He obtained his doctoral degree in Power Electronics in 1977 from Bradford University, UK and the Masters degree in Electrical Machines from Strathclyde University, Glasgow in 1969.
From 1969-76, he was employed at the Railway Technical Centre, Derby, UK. From 1976-2007, he was a Senior Researcher at IREQ (Hydro-Québec) in Montreal, Canada. Between 1984-2007, he served as Adjunct Professor at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. In 2007, he joined Ontario Tech University in Oshawa, Ontario where he is presently an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
He is a registered Professional Engineer, a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (2006), and a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (1999) and Emeritus Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineers (2010). He is the recipient of the following awards: 1998 Outstanding Service Award from IEEE Canada and the 1999 Meritas Award from the Ordre des ingènieurs du Québec, IEEE Third Millennium Award (2000), IEEE Regional Activities Board Achievement Award (2001), CP Railway Engineering Medal, from Engineering Institute of Canada (2002). He was the Managing Editor of the IEEE Canadian Review (a quarterly journal for IEEE Canada) from 1996-2006, and the Editor for the Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He served as a Director of IEEE Canadian Foundation until 2012. He also served as an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery for two terms. He is presently a Series Editor in Power for River Publishers.
Dr. Sood has expertise in HVDC Transmission systems and flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS) and their controllers. His research focuses on the monitoring, control, and protection of power systems and on the integration of renewable energy systems into the smart grid.
Dr. Sood has published over 50 Journal papers and 130 Conference papers, authored two text books on High Voltage DC Transmission, and edited a number of books and numerous other book chapters.
Dr. Vijay K. Sood, P.Eng., LFIEEE, FEIC, Emeritus FCAE