Bill Collins joined Harvard CCB NMR Laboratory in 1991 working for Dr. Shaw Huang. Prior to that, he worked overseas for General Electric Heavy Military Electronics Department on the AN/FPS 79 radar system. He has also worked on other radar systems, both land based and ship borne. Before that he was a contract employee for several companies in the Boston area, including Digital Equipment Corporation. He received his A.A.S. in Electrical Technology in 1975.