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  Bibhu Bilas Bhowmik

Name Dr BB Bhowmik
(Dr Bibhu Bilas Bhowmik)
  Gender M
Birth 1907
Specialization High-Voltage Engineering and Instrumentation
  Year of Election 1959  
  Demise 18-12-1970

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).

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