Oliver L. G. Alderman is Instrument Scientist for the Small Angle Neutron Diffractometer for Amorphous and Liquid Samples (SANDALS) instrument within the Disordered Materials Group at the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source, UK. Oliver gained both his PhD (2013) and MPhys (2009) degrees from the Department of Physics at the University of Warwick, UK. Prior to working at ISIS Oliver was employed at Materials Development, Inc. (MDI), USA, as Senior Research Scientist and held a visiting scientist position within the X-ray Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory, USA, from 2013 to 2019. He has authored, or co-authored, 45 peer-reviewed articles in the scientific literature and given 35 talks at national and international scientific meetings, many of which by invitation. Oliver was elected a Fellow of the Society of Glass Technology (SGT) in 2018, and is a recipient of both the Paul (2011) and Oldfield (2009) Awards administered by the SGT. He is a Member of the Glass and Optical Materials Division of the American Ceramic Society. Research interests include structure-property relations in oxide glasses, highly refractory melts & temperature dependent structure of liquids during glass formation or under redox conditions. Oliver employs a combination of methods to extract structural information from these challenging disordered systems, including neutron and x-ray scattering and spectroscopy, often in tandem with computational modelling. The knowledge gained guides development of the next generation of materials and processes, in areas as diverse as nuclear fuel safety and waste management, optical materials, bioglasses, energy storage, carbon capture, metallurgy and glass production.