Dr. Seino gave an invited lecture at a title="新化学技術推進協会 先端科学・材料技術部会・コンピュータケミストリ分科会 次世代CCWG講演会" href="https://www.jaci.or.jp/event/event_apply.php?event_id=828" target="_blank">Next-Generation CCWG Symposium of Japan Association of Chemical Innovation (JACI).
Prof. Nakai gave an invited lecture at the MEXT-JST Joint Symposium on Elementary Strategy Research - the Progress and Future of Elemental Strategy Research.
Dr. Okoshi gave an invited talk at IMS Symposium "Molecular Science of Batteries: Theory and Experimental Interplay Forefront".
A special issue of "DFTB" was published in the journal "Ensemble" (Vol. 20, No. 1, Jan. 2018) of the Society of Molecular Simulation.
Professor Nakai wrote the preface of the special issue (Special Feature "DFTB").
Articles on DFTB parameters (Chou, Nakai) and DC-DFTB method (Nishimura, Nakai) were also posted.