Dr. Venkat Srinivasan is the Facility manager for the Art of Living Retreat Center in Boone, NC. He graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai and completed his Ph.D. in Mechanical engineering from Purdue University. He went on to work for Texas Instruments (TI) in Dallas as a Research Scientist in the Microelectronics Packaging Reliability Division. His research at Purdue University and TI was focused on Computational Fracture Mechanics and Thermo-mechanical Reliability applied to the Semiconductor industry. After a successful 3-year stint at TI, he decided to switch careers and work full-time with the non-profit Art of Living Foundation in August 2011.