We perform characterisation with the aim to obtain comprehensive structural and morphological information about materials. To achieve this, we investigate them over a full length scale using a range of X-ray (or neutron) scattering and absorption techniques, e.g. via SAXS for morphologies and sizes, via high-energy X-ray (or neutron) diffraction for average long-range structures, and via pair distribution function (PDF) and XAS for local structure studies. Given our particular interest in elucidating the structure-property relationships of nanostructured or disordered systems, we also employ solid-state NMR to assist in our understanding of these materials’ atomic structures. Whilst we often perform measurements ex situ, we do our best to conduct experiments operando in order to obtain the real-time data that most represent materials’ structural and compositional evolution.