Free State whose work is inspiring excellence and transforming lives globally.

In addition to the experts listed below, the UFS also boasts a unique research centre: The International Studies Group (ISG), which comprises  a wide network of postgraduate researchers each with their own specialist field.

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Mr Nicolaas Esterhuysen
Area of expertise: Power systems, Renewable energy
Faculty/Department: University Estates: Engineering services

Mr Esterhuysen is a professional electrical engineer with a keen interest in renewable integration, demand side management, and development of sustainable systems. Currently, he is the Director of Engineering Services at the University of the Free State. He holds a master’s degree in Engineering and is a certified electrical engineer.


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Telephone:  +27 51 401 9279

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