Dr B. Venkatraman has over 32 years of experience specialised in NDE, QA and Radiation Protection. He has been primarily responsible for establishing the conventional and digital X-ray and neutron radiography and thermal imaging facilities at Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam and developing many NDE procedures and techniques which have been successfully implemented in the industries. He is presently Director, Health, Safety and Environment Group at IGCAR, Kalpakkam. He is a ASNT Level-III in RT, PT, VT and NRT, Honorary Fellow of ISNT and Senior Professor, HBNI. He has over 300 publications in journals/conferences and is the series editor along with Dr. Baldev Raj for the NDT handbooks on UT, ECT, RT and AET published by ISNT. He is a board member of APFNDT, Past President of 14th APCNDT, and Former Chairman of QIRT, Asia.