Chau has over 20 years of experience working in the biotech industry.
He is the co-founder and CTO of Opentrons, a company that commercializes open-source robots that automate dozens of key laboratory processes, also serving as its CEO for 4 years. Chau was also the VP Eng of BioArray Solutions, which was bought by Immucor in 2008, where he led the engineering team that built the core multiplex qPCR automation technology now used in most blood banks for advanced blood typing.
He has been granted more than 15 US and international patents and holds a M.Sc. in Applied Physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hong Kong.