Terrence Tougas

Terrence Tougas

Terrence Tougas

Biographical Info I hold a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Massachusetts, and had a 30+ year career in the sciences before “retiring” in 2016 to start a second career as photographer and woodworker. My first career as a scientist encompassed a faculty position directing graduate studies in chemistry, a stint in product development in the photographic industry, and for over 20 years as a lead scientist in the chemistry, manufacturing and controls area of pharmaceutical product development. I am the author of over 100 technical publications including several book chapters. I’ve held leadership roles in several scientific organizations including serving as chair of both International Pharmaceutical Aerosol Consortium on Regulation and Science and the International Consortium on Innovation and Quality in Pharmaceutical Development. In my second career I’ve devoted myself to pursuing long time interests in both photography and woodworking. Through my photography I try to capture the more intimate aspects of a place. While I appreciate iconic scenes, I really relish the ordinary aspects of day to day life wherever I am. As a teen, I was a constant inhabitant of my father’s woodshop. I learned much of my woodworking technique from my him, and am proud to follow on in his footsteps. I produce a variety of handmade wood items including toys, jewelry, household items and furniture. I have long held the view that creativity, inquisitiveness and analysis are equally important to both the scientist and the artist. I am by nature very analytical. It is what drew me to chemistry and mathematics, and it continues to influence me as I explore the world through artistic endeavors. The word analysis denotes the deconstruction of an entity into its essential elements to understand its nature or function. This is a primary driver for me as I explore through artistic expressions the elements of the world around me.

Email Address ttougas@hotmail.com

Start Date January 20

Creative Abilities Photographer, Other

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