Professor LV Krishnan graduated in Physics with an honours degree from Presidency College, Chennai and joined the Department of Atomic Energy in 1958. He attended the Training School of then Atomic Energy Establishment, Trombay, graduated in 1959 and joined the Health Physics Division of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre. He specialised in Safety Analysis of Nuclear Facilities at the Oak Ridge School of Reactor Technology, US. Following this, he worked on 'fast breeder reactor safety aspects' from 1969 to '70 at the Cadarache Research Centre, France. He was instrumental in establishing the Safety Research Laboratory at Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam and tested an Emergency Preparedness Plan for the plant. He retired from IGCAR as Director of the Safety Research and Health Physics Programmes.