Vijay Chalivendra did his doctoral studies in Applied Mechanics at University of Rhode Island in 2003. He later had postdoctoral experience during 2003-2005 at California Institute of Technology, Pasadena. He joined as Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMASSD) in 2005. He received tenure and promoted to Associate Professor in 2011 and became full Professor in 2017. He published about 60 peer-reviewed journal articles in the area of experimental and analytical fracture mechanics of various kind of materials. He currently serves as technical editor for Experimental Mechanics.