Honoured Scientist of Russia Viktor Ivanov is the Dr. Sci. (Tech.), Corresponding member of RAS, Chairman of the Russian Scientific Commission on Radiological Protection, UNSCEAR member, Scientific Advisor of the National Radiation and Epidemiological Registry of A. Tsyb MRRC of NMRRC of the MH RF (Obninsk, Russia).

Professor Ivanov succeeded Academician Anatoliy Tsyb, former Director of MRRC, as Editor-in-Chief of the Bulletin Radiation and Risk.

Professor Ivanov graduated from the Department of Applied Mathematics of the Moscow Engineering and Physics Institute in 1975. He implemented doctoral studies at the Institute of Control Sciences of the USSR Academy of Sciences, took the degree of Candidate of Science in 1979, and the degree of Doctor of Science in 1987. Professor Ivanov was elected as Corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences in 2002 (since 2014 – Russian Academy of Sciences).

Since 1978 Professor Ivanov has worked at the Medical Radiological Research Center, Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation.

Professor Ivanov was one of the organizers of the All-Union registry of people exposed to radiation as the result of the Chernobyl accident. The registry was established at MRRC in 1986, since that time Professor Ivanov is the Head of the Registry. He was involved in the implementation of the International Program on Health Effects of the Chernobyl Accident (IPHECA) as principal investigator of the project "Epidemiological registry". World Health Organisation marked the research implemented at the Epidemiological Registry very high and designated the Registry as WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training on Radiation Epidemiology in 1995.

Professors Tsyb and Ivanov initiated creating the Bulletin of the Russian National Radiation Epidemiological Registry Radiation and Risk, hereafter referred to as Radiation and Risk. The first issue was published in 1992. Its foundation was a response to the needs of scientists involved in the study of consequences of the Chernobyl accident to share and discuss the first results of that large-scale international study. Many issues of Radiation and Risk caught interest of international scientists, that is why the Russian issues of the Bulletin were translated into English and published in the USA.

The research interests of Professor Ivanov covers a broad spectrum of topics ranging from estimating radiation risks from occupational exposure to molecular radiation epidemiology. Researchers of the National Radiation Epidemiological Registry have high societal impact through practical application of results of their research.

Professor Ivanov is author and co-author of more than 400 scientific publication and 17 books, some of them are cited in reports of UNSCEAR, ICRP, WHO and IAEA. Published results of study of health effects of the Chernobyl accident are timely after the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi NPP.