Originally from Malaysian Borneo, Yau-Man Chan attended All
Saints Secondary School in Kota Kinabalu. He moved to the U.S. where he
received a Bachelor of Science degree from Massachusetts Institute of
Technology. He went on to receive his Master of Science degree from the
University of California, Santa Barbara.
Yau-Man Chan is the Chief Technology Officer for the College of Chemistry
at the University of California, Berkeley. In this position, he manages
and runs the information systems infrastructure for administrative,
research and teaching units of the college. This includes setting up
networks, computers and managing business database systems. He previously
worked designing electronic circuits for scientific instruments to collect
data. He's also been a housepainter, cook and dishwasher.
Chan enjoys playing table tennis, bicycling, woodworking and reading. He
is a member of the USA Table Tennis Association. He describes himself as
intellectual and contemplative. He considers himself a natural leader, a
good organizer, very skilled with his hands, very resourceful and feels he
possesses a keen intellect.
Chan currently resides in Martinez, California with his wife of 24 years,
Jennifer. They have two children, Penelope and Ione. They also have a dog,
Tucker, and two rabbits, Ruby and Cupid. His birth date is August 26,