Bibhu Bilas Bhowmik did his MSc (Engg) (1937) from the University of London, UK. His specialization was in High-Voltage Engineering and Instrumentation. He was Visiting X-ray Engineer of Hospitals, West Bengal; and Visiting Lecturer, High-Voltage Engineering, Applied Physics Department, University of Calcutta.
Academic and Research Achievements: Bhowmik was a pioneer designer and manufacturer of X-ray engineering equipment. He collaborated in designing the famous Pauthenior high-voltage generator and worked on different models of Van de Graaff generators. He developed a Faradaic precision electromedical instrument and other machines for physiotherapy for the first time in India. He produced high-voltage transformers with indigenous materials, which led to the foundation of X-ray industry in India.
Awards and Honours: Bhowmik was the President, Engineering and Metallurgy Section of Indian Science Congress (1956).