Vic obtained his Ph.D. in 1971 from the University of Sydney for work on the asynchronous operation of turbogenerators. In 1972 he commenced lecturing at the University of Sydney where his research interests included model power systems, power system stability, HVDC transmission, power electronics and variable speed motor drives. In 1990 he moved to the University of Wollongong where he became foundation Professor of Power Engineering. His current research interest is power quality with an emphasis on harmonics, PQ survey measurements, and standards.
He is a member of the Standards Australia “Power Quality” Committee, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia and past Chairperson of the Australasian Committee for Power Engineering. He was the recipient of the M.A. Sargent Medal in 2008.