The German Research Foundation (DFG) has awarded funding to a new project (EV 211/2-1) led by Dr. Zach Evenson of the Technische Universität München and Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ). In cooperation with the Institute for Materials Physics in Space of the DLR in Cologne, the project will combine state-of-the-art container-less processing methods, such as electrostatic levitation, with high-resolution neutron and X-ray scattering techniques, in order to better understand how certain Zr- and Cu-based metallic liquids “freeze” into bulk glassy alloys with advanced material properties. The new project will make use of the unique experimental possibilities offered at large-scale radiation research facilities such as the MLZ in Garching, Institut Laue-Langevin in Grenoble, and the synchrotron light source DESY in Hamburg. Together with theory and simulation, these studies have great potential to help unravel the microscopic details of bulk glass formation in metallic liquids. Dr. Evenson spent one and a half years as a DAAD postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Materials Physics in Space and is currently instrument scientist on the time-of-flight spectrometer TOFTOF at the FRM II neutron source and MLZ.